Boys and Girls Club of Hamilton, 71 Sandford, (905.549.2814)

Artists Steve Richman and Aspa Tzaras working with youth at the Boys and Girls Club of Hamilton to create a pilot media arts program enabling youth to tell their stories about growing up in Hamilton.

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Hamilton Artists Inc. Map, 161 James St. N., (905.529.3355)

Members of Hamilton Artists Inc creating a large-scale, physically and virtually interactive, map of Hamilton that will tour the city, allowing residents and internet users to rearrange tiles and create maps of Hamilton that reflect their own experiences of/in the city.

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JAN. 11 COMMUNITY MEETING re: grant possibilities

SHIFT Festival Community Meeting          Tuesday, Jan. 11th, 2011     7-9 p.m.
at WAHC 51 Stuart St. Hamilton

The SHIFT Festival hosts a community participation and information session.
Come learn how you can be a part of the festival and how to apply for funding through the OAC’s Artist in the Community/Workplace program.
Grant Officer Loree Lawrence will be on hand to answer questions.

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LIST YOUR EVENTS -get involved with Hamilton’s new creative visions

Let us know what you are planning on doing.  Use the “Leave a Reply” button at the very bottom of this page  and we will contact you.  Your plans do not have to be complete at this time before you join in the SHIFT festival.

Give the following:

Organization or Collective’s name

Contact Name

Contact email

Event (list tentative event idea for now)

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Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts Events 126 James St. S., (905.528.4020)

On behalf of the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts, this idea comes from the “Culture for Kids in the Arts, Artasia Project”. One of the main pillars of the Artasia project is to share the voices and ideas of the children of Hamilton. 550 children from 18 locations across the city have created a series of postcards “What do you love about Hamilton?  What would you change about Hamilton?” They have also created 18 10′ tall “story-telling poles” which tell fictional stories about the city. In addition to sharing the final works created by the children, their ideas and works in process were documented and made into a short film. We would like to screen this film along with the postcards and “story telling poles”. By the time the SHIFT festival rolls around, the children will also have created drawings and plans outlining changes they would like to make to their neighbourhoods, in addition to the actual execution of some of these plans. They will again be documented as they work, and will share their ideas in an audio format. We are hoping to set up listening stations in their communities across the city. We would like to provide a map at the festival so that the attendees of SHIFT can explore neighbourhoods guided by the children’s voices. Finally, throughout the duration of the festival, we would also like to document the reactions of the Hamilton community to the work of the children.  submitted by Renee Jackson

The charitable organization, “Culture for Kids in the Arts” at the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts, is the lead organization for the outreach project ARTASIA.  Culture for Kids in the Arts is committed to “providing access to arts programming for Hamilton children and youth”.

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Workers Art & Heritage Centre Event, 51 Stuart St., (905.522.3003 ext. 22)

An exhibition of artists’ creative imagining and response to the systems and systems of ideas that shape or inform Hamilton and Hamilton-ness.  This exhibition will begin in September, 2011 and run until December, 2011. Further details to come.

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October 20, 2010 SHIFT first Community Meeting

October 20, 2010 is the launching of the SHIFT Festival Plans. Come out to hear more and give your input. All are welcome!

7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Workers Arts and Heritage Centre

51 Stuart St.  Hamilton

contact: for further information

rsvp using the bottom response box if you can to help plans for seating and chairs.

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