Kingston Arts Council

The Kingston Arts Council (KAC) is the region’s primary resource for the arts information and support. The KAC aims to strengthen arts and culture in the community by acting as a network for diverse groups, arts organizations, and artists across all disciplines and as a catalyst and facilitator of opportunities to experience the arts as a creator, viewer, participant, and/or supporter. 

Through a Service Level Agreement with the City of Kingston, the KAC administers key funding program, the City of Kingston Arts Fund (CKAF). The KAC promotes the creation, development, and appreciation of the arts and supports artistic growth and engagement for artists and arts organizations through arts activism, professional development opportunities, initiatives, and communications.

As part of the KAC's new Strategic Plan 2016-2018: Building a Creative Community, the KAC has identified the following four themes and priorities: 

  1. Rebrand and reposition the KAC in its role as champion, advocate, and expert on the arts 1 community in Kingston and surrounding area
  2. Strengthen and support the local arts community through communications and opportunities for funding, networking, and collaboration
  3. Be a leading local arts resource, 3 responding to key arts and community issues
  4. Build Kingston Arts Council's organizational capacity

Learn more about the Kingston Arts Council staff here and its Board of Directors here.

The Kingston Arts Council is funded by the City of Kingston and the Ontario Arts Council. 

Kirsi Hannakko, Executive Director
370 King Street West, Kingston, ON K7L 2X4
613 546 2787