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.
Artist in Residence Program
Guelph Artist Lisa Hirmer has been named this year’s City of Guelph Artist in Residence.
Launched in 2010, Culture Days is a Canada-wide initiative that encourages citizens across the country to celebrate and explore the arts and culture within their own communities. In Guelph, Culture Days is jointly coordinated and promoted by the City and Guelph Arts Council to celebrate the broad range of creativity in our vibrant city.
RBC Market Mornings
Guelph artist Meredith Blackmore encouraged community members contribute to a collaborative work of art outside of the Farmers’ Market as part of RBC Market Mornings programming over the course of four Saturdays this past summer.
City of Guelph Artist in Residence Program
Guelph artist Greg Denton was selected as the 2015 City of Guelph Artist in Residence.
The 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.