Hamilton WinterFest – Public Art Call
WinterFest – Public Art Call for Submissions
Application Deadline: Friday, October 19, 2018
WinterFest is a citywide, winter-inspired festival that takes place between February 1 and 18 in Hamilton, Ontario. More than 75 events take place during the festival, ranging from free skates at the waterfront, to the Frost Bites site specific theatre festival, to neighbourhood park parties. New in 2019, we’re introducing ‘The Canteen’, a moveable pop-up festival that will feature food, music, storytelling, fire and public art.
Cobalt Connects, a Hamilton-based non-profit arts organization, is now co-producing Winterfest with the City of Hamilton.
To enhance the existing WinterFest partner programming and to create a unique environment for new programming, Cobalt Connects is creating The Canteen. The Canteen is a movable festival of based out of modified camping and utility trailers. The trailers will deliver a range of programming including: live music, spoken word, a pop-up public art piece, signature Winterfest food and drinks, a children’s winter obstacle course, and a custom-made fire pit for roasting marshmallows and making s’mores.
The Public Art Trailer is intended to give Winterfest a signature work with a light-based component that will act as the focal point to the festival. Each year, a new work(s) will be commissioned, slowly building towards a light festival featuring new contemporary work.