Community Curators Circle

HFTco is now accepting applications for membership in the 2022/23 Community  Curators Circle!

HFTco Community Curators Circle


The Hamilton Festival Theatre Company is looking for five (5) performing arts makers (dance, theatre, music, performance art, spoken word, etc.) and/or supporters to join the 2022-23 term of the Community Curators Circle (CCC). 

Who is the CCC?

The CCC invites artists and arts enthusiasts from the wider community into the artistic programming decision-making process at the Hamilton Festival Theatre Company, supporting and showing work that better reflects the diversity of our region and the audiences we serve. The CCC will consist of  five (5) paid members working with Hamilton Festival Theatre Company staff. People working with disabilities (visible and/or invisible, physical and/or mental), those who are People of the Global Majority (Black, Indigenous, and people of colour), LGBTQQIP2SAA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Pansexual, Two-Spirit, Androgynous, Asexual), and members of other groups experiencing barriers to equal access, opportunities, and resources will be given priority. Outreach and selection of membership in the CCC will be done in collaboration with an experienced Equity, Diversity & Inclusion consultant.

We are seeking: 

  • Paid or unpaid experience in the arts, especially the performing arts (ex: creators, makers, artists, arts administrators, etc.)
  • Paid or unpaid experience in arts curation or organizing gatherings (ex: putting bands together for a show, choosing photos for an exhibit, organizing a flash mob, creating a DJ setlist, etc.)
  • A desire to build and engage with your community.
  • Positive energy and an eagerness to collaborate with all members of the CCC.


What does the CCC do? 

Over a year-long term, the CCC will seek out, curate, and program a series of five (5) performing arts companies/artists from Hamilton and surrounding areas to be included in the Fringe All-Access series presented on the Outdoor Stage during the Hamilton Fringe and one (1) performing arts company/artist to develop and present work at the bi-annual community embedded Frost Bites festival occurring in 2024/5. The CCC will also plan the annual Hamilton Festival Theatre Company “Artist Connection” gathering, a one-day community-wide knowledge-sharing event facilitated by an industry professional chosen in consultation with CCC. From crafting the Call for Proposals to final programming decisions, the entire curation process is led by the members of the CCC. 

Meetings are not more than 2 hours in length and occur once or twice a month. Members receive $30/hr for their time and work. ASL interpretation is available for Deaf and hard-of-hearing members. Meetings will be held virtually and/or in person at the Hamilton Fringe offices at 41 King William Street (space is partially wheelchair accessible).

Are you interested in being a voice at the table? Applying is easy. Fill out the application form here, or copy and paste this link into your browser: Applications close on November 16, 2022 at 11:59PM. If you require additional application assistance or extensions, please email Hamilton Fringe Festival Director or call at 289-698-2234.

This initiative is funded in part by the Canada Council for the Arts.