We Are a Non-Profit Organization
The Hamilton Dialogues’ is an arts administration non-profit organization based in Hamilton, Ontario.
Our main objective is to ignite dialogue and action through the organization of local events, workshops, art projects, installations, participatory art, movie and docu screenings. We want to inspire, challenge, intrigue, educate, empower and move people to create a better city and life for everybody.
We focus on the development of inclusive partnerships with artists and collectives so we can provide equitable access to diverse art and culture to underserved areas of the city.
History of our organization
Our projects have included light installations in Gage Park, Delta Park, Carter Park and the Art Gallery of Hamilton, mural installations along the Pipeline Trail in Hamilton’s east end, and workshops and world cinema screenings in Hamilton elementary schools, the Eva Rothwell Centre, Perkins Centre, Staircase Theatre and more.
We are a team of Hamiltonians dedicated to bringing art and education to parts of the city that are underserved. The Hamilton Dialogues was founded in 2015 by Fatima Mesquita. Inspired by her history of community development in her native Brazil, Fatima started The Hamilton Dialogues in 2014 in the Crown Point community in Hamilton, Ontario’s east end. Fatima and her partner Magda Wierzbicka were quintessential community developers, with a love for their neighbourhood and a desire to build something lasting. They were also involved in the Hamilton Community Foundation’s Neighbourhood Leadership Institute as both participants and instructors, and the Right on Target initiative at the Centre on Barton.