Supercrawl 2022 Volunteer Applications Are Now Open

Energetic, enthusiastic volunteers help make Supercrawl possible. They’re both essential to making a free event of ambitious scale happen and a vital part of the festival’s ongoing success. Every year, Supercrawl offers a number of dynamic volunteer options to those interested in lending a hand.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

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 communities 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.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

Supercrawl welcomes both new and returning volunteers. Becoming a Supercrawl volunteer offers you the opportunity to meet new people, make new friends, help produce an award-winning cultural showcase, get involved in the community and, for high school students, earn volunteer hours. In addition to that, volunteers will receive a Supercrawl t-shirt to wear during their shifts and keep as a souvenir, plus one meal voucher per shift and choice post-event perks.

 

About Supercrawl

Since its start in 2009, Hamilton’s Supercrawl has gone from a one-day celebration on a single block to a weekend-long experience fanning out over more than a dozen, while attendance has grown from 3,000 in the first season to more than 250,000 in 2019. Along the way, the music and arts festival has hosted countless incredible artists from across the country and around the world, showcased the city in its best light and been honoured with a host of awards. Supercrawl has been awarded TIAO’s 2015 Tourism Event of the Year, shortlisted for 2017 Canadian Tourism Awards’ Event of the Year, and been recognized as one of Festivals & Events Ontario’s Top 100 Events in Ontario (2015-2020).

Supercrawl’s achievements are a reflection of the city’s strong and engaged creative community. The festival is firmly rooted in the collaboration of dozens of community partners and cultural organizations, and the talents of countless artists. Planned and coordinated with the help of dedicated volunteer committees year-round, Supercrawl also adds hundreds of volunteers to the festival’s team over the event weekend.

Supercrawl Repositions 2020 Fest, Looks To 2021

Today, Supercrawl organizers announced that the 2020 edition of the not-for-profit music and arts event would be rescoped because of public health considerations related to COVID-19. Organizers of the free multi-arts festival, which drew more than 250,000 fans in 2019, also revealed that they are working on a slate of special events starting this fall, with details to emerge in the coming months:

“We spend our year planning a weekend get-together with all of you, so we’re crushed to announce that Supercrawl will not take place this September as scheduled. 

Our team is capable and creative, but with public health officials still guarded in their optimism and measured in their steps to open social spaces up again, we have determined — in close consultation with our board of directors and after much deliberation — that we cannot move ahead as planned.     

The safety and wellbeing of audiences, artists, vendors, staff, volunteers, our neighbours and the wider community is of the utmost importance to us. We continue to keep our eyes on the horizon and look forward to gathering with you all again soon.     

We’re working on plans to get together beginning in late fall and running through to early 2021. Look for an announcement in early fall with a fresh slate of happenings. Until then, stay safe, keep lifting each other up, and continue to support artists, cultural workers, and independent makers.” 

 

About Supercrawl

Supercrawl is Hamilton’s premier multi-arts festival, fusing new and independent music with art installations, fashion, performance, literature, theatre, and artisanal craft. Supercrawl’s diverse multidisciplinary program of sound, performance, visual and media arts is staged along a pedestrian-only creative corridor in the heart of downtown.

A not-for-profit arts organization, Supercrawl is committed to honouring, showcasing and celebrating all varieties of creative work, positioning local and emerging artists alongside significant provincial, national and international peers. The festival fosters and promotes arts and culture as well as the myriad benefits they provide.

Founded in 2009, Supercrawl has successfully evolved from a modest arts-based single-day occurrence to a multi-day event with national/international profile and attendance. The festival has gone from a one-day celebration on a single block to a weekend-long experience encompassing over two kilometres of downtown streets, with attendance growing steadily from 3,000 to 250,000 in that time. In addition to its namesake free festival weekend, Supercrawl Productions also produces ticketed concerts and events throughout the year.

Supercrawl was shortlisted for a 2019 Ontario Tourism Award of Excellence for Tourism Event of the Year and 2017 Canadian Tourism Award for Event of the Year. The festival received the 2015 Ontario Tourism Award of Excellence for Tourism Event of the Year, and has been recognized as one of Festival and Events Ontario’s Top 100 Festivals/Events (2015-2020).

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