H’art Accesible Arts Program (HAAP!)

We reach out so people of diverse abilities can participate in the arts throughout their lives and as they age.

HAAP deliver high-quality programming that emphasizes increased opportunities for inclusion. Everyone is welcome and no art experience is necessary. The facilitators strive to create a meaningful, inclusive environment for all participants where creativity is fostered in a supportive and positive space. It is never too late for an individual to engage in something new and master a skill so we encourage participation for everyone. Families and friends are always welcome so come and see what it is all about.

Some Highlights

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Impact on the Community

Hundreds of seniors in four long-term care homes in Kingston gained access to inclusive and meaningful arts, including a Parkinson’s Dance program offered at a retirement residence.

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Experience-Led Workshops

A pool of artists and volunteers with experience to lead workshops for seniors with disabilities and long-term care staff.

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Access to Weekend Arts Programming

Facilitators and volunteers delivered 37 weekend arts workshops that involved more than 800 senior residents, family members and visitors in meaningful inclusive arts in 2019.

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Encouraged Inter-generational Connection

Nearly 200 children, youth, and adults took part in arts programming with seniors.

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Are you an administrator who would like to increase access to the arts for people who face barriers? Contact us today!

H’art Centre is located below Good Life Fitness. The building’s main entrance is off of Barrack Street. Wheelchair access and audience access to THE BOX inclusive performing arts space is available through the entrance on Wellington Street.

237 Wellington St., Kingston, Ontario, K7K 0B5

T: 613.545.1392