Cannon Project Wall & ArcelorMittal Dofasco Courtyard

Cannon Project Wall and ArcelorMittal Dofasco Courtyard

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Hamilton Artists Inc. is seeking dynamic proposals from artists, collectives and curators at various stages of their careers and from across disciplines for its exhibition platforms, which include the Cannon Gallery; James Gallery; Cannon Project Wall; and ArcelorMittal Dofasco Courtyard. The Inc. is mandated to exhibit a range of disciplines and career levels and to exhibit a cross-section of artists from local, regional and national communities. Selections criteria are informed by the Inc.’s mandated objectives.  As an artist-run centre, the Inc. is interested in works/projects that have potential impact, push boundaries and engage with critical, conceptual and/or experimental contexts from a diverse range of perspectives and voices. The Inc. supports and encourages submissions showcasing artists and curators most recent endeavors as well as works that incite conversation and promote a range of intersectional narratives. We are committed to providing a platform for risk-taking and creating an inclusive space to explore expanded art practices. We are dedicated to social and cultural diversity in our programming and encourage applications from contemporary artists and curators of diverse communities and backgrounds

The Cannon Project wall is an 8’ x 36’ billboard on the side of our building located at the corner of James St. N. and Cannon, seeing upwards of 10,000 vehicular and pedestrian traffic a day. Installations are typically installed for a full year, and often take the form of a graphic vinyl banner, but are not limited to this format. Technical and engineering requirements are subject to receiving city permits. Examples of Cannon Project Wall installations can be found HERE and  HERE.

The ArcelorMittal Dofasco Courtyard is a malleable outdoor space that also hosts a range of activities including an outdoor screening series and film festival. Since it’s completion in the fall of 2015, it has hosted a range of short-term installations and happenings. Applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis. We are open to a range of proposals not limited to short term installations, however, as this space is relatively new, it should be understood that the programming committee and staff are still learning with regards to managing its technical requirements. Installations should be freestanding in nature and not require any drilling into the surrounding walls or concrete. The courtyard can be locked, but is not truly secured at this time. The Inc. is not responsible for damage to works mounted on the exterior project wall or in the courtyard.

For further information regarding these spaces or the selections process, please contact programming@theinc.ca

Installations on the Cannon Project Wall and ArcelorMittal Dofasco Courtyard adhere to, and where possible exceed, recommended CARFAC compensation to artists.

Please note: We ask that you submit all information via email to selections@theinc.ca. Please indicate which space you are applying to in the subject of your email and within the application. Submissions (excluding images) should be merged into a single pdf and sent via email.  Hard-copy (paper) submissions will not be considered. Do not send files using wetransfer or any other transfer platform that has a time limit for hosting the files. Do not send files using dropbox. The selections committee typically meets to adjudicate in mid January. Notification can be expected in late spring. Please be patient. Only successful applicants will be notified.


CLICK HERE to download a floor-plan of Hamilton Artists Inc.’s exhibition spaces.
A 3D sketchup model of the gallery can be accessed HERE

Hamilton Artists Inc. is an Artist-Run Centre.  To read about the history of Artist-Run Centre culture in Canada, please download the Canada Council for the Arts Report by clicking on: the distinct role of artist-run centres in the visual arts ecology

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