Supercrawl 2024 Call For Artists

Supercrawl is a free annual outdoor art and music festival held in downtown Hamilton, Ontario, showcasing a diverse and dynamic lineup of music, art, fashion, performance, talks, crafts, food and fun. In 2023, Supercrawl covered 20 city blocks and attracted more than 275,000 visitors over the course of the weekend. Organizers look forward to building upon that foundation at this fall’s festival — Supercrawl’s 16th anniversary — taking place September 13-15, 2024 on James Street North.

Calls for Artists for the 2024 edition of  Supercrawl are now open.

VISUAL ART

AUTHORS

DANCE/PERFORMANCE

FAMILY

FASHION

MUSIC

THEATRE

Please do not contact organizers regarding the results of your application before they are communicated to you. When decisions are made, you will be contacted.

Please do not telephone, text, direct message, or use social media comments for artist-related requests/communications. All official communications will be conducted via email only.

Call for Food and Craft Vendors will open in March, after the Call for Artists window closes. 

Call for Volunteers will open in June.

Details on the first-come, first served Supermarket program will be announced September 1.

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Supercrawl was founded out of a desire to showcase the city’s cultural vibrancy and eclectic arts landscape, and remains dedicated to honouring, showcasing and celebrating all varieties of creative work. Supercrawl prioritizes curating a diverse and representative festival lineup. We recognize our responsibility to amplify voices that have traditionally been marginalized, both in our community and in society as a whole.

Supercrawl is committed to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility. We strive to create an environment in which all participants may flourish. We are committed to removing systemic barriers to access and opportunity, and welcome artistic proposals from all individuals, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, or economic status. We welcome submissions from artists of all backgrounds, including but not limited to Indigenous, Black, people of colour, 2SLGBTQIA+, women, people with disabilities, and members of equity-seeking communities.

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Supercrawl Lineups: 15 Years of Dazzling Music

ONE FESTIVAL. FIFTEEN SEASONS. HUNDREDS OF PERFORMERS

Since 2009, Supercrawl has hosted a vibrant range of compelling and contemporary musical talent. Whether through the signature on-street festival weekend, partnered presentations, club series, or ticketed events, Supercrawl consistently showcases the best of local live music alongside national and international artists. That tradition will continue when Supercrawl’s 16th anniversary lineup is revealed in June 2024.

Image of Sifu Amayo, lead singer of Antibalas, performing at Supercrawl 2014. Stage lighting is a warm mix of reds and yellows. Amayo is wearing a red shirt and golden-orange vest, singing into a microphone that he holds in his left hand while holding a drum stick in his left hand, index finger pointed skyward.

The kaleidoscopic roster of Supercrawl alumni runs into the hundreds and includes A Tribe Called Red, The Acorn, Jeremie Albino, Allegories, Altameda, The Altobeelays, Alvvays, Matt Andersen & the Bona Fide, Antibalas, Arkells,Art Pop EnsembleAscot Royals, Astral Witch, Athanase, Rich Aucoin, AveragesAvrha, AysanabeeBackbiters, Bad Dates, Bad Waitress, Bahamas, Tim Baker, Adam BaldwinThe Bandicoots, Tynomi Banks, The Barettas, James Barker BandBasement Revolver, Bathing, BB Guns, The Beaches, The Be Sharps, Beef Boys, Beelays, BegoniaBeliefs, Belle GameRidley Bent, The Beverleys, Big Fir, Big Wreck, Bile Sister, Bill and the Art Crawlers, Billy Moon, Billy Talent, Everett Bird, Rae Billing & Crybaby, Black Baron, Black Collar UnionBlack Rhino Riot, Blackie & the Rodeo Kings, Blandlord, Blind Mule, Blunt Chunks, Bocce,

Photograph of Arkells at Supercrawl 2014, taken from back of stage looking toward the audience. Photo shows a street completely filled with people far into the distance, all washed with violet stage lighting.

BonjayKate BoothmanBorn in the Eighties, Born Ruffians, Jessie BowerBowjia, BoyhoodCharles Bradley, Bravestation, Breeze, Broken Social Scene, BrosThe Bros. Landreth, Brott Opera, Bruce Peninsula, Brusque Twins, Jennifer Budd, Buddah AbusahBasia Bulat, Katie Bulley, Thomas Cade, Cadence Weapon, Ben CaplanCaribou, Carmen on Tap, Carpenteers, Casper Skulls, Jennifer Castle, Catl, Caveboy, Century Palm, Change of Heart, Nuela Charles, Tanika Charles & the Wonderfuls, Evelyn Charlotte-Joe, Chastity, Chelsea Light Moving, Rita Chiarelli, Paul Chin, Choir! Choir! Choir!, Choose Up, Chore, Nicole Christian,City and the Sea, Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs, Laura Cole, Comet Control, Command Sisters, The Commissionaires, Cootes ParadiseCoszmos Quartette, Cowlick, Coy Haste,

Photograph of Broken Social Scene at Supercrawl 2018.

William Crighton, Cross Dog, The Crowleys, Crrotting, Crystal Journey, Customaries, Aron D’Alesio, Danko JonesThe Danks, Dead Tired, Dear Rouge, Dearly Beloved, Death From Above 1979, Matthew de Zoete, Diamond Rings, Digging Roots, The Dill, Dilly Dally. Dinner Belles, Dinosaur Bones, The Diodes, Dirty Frigs, The Dirty Nil, Discography DJs, Dizzy, Dizzy Spells, DJ Basco, DJ Ollie, DJ Spinn, Doldrums, Doobie Freaks, Don Vail, Doomsquad, Dr. Draw, Kevin Drew, Ducats, Dwayne Gretzky, Earth Wind and Choir, Eccodek, Dan EdmondsEgyptrixx, Eight and a Half, Electroluminescent, Elk, EllevatorElliott Brood, Joel Elliot and Thin Lines, Ellis, John Ellison, The Elwins, Emay, Engine Empire, Eschaton, Espanola, Essen, Etiquette, Julie Fader, Fake Palms, Fame Cartel, Family of ThingsFast Romantics,

Photograph of Indo-Canadian rapper Fateh at Supercrawl 2019.

Fateh, Michael Feuerstack, Jeremy Fisher, Jeremy Fisher Junior, Five Alarm Funk, Flesh RagNorman Foote, Four Tet, Pete Fowler, The Franklin Electric, Fresh Snow, Danielle Fricke, Friendly Rich, Frog Eyes, Fruiti, Fry Truck, F—-d Up, The Fuddles, Evangeline Gentle, Hannah Georgas, The GertrudesGet Off the CopTim Gibbons, The Goddamn Goddamns, Golden Feather, Good Luck Shop, Sarah Good, Great Lake Swimmers, The Great Machine, Jacques Greene, Jeremy Greenspan, JG Ballad, Grey Lands, Greys, Grey\\Water, Groove MachineGUH, Guilty Pleasure, Hachey the Mouthpeace, Jordan Haller, The Halluci Nation, Hamilton Children Choir, Hamilton Conservatory for the ArtsHamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, Hamilton Suzuki School of Music, Hamilton Youth Steel Orchestra

Photograph of iskwē performing at Supercrawl 2018.

Handsome Sultan, Haolin Munk, Harlan Pepper, The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer, HarrisonHarrow FairRon Hawkins and The Do Good Assassins, Hayden, Piper Hayes, HEALTH, The Heartbroken, Hello HarvardMatt Henderson, The Darcy Hepner Jazz Orchestra, Tim Hicks, Rebekah Higgs, High Kites, High Note Ramblers, Lacey Hill, Hollerado, Matt Holubowski, Holy Data, Hotel Mira, How to Dress Well, HSY, Humans, Huren, Ikonica, Illitry, Iskwé, Island PeopleJambassadors, Jamie xx, Jaunt, Jess and Tay, BA Johnston, Jon and Roy, Julianna Jones, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Julie & the Wrong GuysJunior Boys, K’naan, Harrison KennedyThe Kents, Shawn Kerr, Kestrels, kid YEARS, Kiesza, The Killjoys

Image of Sharon Jones performing at Supercrawl 2015, with members of backing band The Dap-Kings and members of festival audience visible behind her.

King ParkKingdom Shore, Shawnee Kish, Taylor Knox, Kode9, Komodo, Kotek, Chantal Kreviazuk, KROYL-Spex, Joey Landreth, Language Arts, Daniel Lanois, Jessy Lanza, Lava Dolls, Bettye LaVette, Ada Lea, Alyssa LeClair, Lee Harvey Osmond, The Legendary Turnstylez, Hamilton Leithauser, Hubert Lenoir, Les Trois Accords, Letters to Lions, Terra Lightfoot, Lightmares, LightsLindy, Little Junior, Live How You Live, Lone RhuLonely Parade, LOONY, Lost In The Trees, Loviet, DJ Donna Lovejoy, Lowell, Sarah Lowes, LTtheMonk, Luckystickz, Luna Li, Corb Lund, Olivia Lunny, Catherine MacLellan, Dan Mangan, Shanika Maria, J Mascis, Mayor McCA, Eamon McGrath, McMaster Cybernetic Orchestra, Ryan McNallyThe Marble Index, Melissa Marchese, Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar, Matt Mays, Mean Old Hammer, The Medicine Hat, MegativeMelted Faces, METZ

Mexican Slang, Haviah MightyMississippi BendsModern SpaceAriane Moffatt, Mokomakai, Monowhales, Monster Truck, Jacob Moon, Moon King, Motel Raphaël, Motëm, Mother Leads, Mother Tareka & the Rebel Funktion, Mount FarewellMountain of Wolves, Muffled Suitcase, Benjamin Muñoz, My Brightest DiamondMystery Machine, Nailbiter, The National, The National Academy Orchestra of Canada, Nautiluss, nêhiyawak, Angela Nethersole, Sarah Neufeld, New Hands, Nezqwik, Willie NileNot Of,Nyssa, Jesse O’Brien, Chris Oday, Odonis Odonis, Of Gentlemen & Cowards,​ ​​Oh Susanna, Ohbijou, Ohmme, Olenka and the Autumn Lovers, OMBIIGIZI, Opera Hamilton, Operators, Lindi Ortega, Osito, The Pack AD, Paley & Francis, Owen Pallett, Pandaléon, Peter Pankhurst, Gabrielle Papillon, Brant Parker, Partner,

Image of artist Haviah Mighty of The Sorority at Supercrawl 2019. The singer squats in a low haze of wispy stage smoke, positioned between a pair of stage monitors. She gazes into the audience and raps into a wireless microphone held in her left hand, while her right hand is positioned on her waise. She is wearing a black bucket hat, loose-fitting white short-sleeve polo tee, pale-grey sweatpants cuffed above the ankle, white athletic socks and black sneakers. Stage lighting is cool white and gives the performer a glowing aura.

Passion Pit, Fred Penner, Paula Perri, Sandro Perri, PersonsPet Sun, Petra Glynt, Pick A Piper, Lido Pimienta, Pineapple GirlsThe PistolettesPlants and Animals, Joel Plaskett Emergency, Pleasure Craft, Poesy, Poor Nameless BoyNeeraj Prem, Kelly PrescottPS I Love You, Pucumber Sasssquatch Family Band, Pumps, Queen Cee, Rah Rah, Rarity, ReaderThe Reason, The Recklaws, The Redhill ValleysLee Reed, Repartee, The Rest, Rexford Drive, Amanda Rheaume, Rhythm Express, River Tiber, Sam Roberts Band, Ben Rogers, Neena Rose, Shealagh RoseSean Rowe, Royal Canoe, Royal SeasRules,Run Maggie Run, The Rural Alberta Advantage, Serena Ryder, The Sadies, Said the Whale, Buffy Sainte-Marie, John K. Samson, Sandman Viper Command, Scattered Clouds,

Image of Spoon performing at Supercrawl 2014, with lead singer Brit Daniel captured mid-riff, looking down toward the position of his left hand on the frets. Bassist Rob Pope is visible behind him, turned in the opposite direction. Stage lighting is a wash of cool blues.

Scratcha DVA,Sensei, Several Futures, Sha Bang Bang, Shad, ShadeSharon and Bram, Andy ShaufAnnie Shaw, The SheepdogsNaomi Shelton and The Gospel Queens, Shout Out Out Out Out, SIANspheric, Simon and The Alexanders, Mike Simonetti, Simply Saucer, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Single Mothers,SINS, SkiffsSkirt Check, Alfie SmithC.A Smith, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Snowblink, So Young,Ben Somer, The Sorority, John Southworth, Speedy Ortiz, Spoon, Spruce Invaders,Ginger St. James, Alex St. KittsStars, Status/Non-Status, The Strangers, The Stinkbugs, Steve Strongman,The Strumbellas, The Sugarman 3, Sun K, Suuns, Tomi Swick, Tallies, Tanya Tagaq, Rory Taillon, Theo Tams, Tarantula X,Teenage Head, Julian Taylor, Ian ThomasThought Beneath Film, 3:1Timber Timbre, Michelle TitianTo Our Divide,

Image of Tanya Tagaq performing at Supercrawl 2017, singing into a microphone gripped in left hand along with a serpentine coil of mic cable, right arm bent at elbow, palm toward the audience. The artist wears a black dress and earrings with long red tassle ornamentation, a beaded cuff on left forearm and a silver cuff on right forearm featuring a pair of back-swept wolf claws. The background is dark, illuminated only by emerald green stage lighting.

Tongue Fu, The Trews, Trickbag, TRP.P, ttwwrrss, TUNS, Turkey Rhubarb, TurnstylezTV Freaks, Jeff TweedyTwin Within, Vallens, Heather Valley, The Vanishers, The Vaudevillian, Menno Versteeg, Vierance, Viet Cong, Voodoo Glow SkullsWalrus, Ruby Waters, Willie Watson, Wax Mannequin, Weaves, Bry Webb, Sam Weber, Weekend Riot Club, White Cowbell Oklahoma, White Crowleys, Whitehorse, Wild Domestic, JJ Wilde, Charlotte Day Wilson, Steven WilsonThompson Wilson, Wintersleep, Wish, Witherow & Wynands, Womb, Wooly Mantis, ​Donovan Woods, Hawksley Workman, Max WrayWTCHS, X Ambassadors, Yamantaka//Sonic Titan, Lori Yates & the Drugstore Cowboys, Yo La Tengo, Young Galaxy, Young Rival, Yukon Blonde, Zeus, The Zilis, The Zolas, ZONES and Zoon.

From left to right, James McNew, Georgia Hubley and Ira Kaplan of Yo La Tengo performing at Supercrawl 2013. Hubley stands at centre stage in a pale dress shirt with sleeves rolled above the elbow, singing into a microphone. A circular lighting truss is visible above and behind her like a halo. She is flanked by McNew and Kaplan in black shirts, who are playing acoustic and electric guitars respectively.

 

Video shot on location at Supercrawl 2019 by Thrillhouse Studios

TOP TO BOTTOM: Antibalas at Supercrawl 2014;  Arkells at Supercrawl 2014;  Broken Social Scene at Supercrawl 2018; Fateh at Supercrawl 2019; iskwē at Supercrawl 2018; Sharon Jones at Supercrawl 2015; Lido Pimienta at Supercrawl 2022; The Sorority at Supercrawl 2019; Spoon at Supercrawl 2014;  Tanya Tagaq at Supercrawl 2017; Yo La Tengo at Supercrawl 2013

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