Four Days of Innovative Ideas at The ArtsEverywhere Festival

January 26 – 29, 2023 / Guelph, Ontario
Full schedule and presenter bios at

In case you missed it, this is the 20th anniversary of The Guelph Lecture—On Being, an annual event that brings together innovative authors, excellent music, and a keynote lecture that addresses pressing issues in Canada and the world. For this special milestone we’ve invited to the stage poet Liz Howard, musician and activist Sarah Harmer, and Dr. Will Valley from the Faculty of Land and Food Systems at UBC, who will be presenting a lecture titled Unsettling Approaches to Food Security. Tickets for this special evening are available now at

For the past seven years The Guelph Lecture has been nestled into the four day ArtsEverywhere Festival—an immersive set of events where conversations, ideas, and artistic experiments presented on come alive in our home community of Guelph, Ontario. New to the festival this year is the Rock/Paper/Scissors Book & Print Fair, where Canadian creators and international publishers from the Publication Studio network will come together to discuss indie publishing and sell their creations! Happening on Saturday, January 28th, the event will also include two panels—a conversation between Simon(e) Van Saarloos, Ricky Varghese, and Catherine Clune-Taylor on the need for difficult stories and unsettling narrative, and a talk with indie publishers from Brazil, Uruguay, Scotland, and the USA on creating community through print.

Illustration by Abby Nowakowski.

Other exciting events planned for the weekend include a listening party with artist and scholar Derrais Carter, a drag brunch with performer Mikiki, an artist panel on ekphrasis, and two film screenings: a film about choreographing dance in nature, and a documentary on the work of Tanya Tagaq, which will be accompanied with a conversation from Inuk artists curated by Taqralik Partridge.

Most festival events are free and all are designed with access in mind. Learn more at, or follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

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