I Am An Artist! What Will I Be Able To Do Here?

Over the past few decades, the Ancaster region’s community arts scene has steadily become one of the strongest in the province. Groups such as Ancaster Film Festival, Theatre Ancaster, Hamilton All-Star Jazz Band, Dundas Valley School of Art (to name just a few) have established us as a destination for amateur artists of all genres. These popular and successful groups accept artists, actors, dancers, musicians, and volunteers from all ages, skill levels, and areas. These groups, and more, will be a big part of the Ancaster Arts Centre. Please see 'our partners' for more info on these groups.

I Am An Arts Fan! What Will I Be Able To Do Here?

In addition to our mainstay of productions from our established local arts groups, we plan to promote professional concerts, films, and classes of all types. 

When Will The Centre Be Open?

Construction is underway! We antcipate a Grand Opening in the spring of 2022.

What Will This Cost And Who Is Paying For It?

The design concept that you can find on this site will cost appoximately $20M. Our fundraising strategy was to raise this money through a combination of sources:

Private/Community: we are still in need-please refer to our donate section to contribute or see our progress.

Municipal: The City of Hamilton will be the primary contributor to the project thanks to the efforts of Ward 12 Councillor Lloyd Ferguson. Thus far he has arranged in excess of $12M in municipal funding!

Federal: MP Filomena Tassi was able to secure $2.6M in funding!

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