Resources and Documents
The LIVELab is seeking 2-3 artistic collaborators in the fields of music (any genre) or performance-based technology for a joint application relationship. This relationship is an ideal opportunity for individual musicians, ensembles, bands, composers, technicians and music researchers to spend focused time working on a specific project. Successful collaborators will have access to the LIVELab technology and staff to develop artistic projects which include a clear research component.
Video game and interactive digital media developer Moon Ray Studios, based in Hamilton, is producing a new PC/Mac game release entitled Debris. Funded through the Canadian Media Fund – Experimental Stream, Debris is incorporating innovative approaches in the game development, narrative and voice-over process. The attached Call outlines the details of the voice-over requirements for the project.
The By the Sqaure Foot - Dinner + Data Report is a summary of information provided by 60 participants at a forum held on April 5th, 2016 dicussing the Initial Findings of this research project.
The By the Square Foot - Initial Findings Report is the first draft of information gathered through an online survey of the Hamilton cultural sector focused on creative space. The project is funded by the Hamilton Community Foundation.
The Hamilton Creative City Initiative was a partnership between Cobalt Connects (then Imperial Cotton Centre for the Arts) Community Centre for Media Arts, and CivicPLan (then Centre for Community Study). This was likely one of the first report written on the creative sector in Hamilton and informed much of Cobalt Connects and the City of Hamilton's approach to creative sector development.
Queen and Jackson is back for its second year!
Being held June 25 & 26th throughout the historic grounds of the Players' Guild Theatre.
Please click the link below to download the Vendor Application.
Arts and culture in Hamilton exists within a larger context of civic space and shared vision that is often influenced, for the better or otherwise, by those who represent our interests at City Hall. With the 2014 Municipal Elections on the horizon, Cobalt Connects and the Hamilton Arts Council came together to identify the issues of greatest concern to our collective communities of artists, cultural workers and their supporters and bring these questions to the mayoral and ward candidates in this upcoming election.
In 2013, CoBALT Connects launched Community Supported Art... A new way to buy art, and support the community behind it. This year, we've made a couple tweaks to the program, and are introducing a Call for Artists. Hamilton area artists are invited to submit applications for consideration in the 2014 CSA program.
Expressing Vibrancy is a culture-driven research project aimed at understanding neighbourhoods.
Learn more about the project and its findings at www.expressingvibrancy.ca
Video by: Christoph Benfy, Low Key Studios
Music by: Yer Yard
This past winter, CoBALT's Mulitmedia intern Ying Shan helped us bring the Creative Directory to life through a series of member interviews. Meet some of the folks behind the listings in this video.
Improvisational jazz-hip hop band Haolin Munk worked with the production team of BE&ME Productions to capture the essence of seeing them live and in their element.
Band The Rest partnered with director Lee Skinner to produce this highly conceptual narrative for the song Who Knows.
Musician Katie Bulley paired with director Ryan Furlong to create this beautiful video for the song Anchor Me Down.
In our final episode until September, CBTM caught up on some of the new developments in Hamilton's arts scene, talking to Factory Media's Laura Walker, Hamilton Audio Visual Node's Chris Ferguson, who's also taking on the some organizational duties for August's Steel City Jazz Fest, and we paid a visit to the new offices of digital media and app development company HiFyre!
Culture by the Minute focuses in on the City of Hamilton Arts Awards with Arts & Events Coordinator Jen Anisef, media sponsor Jane Allison from the Hamilton Spectator, and an off-site visit to the studio of Christopher Reid Flock (2012 Fine craft Award Recipeint).
Public Art brings together residents, business and creativity
Spiral Stela is the newest work being commissioned by the City of Burlington Public Art program. Created by Canadian artist Peter Powning the work brings together objects from local residents to create "cultural mulch" which are cast in bronze and wrapped around the obelisk form of the sculpture. Funded in part through a generous donation by resident and business owner Dan Lawrie the work will stand at the corner of Locust and Elgin Street in Burlington in front of the Burlington Performing Arts Centre. The sculpture is scheduled to be installed in the summer of 2013.
Video generously created by Bob Fleck - www.bobfleckcreative.com
The City of Burlington Public Art Program is managed by Cobalt Connects.