Hamilton’s Vibrant Arts Scene!
In Hamilton we love the local arts scene! We may not fully appreciate one of the local organizations helping to make it all happen. The Hamilton Arts Council works behind the scenes, advocating for local artists and expanding community accessibility to the arts!
Making the Connections!
The Arts Council builds artist/community connections with information. Pick up your copy of the HAC 2017/18 Hamilton Culture Guide. You’ll get information about all local arts venues, a directory of the creative community, and a calendar of festivals and arts events for the coming year!
If you miss the Guide, the Arts Council website has an arts member directory with profiles and a complete arts events calendar to keep you up to date!
The HAC builds community connections with networking. Many restaurants and workplaces want to exhibit local artwork. The HAC connects artists and businesses and offers advice for the best exhibit strategies and exhibit agreement terms between the artist and the business.
Many community people want to volunteer for festivals and events and the Arts Council organizes the volunteer effort.
Hamilton Arts Council boosts local accessibility to the arts by organizing local festivals like 2017 Hamilton Culture Days. HAC partners with other organizations for Artcrawl Art Tours, and the popular Art Bus.
Advocate for the Artists!
The Arts Council offers free resources for artists to market themselves, set up exhibits, find funding. HAC helps people connect and has updated information about local studio and rehearsal spaces. HAC staff supports local artists, musicians, poets, film makers, and all members of the creative community with events and newsletters and blogs.
Be an Arts Advocate, Too!
In 2017, the Arts Council moved into a new space at 51 Stuart Street, the Workers Arts and Heritage Centre building. Find them on the 2nd floor weekdays from noon to 5pm. HAC Is a registered non profit and welcomes donations to support local arts.