Applications are now being accepted for the 2022 City of Kingston Arts Fund Program (CKAF), the Kingston Arts Council announced on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022.
Administered by the Kingston Arts Council on behalf of the City of Kingston, a total of $580,431 in funding is available through the program, which is comprised of two funding streams: operating grants and project grants. The program provides grants to local arts organizations and collectives “to enrich how Kingston residents experience and engage with the arts,” Kingston Arts Council said in a press release.
“CKAF nurtures the capacity of the arts, artists, and arts sector in Kingston while fostering creativity, encouraging social cohesion, enhancing the quality of life, and stimulating economic development through direct investment,” the Arts Council said.
Guidelines and application forms for 2022 CKAF grants are available for download on the Kingston Arts Council website here. Anyone who requires assistance can contact Felix Lee, Executive Director, at [email protected].
New this year, the Arts Council said that individual professional artists are now eligible to apply to CKAF Project Grants. Complete application requirements, including the criteria for eligible projects and the definition of a professional artist, can be found in the Grant Guidelines.
Applications for both the operating grant and project grant programs are due on Wednesday, Apr. 13, 2022, by 5 p.m., so there is still plenty of time for local art organizations and collectives to explore options and learn more.
One way for applicants to learn more is through the CKAF Information Session on Tuesday, Mar. 8 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. over Zoom. The session is intended for new and returning Project Grant applicants but is not mandatory. According to the release, it will include a detailed review of the 2022 Project Grant Guidelines, Application Forms and Assessment Criteria, as well as a Q&A about the CKAF grant process.