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Culture Opportunities

Explore funding opportunities for your arts, cultural and heritage projects and organizations in Kingston.

Arts, Heritage and Culture Grants

Each year, Kingston provides around $1 million to non-profit arts, heritage and cultural organizations and artist collectives. These funds come from two programs: the City of Kingston Arts Fund and the City of Kingston Heritage Fund. These programs support sector growth and offer residents access to a wide range of cultural experiences. 

City of Kingston Arts Fund (CKAF) 

We give money to arts organizations, collectives, and artists in Kingston through the City of Kingston Arts Fund (CKAF). Since 2007, we have provided $9.4 million to support artists and the arts in Kingston. The Kingston Arts Council (KAC) manages CKAF on our behalf. KAC is a local organization that helps artists, arts professionals and organizations. They offer funding, training, support and opportunities for artists.  You can learn more and apply for grants on the Kingston Arts Council website.

City of Kingston Heritage Fund (CKHF) 

We provide money to museums, cultural groups and projects sharing Kingston's history through the City of Kingston Heritage Fund (CKHF). CKHF launched in 2013 and have given $1.5 million to support Kingston's cultural heritage, helping people experience Kingston's history and boosting civic pride and quality of life. The Kingston Association of Museums, Art Galleries and Historic Sites (KAM) manages CKHF. KAM promotes and supports Kingston's cultural heritage by offering training, advocacy, public engagement, and partnerships. You can learn more and apply for grants on the Kingston Association of Museums website. 

Culture learning opportunities

We provide opportunities for cultural learning and engagement to support the goals of the Kingston Culture Plan and enhance Kingston's cultural scene. 

Opportunities include in-conversations, talkbacks, workshops, masterclasses, school field trips, special events, and more.

Check the listings at these City-run locations to see what is coming up:

"In Conversation" artist talks before Kingston Grand Theatre performances offer insights into the creative processes of musicians, playwrights and choreographers, enhancing your live experience. Join for an engaging pre-show discussion. 

The Master Class series at Kingston Grand Theatre features world-class artists, offering valuable learning opportunities for aspiring musicians, dancers and actors. Interact with renowned professionals, receive technical instruction and gain insights into artistic and career development. Open to all artists interested in enhancing their skills. 

Talkbacks at Kingston Grand Theatre offer informal Q&A sessions with the cast and crew after dance, theatre or musical performances. Engage with the artists to gain insights into the creative process and the making of the performance.

The City of Kingston acknowledges that we are on the traditional homeland of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and the Huron-Wendat, and thanks these nations for their care and stewardship over this shared land.

Today, the City is committed to working with Indigenous peoples and all residents to pursue a united path of reconciliation.

Learn more about the City's reconciliation initiatives.

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