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Your peek into Zoom workshops

Although our doors are closed, our programming has not stopped. We have adapted our programming to a new virtual space. Every day, instructors and guest artists work to prepare assignments, communicate our schedule and plans, and encourage artists on their creative journey. These workshops are open to all registered H’art Studio artists. If you are a registered…

A new normal: virtual H’art Studio

Throughout the shut down, or instructors, administration and communication staff have been working hard behind the scenes. Our goals have been to: connect with every H’art artist, connect them to each other, set a new routine, introduce meaningful activities, and share positive messages with the wider community. Already, artists in our H’art Studio program have…

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…

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Julie’s Birthday Fundraiser

Catherine Gourdier, a community supporter, is hosting “Julie’s Birthday Fundraiser” at BLUMartini on Saturday, November 2nd to honour the memory of her sister Julie Gourdier and to support the work of H’art Centre and Special Olympics Ontario – Kingston. This music and fun-filled celebration will feature: VIP Guest Vocalist Miss Emily, an acoustic performance by…

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 community-theatre space, THE BOX. In late August, three sets of 3-tier “tip’n’roll” bleacher-style seats were delivered and assembled and now provide seating for 76…

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…

More to Give: Anniversary Message

An anniversary message from our Founder Dear Friends, H’art started 20 years ago with the understanding that people with developmental disabilities from our community had more to give and that the Arts could be an incredible vehicle to encourage them to do just that. Since then, thanks to the unfailing support of the community, our…

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 in THE BOX and to engage adults with developmental disabilities in advanced workshops using their…

Register Now! Box of Cultures Workshops

BOX OF CULTURES OFFERS NEW ARTS EXPERIENCES FOR NEWCOMERS AND IMMIGRANTS STARTING IN NOVEMBER 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 include: Introduction to Philippine Folk Dance with Rose, Marimba Lessons with Chaka, Aztec Drumming and Dancing with…