Cannon Project Wall

Cannon Project Wall
Deadline: January 12, 2019

Hamilton Artists Inc. (The Inc.) is mandated to exhibit a range of artistic disciplines and career levels, and to exhibit a cross-section of artists from local, regional and national communities. As an artist-run centre, we are interested in works/projects that have potential impact, push boundaries and engage with critical, conceptual and/or experimental thinking from a diverse range of perspectives and voices. 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 welcome submissions from all qualified individuals and strongly encourage submissions from members of equity-seeking communities, including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions. Please advise us of any accommodations needed to ensure you can access and complete the submissions process.

The Cannon Project Wall is an 8’ x 36’ billboard on the side of our building located at the corner of James and Cannon Streets, seeing upwards of 10,000 vehicular and pedestrian traffic each day. Installations are typically mounted for a full year, and often take the form of a printed vinyl banner, but are not limited to this format. Artists are asked to consider the technical and logistical requirements of their proposed artwork, including durability and safety considerations.

Installations on the Cannon Project Wall adhere to, and where possible exceed, recommended CARFAC compensation to artists. Where possible, Hamilton Artists Inc. supports the printing/fabrication and installation costs associated with mounting artwork on the wall. Due to the public nature of the space, the Inc. is not responsible for damage to works installed on the wall. Examples of Cannon Project Wall installations can be found HERE and HERE.

Selections Process:

Applications submitted in 2018 will be considered for the 2019 schedule. The Selections Jury for the Cannon Wall Project is comprised of members of the Inc.’s Programming Committee, Board of Directors, as well as invited guest jurors from the community. Selections criteria are informed by the Inc.’s mandated objectives. Notification can be expected in the spring. Please be patient. Only successful applicants will be notified.

Application Requirements:

  • Completed Application Form
  • 10 images of proposed work and past work (may submit sketches or renderings)
  • Artist’s CV (3 pages max.), Artist biography (150 words max.), Artist statement (350 words max.)
  • (Optional) Articles, reviews, interviews, etc. related to your proposed work, scanned and saved as a PDF or Word document (2 articles max.)

Please submit all information via email to Please indicate your submission is for the Cannon Project Wall in the email subject. Submissions (excluding images) should be merged into a single pdf and sent via email. Hard-copy (paper) submissions will not be considered unless otherwise arranged in advance. 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.

For further information, please contact Programming Director, Abedar Kamgari, at or 905-529-3355.

CLICK HERE to read the general call for submissions and learn about other opportunities.

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