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Montreal Street Collective set to open doors to Kingston community

Montreal Street Collective started after the partnership at Open Studios Kingston, an art studio and sewing shop, ended just before the pandemic hit. One of the partners, Vanessa Martin, worked through the idea of a thrift shop during the pandemic. Amid the financial challenges, Martin put together a new business

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Eighty local artists receive funding from the City of Kingston Arts Fund’s Resiliency Grant

The Kingston Arts Council (KAC) has announced that $80,000 will be awarded to 80 local, professional artists through the first intake period of the City of Kingston Arts Fund’s Resiliency Grant. Total funding for the Resiliency Grant is $100,000 and the remaining $20,000 will be administered through a second intake

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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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‘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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Art enthusiasts are invited downtown for a distanced Art After Dark experience

Art galleries and art loving businesses will once again open their doors for Art After Dark tonight, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. This biannual event has been running for over 10 years and is always met with great reception by art enthusiasts who are starting or adding to their personal art

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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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Pop Up Art Show and Sale at Glocca Morra’s Big Red Barn

On Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, local artists will be safely gathering at Glocca Morra Farms & Studio’s Big Red Barn on Highway 15 for a Pop Up art show and sale. Nine artists and makers will be participating, and every one of them is excited by the opportunity to reconnect

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Paved Paradise 2020: Call for submissions reflecting ‘what makes Kingston unique’

For the third year, the City of Kingston is once again planning a ‘Paved Paradise’ project, a temporary public art exhibit right in the heart of the downtown core. The Paved Paradise project debuted in 2018, and this year, the City is looking for submissions that will “help make the

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Kingston Film Office announces 15 local music video productions

In a packed the Tir Nan Og Irish pub in downtown Kingston, Alex Jansen, business development manager for the Kingston Film Office, was absolutely buzzing with excitement along with the over 120 people on hand. The pub was filled on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 with those from local production companies,

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