Call for Submissions

Design WAHC’s 2018/19 T-Shirt!

Are you an artist, illustrator or community member with a passion for art, labour, history and social justice? If so, the Workers Arts & Heritage Centre wants your help creating a graphic for our 2018/19 T-shirt!

The winning T-shirt design should take into consideration WAHC’s role as a cultural space that honours and preserves the history, experiences and culture of all workers in Canada, while considering the realities of what it means to be a working person today. The T-shirt will be proudly showcased at WAHC, and sold at our fundraisers, events and public programs over the next two programming years.

The chosen artist(s) will work with WAHC staff towards establishing a final design based on an artwork proposal. The artist(s) behind the winning entry/entries will receive an honourarium of $750.00 for their original design and copyright in accordance with CARFAC-RAAV.

All entries should include/indicate the following:

  • Artist contact info, include a phone number and email address
  • A succinct, 100 word statement about your concept for the T-shirt
  • A sketch of the design rendered by hand, or digitally (do not send finished art; submission should be a proposal, in draft form)
  • The desired colour of T-shirt for your design
  • The desired ink colours for your design – up to two colours
  • Up to three jpegs of past design/illustration work (1024 x 768 px, 72 dpi), or a link to your website

The deadline for proposals is October 1st, 2017.

Please forward all submissions to Good luck!

Pictured: T-Shirt designs by Carole Conde and Karl Beveridge (left) and Mary Tremonte (right)


Do you have any placards, posters, banners, photos, t-shirts or other artifacts from your work doing international labour solidarity?

If so, we’d like to use them for an exhibit on International Labour Solidarity at the Workers Arts and Heritage Centre this Fall.

The exhibit is being organized in conjunction with the conference “Confronting Global Capital: Strengthening Labour Internationalism and Transnationalism in Canada Today.” This conference will take place in Hamilton from October 12-14th, 2017. Information about the conference is available at

Drop off your submissions at WAHC from June 1st to August 31st during public hours. WAHC is open Wednesday to Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm. 51 Stuart St. Hamilton, ON L8L 1B5. Please fill in the submission form and enclose with your submission.

Submissions made without the accompanying form will be accepted at the discretion of WAHC/conference organizers. WAHC nor the conference organizers can be held responsible for any damage or loss to any submissions while in transit or at WAHC. Submissions are made with this understanding.

Contact the conference organizing committee to arrange reimbursement for mailing your submission. The conference organizing committee can be reached at

We’re very excited to provide the public with a glimpse at this very rich history of International labour solidarity in Canada. Any help in making this happen is very much appreciated. Thank you.

If you have any questions please contact us at


Avez-vous des affiches, posters, bannières, photos, t-shirts ou tout autre article lié à l’internationalisme syndical ?

Si c’est le cas, nous souhaiterions les utiliser dans le cadre d’une exposition sur l’internationalisme syndical organisée au Workers Arts and Heritage Centre (WAHC) de Hamilton (Ontario), cet automne.

Cette exposition est organisée en partenariat avec le colloque « Affronter le capital mondialisé : renforcer l’internationalisme syndical au Canada aujourd’hui » qui se tiendra à Hamilton du 12 au 14 octobre 2017. Pour plus d’informations sur ce colloque, consultez

Vous pouvez déposer vos articles au WAHC entre le 1er juin et le 31 août, pendant les heures d’ouverture. Le WAHC est ouvert du mercredi au samedi, de 10h à 16h. Il est situé au 51 Stuart st., Hamilton, ON L8L 1B5. Veuillez compléter le formulaire et le joindre à votre dépôt. Les soumissions qui ne seront pas accompagnées du formulaire seront acceptées à la discrétion du WAHC et du comité d’organisation du colloque. Le WAHC et le comité d’organisation du colloque ne peuvent être tenus responsables pour tout dommage ou perte d’article en transit ou au WAHC. Les soumissions sont faites en connaissance de cause.

Veuillez contacter le comité d’organisation du colloque pour le remboursement des frais d’envoi de votre soumission :

Nous sommes très heureux de fournir au grand public un aperçu de la riche histoire de l’internationalisme syndical au Canada. Tout soutien à cette activité sera très apprécié !

Pour toute question, vous pouvez nous contacter au