Hamilton Artists Inc: Call for Submissions
from Artists, Collectives, Curators and Writers! Hamilton Artists Inc. (The Inc.) is seeking dynamic proposals from artists, collectives,...

from Artists, Collectives, Curators and Writers!

Hamilton Artists Inc. (The Inc.) is seeking dynamic proposals from artists, collectives, curators and writers at various stages of their careers for its exhibition platforms and public programs. The Inc. exhibits a range of artistic disciplines and welcomes applications by artists from local, regional and national communities. We have numerous opportunities available, please read the full description for each call to identify which opportunity is best suited to your practice/objectives.

As an artist-run centre, we are interested in works/projects that push boundaries and engage with critical, conceptual and/or experimental thinking from diverse perspectives. We are committed to providing platforms for risk-taking and creating an inclusive space for exploring expanded art practices. The Inc. supports submissions that showcase artists and curators’ most recent endeavours as well as works that incite conversation and promote a range of intersectional narratives. We pay artists based on CARFAC fee standards.

We welcome submissions from artists of all backgrounds including, but not limited to, Indigenous, Black, and persons of colour; refugee, newcomer and immigrant persons; Two-Spirit, LGBTQ+ and gender non-binary persons, persons with disabilities, and those on low-incomes or living in poverty. The Inc. is committed to equity and inclusion in all aspects of its operations, and will accept submissions in various formats. Cannon Gallery
Deadline: January 12, 2020

The Cannon Gallery is the Inc.’s largest gallery space and is programmed three years in advance. Artists and curators working in all mediums and at all levels of their careers are encouraged to apply.

Click here to learn more. James Gallery
Deadline: January 12, 2020

The James Gallery is the Inc.’s dedicated members’ gallery. We always welcome new and returning members, who will then be eligible to exhibit in this space.

Click here to learn more. Cannon Project Wall
Deadline: January 12, 2020

The Cannon Project Wall is an 8’ x 33’ billboard on the side of our building in downtown Hamilton. The billboard sees upwards of 10,000 vehicular and pedestrian traffic each day.

Click here to learn more. Special Projects
Deadline: Ongoing

Special Projects are activities that do not take the form of regular exhibitions. They can be one-off events, print materials, multiples, digital platforms, screenings, workshops, outdoor projects in our courtyard, site-specific interventions, off-site projects, or other unique initiatives.

Click here to learn more. Writers/ Essayists
Deadline: Ongoing

We’re seeking submissions from regional writers interested in producing short, commissioned texts to accompany our exhibitions and programs.

Click here to learn more. Have questions or need help with your application?

Attend one of our drop-in sessions! Get one-on-one support and advice on your in-progress application from our staff. Free, everyone is welcome!

Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 2-4 pm
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 from 6-8 pm

To read frequently asked questions about the submissions process, click here. For more information or additional inquiries, please contact:

Abedar Kamgari
Programming Director / 905.529.3355 As an artist-run centre, Hamilton Artists Inc. empowers artists of all career levels to take risks with their contemporary visual arts practices and present their work in a critical context. Our exhibitions, publications, and special projects offer education and mentorship, facilitate regional and national dialogue, and encourage collaboration, conversation, and critical inquiry. Our programs are free and open to everyone.

Hamilton Artists Inc. gratefully acknowledges the support of the Ontario Arts Council, City of Hamilton, Canada Council for the Arts, Incite Foundation for the Arts and all of our sponsors, donors and programming partners.

Hamilton Artists Inc.
155 James Street North
Hamilton, ON L8R 2K9