To meet the objectives of the Kingston Culture Plan, the City these professional opportunities to help enrich cultural life of the City:
Supporting local artists in schools
In partnership with the Limestone District School Board, the City is introducing a new Artists in Schools program. With support from the Ontario Arts Council (OAC), local artists have the opportunity to be artists-in-residence in schools in Kingston and collaborate with teachers, using music, dance, visual arts, media, drama and storytelling to create arts-infused learning experiences.
Coming Soon: Teaching Artist Training
As part of the partnership, and with the support of the OAC and The Royal Conservatory, the first Artist-Educator Foundations Course had a full registration of 20+ local artists to learn more about arts education. This 30-hour course enables artists to obtain the training required to work in schools and/or in community settings through hands-on, activity-based exploration.
Teaching Artist Roster
The Teaching Artist Roster is a database of artists available to work with the community. The City makes the Roster available for reference by schools and community groups wishing to hire artists to teach music, dance, theatre, visual, media or literary arts.
- Want to become a teaching artist? See the Teaching Artist page for more info.
Educator Information Night
This information/social gathering is designed to launch the school series and individual performances that will help educators connect the themes, methods and practices of upcoming performances in dance, theatre or music to the curriculum and address today's social issues. This event is held every October at the Grand Theatre.