We are a non-profit, charitable arts hub that provides people with disability and those facing barriers with opportunities to study, practice, create and produce works in the arts.
We are located in an award-winning, 7,000 foot, fully accessible building in downtown Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
At H’art Centre:
We deliver a high quality day program for adults with intellectual disabilities. H’art School helps adults with intellectual disabilities reach their highest potential through arts and education and engages them in Inclusive Post Secondary Education through a voluntary arrangement with Queen’s University’s Faculty of Education.
We provide access to the arts to those facing barriers. Our fully accessible performing arts space, THE BOX, supports, promotes and advances a diverse and inclusive population through performing arts experiences. Winner of the 2012 City of Kingston Access Award, THE BOX has quickly become the go-to venue for community groups drawn by these capabilities.
We change ideas about what is possible for people with disability. Through professional development workshops, we share knowledge and engage people as active arts facilitators capable of working with Kingston’s diverse population. Our ABLE ARTISTS series brings professional Canadian artists with disability and leaders in the inclusive arts movement to Kingston to share their work and insights.
A leader in the inclusive arts movement, H’art Centre has introduced more than 15,000 people to the creative abilities of people with disability, trained over 200 volunteers, fostered over 40 community arts collaborations, and engaged more than 100 professional artists. We believe in inclusivity, public engagement and community collaboration. We have delivered workshops to hundreds of individuals including at The National Power of Arts Forum of the Michaëlle Jean Foundation, Ontario Association for Developmental Disabilities, Toronto’s Creative Spirit Festival, and the Summit for Social Inclusion.
We are members of the Canadian Network for Arts and Learning, Kingston Arts Council and Ontario Arts Education Association.