CFKA supports H’art

Nov 23, 2020 | Featured Stories, News, Past Projects, Supporter

This week, H’art Centre received a boost. The Community Foundation for Kingston and Area announced they will provide a one-time $15,000 operational grant. The funds will support our H’art Studio program in 2021.

“We look forward to the possibility of moving back to a five-day a week schedule and being able to offer workshops to registered participants Mondays through Fridays,” said Katherine Porter, Executive Director of H’art Centre. “It means we can reintroduce postponed projects. H’artists will get to feel the sense of accomplishment they deserved to feel in the spring. It has been a challenging time. It helps to have committed community partners like the Foundation while we recover.”

COVID-19 had a big impact on H’art Studio. Administration postponed Small Things, H’art Studio’s first major dance performance. Programming on-site halted for five months. H’artists and their families lost access to routines and friendships. H’art staff had to ramp up virtual programming. Staggered cohorts of H’artists started the return to the studio in July and September.

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H’art Centre is located below Good Life Fitness. The building’s main entrance is off of Barrack Street. Wheelchair access and audience access to THE BOX inclusive performing arts space is available through the entrance on Wellington Street.

237 Wellington St., Kingston, Ontario, K7K 0B5

T: 613.545.1392