The Kingston Arts Council (KAC) is the region's primary resource for arts information & support. Through communications, programming, and advocacy, the KAC promotes the creation, development, and appreciation of the arts in Kingston and supports artistic growth and engagement for arts organizations and artists at all levels of their careers. The KAC also administers key funding programs, the City of Kingston Arts Fund (CKAF) and the Nan Yeomans Grant for Artistic Development.
The Kingston Arts Council (KAC) provides strategic leadership and services for the arts — as funder, leader, advocate, resource and facilitator of opportunities — in Kingston and the surrounding area.
We envision a Kingston where:
► The arts are understood to be an essential part of our community’s health and vitality;
► People of all ages, backgrounds and abilities experience, value and see themselves reflected in the arts;
► All those who wish to participate in the arts have the resources and opportunities to do so;
► Artists and arts workers are able to build sustainable careers; and
► Our arts sector, artists, arts workers and arts organizations are thriving and recognized locally and nationally for their efforts, talents and innovation.
Who We Serve
The Kingston Arts Council serves artists, arts workers and arts organizations in Kingston and the surrounding area. We serve all disciplines and arts practices, including arts education and community-engaged arts, as well as all levels of participation, including amateur, emerging professional and professional. We support all those in the arts who are striving to grow and to contribute to a thriving creative community.
Many values make up the organizational culture of the Kingston Arts Council, but the core values that embody our deepest commitments include:
► Serving the full spectrum of arts practice in a balanced way;
► Embracing diversity, equity and inclusion as an organization and enriching the community’s understanding of equity principles;
► Ensuring organizational stability & sustainability; and
► Acting from a place of openness, transparency and accountability in all we do.