City of Hamilton 2020 Arts Awards Online Presentation

This article contains information about the upcoming City of Hamilton Arts Awards, which will be taking place online this year and kicking off on June 12.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Hamilton will be moving its Arts Awards event online this year.

For more details, please continue reading below…

From the City of Hamilton:

Celebrate the 2020 City of Hamilton Arts Awards nominees and recipients online!

In place of our annual in-person Arts Awards event, please join us online in viewing a series of five videos to be released as part of Hamilton Arts Week.

What: 2020 City of Hamilton Arts Awards Online Video Series
When: June 12, 14, 16, 18 & 20 – 7:00 PM

Watch: Stream on Facebook or Hometown Hub or watch on following the broadcast dates.

Join host Laura Ellis (host of Cable 14’s arts program Backstage Pass) as we announce award recipients in 11 categories and get to know their work through studio visits, interviews and performances. Episodes will also feature expanded nominee profiles and messages of support from City leadership.

The kick-off episode (June 12) will conclude with a performance by Hamilton Youth Poets exploring themes of Resilience. The series will close with a special performance by emo dream pop artist Ellis (June 20) whose tour of debut album Born Again was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information on episode content and performers, please visit the Facebook Event or the Arts Awards website.  Meet the 2020 Nomineeshere!

Please feel free to share the attached poster and event details with your constituents and invite them to join us in celebrating the Arts in Hamilton. 


Episode 1 – Fri. June 12, 7 p.m.

Greetings from Mayor Fred Eisenberger, the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Hamilton Youth Poets speaking on resilience.

Episode 2 – Sun. June 14, 7 p.m.

Awards in Theatre, Visual Art and Fine Craft.

Episode 3 – Tues. June 16, 7 p.m.

Awards in Arts Management, Dance & Performing Arts, and Media Arts.

Episode 4 – Thurs. June 18, 7 p.m.

Awards in Writing, Music, and the Shirley Elford Emerging Artist Prize in Arts Education & Community Arts.

Episode 5 – Sat, June 20, 7 p.m.

Arts Innovation award, messages from City of Hamilton leadership, and a special performance by emo dream pop artist Ellis.

Questions or Concerns?

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office here.

Councillor John-Paul Danko