Kingston Arts Council announces 2022 CKAF grant recipients

Livestream still, 2021. Ciel performs live at Electric Circuits Festival, presented at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Electric Circuits was awarded a CKAF Project Grant for 2022.

The Kingston Arts Council (KAC) announced the recipients of the 2022 City of Kingston Arts Fund (CKAF) on Wednesday, Jul. 13, 2022.

An annual fund administered by the KAC on behalf of the City of Kingston, CKAF provides operating and project grants to local arts organizations and collectives to foster creativity at all levels and enrich how Kingston residents experience and engage with the arts, according to a release from the KAC. Operating grants foster sustainability among leading arts organizations by providing funding for operations and programming and project grants fund the creation and presentation of arts projects.

This year, the total CKAF amount available was $613,503 with $429,451 available for Operating Grants and $184,052 available for Project Grants.

Applications were reviewed by the Grants Committee jury that was comprised of artists and arts professionals with high standing and expertise in the arts and the Kingston community, KAC said. Ex-officio members of the Grants Committee support the work of the jury and bring forward broad community perspectives, provide information on the City of Kingston objectives for the CKAF program, and are present to ensure transparency and fairness in the process. Adjudication meetings were hosted on May 17 (Operating Grants) and May 19 (Project Grants).

“The City of Kingston Arts Fund is essential funding, now more than ever, to support Kingston’s arts and culture sector and increase quality of life for our community,” said Felix Lee, Executive Director, Kingston Arts Council. “Despite the challenges of the pandemic, local artists and arts organizations have continued to do innovative work that uplifts and engages us.”

Operating Grants

Number of Applications: 12
Total Requested: $492,500
Number of Grants Awarded: 11
Total Awarded: $429,451

Agnes Etherington Art Centre, $75,000
Cantabile Choirs of Kingston, $29,329
Centre culturel Frontenac, $15,300
H’art Centre, $13,059
Kingston Canadian Film Festival, $47,046
Kingston Symphony Association, $75,000
Kingston WritersFest, $44,370
Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre, $51,500
Reelout Queer Film Festival, $23,232
Theatre Kingston, $42,230
Union Gallery, $13,385

Project Grants

Number of Applications: 22
Total Requested: $287,932
Number of Grants Awarded: 17
Total Awarded: $184,052

Concert and Workshop Series, Kingston Improvising Musicians Collective, $12,000
Electric Circuits Festival of Electronic Music, Performance, & Digital Art, Electric Circuits, $11,000
Festival of Live Digital Art, Spiderwebshow Performance, $12,750
HARMONIA, Salon Theatre, $11,000
HYDRA: A Story on Water, Calliope Collective, $14,250
Kingston: A Guidebook from Memory, Amanda Baker, $9,258
Make It Local, Orchestra Kingston, $5,000
Phantom Bodies: Invisible Pain & Ghostly Intimacies, Stéfy McKnight, $7,240
Shortwave Radio Theatre Camp, CFRC 101.9FM, $14,250
Skeleton Park Arts Festival, Skeleton Park Arts Festival, $13,500
Sounding Board: A Community Conversation, Heather Poechman, $10,366
Soundscapes, Sistema Kingston, $11,664
Spring Reverb 2023, KPP Concerts, $8,000
The Bourgeois Gentleman, Kingston Baroque Consort, $7,327
The GroundUP Dance Festival, Movement Market Collective, $12,267
The Juvenis Festival 2023, Blue Canoe, $12,000
Uncovering Canada, anARC Theatre, $12,000

Learn more about the Operating and Project Grant recipients and read detailed descriptions of the organizations and projects funded here:

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