In December of 2018, we introduced the Black Poet Residency to our programming. It's an intensive and dynamic workshop series for young writers, performers and creative-minded individuals from across Hamilton.

As a member of the residency, youth have the opportunity to learn from and work with award-winning, critically acclaimed artists. Through their guidance, group members hone their skills, connect with the greater community, and create a strong, impressive professional portfolio​; leaving a legacy for future generations of Black youth to be inspired by.


Provoking a movement
from silence to empowerment



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Thank you to everyone who has shown me love this year😭 I love y’all♥️

this is only the beginning though. I know what I wanna do and where I wanna be and imma get there. #GetYourJuiceUp 🥤

HYP teaching artist Tanya performs tonight for a Night of Solidarity with and for the people of Chile! @ApoyamosChile Doors will open at 6:00 pm, guest speakers and local Latino American artists starting at 6:30 pm! #hamont

We're excited to launch our new program, The Hamilton Civic Leadership Program. It's for youth ages 14-22. It's designed to deepen critical understanding of civic engagement and community organizing.

Register here to receive the full program package:

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