Volunteer with the KAC!

Photo by Shanique Peart
Photo by Shanique Peart

Looking to get involved with us?

We are always happy to take on volunteers to help us serve the local arts community! Sign up by downloading and emailing the completed form to grants@artskingston.ca, or by filling out the interest form at the bottom of this page. If you have any questions or require assistance with your application, contact us at grants@artskingston.ca.

The City of Kingston Arts Fund (CKAF) Review

To ensure CKAF continues to support Kingston arts organizations, projects, artists and the public, the City is undertaking a review of the granting program. It is expected the CKAF Review will consider the program mandate, objectives, outputs, and reporting and evaluation mechanisms, and consider other potential changes such as an expansion beyond the current focus on operating and project grants and/or streamlining existing CKAF grant streams.

Learn more about the City of Kingston Arts Fund review.

The next phase of public engagement has launched and includes a survey, one-on-one interviews, community focus groups, pop-ups, and an open house.

Take the online survey

Please note: the survey link will redirect you from the project page to the survey hosted by Saffy, an external consultant on the project.

The community advisory group, made up of community members selected through an open application process, will be supporting the engagement as project champions, and details will be announced.

Call for Board Members!

The Kingston Arts Council (KAC) is seeking dynamic individuals from the community to join our esteemed Board of Directors and play a crucial role in shaping the future of the arts in our city.

The KAC is the region's primary resource for arts information & support. 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.

As a member of the KAC Board of Directors, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the strategic direction of our organization, advocate for the arts, and help foster a thriving arts community in Kingston. Your insights, expertise, and dedication will make a significant impact on the cultural fabric of our city and the artists and organizations we serve.


The KAC is seeking individuals with a variety of skills, backgrounds, and experiences to bring a diverse range of perspectives to our Board of Directors. While we value a deep appreciation for the arts, we also encourage applicants with expertise in areas such as finance, marketing, fundraising, legal affairs, community engagement, and arts administration.

Whether you are an emerging leader or an experienced professional, we invite you to apply if you possess the following qualities:

  • Passion for the arts and a strong commitment to the arts community
  • Dedication to promoting and actualizing inclusivity, diversity, and equitable access to the arts
  • Strategic and forward-thinking mindset
  • Effective communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability to commit time and actively participate in board meetings, committee work, and organizational events


To begin your application, please email board@artskingston.ca and attach a copy of your CV and a brief statement of interest.

For any inquiries or further information, please contact info@artskingston.ca