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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…

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 films. What an honour to be…

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 and a creative resource guide were made availableto Fairmount Home’s recreation staff and are now a…

St. Lawrence student receives 2018 Brook Catherine Doseger Award

  On Sunday December 9th, at the finale performance of “The Wishing Tree”, H’art Centre announced Olivia Breton, a third-year Child and Youth Care student from St. Lawrence College, is the 2018 recipient of the Brook Catherine Doseger Endowment Fund Award. The Brook Catherine Doseger Endowment Fund is a permanent fund initiated by Catherine and…

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 arts mixer would be added to the Centre’s efforts to engage seniors who live…

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 Hall at City Hall. MixAbilities is a six-module training program designed to enhance access to…