From auditioning for shows, to drop in art programs, this page has programs for youth, some free, some with a fee. If you're looking to go see some art as an audience member, visit our Entertainment page for movies, theatre and more!
The Agnes Etherington Arts Centre offers a full slate of arts programs and events, including a teen drop in called ArtZone every Thursday after school.
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The Union Gallery has been in operation since 1994 and has a unique place within the cultural landscape of the City of Kingston. It is a non-profit, professionally staffed, student-driven university organization committed to increasing awareness and appreciation of contemporary art, to supporting excellence in the arts, and to creating a place where students and emerging artists can work with professionals to obtain skills training and career development in the visual arts.The gallery is centrally located in the Stauffer Library foyer at Queen’s University on the corner of Union Street and University Avenue. It is a public gallery open five days and admission is free. We have two fabulous exhibition spaces and everyone is encouraged to attend gallery events and programs. Click Here for more
Blue Canoe Productions is a youth run theatre and arts non-profit that creates opportunities for youth ages 13-30 in the arts. Blue Canoe produced a yearly youth arts festival, theatre productions, a storytelling coffeehouse (Viva Voce), cabaret nights and more. Blue Canoe puts young artists ideas into action!
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The Reelout queer film + video festival was originally established as a working group of the Kingston OPIRG in 1999.Reelout exists to celebrate queer media arts and to contribute to community vitality by programming materials that focus on issues of sexuality, race, culture, religion, class, gender, ability, health and age, thereby purposefully drawing together and initiating challenging dialogue among disparate members of the queer communities in Kingston and the surrounding area as well as between the larger Kingston community and the queer community. Click here to learn more
The Juvenis Festival is Kingston's Youth Arts Festival, annually every first week of May during National Youth Week. This festival is a week long celebrating of youth arts, featuring performances and projects by youth, free workshops for young artists to learn from professionals, youth mentorship and program development. Young artists may submit work and participate in the festival in a variety of ways, Juvenis supports all disciplines of art including visual arts, theatre, music, dance, photography, film and so much more! Click here for more
H'art Centre/Studio- Our mission as a non-profit, charitable arts hub is to offer high quality opportunities for people with disabilities and those facing barriers to create, study, and produce works in the arts. Our mandate includes the development programs, activities, events, partnerships, collaborations, and enterprises, to foster such opportunities so all people can participate in the arts throughout their lives and as they age. Click here for more
Joe's M.I.L.L is a music lending library, free for anyone to borrow instruments for practice and performances! Membership is free, located in the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning, hours of operation vary, Click here for their full schedule.
The Kingston Arts Council is the region's primary resource for arts information and support. Through communications, programming, and advocacy, the KAC promotes the creation, development, and appreciation of the arts in Kingston and supports artistic growth and engagement for arts organizations and artists at all levels of their careers.
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The Kingston Handloom Weavers & Spinners holds monthly meetings the second Wednesday of every month, open to the public. Formed in 1948 KHWS mandate is to promote the teaching of weaving, spinning and related crafts in their historic, contemporary and technical contexts. Click here for more information.
The Kingston Lapidary and Mineral Club provides a positive environment for local rockhounds, lapidary enthusiasts and silversmiths. Members gather to develop their interests, share information and ideas, and socialize with others interested in the earth sciences.
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The Kingston Potter’s Guild is one of the oldest pottery guilds in the province of Ontario, is a not-for-profit organization serving the Kingston community. Their mandate is to encourage the growth and development of ceramics as an art and promote ceramic exhibitions and demonstrations. Click here for more information.
Kingston School of Dance has been promoting and teaching the art of dance since 1967. Located in beautiful, historic Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning, Ontario KSD’s training facility and staff delivers dance education of the highest standard to promote technical, musical and artistic development. Click here for more information.
The Kingston Symphony exists to produce and promote professional quality programs of instrumental and choral music for the education, enjoyment and enrichment of audiences in the Greater Kingston area. They are dedicated to the support, development and showcasing of Canadian artists and composers. Click here for more information.
Modern Fuel Artist-run Centre is a long running cultural non- profit group facilitating the presentation, interpretation, and production of contemporary, visual, time- based and interdisciplinary arts. Click here for more information.
The Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning is a not-for- profit arts organization made up of tenant groups and community members. Home to eight arts organizations, eight artists' studios, and a variety of rental spaces, including the Malting Tower, rehearsal hall, and a community gallery/ activity room. Click here for more information.