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January 2022 Training & Networking for Creative Industry Professionals

Posted on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 11:49 AM

Welcome to our January 2022 roundup of training and networking opportunities for creative professionals in our community. Looking to join a monthly, recurring networking group? Scroll to the bottom of this blog to learn about local groups and when they meet.

Do you have any great training or networking opportunities to share with us? Comment below, or send your suggestions to Please note that these lists are compiled at the beginning of the previous month, and curated...

Brant War Memorial

2021 Public Art Maintenance

Posted on Monday, December 20, 2021 03:21 PM

The Economic Development & Tourism Department is responsible for the annual maintenance of the City of Brantford’s Public Art Collection. Public art is often at risk of damage by the environment and/or human interaction with the pieces. Specifically, factors that affect the City’s bronze monuments include humidity, UV light, acid rain, poor water drainage, proximity to city streets, and public use.

In 2021, conservation and restoration of the City Hall Lions, The Great One, Hope, Lorne Park...

HHBRTA's Regional Tourism Award Recognition Program

HHBRTA Launches 2022 Regional Tourism Award Recognition Program

Posted on Friday, December 10, 2021 04:03 PM

The Hamilton Halton Brant Regional Tourism Association’s (HHBRTA) priority is to support regional tourism business and operators and they want to recognize the spirit and contributions these businesses make to the Ontario and Canadian Economy. Pre-pandemic, Ontario’s heritage, sport, tourism and culture sectors generated $75 billion dollars in economic activity and hundreds of thousands of jobs.

The HHBRTA introduced the Regional Tourism Awards Program in 2021 after many businesses adapted to the...

A Handmaid's Tale, filmed in downtown Brantford

Introducing Brantford’s Interactive Film StoryMap

Posted on Wednesday, December 08, 2021 02:56 PM

The Economic Development and Tourism Department is pleased to share the creation of a Film StoryMap. Using ArcGIS Technology, Tourism staff created an interactive map that highlights all the film, television and commercial productions that have filmed in Brantford.

The StoryMap is a visual representation of Filming in Brantford. You can search by production and view photos from the film or television series, and find out where you can tune in to watch. You can also zoom in on the map and find productions...

Ronald Beckett

December Featured Artist, Ronald Beckett

Posted on Tuesday, December 07, 2021 02:52 PM

December’s Featured Artist is Ronald Beckett, a composer best known for founding the musical production company, Arcady.

Beckett has had numerous compositions performed by ensembles throughout Ontario. He has written three operas that constitute a trilogy: Ruth, John, and I Am, all of which have bene given fully-staged performances by Arcady and Queens Student Opera. Beckett’s catalogue of compositions includes a dozen or so additional large-scale works for orchestra and chorus and an abundance...