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Your look into reopening protocols

Since March, while we pioneered virtual programming, H’art Centre focused on getting ready for our eventual return to on-site programming. In consultation with Kingston’s Public Health inspectors and nurses, we prepared the Centre with enhanced protocols, processes, and tools. First, we gave the facility a deep cleaning. A big thank you to Alyn Stirk—H’art Centre’s new maintenance person—who has gone over H’art…

All you need to know about summer jobs program

Thanks to the Canada Summer Jobs program, funded by the Government of Canada, H’art Centre is adding additional summer students to our administrative and creative staff. Four summer students will contribute to our team efforts during the reopening phase as we deliver arts programming online, as well as on-onsite. Canada Summer Jobs is an initiative of the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy,…

How your City will support the arts through 2020 Arts Fund

The Kingston Arts Council and the City of Kingston announced the recipients of the 2020 City of Kingston Arts Fund grants recently. H’art Centre was among only 11 local arts organizations that received an operating grant. Take a moment to read an article in the Kingston Whig Standard about what your City is doing to support the arts through this fund. The…

H’art receives support through the Emergency Community Support Fund

It was recently announced, H’art Centre will receive funding through the Emergency Community Support Fund to continue to deliver online programming to H’art Studio participants who are not yet able to return to the Centre through March 2021. This support will go far to prevent social isolation and to help foster inclusion through online Zoom inclusive art workshops at least twice a…

Harry E. Foster Foundation supports virtual program

In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, H’art artists were dealing with the disappointment of the postponed performance of Small Things and the uncomfortable experience of being isolated at home away from their regular routine and friends. We reached out to the Harry E. Foster Foundation to ask for support for the development and delivery of our new virtual programming. And…

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…