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Local Arts Residency returns for a fourth year to Kingston Grand Theatre

Local performing artists are taking centre stage this July for the 2024 Local Arts Residency at the Kingston Grand Theatre. This year’s artists-in-residence are Shanique Peart and Shenel Williams, Krista Muir, and Chantal Thompson, who combine multiple disciplines in their work such as dance, music production, videography, musical comedy and more.

Following an open call for applications earlier in the year, which resulted in 19 submissions, the 2024 artists-in-residence were selected by a jury of previous Residency program participants.

“We are thrilled to welcome the 2024 artists-in-residence to Kingston Grand Theatre and to provide support so that they can create new work, develop and showcase their ideas,” says Danika Lochhead, Director, Arts and Culture Services at the City of Kingston.

The Residency program first launched in 2021 as an initiative to support the local performing arts community impacted by the pandemic. In 2024, all three residencies are taking place in the Baby Grand, a black-box theatre that allows for a variety of stage and audience configurations and interactions. The artists-in-residence will receive in-kind use of the Baby Grand, state-of-the-art equipment, professional support in technical production and a $1,000 honorarium.

Stay tuned to the City’s social media channels and the City of Kingston website for more information about the Local Arts Residency. Videos of past artists-in-residence can be viewed on the Kingston Grand Theatre YouTube channel.  

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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