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ArtsEverywhere Festival 2019

January 27 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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From January 24 to 27, Musagetes, the University of Guelph, and the Eramosa Institute present the 2019 ArtsEverywhere (AE) Festival in collaboration with community partners, volunteers, businesses, sponsors, and creative people from different disciplines.

This year’s festival begins with the Big Ideas Lecture in Art & Culture, presented by Alessandra Pomarico and Nikolay Oleynikov from Free Home University in southern Italy, followed by a concert (in partnership with Kazoo! Fest) by Petra Glynt and New Chance. This year’s “Guelph Lecture—On Being” is introduced by Esi Edugyan reading from her Giller Prize-winning novel, Washington Black; the keynote lecture from Toronto Star Editor Emeritus Haroon Siddiqui addresses social media, populism, and the crisis of democracy. We are thrilled to be co-presenting Polaris Prize-winning vocalist and artist Tanya Tagaq who will perform with her trio and read from her new memoir, Split Tooth.

Saturday features panel discussions and participatory performances, concluding with a dance performance by Zab Maboungou of Montreal’s Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyata, and the AE Dance Party with Guelph Dance! and the Mix Mix Dance Collective.

Cherokee scholar, activist, and writer Qwo-Li Driskill begins Sunday with a conversation on Indigenous sovereignty, queerness, and poetry. The final panel discussion is facilitated by AE’s managing editor Sidd Joag. “The Curse of Geography: Artistic Journalism,” features artists and journalists whose ongoing series of multi-media investigations are published on

For the first time, the festival is also featuring four exhibitions: 

  • The Curse of Geography (Art Gallery of Guelph)
  • Fierce: Toronto: portraits by Ajamu of Black Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer individuals living and working in Toronto (Boarding House Arts)
  • Dispatches from the Ghost Ship: portraits by Jacob Cohen of inmates at Rikers Island (Musagetes)
  • Markets of Resistance: installation by Angel Velasco Shaw of Philippine markets resisting colonialism

The ArtsEverywhere Festival is held at several venues in downtown Guelph, ON. Many of the events are free. Please visit for specific event details including location and cost.


January 27
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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