This list is meant to be an evolving resource. Please email email@example.com if you have suggestions regarding other listings that should be included.
AGNES ETHERINGTON ART CENTRE
Agnes Etherington Art Centre is a research‐intensive art museum located on the historic campus of Queen’s University. It illuminates the great artistic traditions of the past and the innovations of the present through year-round programs of exhibitions and outreach activities staged across eight beautiful galleries, the Biéler Studio, and assorted public spaces including the gracious period rooms of the historic Etherington House.
The H’Art Centre is a non-profit, charitable arts hub that provides high quality arts programming for individuals with developmental disabilities and those facing barriers, allowing all the opportunities to create, study, and produce works of art. The H’Art Centre believes in aiding all to reach their highest potential through arts and indirect learning, in their fully accessible and inclusive 7,000 foot learning and performing arts space.
ISABEL BADER CENTRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts is a home for the creative arts at Queen’s and serves as a hub of vibrant artistic study, creation and exhibition in our community. The learning experiences shaped by the Isabel will enhance our students’ skills and abilities for their work in the arts and beyond.
Joe’s M.I.L.L. is a registered charity in Kingston, Ontario founded by musician, Wally High, in memory of his friend and band member, the late Joe Chithalen, who was a talented bass player in several well-known Kingston bands. The Library has over 1000 instruments available to borrow.
KINGSTON SCHOOL OF ART
The Kingston School of Art, a non-profit charitable organization, was formed in 1994. Governed by a community based volunteer Board of Directors, the School is supported by fundraising, student fees, donations and grants. Its mission is to provide cost-effective year-round art classes, have studio-based hands-on instruction and provide practical artistic experiences. Through creating an inclusive and supportive environment, this art space encourages artistic individuality and innovation, as well as cultivate an appreciation of art within the community.
Kingston School of Art – Community Arts Centre
The Kingston School of Art presents their Community Art Studio Program. During office hours when there is not a class or workshop taking place, the KSOA will open their doors to those in the arts community seeking work spaces! With two rooms available at varying hours, community members may book the space for a 5 month term at an affordable price. Space availability and booking can be done online.
MODERN FUEL ARTIST RUN CENTRE
Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre is a non-profit organization facilitating the presentation, interpretation, and production of contemporary visual, time-based and interdisciplinary arts. Modern Fuel aims to meet the professional development needs of emerging and mid-career local, national and international artists, from diverse cultural communities, through exhibition, discussion, and mentorship opportunities.
Modern Fuel: Media Workspace
Modern Fuel’s new Media Workspace is a site for the production of media-based arts practices for all members. It is a media lab that was developed in response to the lack of resources for artists working in audio and lense-based media, and is dedicated to providing space for accessing, learning, and engaging with these innovative practices.
MusicMates is a not-for-profit organization that uses music to empower those living with developmental disabilities. Their goal is to provide access to music education and experiences, regardless of an individuals’ ability level. All programming is multi-dimensional, creating an inclusive space for social opportunities, visual & verbal communication, and skill development through the use of music, accessible instruments, and interactive material.
Queen’s Community Music, in partnership with the Joe Chithalen Memorial Musical Instrument Lending Library (Joe’s M.I.L.L.) and the Limestone District School Board, have established Sistema Kingston, a free group centered after-school music program for underserved children in the community. The goal of this program is to emphasize inclusivity and teamwork, foster creativity, and create personal responsibility in all of its activities.
TETT CENTRE FOR CREATIVITY AND LEARNING
The Tett Centre is a not-for-profit arts organization made up of tenant groups and community members. This historic building is owned by the City of Kingston and operated by our independent charity organization, The Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning.
The Union Gallery is a non-profit, professionally staffed, student-driven university organization committed to increasing awareness and appreciation of contemporary art, supporting excellence in the arts, and creating a place where students and emerging artists can work with professionals to obtain skills training and career development in the visual arts.The gallery is centrally located in the Stauffer Library foyer at Queen’s University on the corner of Union Street and University Avenue. It is a public gallery open five days and admission is free. We have two fabulous exhibition spaces and everyone is encouraged to attend gallery events and programs.
UNIT 115 is a free, inclusive and flexible exhibition space situated in the Kingston Arts Council office at the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning. The newly-created space has approximately 25 ft of wall space, 124 square ft of floor space, plus space for tables and plinths. The opportunity to exhibit is open to artists (professional, emerging, students, etc), arts and culture organizations and collectives.
WINDOW ART GALLERY
Located at the Kingston School of Art, The Window Gallery mission is to provide affordable exhibition space for culturally diverse local and regional artists; to facilitate artistic expression among youth, adults and seniors; to foster innovation through exhibitions of installation, video and performance art; to cultivate and increase awareness of cultural activity in our community; to provide the opportunity for a national or international artist to exhibit annually.
This Ontario network is affiliated with a national organization, the Artist-Run Centres and Collectives Conference. Both support the growth and development of artist-directed organizations engaged in contemporary cultural practice. This website lists all artist-run centres in Ontario. These centres are publicly-funded, but differ from public art galleries, museums, and commercial galleries in the diverse ways they promote contemporary art and help their artist members develop as professionals. They offer gallery exhibitions, offsite public art work, support for the artwork of a particular medium and/or support for the artwork of the regional community.
This Ontario-based national non-profit community arts service organization connects artists and organizations working with children and youth across Canada. It is particularly useful to craft artists interested in teaching children.
This organization empowers and educates members, working towards self-representation. CADA-ON published an employment best practices guide, Professional Standards for Dance (PSD), in 2003, and released a new version in February 2009. Programs include the PSD, Training Subsidy Program, Accident Insurance, Professional Development, electronic communications and joint membership with Canadian Dance Assembly.
Dance Ontario is a not-for-profit membership-based association that brings together a dynamic cross-section of all areas of the dance sector, from internationally renowned companies to local dance clubs, technicians and agents. Its website includes a directory and information about auditions, classes, rental spaces, and shows.
ONTARIO ASSOCIATION OF ART GALLERIES
This not-for-profit association represents Ontario’s public and private sector art galleries. It encourages members to work in close cooperation with the Ontario Arts Council, helps visual art centres in the province promote high standards of excellence and uniform methods in the care and presentation of works of art, and advises on matters or professional interest.
ArtBridges is a unique, emerging and free Canada-wide hub for community-engaged arts initiatives that connects people interested or active in community-engaged arts across Canada. ArtBridges’ seeks to nurture community-engaged arts nationwide.
ARTS HEALTH NETWORK CANADA
Arts Health Network Canada is primary arts and health knowledge sharing, networking and capacity building hub, helping to promote and facilitate the development and growth of arts and health initiatives across Canada. As a not-for-profit organization, Arts Health Network Canada’s (AHNC) primary purpose is to increase public awareness, understanding and appreciation of the contributions of arts-based initiatives to individual and community health, as well as to Canada’s public health care system.
CanadaHelps is dedicated to increasing charitable giving across Canada by making it easier to donate and fundraise online; it provides open access for charities to an affordable, online fundraising platform, and training so they can better connect with the people who support them. For donors this online tool offers a one-stop shop for donating or fundraising for any registered Canadian charity online.
CharityVillage has become the Canadian nonprofit sector’s largest and most popular online resource for recruiting, news and how-to information. Merging the best of web design and social media, the new CharityVillage is a unique online community for the 21st century. It’s based on relationship-building, sharing, and collaboration – characteristics that underpin the nonprofit sector.
INDEPENDENT MEDIA ARTS ALLIANCE
This national network of independent film, video, and electronic media producers, distributors, and exhibitors from all parts of Canada promotes the improvement of means and access for independents at every stage of funding, production, distribution, and exhibition. Its 84 organizations represent more than 12,000 artists and cultural workers.
ONTARIO NONPROFIT NETWORK
Sumac is nonprofit software that can be customized for any organization. Sumac is an easy to use, affordable Customer relationship management (CRM) solution that has more add-ons to choose from than any other nonprofit software on the market, so you can customize it to meet your exact needs.
TechSoup Canada is a program of the Centre for Social Innovation, and a member of the TechSoup Global Network. TechSoup provides the transformative technology solutions, the digital platforms, and the in-person experiences that enable people to work together toward a more equitable world. In collaboration with the TechSoup Global Network, TechSoup enables companies, foundations, and governments to connect their philanthropic resources with vetted NGOs globally.
WorkInCulture (WIC) is a non-profit arts service organization that supports the professional lives of Ontario’s artists, creatives, and cultural workers. This online service serves as a platform for safe dialogue, encouraging conversations, and professional opportunities around the province. The popular JobBoard continues to connect job seekers and qualified candidate to sector employers, and the DiscoveryBoard provides individuals with a range of professional development opportunities.