Arts and Culture

The City of Brantford is rich with arts, culture and heritage. We have an array of performing, literary and visual arts organizations; multicultural groups; libraries; museums, galleries and historic sites; artists and artisans; and the historic Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts.

We are home to many exciting events and festivals that draw thousands of visitors each year, including:

Municipal Cultural Plan (2014)

Municipal cultural planning supports the pivotal role that arts, culture, and heritage play in building strong, sustainable, and vibrant communities. The City of Brantford's Municipal Cultural Plan (2014) proposes 34 strategic actions to assist in the implementation of five new goals. The plan unites and mobilizes the cultural community, and provides a policy framework and implementation strategies for City Council, staff, and community arts leaders.

Artist Database

The Artist Database is the best way to keep in touch with the City of Brantford’s arts and culture team. The goal of this database is to expand City staff awareness of local artists and creatives who are interested and available to participate in a variety of art initiatives. Your contact information will be used to let you know about specific projects, programs and opportunities. Join the Artist Database

Featured Artist

Each month, the City of Brantford recognizes a local artist for their work. Is there an artist or artistic group whom you would like to see recognized? Nominate them to be a Featured Artist.