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Special Like You draws praise, ovation

More than 70 people came out for “Special Like You”. Our artists enjoyed thrilling applause and a standing ovation – thank you! Special Like You was a thematic exploration of nature, the elements, animals, and transformation through dance and theatre. This presentation, created and performed by H’art School artists and instructor Jessica Irwin, shared the results of the 2018 summer program called Moving in…

H’art to train more artists and educators with new blueprint

Over the last year, friends and former board members Peter Wolf and Bonnie Henderson and graduate student Sarah Carroll prepared a six-module training course, called MixAbilities. The modules formalize H’art Centre’s current practices and will ensure a standard for training future artists and educators to deliver our inclusive arts approach. We can’t wait to launch the program in 2018/19. To receive future updates on this effort, sign…

A thank you from Martadella

H’art Centre marked its 20th year in Kingston with a major production at the Isabel Bader Performance Centre from April 20-21, 2018 and would like to thank everyone who made the event possible. “We started 20 years ago with the belief that people with developmental disabilities in our community had more to give and that the arts could be an incredible vehicle…

More to Give: Anniversary Message

An anniversary message from our Founder Dear Friends, H’art started 20 years ago with the understanding that people with developmental disabilities from our community had more to give and that the Arts could be an incredible vehicle to encourage them to do just that. Since then, thanks to the unfailing support of the community, our…

CFKA supports first BOX Residency

This month, H’art Centre will launch its first BOX Residency project. The ground-breaking project will provide two artists who are Deaf, living with disabilities, or experiencing barriers with the time, space, and resources to pursue a creative project of their choice in THE BOX and to engage adults with developmental disabilities in advanced workshops using their…

H’art’s 20th anniversary production gets a boost

H’art Centre’s 20th Anniversary Celebration Gets a Boost Friends offer early support to upcoming celebratory production, A Gift From Martadella H’art Centre’s effort to mount a major theatrical production to mark their 20th anniversary in 2018 got a boost from Josée Thériault of Thériault Wealth Management Team, RBC Wealth Management of RBC Dominion Securities this past weekend. Thériault, a veteran investment professional, active…

H’art Accessible Arts Program

Overview The H’art Accessible Arts Program (or HAAP! as we like to call it) is a community-coordinated arts program for seniors who live in long-term care homes, including those living with disabilities. Several times a week, trained artists and volunteers travel to three long-term care homes across Kingston to deliver meaningful arts-based programming. How does…