The Kingston Arts Council (KAC)

The Kingston Arts Council (KAC) is the region’s primary resource for arts information and support. Through communications, programming, and advocacy, the KAC promotes the creation, development, and appreciation of the arts in Kingston and supports artistic growth and engagement for arts organizations and artists at all levels of their careers. The KAC also administers key funding programs, the City of Kingston Arts Fund (CKAF) and the Nan Yeomans Grant for Artistic Development.


The Kingston Arts Council provides strategic leadership and services for the arts – as funder, champion, advocate, expert, and resource – in Kingston and surrounding area.


The Kingston Arts Council strengthens arts and culture in the community by acting as a network for diverse groups, arts organizations, and artists across all disciplines and as a facilitator of opportunities to experience the arts as a creator, viewer, participant, and/or supporter.

Strategic Plan

2019-2023 Strategic Plan

In December 2019, the KAC launched a new three-year Strategic Plan titled Connected, Vocal, Strong.

The full plan can be read here (PDF).

In 2019, the Kingston Arts Council began the process of developing a new strategic plan to build on the success of the initial plan and respond to current community needs. Consultation with the community began in May 2019. In the spring of 2019, the Kingston Arts Council reached out to the arts community with a survey designed to gather insights into the challenges, opportunities and issues that artists, arts workers, collectives and arts organizations are facing at this time. We also invited feedback on KAC programs and services as well as indications of interest in potential new and expanded programs. This feedback and informed the organization’s work through the summer and fall to develop the priorities and objectives outlined in this plan.

2016-2018 Strategic Plan

Click here to view a pdf copy of the 2016/18 Strategic Plan: Building a Creative Community.

The development of the Kingston Arts Council Strategic Plan (2016-18): Building a Creative Community was funded by the Ontario Arts Council – Compass Grant.


Annual Reports

Click here to view a pdf copy of the 2018/19 Annual Report.

Click here to download a pdf copy of the 2017/18 Annual Report.

Click here to download a pdf copy of the 2016/2017 Annual Report.