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SHIFT (Surveying Hamilton Income Future Transitions) is a festival in Hamilton ON, Canada during September, 2011. It gives a diverse constituency the opportunity to expand discourse surrounding the economic future of the city of Hamilton by the use of the arts (visual arts, theatre, music, media arts, dance etc.). It will showcase Hamilton as a vibrant, intellectual, cultural and involved community. A safe place and forum for empowerment in which all voices are seen to have a stake in the economic re-imagining of the city will be created. Various stakeholders will present their visions of redevelopment, urban renewal and economic redefinition of Hamilton. Collaborations between organizations, the community and the public will be fostered.

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. Advertisements

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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