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Welcome to our new website

Welcome to our new website

Our shiny new site is live! ✨ With this launch, the last piece of our refreshed brand identity falls into place. We think it captures the energy and enthusiasm of our organization. Check out the new features: A NEW featured artist section! We will add artists weekly...

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New Inclusivity Guide tool launches

New Inclusivity Guide tool launches

H'art launched a new tool last week. The Inclusivity Guide is a one-stop resource for community arts leaders and event organizers. It will help them consider the accessibility of their next art event and encourage the inclusion of individuals with disabilities. This...

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CFKA supports H’art

CFKA supports H’art

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...

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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...

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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...

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A Message from Our Founder: Let’s Dance!

According to diversity and inclusion expert Verna Myers, “While diversity is about identifying differences and making sure everyone is invited to the party, inclusion is about extending a hand and asking everyone to dance”. That's exactly what we are doing this...

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Zena Bernstein Film, Festival Update

The short film we produced on the life and work of artist Zena Bernstein for our recent Able Artist event hit the big screen at the Kingston Canadian Film Festival on Saturday, March 2nd before a sold out crowd as part of Local Shorts, a collection of seven short...

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H’art and Fairmount Home Go Wireless

On December 13, representatives from H’art Centre, Rotary Club of Kingston and Empire Life gathered at Fairmount Home to celebrate the "Go Wireless" pilot project with Fairmount Home’s leaders, recreation staff and residents. Five Smart TV monitors, multiple headsets...

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OTF Funds Intergenerational Arts Mixer

OTF Grant to Help H’art Pilot a New Intergenerational Arts Mixer On Sunday, the Ontario Trillium Foundation gave audience members at the finale performance of H’art Centre’s The Wishing Tree something to sing about when it was announced a weekend intergenerational...

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H’art Receives 2018 Celebrating Accessibility Award

H’art Centre is pleased to announce it a recipient of the City of Kingston 2018 Celebrating Accessibility Award in the category of Education for our MixAbilities Artist/Educator Training program. H’art was awarded this honour yesterday at a ceremony held in Memorial...

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Brook Catherine Doseger Endowment Fund Award

The Brook Catherine Doseger Endowment Fund is a permanent fund initiated by Catherine and Greg Bell, and supported by several donors, in memory of Brook Catherine Doseger (1992 – 2016) Brook Doseger's passion for life and adventure knew no bounds and this spirit...

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Senator Bovey makes a statement of friendship

A note of sincere, and H’art-felt gratitude, to Senator Patricia Bovey in response to her wonderful statement in the Senate in May. We applaud her words and leadership. Read the Senator's statement

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Able Artists paired with CATR 2018

H'art Centre's Able Artists series sponsored a talk and film screening by Menka Nagrani, founder and choreographer of Montreal's Les Productions des pieds des mains at the Canadian Association of Theatre Research 2018 conference that was held at the Isabel Bader...

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More to Give: Anniversary Message

An anniversary message from our Founder Dear Friends, H’art started 20 years ago with the understanding that people with developmental disabilities from our community had more to give and that the Arts could be an incredible vehicle to encourage them to do just that....

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CFKA supports first BOX Residency

This month, H'art Centre will launch its first BOX Residency project. The ground-breaking project will provide two artists who are Deaf, living with disabilities, or experiencing barriers with the time, space, and resources to pursue a creative project of their choice...

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H’art invited to pursue possibility of Providence Village

At a press conference held by the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul on Monday, H’art Centre was named as one of several organizations to be invited to pursue the possibility of locating services on-site to the future Providence Village. "H'art Centre...

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H’art offers new “Story Signing!” workshop

H'art Centre is thrilled to welcome ASL translator Theresa Upton for Story Signing!  on Thursdays this term. Theresa will be offering the American Sign Language Story Signing! workshop as part of a larger project that will support the development and writing of a...

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Ontario Trillium Foundation extends Young at H’art

Ontario Trillium Foundation helps H’art Centre expand and extend new program for seniors with disabilities H’art Centre is is delighted to announce generous funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation will allow it to expand and extend its new Young at H’art arts...

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Young at H’art appeal a success

H’art Centre To Launch New Program for Older Adults with Disabilities Today, H’art Centre announced its Young at H’art fundraising appeal would come to a close thanks to overwhelming support from the community. H’art Centre will now be able to start a new program for...

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New summer music program will get seniors rockin’

THE BOX at H’art Centre will be rocking starting on July 10, 2015 with the launch of a new, free eight-week summer music program for seniors called Rock the Chairs! The program, open to adults 55 and older, will introduce participants to a new genre of music each week...

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Power of Arts Conference

H'art to Present at Power of the Arts National Forum  For the first time, over 200 representatives from all sectors of Canadian society will gather in Ottawa to present, discuss and promote the importance of the arts and its positive impact on improving the quality of...

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Newton & Alice Book Available Now!

H'art Writers and Illustrators Launch New Book http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PydIqAKCL4   We are pleased to announce you can now order your copies of the Newton & Alice book. This book was a major undertaking and it took more than four months to complete....

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H’art Receives Access Award

International Day of Persons with Disabilities is December 3, 2012 At a reception today, the City, in partnership with the Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee (MAAC), honoured H'art as this year's recipient of its International Day of Persons with Disabilities...

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Access Award Winner

H'art Wins Access Award International Day of Persons with Disabilities is December 3, 2012 At a reception today, the City, in partnership with the Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee (MAAC), honoured H'art School as this year's recipient of its International...

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Hart Opens The Box

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 9:02:43 EDT AM H’art students and instructors enjoy some line-dancing as they warm up in The Box a new fully-accessible performing arts studio for people with disabilities at H’art. “This expansion nearly doubles the size of our facility,”...

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