inclusive arts

Go Wireless: A lifeline for seniors

Go Wireless: A lifeline for seniors

Seniors at Fairmount Home were already preparing to use technology to stay engaged and active before the pandemic hit thanks to a pilot project launched by H’art Centre’s outreach program in December 2018 and implemented in 2019.  “Little did we know that our Go...

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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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H’art Studio’s Fall 2020 Programming

H’art Studio’s Fall 2020 Programming

Today, we are pleased to announce the details of our Fall 2020 H'art Studio programming. The Fall session, which we are calling Season of Solos, will include visual arts, music, and dance workshops on the theme of "inspiration". The new session begins on September 8th...

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A Message From The Founder: Our Phased Return

A Message From The Founder: Our Phased Return

This has been a challenging time and the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on all of us. As most of Ontario is now entering Stage 3 of the Framework for Reopening Our Province, we wanted to thank you for supporting H’art Centre during this time of...

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Virtual H’art Studio attracts artists from a distance

It has been said that there is an opportunity in every crisis. When H'art Centre shut down to on-site programming due to the pandemic, we had no idea what opportunity would arise. Without missing a beat, our instructors and administrators worked hard to deliver...

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Developing A Daily Practice

"A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence."- Jim Watkins This term, H'art Studio artists will work to strengthen their personal daily practice. What is a "daily practice"? It is a series of small, fundamental actions that,...

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Arts and positive social change

Art-ivist:  A person who blends art with positive social action and inclusion In January, we began to learn about local artists who have used their art to make a positive change and promote inclusion in Kingston. We call these inspiring individuals by a new term ––...

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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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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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New project in development

New 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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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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Call to International Artists

Call to International Artists

NEW INITIATIVE SEEKS FIVE INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS H’art Centre and ISKA to assist performing artists who want to bring newcomers together through art and culture Box of Cultures project organizers are seeking five international artists to lead free, weekly performing...

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Creole Choir of Cuba Workshop September 9th

H'ART OFFERS KINGSTON GROUPS A CHANCE TO MIX AND MINGLE WITH CREOLE CHOIR OF CUBA WORKSHOP TO HIGHLIGHT THE BOX'S COMMUNITY OUTREACH POTENTIAL H’art Centre invites community organizations that serve marginalized groups to join them at a workshop delivered by the...

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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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Reflections on Able Artists 2012

"Do people have expectations of you?" It was that direct question from a friend that stunned award-winning singer-songwriter Justin Hines many years ago. And, as he told the 150 people who attended H'art School's Able Artists 2012 on November 21st, he didn't have a...

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