Support the Tett Centre for Creativity & Learning!

Bethany Garner, Creativity Studio Artist (Studio 214D), giving an artist talk on Frontenac County quilts in the Malting Tower. Photo by Susanna Gordon (2023).

Fostering creativity and learning: We can't do it without you

The Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning (TCCL) is a charitable arts organization that operates the city-owned heritage JK Tett building on Kingston’s waterfront. Together with our tenant arts organizations and artists, and our neighbour Queen’s University’s Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, we are a thriving creative hub.

Supporting cultural vitality throughout the region, the Tett is a treasured incubator for artistic growth and community connection. The Tett strives to be a welcoming destination that brings together diverse groups of all ages and abilities to connect, create, perform, learn, and be inspired. As a thriving hub of artistic creation, learning and exchange, there is something for everyone to experience. The Tett facilitates lifelong learning for folks on every step of their creative journey, while offering the city’s leading cultural groups the affordable spaces upon which they rely.


Renewed purpose and strength: a new horizon  

In 2023, we entered a new phase in the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning history, building on the inspiring foundation developed over the past eight years. Launching our 5-year Strategic Plan gave us a strong foundation to move forward with renewed purpose and strength.

The dedicated support from our community last year helped us grow our impact and develop exciting opportunities to support the community in meaningful ways. Through this support, we were able to launch the inaugural Tett Artist Residency program, offer artist talks, workshops, and our well-loved Kids Creativity Club and Tett Tuesday programs.

As a new core program, the Tett Artist Residency offers access to studio space and career development opportunities for emerging artists. This program builds exciting opportunities for professional growth and foster connections across communities in Kingston and beyond. Funds raised last year enabled us to enact outreach plans, work with a community-based jury for the artist selection process, connect with residency applicants in meaningful ways, and outfit Studio B in order to welcome our first artist-in-residence in January 2023. 


We need your support!

In order to sustain and advance the Tett as a champion for the arts and creativity, we need your help! We strive to invigorate our organization through enhanced impact as a site for creative incubation and artistic development, while supporting artists and cultural workers. When you donate to our charitable arts organization, you become part of a community that believes everyone deserves a place that fosters imagination and encourages creativity.

As a registered charity, the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning relies on support through donations, sponsorships, grants, program fees, and revenue from space rentals to fund operations and community-focused initiatives. Your donation will sustain the Tett and help us continue to develop exciting programs that advances Kingston’s arts sector. Please consider supporting the Tett today!


Donate today to help the TCCL achieve its full potential!

Thank you for giving this request your consideration. Your gift―large or small―will make a difference by stabilizing our capacity to offer high-impact arts programming.

There are many ways to give: you can make a personal or corporate donation, a one-time gift, or a monthly contribution. Monthly gift-giving through pre-authorized credit card payments has many benefits, supporting the Tett Centre throughout the year.

✓ Monthly donations are easy, secure and environmentally sound.

✓ You can make changes at any time.

✓ Your gift is put to work immediately.

✓ Receive an annual charitable donation income tax receipt. 

Donate today with our Donation Form found HERE

OR Donate via Canada Helps HERE


OR mail your donation to us at the following address:

The Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning

Attention: Director

370 King Street West, Suite 309

Kingston, ON  K7L 2X4



If you have any questions, please contact Brianne Franklin, Director of the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning, at