Workshops

I Have A Right... J'ai Un Droit... [Culture for Kids]

 

Since 1999, Culture for Kids in the Arts has reached over 50,000 children and youth with innovative, high quality arts education programs. Culture for Kids in the Arts (CKA) is dedicated to providing access to quality arts programming to children and youth in the greater Hamilton region.

 

I Have A Right... J'ai Un Droit...

Culture for Kids in the Arts (CKA) announces the Canada 150 project launch of  I Have A Right… / J’ai Un Droit…, to hear young citizens’ voices, to call on 150 notable Canadians for a response to the Hamilton Charter of Rights of Children and Youth, and to turn the tide of awareness, attention, and action towards the well-being of Canada’s future generations. 

Kids can see 150 years ahead… O Canada, can you hear the stories of tomorrow?

You are welcome to attend our public launch event on June 1st, 2017 from 11am-12pm at the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts, 126 James Street South, Hamilton ON. 

The 2015 renewal of the Hamilton Charter of Rights of Children and Youth was a huge sucess therefore bringing more attention to the gaps in the Canadian understanding of childrens rights. 

Culture for Kids in the Arts (CKA) announces the Canada 150 project launch of  I Have A Right… / J’ai Un Droit…, to hear young citizens’ voices, to call on 150 notable Canadians for a response to the Hamilton Charter of Rights of Children and Youth, and to turn the tide of awareness, attention, and action towards the well-being of Canada’s future generations. For more information, chech out the LINK

WHEN: June 1st, 2017 11am - 12pm
WHERE: Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts, 126 James St South, Hamilton, ON
RSVP: 905-528-402 or Register 

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 11:00 to 12:00
Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts, 126 James St South, Hamilton, ON

Cotton Factory Talks: Nancy Anne McPhee [Hamilton Artists Inc]



Hamilton Artists Inc.
155 James Street North
Hours:  Wed-Sat 12-5pm,  Fridays 12-6pm
Contact:  info@theinc.ca  |  (905) 529-3355
http://www.theinc.ca

 

Cotton Factory Talks: Nancy Anne McPhee

May 19, 7PM
Cotton Factory, Storehouse Building, Studio 236. (270 Sherman Ave N)

Please join us this Friday evening at 7:00 pm for an artist talk by our current artist in residence in the Hamilton Artists Inc. Cotton Factory Residency Program, Nancy Anne McPhee. In addition to hosting an open studio, McPhee will give a talk on her artistic process.

The work of Nancy Anne McPhee traverses the borderlands of the senses, the limits and possibilities of looking and seeing. To operate in these spaces, the eye’s normal modes of seeing must be unsettled and recalibrated. In addition to being the current member artist in residence in the Hamilton Artists Inc. Cotton Factory Residency Program, McPhee also exhibited most recently at the Inc. as part of the group exhibition, Guidance. McPhee created the work in the exhibition during her tenure in the residency program. 

Nancy Anne McPhee is a textile installation artist originally from Alberta and now based in Hamilton, ON. McPhee has a BFA from the University of Victoria, an MFA from Concordia University, an MLIS from Dalhousie University, and has worked as an instructor at Concordia University and NSCAD University. McPhee has exhibited nationally and internationally in commercial galleries, artist-run centres and public galleries, and has received funding from the Canada Council, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.  Recent exhibitions include the Biennale internationale du lin de Portneuf (QC), SUPERCRAWL Hamilton (ON), and upcoming solo shows at Agnes Jamieson Gallery (ON) and Grenfell Campus Art Gallery (NL).

For more information visit:  http://www.theinc.ca/hamilton-artists-inc-cotton-factory-residency-program/

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 19:00 to 21:00
270 Sherman Ave N. Hamilton, ON

Coffee & Canvas [Steel City Studio]

Steel City Studio is a membership based creative collaboration space. Simply put, Steel City Studio is a collaboration of creativity. It is a place where like minded individuals who share a passion for creating can collaborate. The result is a nurturing space for makers, artists, and their community.

 

 
Coffee & Canvas

The best of the best in Hamilton coffee, music and art come together for this chill evening. Come and enjoy this 100% local event and support Hamilton at it's finest!

WHEN: Friday, May 26 at 7 PM - 10 PM
WHERE: Steel City Studio, 327 King Street East, Hamilton, ON

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 19:00 to 22:00
Steel City Studio, 327 King Street East, Hamilton, ON

Medieval Mechanics [Steel City Studio]

Steel City Studio is a membership based creative collaboration space. Simply put, Steel City Studio is a collaboration of creativity. It is a place where like minded individuals who share a passion for creating can collaborate. The result is a nurturing space for makers, artists, and their community.

 

Medieval Mechanics

Little Makers will investigate mechanisms of the medieval era! Iin this workshop, not only are participants playing with catapults, they’ll gain a further understanding of how to incorporate working mechanics into invention, enabling a more in-depth critique and design process for any follow-up. (Parents beware--you may find a mini-medieval siege upon you at home after this workshop!). All tools and supplies included.
Little Makers will create and bring home their own medieval machine!
Ages 7-12.

WHEN: Sunday, May 21 at 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
WHERE: Steel City Studio, 327 King Street East, Hamilton, ON

Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 09:00 to 12:00
Steel City Studio, 327 King Street East, Hamilton, ON

Plus Art Fair [The Cotton Factory]

 

Hamilton’s Creative Arts Centre in the heart of lower Hamilton
In the heart of lower Hamilton, this former industrial building from 1900 is a prime example of adaptive reuse.
It has been transformed from a cotton mill into a creative industries complex, with space for workshops, galleries,
office space for creative professionals, and studios for artists.   Filmmakers, photographers and special events
are also drawn to the building by its unique aesthetic and its historic charm.

270 Sherman Avenue North, Suite 201,
Hamilton ON, L8L 6N4
Phone +1 905 547-8256
Email info@cottonfactory.ca

PLUS Art Fair

May 18th-21st from 10AM to 4PM

 

Plus Art Fair 2017 is the first art fair in Canada to showcase the work of current MFA candidates and recent MFA alumni. PLUS AF provides a platform for emerging artists, curators, and educators — who will lead the arts and culture scene in the years to come — to exhibit and sell their work. As an annual event featuring the mediums of visual art, PLUS AF will become the destination for emerging art in Canada.

Guests of the opening night will experience a special presentation by Evolved Entertainment as well as curated catering by Trashed & Wasted, a collective that encourages restaurants to create unique dishes from “rescued” food, featuring local Hamilton establishments: Nique Restaurant, Butcher and the Vegan, and Collective Arts Brewing. Akimbo is PLUS AF’s official media sponsor, and additional partnerships include the Hamilton Arts Council, the Art Gallery of Hamilton, the Cotton Factory and the Gladstone Hotel.

 

Featured artists: Aaron Maclean, Alexis Hildreth, Amanda Clyne, Angela Snieder, Bruce Thompson, David Salazar, Eryn Oneill, Frances Thomas, Jessica Lincoln, Jonathan Groeneweg, Laura Dawe, Matt Tarini, St Marie φ Walker, Tait Wilman, Tess Martens, Lina Roessler, Katie Bruce, Lesley Loksi Chan, Sam Noseworthy

Join us for the PLUS talks series, focusing on the Canadian contemporary art scene:

  • Perspective from the inside - Fri May 19, 1-2PM featuring Alana Traficante, Carol Podedworny, and Caitlin Sutherland.
  • The Role of the Media - Sat May 20 at 1-2PM featuring Sam Mogelonsky and Sky Goodden.
  • How to fund a career in the arts - Sat May 20 at 3-4PM featuring Stephanie Vegh and Andrea Carvalho
  • For the love of art! – Sun May 21 at 1-2PM featuring Bill Clarke and Rafi Ghanaghounian
  • How to protect yourself as an artist - Sun May 21 at 3-4PM featuring Stephen Henderson and Daniel Rechtshaffen

Hours:
May 18: 5-7PM (VIP Reception); 7-10PM (Opening Night Reception)
May 19: 11AM-8PM
May 20: 11AM-8PM
May 21: 11AM-6PM

 

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 17:00 to 22:00
Friday, May 19, 2017 - 11:00 to 20:00
Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 11:00 to 20:00
Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 11:00 to 18:00
270 Sherman Ave. North, Hamilton, ON

Made In Dundas Community Family Festival [Dundas Museum & Archives]

 

Made In Dundas Community Family Festival

 

Join the Dundas Museum & Archives for a fun-filled day of special attractions as part of the Made In Dundas Community Family Festival. Admission is FREE and there will be a whole host of arts and culture activities taking place as part of the event.

WHEN: Saturday, May 27, 2017 from 11AM to 3PM
WHERE: 139 Park St. West, Dundas, ON
INFO: 905-627-7412 or dundasmuseum.ca
WEB: http://dundasmuseum.ca/events/event/made-in-dundas-community-festival/

 

Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 11:00 to 15:00
Dundas Museum and Archives, 139 Park St. West, Dundas, ON

KinderFest [Culture for Kids]

Since 1999, Culture for Kids in the Arts has reached over 50,000 children and youth with innovative, high quality arts education programs. Culture for Kids in the Arts (CKA) is dedicated to providing access to quality arts programming to children and youth in the greater Hamilton region.

 
KINDERFEST

Culture for Kids in the Arts is excited to announce the return of Kinderfest! Entertain and inspire your child this Spring at Kinderfest: an intimate, multi-arts festival that supports the emotional and intellectual development of children aged 0 – 6 years. This year, Kinderfest features Little Yarn Stories, an aesthetically rich performance designed to captivate and stimulate young minds, performed in both French and English by Montreal’s Puzzle Theatre. Watch as yarn - all shapes, colours, and sizes - comes to life weaving stories, images, emotions and more! Little Yarn Stories will delight young audiences with its 40-minute performance and puppet-making workshop following the show.

Check out the write-up about this year's Kinderfest on our blog!

WHEN: May 31, 2017 at 10AM, 1PM and June 01 at 10:00am
WHERE: Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts, 126 James St South, Hamilton, ON
INFO: kinderfest2017.eventbrite.ca OR email events@ckarts.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 10:00
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 13:00
Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 10:00
Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts, 126 James St South, Hamilton, ON

AGH Town Hall [Art Gallery of Hamilton]

The AGH has been busy this past year with a rigorous review of who we are and where we’ve been. With a new Draft Strategic Plan we are coming to you to learn from our collective history and asking you to help us shape our collective future. What do you want from your Gallery? What sort of public Gallery/Museum does our City need? How does the AGH reflect and enrich Hamilton? Join event moderator Ralph Benmergui for an interactive panel along with AGH staff, board, and community representatives. There will be multiple ways to speak and contribute your input.

For more information, or to contribute in advance of this event, please contact Tor Lukasik-Foss, Director of Programs and Education at tor@artgalleryofhamilton.com

WHEN: Wednesday, May 24 ~ 7pm to 9pm
WHERE: AGH Annex, 118 James St N, Hamilton, ON L8R 2K8

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 19:00 to 21:00
AGH Annex, 118 James St N, Hamilton, ON L8R 2K8

Staircase May Events [Staircase Theatre]

 

 

 There’s always something happening at Hamilton’s one
 and only Staircase.This multi-use theatre and performance
 venue has hosted theatre premiers, comedy and film festivals,
 and features regular improv and karaoke night along with
 much more.

Check out what’s happening! http://staircase.org/

 
MAY 2017

LITERARY

LIT LIVE May
Sunday, May 7 at 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Lit Live is a monthly reading series in Hamilton, Ontario. For more info follow our separate LINK.

 

THEATRE

SUNDAY IMPROV MIXER
Sunday, May 7/14/21/28 at 7 - 9 pm
Elaine Mae Theatre - 25 Dundurn St. North
Novice to veterans coming together every Sunday to play with other improvisers from around the city and beyond. This is a chance to meet, play,laugh,watch and learn from other improvisers and get more stage chops! Audience members are welcome to watch Hamilton’s improvisers mix it up together

IMPROV FUN-DAMENTALS
Monday, May 8/15/22/29 at 7 - 8:30 pm
Elaine Mae Theatre - 25 Dundurn St. North
Learn improv comedy in a fun and supportive environment. Experienced improv comedy teachers from Staircase Improv will guide participants through the basics of improv comedy. A Beginners drop-in workshop open to improvisers of all experiences, and ages. Participants less than 16 years of age require parental accompaniment. Dress in comfortable clothing as movement is guaranteed.  Limited to 16 participants per class. Cost is $10. Cash only

ADVANCED IMPROV
Tuesday, May 9/16/23/30 at 7 - 9
Elaine Mae Theatre - 25 Dundurn St. North
Advanced Improv is where Hamilton’s top improvisers come to test their mettle and get notes from their experienced peers. The public is welcome to watch, but participation is by invitation only. Admission is $10. Cash only. Workshop starts promptly at 7pm.

STEEL SONGS: A MUSICAL THEATRE OPEN MIC NIGHT
Thursday, May 11
Hosted by Kristian Reimer with accompanist Shane O’Regan.

BROWNIE POINTS PLAY READING
Wednesday, May 24 at 8PM
The Staircase Theatre and The Playwrights Guild of Canada are pleased to present a FREE Reading of Nicolle Natress’ Original work BROWNIE POINTS (Boldly going where no Brownie has gone before) as part of the PlayConnect program.

MindPLAY Mental Health Theatre Festival
Friday May 26 - Sunday May 28
MindPLAY, Hamilton’s Premiere Mental Health Theatre Festival runs May 26th, 27th, and 28th at the Staircase Theatre Bright Room and Main Space.
Group 1 shows will be on Friday at 7 PM (Bright Room) and Saturday at 1 PM (Bright Room) feat. You, Me, and Us Theatre presents "YellowZoned”, RFA presents "The Kid”, The Thompson Production Group presents "Stonewalled”, and Notapom Productions presents "The Dark Days”. Group 2 shows will be on Saturday at 7 PM (Bright Room) and Sunday at 1 PM (Main Theatre) feat. Squirrel Suit Productions presents "The ADHD Project”, Borderline Productions presents "BorderLine Me”, Transcendant King presents "Weal of Dysphoria”, Pink Wig Theatre Company presents "The Pink Elephant”, and Kintsukuroi Productions presents "Slip, Knit, Purl”.
Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for students. Tickets on sale now at https://www.ticketscene.ca/series/474/

STORY TELLING THROUGH IMPROV COMEDY
Saturday May 27 from 9AM to 4PM
Elaine Mae Theatre - 25 Dundurn St. North
With instructor Hugh MacLeod, this Saturday intensive class will focus on using improv comedy tools to tell spontaneous stories in real time.  Explore unique and fun ways to let the story flow, dance around writer’s block and laugh your way to compelling narratives. No improv experience required. Cost is $75. Contact info@staircase.org to sign up. Wear comfortable clothing. Lunch break is from noon to 1pm. Lunch is NOT provided. Class size is limited to 12 people. This course is part of the Staircase Improv Core Curriculum.  Ages 16 and up.

THE HAMILTON 7: A NIGHT OF STORIES
Sunday May 28 from 7:30 – 9PM
Welcome to the Hamilton 7! Come join us for a gathering of fine crafted tales from professional local storytellers from diverse perspectives, experiences and realities. The Hamilton 7 are: Karen Ancheta, Darla Biccum, Sheldon Davis, Tor Lukasik-Foss, Hitoko Okada, Lisa Pijuan-Nomura, Josh Taylor, and Corin Raymond. Tickets are $10 in advance or at the door. Get tickets by emailing girlcancreate@gmail.com. Limited seating. Please reserve in advance.

 

MUSIC

OPEN MIC FOR MUSICIANS
Wednesday, May 3/10/17/24/31 at 7 - 9:30
An awesome Weekly open-mic that happens every Wednesday night and is hosted by the very talented and dedicated Keith Toms. An amazing group of local musicians that have for the past year, managed to grow a supportive environment for all music styles regardless of age. Original works are loved dearly!  So come experiment, grow your chops, sit and listen…we have some of the best audience members in Hamilton! Beverage and food available

THE ANDRE BISSON BAND
Friday, May 12 at 7:30 – 9:30
An evening of music featuring a unique set of acoustic instruments such as cello, violin, double bass, guitar, percussion and much more. A collection of original music with heavy influences in soul, blues & roots, & gospel. TICKETS – $15 Advance $20 Door

Monday, May 1, 2017 (All day) to Wednesday, May 31, 2017 (All day)
Staircase Cafe & Theatre, 27 Dundurn St. North, Hamilton

GROW Investment Workshop [Ontario Trillium Foundation]

Ontario Trillium Foundation - GROW stream workshop

The Ontario Trillium Foundation is currently hosting in-person workshops and webinars for nonprofits interested in applying for grants under our popular Grow Investment Stream

Grow grants are designed for community projects that will:

  • Launch, replicate, or adapt an already proven, evidence-based program
  • Increase in scale to impact more people
  • Improve and increase the positive impact in the community

Plan to attend one of our workshops or on-line Webinars so that your organization will be ready to submit a good quality grant application ahead of the June 28, 2017, deadline for Grow grant applications. The full-day workshops, led by experienced OTF staff, will take community organizations through a Grow grant application step-by-step.

We hope you’ll join us at a local session or webinar. Please feel free to share these exciting opportunities with other organizations in your community.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 03, 2017 from 9 AM to 4 PM
WHERE: TBD
INFO: Register here for the HAMILTON GROW Workshop

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 09:00 to 16:00
TBA

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