Arts and Culture special projects

To support cultural sector growth in Guelph, the City invests in capacity building opportunities and special programs. These projects are short-term in nature and help to increase the visibility and viability of Guelph’s arts and culture community.

2016 Projects

Artist in Residence Program
Guelph Artist Lisa Hirmer was the 2016 City of Guelph Artist in Residence. Learn more about Lisa’s “Weather Watcher” project.

RBC Market Mornings
Glynis Logue was this year’s RBC Market Mornings Artist. Learn more about Glynis’ “Creature Currents” project.

Culture Days
Guelph hosted close to 40 activities, events, and exhibitions during the seventh annual Culture Days celebration held September 30, October 1-2, 2016. Learn more about Culture Days in Guelph.

2015 Projects

Artist in Residence Program
Guelph Artist Greg Denton was the 2015 City of Guelph Artist in Residence. Learn more about Greg’s “100 Portraits/100 Poppies: Sitting in Remembrance” project.

RBC Market Mornings
Meredith Blackmore was the 2015 RBC Market Mornings Artist. Learn more about Meredith’s “Idea Garden” project.

Culture Days
Guelph hosted close to 50 activities, events, and exhibitions during the sixth annual Culture Days celebration held September 25-27, 2015. Learn more about Culture Days in Guelph.

Wilson Street Promenade
The City partnered with University of Guelph students, Cyrille Viola and Calen Hamelin, to present their urban design project, “The Wilson Street Promenade,” which included a pop up park and beach, vendors from Guelph Farmers’ Market, temporary art installations, and activities for visitors. Learn more about the Wilson Street Promenade.