The Kingston Arts Council (KAC) is the region's primary resource for arts information and support. The KAC administers key funding programs, the City of Kingston Arts Fund (CKAF) and the Nan Yeomans Grant for Artistic Development. The KAC promotes the creation, development, and appreciation of the arts in Kingston and the surrounding region. We support artistic growth and engagement for artists at all levels of their careers and arts organizations through arts activism, professional development opportunities, accessible arts activities and initiatives, and communications.
The Kingston Arts Council enters into a Service Level Agreement with the City of Kingston to administer the City of Kingston Arts Fund. The administration funding tied to the Service Level Agreement goes directly to operating expenses of the Kingston Arts Council. The KAC distributes money from the City of Kingston Arts Fund to successful applicants (funding is approved by City Council). The Kingston Arts Council also receives Operating Funding from the Ontario Arts Council.