SUPPORT THE KINGSTON ARTS COUNCIL!
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:
► 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.
HOW TO DONATE:
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!
Kingston Arts Council
115-370 King Street West
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.
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.
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.