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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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‘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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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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2020 Nan Yeomans Grant for Artistic Development now accepting applications

Applications for the 2020 Nan Yeomans Grant for Artistic Development are now being accepted by The Kingston Arts Council (KAC). This grant supports emerging artists and/or artisans working in visual media to further their artistic growth and education, read a media release dated Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. Totalling $2,500 in

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City announces 2019 Mayor’s Arts Awards recipients

Formally recognized at last night’s City Council meeting, and celebrated at a ceremony on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, the City of Kingston has announced this year’s recipients of the Mayor’s Arts Awards. The Mayor’s Arts Awards celebrate high artistic achievement and recognize extraordinary contributions in and to the arts in

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Kingston Arts Council announces launch of 2019 City of Kingston Arts Fund Program

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 City of Kingston Arts Fund Program (CKAF), the Kingston Arts Council announced on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. Administered by the Kingston Arts Council on behalf of the City of Kingston, a total of $587,000 in funding is available through the program, which

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Applications now being accepted for Nan Yeomans emerging artist grant

Do you know someone who creates amazing works of art, but could use a bit of a boost to their career? Or someone is in the formative years of their artistic career who could benefit from courses or other further development? If you do (or if that’s you), now is

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Scenes from the 2016 Skeleton Park Arts Festival

With the 2016 Skeleton Park Arts Festival’s official conclusion on Sunday afternoon, we’re riding a serious wave of awesomeness into the summer, but also feeling a wee bit sad that one of the city’s best, free summer festivals is behind us.  This year’s SPAF was billed as a return to

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Tett Centre Celebrates First Birthday

If you’re anything like me, it’s hard to believe that the Tett Centre is already celebrating its first birthday. It feels like just the other day that the arts hub and event space opened its doors and introduced an innovative, co-operative, and synergistic approach to fine arts in Kingston. And

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Six Questions for Mike Sheppard

Mike Sheppard has been working with various theatre companies in Kingston for nearly 10 years now.  He founded Blue Canoe Theatrical Productions in 2006, while simultaneously studying at Queen’s University, and acted as Artistic Director from 2006-2013 and Artistic Producer from 2013-2014.  Mike is also the Associate Producer of Theatre

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Scenes from the Skeleton Park Arts Festival 2015

The 2015 Skeleton Park Arts Festival officially concluded late last Saturday following a lively musical spectacle that was enjoyed by a crowd of hundreds who had packed Princess Street in front of The Sleepless Goat. Earlier in the day, Skeleton Park (aka McBurney Park), served as the backdrop for the

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#ygkChallenge: Skeleton Park Arts Festival

The #ygkChallenge is an ongoing series where we dare you to be different, resolve to be better, and or do something awesome in support of our beloved community. Each week, Kingstonist establishes a new, ambitious or quirky goal, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and do something

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