Artist Resources

Tools to advance your creative career

Working as an artist in any field requires more than the time and skill to realize your latest project. Artist statements and curricula vitae are just some of the tools you'll need to gain recognition and support for your work. Whether you're applying for a grant, exhibition or a City of Hamilton Arts Award, the following provide useful explanations and examples to get you started.

  • Artist Statement - Learn how to write effectively about your creative practice
  • Curriculum Vitae - Our step-by-step instructions for creating an artist resume includes examples for artists working in multiple creative disciplines

We look forward to sharing more resources on this page in the near future, such as artist contracts and further guidance on the granting process. If there's a resource that you would like to see on this page, contact us to let us know.


The Hamilton Arts Council's Visual Arts Committee has prepared this reference guide to answer many of the questions early-career artists have when starting to exhibit their work for the first time. 'Preparing for an Exhibition: FAQ for Visual Artists' is a good starting point for choosing the right institution to show your work, preparing and pricing your work for exhibition, and dealing with some of the more common issues that may arise in your practice.


The Hamilton Arts Council Visual Arts Committee has prepared two documents to assist local businesses such as coffee shops, restaurants and professional offices interested in exhibiting art on their premises. Both provide an overview of important steps to follow to ensure that both the artist and your business share responsibility for a successful exhibition experience.

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SpaceFinder Hamilton is a free matchmaking tool for renters looking for creative space, and spaces looking to promote their rentals. If you're looking to secure appropriate working space or rehearsal venues in the community, follow the link below: