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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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‘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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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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Things to do when you want to get out of the house this fall

With the fall weather here to stay, you may be looking for some indoor activities and outings to safely participate in. Local businesses and organizations are putting the safety of the community first when offering classes or activities to keep us entertained indoors. These businesses are ready to host you

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Local dance schools find their rhythm with in-studio lessons

After months of staying safe at home, the Kingston and area dance community is ready to welcome back dancers in safe and socially distanced ways. Offering many different dance styles, and following the best practices to keep all dancers safe, local dance studios are open for registration for new and

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FOLDA brings online live performances to forefront during pandemic

For the third-year in a row, the Festival of Live Digital Art (FOLDA), one of North America’s largest online live performance festivals, is back. This year’s festival will be streaming from Kingston, Toronto, New York City, Montreal and Los Angeles from Wednesday, Jun. 10 to Saturday, Jun. 13, 2020.  Adrienne

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Street Ballerina Performance Art Project says thank you to frontline workers

Mark Aiden Bergin is the creative force behind the Street Ballerina Performance Art Project. He is a local dance, theatre and street photographer, as well as a teacher and Program Coordinator of the Music and Digital Media program at St. Lawrence College. Spending a lot of his time in New

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Tett Centre celebrates fifth anniversary

It’s almost hard to believe that one of Kingston’s most beloved and busy hubs didn’t exist just years ago, but today marks a milestone for the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning. Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 is the fifth anniversary of the place where dancers practice, artists learn and work,

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Take in Calliope Collective’s final presentation of ‘The Longest Night’

There is something magical about the stillness and silence of a winter night, with the moon reflecting on the bright white of the snow. That magic is not only captured, but amplified by the Calliope Collective’s winter tradition, ‘The Longest Night.’ Taking place on the eve of the Winter Solstice,

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Get active this fall/winter with programs from the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston has released its 2019 Recreation and Leisure Guide with dozens of programs taking place over hundreds of sessions through the fall and winter months. With an age range of infant-199, and programs taking place across 8 different categories, there’s likely something being offered that will meet

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Second weekend of ‘Ontario Street: A Vibrant Project’ kicks off Friday

The City of Kingston will be putting on a second weekend of the Ontario Street Vibrant Spaces Project. Ontario Street will be closed to traffic in front of City Hall from 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9 until 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019 to allow a gathering space for

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