ALL ABOUT SUPERCRAWL

 

A driven team of Hamilton artists and community builders founded Supercrawl in 2009 out of a desire to expand on the promise of James Street North’s monthly Art Crawl. Showcasing great music alongside an entire street of cultural experiences — a diverse and dynamic lineup of music, art, fashion, performance, talks, crafts, food and fun (local, regional national and international) — the festival has captured the imagination of culture lovers far beyond the city. 

Audiences have enthusiastically embraced Supercrawl’s creative ambitions. Over the festival’s first six years, the event has gone from a one-day celebration on a single city block to a weekend-long experience spanning more than a dozen blocks, with attendance growing steadily from 3,000 to 165,000 in that time. Supercrawl 2014 resulted in an economic impact of over $14 million. More importantly, festival audiences left with renewed conviction of the power of the arts and convinced of the city’s cultural vitality.

In 2015, Supercrawl expanded both the festival’s physical footprint (covering 16 city blocks) and its programming/production ambitions, and will build upon that foundation still further in 2016.

 

SELECTED AWARDS
2009 Tourism Hamilton Awards – Best Small-Sized Festival of the Year
2010 Hamilton Music Awards – Festival of the Year Award
2010 Tourism Hamilton Awards – Best Mid-Sized Festival of the Year Award
2011 Tourism Hamilton Awards – Arts Ambassador of the Year – Tim Potocic, Festival Director
2011 Tourism Hamilton Awards – Volunteer of the Year – Dane Pedersen
2011 Tourism Hamilton Awards – Runner-up, Best Large-Sized Festival of the Year
2012 RBC Distinguished Citizen of the Year Award – Tim Potocic, Festival Director
2013 Hamilton Music Awards – Festival of the Year Award
2014 Community in Motion Awards – Pedestrian-Friendly Organization of the Year
2015 Hamilton Music Awards – Musical Event of the Year Award by People's Choice
2015 FEO Top 100 – Top 100 Festivals/Events in Ontario
2015 Ontario Tourism Award of Excellence for Tourism Event of the Year
 
 
Director: Tim Potocic
Finance: Mark Milne
Vendor Co-ordinator: Lisa LaRocca
Volunteer Co-ordinator: Penny Dobson
Media Liaison: David Young
Design: Mike Jerome
Web: FACTOR[e]
Photographer: Harry Gils
 
Art Curatorial Committee: Melissa Bennett, Tara Bursey, Joe Sellors, Alana Traficante, Stephanie Vegh, Matthew Walker
Music Committee: Jeremy Greenspan, Mark Milne, Tim Potocic, Brandon Reid, Mike ‘Parkside’ Renaud
Family Programming: Tricia LeClair (Committee Lead)
Fashion Committee: Lynn Bebee, Hamilton Fashion Syndicate, Lisa La Rocca, Kerry Wade
 
Board of Directors: Mark Milne, Kristine Germann(Programming Manager, City Cultural Events, City of Toronto), Jeremy Greenspan, Melissa Bennett, Jeremy Freiburger, Keanin Loomis
Advisory Committee: Ron Weston (Partner, Feltmate Delibato Heagle LLP), Kristine Germann (Programming Manager, City Cultural Events, City of Toronto)
 
Auditors:
Rosemarie K. Fleischer Professional Corporation
Chartered Accountant
102 Lakeshore Rd. E.
Oakville, ON  L6J 6N2
 
Supercrawl Productions
22 Wilson St., Unit 1
Hamilton, ON L8R 1C5
Tel 905.777.1223
 
Supercrawl Productions is a not-for-profit corporation registered in the Province of Ontario
Directors of the Corporation: Mark Milne, Tim Potocic
 
Supercrawl 2014 Financial Statements