Submissions: ArcelorMittal Dofasco Courtyard

ArcelorMittal Dofasco Courtyard
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 ArcelorMittal Dofasco Courtyard is a malleable outdoor space that also hosts a range of activities including an outdoor screening series and film festival, short-term installations, and participatory community arts projects. 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, we 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 a truly secure space. Due to the public nature of the space, the Inc. is not responsible for damage to works installed in its courtyard. Artists are asked to consider the technical and logistical requirements of their proposed artwork, including cost, durability and safety considerations.

Projects mounted in the ArcelorMittal Dofasco Courtyard adhere to, and where possible exceed, recommended CARFAC/IMAA compensation to artists.

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 courtyard 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 email or call 905-529-3355.


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

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