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New arts grants available from the City of Kingston

Those looking to receive support for their artistic endeavours are in luck. The Kingston Arts Council has opened up applications for the Resiliency Grant. The Resiliency Grant is a new funding program supported by the 2021 Kingston Arts Council. “Kingston City Council allocated $200,000 in one-time funding to support individual

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City seeks applicants for Local Arts Residency at the Grand Theatre

The Grand Theatre Local Arts Residency is a pilot initiative developed in response to the impact of COVID-19 on the performing arts. Local artists and collectives working in varying performing arts disciplines are invited to apply to the program, which will encourage participants to explore new ideas, create, self-direct their

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City: New temporary art projects in downtown Kingston

The City of Kingston has announced three new temporary public art projects featuring Kingston-based artists for 2021. Paved Paradise 2021, Storefront Public Art, and the Billboard Poetry Project will promote diverse cultural expression in a variety of mediums in spaces and places throughout the downtown core, according to a release from

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In-person exhibits open at Modern Fuel later this spring

New exhibitions are in the works at Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre. Canadian artists Logan MacDonald, Michael Amar, and Jacquelin Heichert will be exhibiting their work from Saturday Mar. 20 to Sunday, May 8, 2021. Modern Fuel, a long-running cultural non-profit group, provides a gallery space for exhibition purposes, but also

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Local artist raises over $1,000 for Napanee Kitten Rescue thanks to pandemic

Living through pandemic can have a silver lining. For budding artist Lisa Koenig, the extra time at home has allowed her to pursue her creativity while raising money for a worthy cause. “Having more time on my hands, not needing or having to go anywhere, and working from home has

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‘Artists are Essential’ – Kingston Arts Council urges support for artists

Kingston Arts Council (KAC) is asking the Kingston community to support artists during this long pandemic, and beyond. The organization says the COVID-19 pandemic has devastated the global community, and its impact on our arts sector has been extensive and heartbreaking.  Over the last year, Kingston’s artists – despite their

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Skeleton Park Arts Festival calls for submissions for Next Door 2021

The Skeleton Park Arts Festival (SKAF) is inviting proposals from Katarokwi/Kingston-based artists for installations to be included in their second annual rendition of Next Door. Next Door is a temporary public art exhibition displayed throughout the Skeleton Park neighbourhood. Installations by local artists are exhibited in and around the neighbourhood

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City announces recipients of the 2020 Mayor’s Arts Awards

The Mayor’s Arts Awards is an annual recognition program that celebrates high artistic achievement and recognizes extraordinary contributions in and to the arts. Yesterday, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, Mayor Bryan Paterson recognized the 2020 recipients of the Mayor’s Arts Awards at an online event. “Congratulations to the recipients of this year’s

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Kingston Circus Arts needs community support during pandemic

Kingston Circus Arts, a circus arts performance and teaching organization, is struggling greatly due to the pandemic and the second lockdown imposed by the Ontario government. Erin Ball, who founded of Kingston Circus Arts (KCA) in 2015, strives to welcome and teach as many people as possible in KCA’s access-centered

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New downtown public art installations part of The Hub Project

Kingston residents will notice a new billboard with public artwork at the downtown intersection of Princess and Division streets, above the UPS store. The billboard is part of The Hub Project and will feature poetry-based artworks from January to September 2021, according to a release from the City of Kingston,

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Kingston Symphony Volunteers hold second online auction

Kingston Symphony Volunteers have worked tirelessly through the pandemic to move their fundraising efforts online, and have created an online store. Now, they are holding their second annual online auction, with hopes of raising funds to support instrumental and choral arts in the community. The volunteers who raise funds for

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2020 Nan Yeomans Grant for Artistic Development announced

The Kingston Arts Council (KAC) and the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area (CFKA) have announced Tonya Corkey as the recipient of the 2020 Nan Yeomans Grant for Artistic Development. The Nan Yeomans Grant, valued at $2,500 and made possible through an endowment fund held by the CFKA, assists promising

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