• A Festival of Ideas
  • January 24 - 27, 2019
  • Guelph

ArtsEverywhere is a platform for artistic experimentation and exploration of the fault lines of modern society.

The ArtsEverywhere Festival is the place where conversations, ideas, and artistic experiments presented on ArtsEverywhere.ca come alive in our home community of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Over four days, the festival offers lectures, conversations, music, artistic performances, circle gatherings, literary readings, exhibitions, and much more. By bringing to the gathering a diverse, informative, creative, and sometimes unlikely combination of people, the festival offers a program that connects to the ongoing work and needs of many organizations and individuals who wish to make the world a better place.

The ArtsEverywhere Festival takes place on the ancestral and treaty lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation of the Aanishinaabek Peoples. Throughout history, this land and these waters have also been home to the Chonnonton Peoples (“People of the Deer”), as well as the Haudenosaunee from the south, and the Anishanaabe and Métis from the North. We offer respect as we strengthen our relationships with them. We express our gratitude for sharing these lands for our mutual benefit.

View the 2019 Program PDF


10:00 am - 12:00 pm Free BHA
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Free AGG
9:30 pm - 11:59 pm Free 10C
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Free BHA
Literature, Lecture, Music
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm $25 RRC
9:30 am - 4:00 pm Free RRC
Dance Party
9:30 pm - 11:59 pm Free RedP
11:00 am - 1:00 pm Free AGG
Exhibition & Conversation
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm Free AGG
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Free AGG
Exhibition Opening
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Free BHA
Exhibition Opening
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Free BHA, 2nd Floor
Exhibition Opening
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Free BHA


  • Martin Luther King Jr.

    “What Else Our Society Could Become”

    Cultivating Resources for Hope Through Improvised Music

    by Ajay Heble

    1. In an interview marking the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s profoundly influential “I Have…

  • 400 years of inequality collage

    400 Years of Inequality

    by Michael Roberson

    400 Years of Inequality is a diverse coalition of organizations and individuals calling on everyone — families, friends, communities, institutions…

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