Consider making a one-time, monthly or annual donation to help support the Kingston Arts Council in our mission to provide strategic leadership and services for the arts and reach our vision of a Kingston where:

► the arts are understood to be essential to our community’s health and vitality;

► people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities experience, value and see themselves reflected in the arts;

► all those who wish to participate in the arts have the resources and opportunities to do so;

► artists and arts workers are able to build sustainable careers; and

► our arts sector, artists, arts workers and arts organizations are thriving and recognized locally and nationally for their efforts, talents and innovation.


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Visit our office from 10AM–4PM Monday–Friday to submit a donation via cash or cheque. Our office is located in Unit 115 at the beautiful waterfront Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning at 370 King St. W

Mail in your donation to the address below — be sure to include your name, address, and email or phone number!https://www.artskingston.ca/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/101-MOS10344-Enhanced-NR-scaled.jpg

Kingston Arts Council
115-370 King Street West
Kingston, ON  K7L 2X4

All donations are eligible for a tax receipt.



Artists Lost 28,000 Jobs


In 2020, Canadian artists lost a total of 28,491 gigs due to COVID- 19. This resulted in $20,050,521 total income lost in 2020 for Canadian Artists. A large portion of lost gigs were performances, but initiatives including education, festivals, and outreach were also greatly affected. 

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25% employment drop in the arts


Employment in the arts, entertainment and recreation sector [NAICS 71] fell from 450,500 in 2019 to 336,100 jobs in 2020. That’s a 25.4% drop for employment in the arts in Canada. Arts and culture workers anticipate a recovery period of at least 18 months. 

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Art Improves Community


According to a recent survey, 90% of Ontario residents agreed that an active local arts scene helps make a community a better place to live and 88% of Ontario residents believed that if their community lost its arts activities, people living there would lose something of value. 

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