Supercrawl 2023 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 2022, 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 15th anniversary — taking place September 8-10, 2023 on James Street North.
Calls for Entry for the next edition of Supercrawl are now open:
Calls for Food Trucks and Tented Vendors will open in mid-March.
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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.
Top: Lido Pimienta at Supercrawl 2022
Supercrawl Reveals 2022 Music Lineup
Supercrawl organizers today unveiled the musical lineup for the 2022 free festival weekend, taking place September 9-11, 2022 along James Street North in downtown Hamilton, Ontario and presented by sponsor TD Bank Group (TD).
The lineup reveal took place at Bridgeworks, a new community hub and arts event space on the edge of Hamilton’s Central Park that has served as home to many Supercrawl-produced events since it opened its doors in the autumn of 2020. The launch unveiled programming details and celebrated the return of the festival to its traditional neighbourhood corridor for the first time since 2019.
Supercrawl’s Festival Director Tim Potocic screened a launch video and offered up a taste of this fall’s festival for those in attendance. As revealed this morning, this year’s edition of Supercrawl will feature upwards of 40 musical acts, as well as a vibrant array of visual and performance artists.
“We’re thrilled and energized to be returning to James North,” Potocic said. “Supercrawl’s core commitment is to artists and makers, and we’ve always been strongly anchored in Hamilton’s downtown, so this is definitely a milestone moment. The arts sustained a lot of people through a challenging couple of years, and that connection was a lifeline for many of us, so it’s amazing to be able to celebrate artists again in this way — and to do so together, in person. We can’t wait to see you all again this September.”
Musical headliners at Supercrawl 2022 (in alphabetical order) will include Tim Baker, The Dirty Nil, Hamilton All-Stars, Sarah Harmer, Lido Pimienta, and Charlotte Day Wilson. Other musical artists announced today include Altameda, Tynomi Banks, The Barettas, Blind Mule, Breeze, Nuela Charles, Dearly Beloved, Ellevator, Espanola, Fame Cartel, Golden Feather, Sarah Good & The Bads, Hamilton Children’s Choir, Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra Brass Quintet, The Hidden Cameras, Cam Kahin, Shawnee Kish, LOONY, Loviet, Olivia Lunny, Eamon McGrath, Nezqwik, Northern Cree, OMBIIGIZI, Lydia Persaud, Lido Pimienta, Pleasure Craft, Queen Cee with GSSO and Duckai, Amanda Rheaume, Tallies, Julian Taylor, TRP.P, and JJ Wilde.
Supercrawl 2022 will also feature an interactive residency from Pittsburgh’s post-industrial art rock performance troupe Squonk, who will bring their touring production “Hand to Hand” to the festival for shows on September 10 and 11.
Further lineup reveals (such as arts, dance, fashion, theatre, authors and spoken word, vendors, food trucks, family, and more) as well as detailed schedule information will follow in the weeks leading up to the festival.