Past Projects

The Love of Dance Project

The Love of Dance Project

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Project Update: The Box Seating Improvement

With the support of the Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston and H’art supporters, we delivered THE BOX Seating Improvement Project and its goal to provide more accessible seating options and better sight-lines for audience members attending productions in our...

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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...

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H’art stages two sold-out performances of The Wishing Tree

On December 8 & 9, 2018, H'art Centre staged two sold-out performances of The Wishing Tree marking a huge success for our first collaboration with artist Suzanne Pasternak. Inspired by local stories and legends of Prince Edward County, The Wishing Tree is a...

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Project Update: A Gift From Martadella

H’art Centre marked its 20th year in Kingston with a major production at the Isabel Bader Performance Centre from April 20-21, 2018 and would like to thank everyone who made the event possible. “We started 20 years ago with the belief that people with developmental...

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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 Issues Call for New Choir

 CALLING ALL SINGERS! H'art Centre is inviting people who are blind or who experience vision loss to join a newly-forming choir to be led by Eric Voice, a four-time Canadian and American Native Music Award nominee. Tell a friend! Help us spread the word. The choir...

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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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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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Seniors to Get “A Day Away”

Today, H’art Centre announced that it will expand a popular summer pilot project for seniors into a new arts program called A Day Away thanks to a grant provided by the Government of Ontario’s Seniors Community Grant Program. What started as a short summer music...

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Getting to Know Father Sky

THE BOX at H’art Centre will be soaring to new heights on September 21st with the launch of a free 13-week arts program called Getting to Know Father Sky to be led by a four-time Canadian and American Native Music Award nominee. The program, open to adults, will...

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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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All Around the World In One Night a Success

All Around the World In One Night a Success

On behalf of H'art Centre, I would like to thank everyone who took part in All Around the World in One Night on February 28, 2015. We held this special event to celebrate the completion of our successful work with Immigrant Services Kingston and Area (ISKA) on the...

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Baboo Project in Development

Baboo: Missing in History   The Ontario Arts Council is supporting our research on the largely unknown life of Sir. John A. MacDonald's daughter Mary who was born with hydrocephalus. His daughter, who he affectionately called "Baboo", has a story to tell and...

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Box of Cultures Workshops

Box of Cultures Workshops

BOX OF CULTURES OFFERS NEW ARTS EXPERIENCES FOR NEWCOMERS AND IMMIGRANTS  The Box of Cultures project organizers are excited to announce five weekly arts experiences that newcomers and immigrants can attend for free beginning in early November. The workshops...

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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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iPad Research

A recent research study showed that, without exception, all H’art School participants found an iPad assisted them in their participation in H’art’s Inclusive Post Secondary Education (IPSE) program at Queen’s. Some participants said that they found their semester was...

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