Support the Tett Centre!

Did you know that The Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning is a Registered Charity?


Why is the Tett Centre important?

The Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning is a not-for-profit, charitable arts organization that independently operates the historic City-owned 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 Kingston’s Creative Hub, a unique site of creation, presentation, learning and participation.

The Tett Centre offers high-quality, arts-focused experiences for all levels of ability and for all ages, complementing the myriad programs of our resident arts organizations and artists. We foster collaboration through innovative programs and exciting public events, while nurturing the livelihoods and professional growth of artists and their organizations. Most important, the Tett offers affordable built-to-purpose spaces for many of Kingston’s leading cultural groups, ensuring they continue to thrive. Our charity’s vision of connecting communities through the arts drives us to present arts experiences that reflect the wonderfully diverse community that surrounds us.

The Tett Centre needs your help now

A registered charity, the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning relies on donations, sponsorships, grants, program fees and revenue from space rentals. This year, program fees and rental revenue have been drastically reduced by COVID-19 pandemic restrictions and, like many others, we have faced new expenses to safely re-open the Tett to the public. In the belief that art experiences are more important than ever during such stressful times, we are turning to friends like you for support. Your gift this year will ensure the future of our work in sustaining Kingston’s arts scene. Individual and corporate donations to the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning allow us to offer programs like our weekly Kids Creativity Club for families, the Tett summer arts intensive for youth, and community gallery shows.

How can you support the Tett Centre?

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. With your help, the Tett Centre will be a welcoming and inspiring arts hub for years to come.

To offer sustaining support, choose our monthly gift-giving program option on the form below. All receive a charitable income tax receipt. 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.


Thank you for giving this request your consideration. Your gift―large or small―will make a difference!

Jan Allen On Behalf of the Board of Directors Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning:

Jan Allen (Chair)

Sophie Kiwala (Vice Chair)

Janet Crocker (Secretary)

Sanjiv Kapoor (Treasurer)

Barbara Hammond

Anita Jack-Davies

Jennifer Ross

Kent Williams


Donate today with our Donation Form found HERE


If you are interested in supporting The Tett, donations can also be sent by mail to

The Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning

370 King Street West


Kingston, Ontario K7L 2X4




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


Thank you for supporting the Tett!