We keep you informed about our activities and developments in inclusive arts across Canada.

In development: MixAbilities Kingston Inclusivity Guide

Thanks to two Occupational Therapy students from Queen’s University, our MixAbilities Inclusive Arts Training program will soon include a guide to help make Kingston’s “accessibility information more accessible”. The guide will help community arts leaders determine how inclusive their events are –– their Inclusivity Score. This new tool will be a part of the second…

In the works: art from isolation

After years of highly collaborative work in theatre and dance, H’art artists had to shift quickly into being creative during a time of isolation and social distancing. Change can be scary but it can also support opportunity. So, H’art Studio artists will explore their imaginations, while supported through virtual art workshops with community artists, and create new…

Your peek into Zoom workshops

Although our doors are closed, our programming has not stopped. We have adapted our programming to a new virtual space. Every day, instructors and guest artists work to prepare assignments, communicate our schedule and plans, and encourage artists on their creative journey. These workshops are open to all registered H’art Studio artists. If you are a registered…

A new normal: virtual H’art Studio

Throughout the shut down, or instructors, administration and communication staff have been working hard behind the scenes. Our goals have been to: connect with every H’art artist, connect them to each other, set a new routine, introduce meaningful activities, and share positive messages with the wider community. Already, artists in our H’art Studio program have…

A Message From Our Founder: Learning to Dance in the Rain

Many, many organizations have been closed to participation due to public health recommendations meant to slow the transmission of COVID-19 across Canada. H’art Centre is one of them. While it is tempting to dwell on the disruptions to daily routines, the disappointment of cancelled performances, and distressing daily news, as artists we know this can be a moment for resilience and creative thinking. H’art…

Coronavirus Information for Visitors, Participants, Caregivers and Families

LATEST INFORMATION April 9, 2020 With the continuing uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, H’art Centre will remain closed until further notice. We will be monitoring COVID-19 developments as they happen and will be updating our website and phone message to keep everyone informed on when we will be able to resume our normal programming and welcome our participants back. You can find these…

H’art postpones Small Things

Like you, H’art Centre is closely monitoring the development of the COVID-19 pandemic and related directives. To support community efforts, we have suspended all rehearsals at this time and postponed the performances of SMALL THINGS (scheduled for April 17 & 18) to later this year. Thank you for your continued support at this time. We will supply you with the new schedule…

H’art to Develop New Deaf Senior Theatre Production

Grant from the Ontario’s Seniors Community Grant Program Supports Project Beginning this month, seniors who are Deaf will be involved in a new theatre production thanks to a $24,726 grant from the Government of Ontario’s Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility Seniors Community Grant Program. This is part of H’art Centre’s commitment to creating inclusive arts for all abilities. “This investment through the…