We train the next generation of inclusive arts facilitators.
MixAbilities is our six-module training program designed to enhance access to the arts by ensuring artists and educators are trained to effectively and empathetically support participants who are Deaf and those with disabilities.
Recipient of the 2018 City of Kingston Access Award in the category of Education.
We offer MixAbilities Inclusive Arts Training three times per year. Watch our Opportunities page for our calls to local artists.
Not ready to take the training but you would like to improve the accessibility of your workshops? Request our free Inclusivity Guide today.
Sharing Our Approach
H’art Centre believes that a large pool of artists and educators who are trained in our approach and understand the factors that create exclusion in the arts will create a ripple of positive influence.
MixAbilities is for advanced volunteers, field placement students, visiting artists, and local arts educators to gain unique access to our inclusive arts facilitation techniques.
H’art Centre has introduced over 1500 volunteers, placement students, community artists and arts educators to our approach since 1998. We launched the MixAbilities Inclusive Arts Training Program, a formal blueprint of our approach to meaningful arts programming, in 2018.
What to Expect
We are also continuously developing new tools and training modules for MixAbilities. We plan to launch a training stream to benefit community arts groups, associations, and collectives and we are proud to introduce a new tool in Fall 2020 –– the Inclusivity Guide! You can find the Guide in the drop-down menu above.
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You can be part of what makes H’art Centre a joyful, safe, welcoming, and inclusive place.
Become a volunteer and start your MixAbilities journey.
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