Our Mandate


Connecting people and communities through the arts.


A welcoming destination where artists, arts organizations, and the community come together to explore, create, and be inspired.


The Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning is a Not-for-Profit, charitable organization that operates an historic city-owned building on Kingston’s waterfront. We provide professionally equipped and affordable space to artists and arts organizations for artistic creation.

We are home to nine tenant arts organizations, eight resident artist studios, and four multi-use rentable public spaces. We are a dynamic arts hub that coordinates and creates high-quality, accessible, arts-focused programming for all levels of artistic abilities and experience.

Our partners include artists, arts and community organizations, The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, and the City of Kingston’s Department of Cultural Services.

As a unique cultural landmark for Kingston residents and area visitors, we enhance learning and public participation in the arts.

Strategic Plan 2017

The Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning developed a Strategic Plan in 2017.

After 5 years of operation and over 500,000 visitors to the building this document reaffirms a clear direction forward.  Acoording to Tett Chairperson Dave Kerr, "the Tett is a glowing example of the Kingston community coming together through the arts. The focus of this new document, to OPERATE, ACTIVATE and SUSTAIN, will help steer our organization through many more successful years." 

Read the Strategic Plan here.

Read our most recent Report to the City of Kingston