10 Ways to get involved at the Tett Centre



Join our community! Looking for a creative outlet? Searching to meet other like-minded people? Do you have time and skills to offer the community? The Tett Centre is home to a variety of arts organizations and artists who provide a unique destination for visitors. Together, we foster creativity and learning, and offer an exceptional range of activities and resources designed for all ages and abilities. If you’re new to the Tett, or unfamiliar with everything we have to offer, here is 10 ways to get involved with the Tett!


1. TAKE A WORKSHOP. Painting, weaving, silversmithing, pottery, drawing and more. Everyone is welcome. We offer a diverse line-up of arts-focused programs and events. In addition, you can enjoy free programs like Tett Tuesday Open Studio, First Thursdays, and Kids Creativity Club. View our calendars for more details: https://www.tettcentre.org/events


2. BECOME A MEMBER. Groups like the Kingston Potters’ Guild, The Kingston Lapidary and Mineral Club, and the Kingston Handloom Weavers and Spinners, offer yearly memberships for the community. Gain additional access to the studios, resource libraries, and classes by becoming a member.


3. VIEW ART. Visit Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre’s 3 gallery spaces, The Kingston Art Council’s Unit 115 gallery space, the Creativity Studios gallery wall, and the Tett Gallery who all offer new and unique exhibitions year around.


4. TAKE A TOUR. Join a complimentary tour on Fridays at 12:30pm all summer long, drop-ins welcome. We also offer private and group tours throughout the year. Contact us for details.


5. GRAB A COFFEE. Visit the Juniper Café and relax on the best waterfront patio in town.


6. GET MOVING. Take a dance class with the Kingston School of Dance, see a performance by Theatre Kingston, or borrow an instrument from Joe’s Mill.


7. DISCOVER RESOURCES. Attend one of our professional development workshops, and learn how to utilize your art practice, hang a gallery show, run a workshop, engage with your audience, or apply for grants. Contact the Kingston Art Council for more artist resources and opportunities. In addition, each organization has an extensive resource library for members.  


8. GET INVOLVED. Looking for more? Consider volunteering or joining our Teaching Artist Roster. We offer exciting opportunities for both emerging and professional artists and community members. Contact arts@tettcentre.org for more details.


9. RENT A ROOM. Our arts charity offers 4 beautiful rental spaces. Host your next workshop, wedding, meeting, gallery show, performance or conference at the Tett! Learn more here: https://www.tettcentre.org/rentals


10. BE AN AMBASSADOR.  Our community is growing everyday, and we couldn’t do it without you. We encourage you to support our local artists, participate in events, and share the experiences you have had at the Tett Centre. Tag us @tettcentre #tettcentre and share your story!


BONUS: 11. DONATE TODAY! Your donations are a meaningful contribution to our charitable arts organizations, and assist in the promotion of Kingston's arts and culture education, and play an important role in helping us to improve access to a wide range of arts experiences to enrich our community. https://www.tettcentre.org/donate