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Coronavirus Information for Visitors, Participants, Caregivers and Families

LATEST INFORMATION August 2020 Please read the latest message from our Founder and Executive Director A Message From The Founder: Welcome Home! 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…

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…

H’art to Return to Isabel Bader Human Rights Arts Festival

After 2018’s successful first appearance at the Isabel Bader Human Rights Festival with the 20th anniversary play A Gift From Martadella, H’art Centre is proud to announce it will return to the Festival in 2020 with a new production, Small Things. The production will mark another first for H’art Centre, a story told primarily through dance and documentary. “This unique work marries…

MixAbilities gets a boost from Ontario Arts Council

H’art Centre can now develop our capacity to market the MixAbilities Inclusive Arts Training program to a wider group of users thanks to a grant from the Ontario Arts Council’s Market Development Project. The Ontario Arts Council’s Market Development Project supports Ontario artists, arts professionals, ad hoc groups/collectives and arts organizations to promote their artwork to…

H’art gets new Love of Dance workshop grant

CFKA helps H’art build inclusive dance capacity, foster new collaboration H’art Centre announced Menka Nagrani, the founder of Montreal’s integrated dance company Les Productions des Pieds des Main, has joined choreographer Melissa Mahady Wilton, co-Artistic Director of The Conservatory, to deliver inclusive dance workshops this season as part of a project called “Love of Dance”. This project is part of H’art Centre’s…

Call for dance volunteers

We are seeking trained dance volunteers interested in working with adults with developmental disabilities as they develop new dance works this season. Volunteer dancers should have: Appropriate background and skills, Ability to attend orientation and interviews, A valid CPIC, Complete our City of Kingston Celebrating Accessibility Award-winning MixAbilities Inclusive Arts training program, Availability during dance workshop schedule, and High interest in learning from…

H’art Studio’s 2019 Fall Season

H’art Studio artists got off to a great start this fall. The theme for the fall season: Celebration! In our workshops, we are learning abou the word, its associated energy, the inspiration to be with others or self, and how celebration creates memories and moments for community inclusion. Studio artists will explore the theme further through dance, movement, music, textile-based creations, and…

Weekend Arts Mixer Fun Facts

We launched the Weekend Arts Mixer project in March as part of our H’art Accessible Arts Program. Through the project, we aimed to create meaningful inclusive arts for seniors in long-term care on weekends and encourage more intergenerational connection –– and fun! We have a few fun stats to share! 37 weekend workshops 800+ attendees 75% of attendees were senior residents Almost 25%  were family, friends…