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City of Kingston Arts Fund Review Underway!

 

The arts scene in Kingston is always changing and growing and the Arts Advisory Committee has been taking a look at the City of Kingston Arts Fund and proposing some possible changes in an effort to keep it relevant and effective. The review is currently underway and you’re encouraged to take a look at what is being proposed and provide feedback!

 

The CKAF was created in 2007 and while the administration is reviewed annually by the Kingston Arts Council, the Arts Advisory Committee created a CKAF Review Working group to review the mandate and make recommendations that respond to how the arts are changing in Kingston.  Recommendations from the Working Group include a revised set of objectives for the CKAF that are designed to foster creativity, encourage social cohesion, enhance quality of life and encourage economic development.

 

This process is public and you can view the CKAF Review Working Group Report here

The public can also attend the Arts Advisory Committee meetings to learn more about what is being proposed. 


Arts Advisory Committee Meetings

Thursday, July 25 – 1 pm – Councillors’ Lounge – City Hall

Thursday, August 8 – 9 am – Councillors’ Lounge – City Hall

 

Send us your thoughts

Ted Worth, Grants Director, City of Kingston Arts Fund, Kingston Arts Council [email protected]

The Kingston Shebang!

Through the generous support of the Ontario Dances Program, the City of Kingston has kicked off the Kingston Shebang project, a multi-disciplinary arts project designed to foster collaboration through guided discovery.  The Kingston Shebang will be facilitated by award-winning dance artist Andrea Nann, of Dreamwalker Dance, who will lead local artists to explore new, creative approaches to their artistic practice, various media, and partnership with fellow artists.  Successful Shebang projects have been hosted in many communities, including:  Toronto, St. Catherine's, and Guelph.  Each Shebang process is unique, and evolves to reflect the needs and interests of its host community.   The Kingston Shebang will unfold over the next 18 months, and will conclude with a public presentation by the participating artists to celebrate of the re-launch of the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning.

Phase I of the Kingston Shebang began on May 5th, 2013, with an Introductory Session hosted at the Baby Grand.  During this session, participating artists from the Kingston School of Dance, Joe's Musical Instrument Lending Library, Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre, the Kingston Handloom Weavers and Spinners, the Kingston Lapidary and Mineral Club, and the broader Kingston community met with Andrea Nann to launch the project and learn more about working with each other.  That afternoon, a smaller group of six performing artists took part in an Exploratory Workshop, where they used movement and improvisation-based exercises to explore new ways of creating and collaborating.  Photos and artist feedback from the Exploratory Workshop can be seen on Dreamwalker Dance's Shebang blog, at: http://wholeshebangblog.wordpress.com.  

Artists and members of the public who are interested in learning more about the Kingston Shebang can attend a free 2-hour workshop, Tuesday,  June 25th, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Baby Grand.  Participants in this workshop will be invited to personally experience the movement and improvisation exercises that Andrea Nann uses for creative exploration.  Details for this workshop can be found at http://www.kingstongrand.ca/learning-event/whole-shebang-community-workshop

Interested artists and community members are also invited to attend the Kingston Shebang Open Studio on Wednesday, June 26th and Thursday, June 27th 1:30-4pm at the Baby Grand.  At the Open Studio, everyone is invited to view the creative works that have been produced during the June Intensive, and to ask questions, provide feedback, and connect with the Shebang Intensive artists.  For more information visit

http://www.kingstongrand.ca/learning-event/whole-shebang-open-studio

City of Kingston Arts Fund 2013 Grant Recipients Announced

The Kingston Arts Council and the City of Kingston are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 City of Kingston Arts Fund (CKAF) Grants. The Grants were awarded in two categories, Operating Grants and Project Grants. The 2013 CKAF totalled $519,000 and was proportionally divided 70 per cent for Operating Grants and 30 per cent for Project Grants.

//Read the full announcement and see the recipients here//

All CKAF applicants will be notified by mail as to the status of their grant request, and, in the case of the successful applicants, how they should proceed to redeem their grant.

For more information please visit http://artskingston.ca/ckaf.cfm

 

Request for Proposals: Website Design

Request for Proposals: Website Design

The Kingston Arts Council is looking for a new website design to create a new platform for the Kingston Arts Council Wesbite.

Applications are due Friday, July 5. Click here to read the entire RFP description.

Please direct any responses to this RFP and/or any questions to:
Greg Tilson, Programming Coordinator
[email protected]

Announcing the 2013 SKELETON PARK ARTS FESTIVAL

 


The Newly Expanded Festival Celebrates Collaboration, Creativity, and Community

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 10, 2013

This June 20-29 Kingston's parks, streets, historic sites and venues will come alive with dynamic performances as part of the newly expanded Skeleton Park Arts Festival co-presented by the Kingston Arts Council. An expansion of the tremendously successful music festival, the 10 day Skeleton Park Arts Festival features local, national and international artists and celebrates collaboration, creativity and community.

The Kingston Arts Council is pleased to be one of the presenting organizations of the festival with community partners including the City of Kingston, The Grand Theatre, and Limelight. Greg Tilson, KAC Programming Coordinator, notes that 'this annual event is an opportunity to publicly showcase the enormous talent and creativity that exists right here in Kingston, in conjunction with exciting international arts programming'. The newly expanded festival captures the changing multi-arts creative and cultural ecology of the city. The festival engages local artists and their international counterparts in new performance collaborations and untraditional venues, interdisciplinary artists and cross-genre content including jazz and global beats.

The festival kicks off with Kingston's own Georgette Fry at the Grand Theatre and continues on Friday, June 21 (National Aboriginal Day) with the JUNO award-winning five piece, Digging Roots bringing their unique mix of roots, alternative, hip-hop, reggae, and blues to Kingston.

Amidst a season of change and growth, the eight year old Skeleton Park Arts Festival remains firmly rooted in its home at Skeleton (McBurney) Park. Free outdoor programming takes place in Skeleton Park on Saturday, June 22nd 10am until dusk, and will feature live music, local artisans, children's activities, theatre & dance performances. Performers include: The Hidden Cameras, Soul Jazz Orchestra, PS I Love You, Dorothea Pass, Rueben deGroot, the Gertrudes, Porch Jazz, Barefoot Players and Kinetiq Crew.

The Hidden Cameras are a Berlin-based Canadian indie pop band who, alongside Broken Social Scene, helped usher in the collectivist independent approach to great music making. Their live performances have been elaborate high-energy shows featuring go-go dancers in balaclavas, a choir and a string section. The Soul Jazz Orchestra seamlessly blends soul, jazz, afro, latin and Caribbean rhythms in their percussive, horn-driven, sound. PS I Love You formed in Kingston in 2006 and has gone on to national acclaim receiving two consecutive nominations for the Polaris Music Prize in 2011 and 2012.

At noon on Saturday, June 22 the infamous Porch Jazz Parade will travel through the streets of Kingston, providing a jazz soundtrack to the equally percussive construction happening downtown. Jazz moves indoors to the Grand Theatre and Baby Grand Theatre throughout the remainder of the festival with performances by various international jazz artists including Nikki Yanofsky, Hilario Duran, the Joshua Redman Quartet and the Rob Garcia Quartet.

On Wednesday, June 26 beloved Canadian singer-songwriter Danny Michel joins the Garifuna Collective at Fort Henry. Making their Canadian debut at Luminato before traveling to Kingston, the Garifuna Collective plays percussion-based Garifuna music, unique to Belize. Together they fuse incredibly catchy tunes with tons of heart and soul. The 2013 Skeleton Park Arts Festival: renowned multi-arts programming in front of Kingston's famous heritage backdrop is placing this young festival on the cusp of what is sure to become Canada's favourite summer kick-off arts event!

www.skeletonparkartsfest.ca

Art Show & Red Door Gala, May 30th – Gilda’s Club Southeastern Ontario

 


You can be part of making sure no one has to face cancer alone in Southeastern Ontario. The Art Show & Gala is the culminating event for the Red Door Art Project. At the event you will be able to view all of the completed art works, enjoy refreshme, live music and entertainment. The online auction for the doors will come to an end during the event, announcing the door winners. Guests will meet the artists and some celebrities that were involved in this project at the Fort Henry Discovery Centre, and out on the terrace overlooking Lake Ontario.

Tickets are $100 each and come with a $75 tax receipt. Tickets can be purchased at any KCCU branch location in Kingston, through the Gilda’s Club Southeastern Ontario website (www.gildasclubseo.org) or by contacting Gilda’s Club at 613-507-3333.

Red Door Art Project

The Red Door Art Project is the first major fundraiser for Gilda’s Club Southeastern Ontario. It paired 12 celebrities and local artists together to create works of art on Gilda’s Club signature red doors. These doors are up for auction from now until May 30th at www.maxsold.com/reddoor. Celebrities involved in this project include Con Cherry, The Tragically Hip, Diana Krall, Susan Sly, Jian Ghomeshi and more! All of the proceeds from the sale of the auction will go to Gilda’s Club Southeastern Ontario to help open their red doors.

Door collaborations you can bid on:

Blue Rodeo/Stephen Liu
Don Cherry/Bruce Beacock
Diana Krall/Cavelle Macdonnel
Emily Fennell/Sally Chupick
Susan Sly/Joanne Franke
The Tragically Hip/Heather Haynes
Canadian Pickers/Sherri Nelson
The Campfire Liars Club/Suzy Lamont
The Mahones/Nancy Douglas
Lisa Ray/Rebecca Cowan
Jian Ghomeshi/Stefan Duerst
Carla Collins/Sandra Randall

KAC Job Posting: Social Media Coordinator

Are you a media savvy student looking for a summer job in the arts?

The Kingston Arts Council is looking for a Social Media Coordinator who will manage communications through Social Media and artskingston.ca.

Applications are due Monday, May 27. Click here to read the entire job description.

This job is made possible through Canada Summer Jobs with Human Resources and Skills Development Canada.

Office Administrator Employment Opportunity with the Kingston Arts Council

 

Employment Opportunity
 
Office Administrator with the Kingston Arts Council (KAC)
 
The Kingston Arts Council (KAC) is hiring an Office Administrator.
 
The position is part-time, 15 hours per week at $14.00 per hour.
 
The position requires a good working knowledge of Kingston arts, culture, and business,
and a desire to build on that knowledge. The individual needs to have competent
computer skills, feel comfortable with content management systems and manipulating
large amounts of data. Full awareness of Social Media and artskingston.ca are
essential, as well as the willingness and ability to learn new skills as required. This
individual would require strong communication skills and would need to show initiative,
be strongly self directed, and personable.
 
Job Description
The Office Administrator connects closely with members of the Kingston arts community, is the administrative
presence and the first person encountered when visitors enter the office and disseminates information the
Council receives about the arts in Kingston. The Office Administrator must be knowledgeable about all aspects
of the Council and able to share information effectively. The Office Administrator maintains an awareness of the
political scope of the KAC, as well as the current political climate, especially as it pertains to arts, arts advocacy
and arts funding.
 
 
The Office Administrator is directly accountable to the Executive Director of the KAC. The Office
Administrator's primary duties and responsibilities are described under the following categories:
 
Administrative Support and Management:
Provides in office administrative support 3 days per week, from 10 AM to 3 PM
Receives and records information from arts organizations and individuals
Composes the Council's e-newsletter, ArtsBUZZ for publication and distribution
Maintains Constant Contact lists
Maintains Artists, Organizations and Venues lists, internally (Sumac) and on website
Responds to inquiries and information; forwards same to appropriate sources in a timely manner
At the request of the ED, provides support to the board and its committees which may include
booking meetings rooms, preparing notice of meetings and other preparatory materials
Works with the ED on Membership and Annual Campaigns, Fundraising and special events; may
produce correspondence, assignments, letters, and/or other material as required
Responsible for maintaining database, including membership list, donor files and required
statistics; backs up database and documents according to schedule
Working with the KAC bookkeeper, oversees the issuing of receipts and records all donations
monthly, in a timely manner
Cultural Mapping liaison with the City of Kingston
 
Membership Coordination
• Receives and records information from arts organizations and individuals
• Composes the Council's e-newsletter, ArtsBUZZ for publication
• May develop and produce correspondence, assignments, letters, and/or other material as
required
• Responds to inquiries and information; forwards same to appropriate sources in a timely manner
  • Maintains Artists, Organizations and Venues lists, internally (Sumac) and on website; providestechnical support to members with new memberships, renewals and listings by e-mail, phone and in person
  • Responsible for maintaining database, including membership list, donor files and required statistics
  • Cultural Mapping liaison with the City of Kingston
 
Press and Communications
• Composes the Council's e-newsletter, ArtsBUZZ for publication
• Writes and distributes press releases; maintains and updates press contacts
• May produce correspondence, assignments, letters, and/or other material as required
• Coordinates with staff to manage all Social Media and lists, including the Web Directory, the Calls
for Artists group, the facebook and twitter communities and is aware of analytics around those
communities, monitoring their effectiveness
• In consultation with the ED and Programming Coordinator develop and implement a
Communication Plan
 
Web and Social Media
• Composes the Council's e-newsletter, ArtsBUZZ for publication
• Maintains Artists, Organizations and Venues lists, internally (Sumac) and on website
• Coordinates with staff to manage all Social Media and lists, including the Web Directory, the Calls
for Artists group, the facebook and twitter communities and is aware of analytics around those
communities, monitoring their effectiveness
• Plan, develop and execute Social Media campaigns, create measures for success
• In cooperation with the Program Coordinator develop and execute event support and online
follow-up
• Cultural Mapping liaison with the City of Kingston
 
Event Production and Promotion
• For each KAC event, works closely with the Program Coordinator on event administration and
promotion, PR strategy, marketing and publicity
• Provides production support in the creation and distribution of marketing materials
 
 
How to Apply
Please submit a resume and cover letter detailing your suitability for the position, in doc
or pdf formats, to [email protected] with “Administrator” in the subject heading.
Applications are due no later than: Monday June 3rd at 4:30pm.
 
Interviews will take place between Monday June 17th and Friday June 21st 2013.
This position starts in August 2013.
 
The Kingston Arts Council recognizes the following principle in recruiting and selecting
employees; a commitment to workplace diversity. We regret to inform that our current
office location is not wheelchair accessible.
 
For more information please contact [email protected]
Nurturing young writers: Ontario Writers’ Conference student scholarship awarded

 

On Saturday, May 3rd and 4th, 2013, authors, novelists, journalists, playwrights, storytellers, poets and more will gather to develop their writing, editing and marketing skills at the fifth annual Ontario Writers’ Conference, at Deer Creek Golf and Banquet Facility in Ajax, Ontario. Spencer Haze, a writer and fourth-year Trent University (Oshawa) psychology major will be joining them. She has been selected to attend the conference on a scholarship generously provided by Ontario Power Generation.

?We are thrilled to be able to offer a scholarship to a deserving student who invests as much time and energy in writing as Spencer Haze does,” explains Barb Hunt, president of the Ontario Writers’ Conference. ?By partnering with community-minded groups like OPG, we are able to assist writers of all ages and skill levels to grow as writers and improve the cultural landscape.” Ms. Haze will also receive a one-year student membership with the Writers’ Community of Durham Region, generously donated by the vibrant writing group.

Chosen for her personal commitment to continuous learning, Ms. Haze seeks to improve her writing skills. ?I tend to look at the world through the lens of being a writer, and that means I love trying new things and learning about different topics so I can one day throw them in my books,” says Ms. Haze. ?Writing is often the way I stay sane when school pressure builds. I find that even though other things in my life seem to come and go, writing is the one thing that’s stuck since childhood.”

?I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember…I really can’t remember a time before I was scratching out poorly spelt stories on whatever paper I could get my hands on,” she says. ?Right now I am…as always…working on about 10 different things at the same time. I only write fiction for children and adolescents.”

A fan of reading and writing in the Young Adult genre, Ms. Haze says, ?I really enjoy crafting fantasy tales and especially ones set in worlds a little different from our own. One thing I’ve been working on is editing a novel I wrote in my first year. It follows four adolescents who are all drawn into a big magical conspiracy in a medieval world, with chapters alternating their individual stories.”

Ms. Haze is hoping to catch up on her writing and go through some of the books that are now covering every surface in her room this summer. She says, ?I’m very excited for the Ontario Writers’ Conference, and incredibly grateful for the chance to go!”

The final line-up of workshops and lectures has been announced and the roster is designed to attract writers from a variety of genres and skill levels. Conference attendees can look forward to the idyllic setting provided by the Deer Creek Golf & Banquet Facility combined with interactive skill-building workshops, lectures and an industry plenary session. In addition, OWC’s delightfully charismatic honorary patron Wayson Choy, iconic Canadian author of The Jade PeonyPaper Shadows and All That Matters: A Chinatown Childhood, will offer some words of inspiration to nudge and inspire.

 

For more information and to register for the Ontario Writers’ Conference visit thewritersconference.com, email[email protected], or phone 905-985-4409.

Job Posting: Agnes Etherington Art Centre

 

Agnes Etherington Art Centre is hiring a Receptionist.

The Reception Desk is typically the sole point of contact between the Agnes Etherington Art Centre and its public. Maintenance of the highest standards of courtesy, efficiency, service and security is critical to the Art Centre’s public face and reputation. Reporting to the Administrative Coordinator, the part-time Receptionist is responsible for the smooth operation of the Art Centre’s Front Desk, including visitor services, part-time student and casual staff scheduling, internal and external communication, maintaining contact lists, monitoring exhibitions and facilities and provision of administrative support.

 

For more details go to: http://www.queensu.ca/humanresources/apps/jps/external.php

(Closing date: 14-Apr-2013)

 

Applicants must follow the application procedure to receive proper consideration for the position. The University thanks all applicants for their interest however, only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

Call for Board Member Nominations 2013: The Kingston Arts Council (KAC)

 

Call for Board Member Nominations 2013: The Kingston Arts Council (KAC)
 
Are you interested in helping to promote a healthy and sustainable cultural and
artistic community within Kingston and the Region?
 
The Nominating Committee of the Kingston Arts Council (KAC) is currently inviting
board member nominations to be presented to the membership for endorsement at
our Annual General meeting (May 25th, 2013.)?We are currently recruiting additional
Board members and an individual with Board governance and leadership
experience as the KAC Board President. All potential nominees should be ready
to energetically collaborate with existing board members and KAC staff to advance
KAC’s mandate: to sponsor, encourage and foster excellence in the arts in Kingston.
 
The nominating committee, in developing its recommendation to the KAC
membership, is seeking potential board members and/or a Board President who
would bring one or more of the following skills to the Board:
 
-Business experience;
-Fundraising expertise;
-Law/legal expertise;
-Accounting expertise.
 
The KAC is committed to a multi-disciplinary approach to our board representation
and governance. The criteria for board selection includes the following:
 
-Skills (policy development, fundraising, business, accounting, human resources,
programming, board governance, leadership, community building, arts education);
-Artistic representation (visual arts, drama, theatre, music, etc.);
-Representation from the following four equity groups: Aboriginal peoples, women,
racialized minorities, persons with disabilities, and members of the (LGBT) lesbian,
gay, bisexual or transgendered community;
-Community development (advocacy etc.);
-Community–based artists; and
-Expressed level of commitment.
 
Current or prospective KAC members who are interested in nominating either
themselves or another individual to the potential slate of officers should do so by
April 20th by contacting the Chair of the Nominating Committee, Ekta Singh, at
[email protected] . Please write " KAC nominations" in the subject line of your
message and include a letter of interest and resume.
 
All board members must be or become KAC members (information on
membership is available at www.artskingston.com). KAC Board members serve
a two-year term, which is renewable once. KAC Board members are expected to
provide eight to ten hours a month of their time for Board related activities.
The TD Michaëlle Jean Bursaries

 

$10,000 Bursaries are now available to underserved youth who want to make a difference in their communities through the arts.

 

The fruit of a partnership between the Michaëlle Jean Foundation and the TD Bank, the TD Michaëlle Jean Bursaries are open to permanent residents and Canadian citizens aged between 18 and 30. You will find attached the application form and additional information for young people in your organization. For more information, please view www.fmjf.ca.

Job Posting: Graphic Designer

Graphic Designer

Date: Mar 12, 2013

Location: Kingston, ON, CA

Graphic Designer-T-SYS-COM-CAKI-0508

Description

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

(MATERNITY LEAVE CONTRAT REPLACEMENT)

REQUISITION NUMBER: T-SYS-CPR-CAKI-0508

Description

At Bombardier, 70,000 employees in 60 countries work together to evolve mobility worldwide - one good idea at a time. If you have a good idea, we’ll provide the environment where it will thrive and grow into a great product or customer experience. Your ideas are our fuel.

Based in Kingston, Ontario, you will create high quality communications materials for both external and internal audiences including researching, writing, graphic design, production and distribution through various channels. You will design, develop and implement a broad range of marketing and internal communications initiatives to promote, protect and maintain the image, reputation, brands and business objectives of Bombardier Transportation’s (BT) Systems Division (SYS) as a world leading supplier and thought leader in the design and supply of complete transportation systems and operation/maintenance services; targeting customers, partners, stakeholders and employees in our traditional and newly emerging markets. You will create brochures, datasheets, advertisements and website content to effectively convey the division’s strengths and abilities as well as product planning guides and presentations to further enhance and establish the brands and products with external stakeholders (customers, consultants, media, etc) and lead to positive outcomes.

 

For more information please see: http://jobs.bombardier.com/job/Kingston-Graphic-Designer-ON/2475299/

2013 City of Kingston Arts Fund Grants Announcement

 

 

City of Kingston Arts Fund Announces the 2013 Grants Program

 

The Kingston Arts Council is now accepting applications for the 2013 Operating and Project Grant Programs for the City of Kingston Arts Fund (CKAF). The Kingston Arts Council will host two information sessions and all applicants are encouraged to attend.

 

The Operating Grants Information Session will take place Tuesday March 19, 6:30pm in the Delahaye Room, Kingston Frontenac Public Library – Central Branch (130 Johnson St). The Projects Grants Information Session will take place Thursday March 21, 6:30pm in the Delahaye Room, Kingston Frontenac Public Library – Central Branch (130 Johnson St). Paper copies of the Grant Forms & Guidelines will be available at each meeting.

 

Grant Application Packages are available for download at www.artskingston.ca/ckaf.cfm. Paper copies are available for pickup during office hours at the following locations:

  • The Kingston Arts Council (253 Ontario Street, Suite 203 – Office hours:  Monday to Thursday, 10:00am-3:00pm);
  • The Reception desk at City Hall (216 Ontario Street); and
  • The Kingston Frontenac Public Library Information desk (Central Branch, 130 Johnson Street).

 

Completed Operating Grant Applications are due at the Kingston Arts Council Office on or before Friday April 12, 2013 at 4:30pm.

Completed Project Grant Applications are due at the Kingston Arts Council Office on or before Monday April 15, 2013 at 4:30pm

The objectives of CKAF are to nurture the capacity and quality of the arts in Kingston while fostering artistic excellence, stimulating economic development related to the arts, enhancing Kingston’s quality of life for its citizens and attractiveness as a community, and aligning Kingston’s arts funding with that of comparable cities. 

Free Intro to Grant Writing Workshop

 

Thinking of applying for funding this year? Feeling overwhelmed and not sure where to start?

The Kingston Arts Council is offering a free grant writing workshop on Tuesday, February 12 at 6:30 pm in the Delahaye Room, Central Branch, Kingston Public Library, 130 Johnson Street. 

An introduction to grant writing for artists, arts organizations, and community groups, this session will provide strategies and best practices for writing strong grant applications, preparing budgets and statistics, and reporting.

Guest speakers include:

Barbara Bell, Festival Producer, Kingston WritersFest

Vera Kettnaker, Grants Coordinator, Community Foundation for Kingston & Area

Ted Worth, Grants Director, Kingston Arts Council

Megan Sirett, Grants Officer, Kingston Arts Council

For more information about the workshop or the City of Kingston Arts Fund please contact the Kingston Arts Council [email protected]

2012 Nan Yeomans Grant Recipient Announced

 

 

The Kingston Arts Council and the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area are pleased to announce Ebonnie Hollenbeck as the recipient of the 2012 Nan Yeomans Grant for Artistic Development. 

Ebonnie Hollenbeck is a fourth year student in the Bachelor of Fine Art Program at Queen’s University. She focuses on printmaking and found-object sculpture and plans on continuing her education at the graduate level. She has been active in the arts community in Kingston and has exhibited across Ontario. She intends to use the grant to purchase materials for the body of work she is currently producing, which includes printed editions of stone lithographs and then moves into experimental work of the same subject matter through found objects and large-scale print materials. Her subject matter deals with nature and animals, which are reoccurring images in her work, and she focuses on the relationship between science and nature.

Jury members Ian Hodkinson and Valerie Westgate considered funding requests from 9 emerging artists in total. The applications represented a diverse spectrum of projects in visual media, including drawing, painting, public art, film-making, installation and print-making.

Kingston artist Nan Yeomans died in 2004, leaving all her art and almost all of her estate to the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area. It was Nan's wish to fund a grant for promising young artists and artisans developing their talents in the greater Kingston area.  Established in 2006, the Nan Yeoman's Grant for Artistic Development fund now stands at approximately $100,000 and will continue to provide a yearly grant to support Nan's legacy in the community.

 

 

Get Involved with Kingston WritersFest!

 

Volunteers are the heart and soul of Kingston WritersFest. We need a Volunteer Manager to oversee this vital community of festival ambassadors.

If you have at least one year of volunteer experience with the festival, training/experience in human resources and/or volunteer management; if you are a people-person, organized and methodical, and cool under pressure; if you are computer-savvy and confident in learning an online scheduling system; if you are excited by the challenge and commitment of taking on this key portfolio at Kingston WritersFest, you might be perfect for this role.

As Volunteer Manager, you will communicate with volunteers and schedule their shifts using a new, user-friendly, automated system. You'll be part of the Kingston WritersFest Planning Committee, attending monthly meetings year-round and learning the inner workings of Festival planning. You will be expected to spend volunteer time January through June 2013 to learn and set up the volunteer management database. There will be a ten-week contract beginning July 22, 2013 and running until September 30, 2013, for which an honorarium will be paid.

If you are interested in knowing more, email Barbara Bell  [email protected]kingstonwritersfest.ca for a detailed job description.

We will be accepting resumes until 5:00 pm, Friday, January 11. 

Sylvie Fortin appointed Curator of Contemporary Art

 

Sylvie Fortin appointed Curator of Contemporary Art

 

The Agnes Etherington Art Centre is pleased to announce the appointment of Sylvie Fortin as Curator of Contemporary Art. Her six-month term will carry the Art Centre contemporary programs through the current transition, invigorating research and enhancing the profile and impact of projects under development. Acting Director Jan Allen notes, “We’re extremely fortunate to be bringing a curator with such breadth of experience to our community. Sylvie’s aesthetic vision and understanding of the global matrix of contemporary art are extraordinary. And her research interests are a great match for our multi-disciplinary context at Queen’s University.”

 

Sylvie Fortin remarks, “I look forward to making a significant contribution to the Art Centre’s programs, expanding their scope and reach. Transition periods offer institutions an opportunity for reinvention. I am honored to have been chosen to work with the Art Center’s staff and Queen’s academic community.”

 

A curator, critic, editor and art historian, Fortin served as Editor-in-Chief (2004–2007) and Executive Director/Editor (2007–2012) of the Atlanta-based international journal ART PAPERS. She was Curator of the 5th Quebec City Biennale (2010), Curator of Contemporary Art at the Ottawa Art Gallery (1996–2001), Program Coordinator at la chambre blanche, Quebec City (1991–1994), and a collaborator with OBORO, Montreal (1994–2001). Her critical essays and reviews have been published in catalogues, anthologies and periodicals across the Americas and Europe, includingArtforum InternationalArt PressC MagazineEspaceFuseNKA: Journal of Contemporary African Art and Parachute. Educated at the University of Toronto, Université Laval and Duke University, Fortin has received numerous national and international grants and awards as a curator, critic, and for her academic research.

Position at Agnes Etherington Art Centre

 

The Agnes Etherington Art Centre at Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario) seeks an Administrative Coordinator to play a pivotal operational and communications role at this dynamic university-based gallery. Our ideal candidate will be a motivated team player with superior administrative and interpersonal skills, and knowledge of the public art museum environment.

Reporting to the Director, the Administrative Coordinator provides administrative support to the Director and Art Centre staff. Responsibilities include coordinating funding applications; editing, production and distribution of promotion and communications; and supporting special events. The Administrative Coordinator serves as departmental representative for safety and IT issues, and hires, trains and supervises reception staff. In a marketing and communication role, he/she tracks, records and disseminates information within the gallery, to affiliated groups and outside agencies, and to the public through a variety of means including our web site. This is a full-time, 35-hour-per-week position.

For details and application information, please go to http://www.queensu.ca/humanresources/apps/jps/external.php Competition #2012-331.

The deadline for application is 3 January 2013. Please note that all internal candidates will be given first consideration for this position. 

Jan Allen named Acting Director of Art Centre

 

Jan Allen named Acting Director of Art Centre

Chief Curator/Curator of Contemporary Art Jan Allen has been appointed Acting Director of the Agnes Etherington Art Centre. Filling the position since the departure of Janet M. Brooke in mid-October, Allen has supervised the implementation of the Art Centre’s renewed Academic Outreach policy while continuing to oversee the contemporary art program. In conjunction with her work at the gallery, Allen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art History and Art Conservation and in the Cultural Studies Program at Queen’s University. A curator at the Art Centre since 1992, she has developed well over 100 exhibitions and published widely—garnering numerous awards—while building the gallery’s substantial collection of contemporary art. As Curator of Contemporary Art (1996?2006), Allen extended the Art Centre’s national and international profile through major touring exhibition projects, and by spearheading the landmark 2001 exhibition Museopathy (curated by Jennifer Fisher and Jim Drobnick). As Chief Curator/Curator of Contemporary Art (2007?2012), she has shaped a dynamic program utilizing exhibitions of historical and contemporary art to complement and interrogate one another.

Regarding her expectations for her tenure, Allen remarks, “It’s a tremendous privilege to work in this context. The Agnes is an intimate gallery where very fine historical works—among the best of all time—enter a ‘conversation’ with the best visual and media art of the present day. I look forward to working closely with staff, and with the gallery’s friends and followers, to fully exercise the potential of our spaces and collections through this transition period.”

Allen, who holds a B.A, B.F.A. and M.A. (Art History) from Queen’s, is an award-winning curator with a research base focused on arts policy, politically and socially charged art, and electronic and new media art. Her curatorial practice has been characterized by innovative exhibition structures and collaborative partnerships. Notable projects include Better Worlds, an exhibition of activist and utopian projects (2002), Machine Life, interactive and robotic works under the influence of electronic art pioneer Norman White (2004), Karl Beveridge and Carole Condé: Working Culture (2008), Sorting Daemons: Art, Surveillance Regimes and Social Control (2010), Annie Pootoogook: Kinngait Compostions (2011) and Howie Tsui: Friendly Fire (2012). Current projects include the forthcoming exhibition, The Art Bank in the 21st Century. Allen’s independent critical writing has been published in Prefix PhotoC Magazine,Artext and Poliester. She serves on the Advisory Committee of the School of Image Arts, Ryerson University, and on the Board of the Ontario Association of Art Galleries.

Teaching Artist Roster, Call for Applications

 

A call to all Kingston artists interested in becoming part of the City's Teaching Artist Roster.  Please pass this along to any and all who might be interested.
 
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

TEACHING ARTIST ROSTER

The City of Kingston is currently seeking skilled teaching artists to become a part of its new Teaching Artist Roster. The Teaching Artist Roster is a resource for the City of Kingston, schools, organizations and communities interested in hiring artists for arts and cultural education projects and programs at their sites. The artists listed on the Teaching Artist Roster have experience in teaching their disciplines to various populations — from youth to seniors, from the gifted to the challenged — and welcome the opportunity to explore the arts with diverse groups.

 

The deadline to apply is Thursday, January 4th. Teaching artists will be notified by January 31st, 2013. The Roster will be updated on an ongoing basis – artists may be added continually throughout the year.
 
Once admitted, to the Roster, teaching artists will be eligible to attend the Ontario Arts Council’s “Artist Educator Professional Training – Foundations Course”.   This subsidized course offers artists a window into working in schools and/or community settings through hands-on, activity-based exploration. Participants can expect to come out of this level with concrete skills which they can use to bring their art form to work with various populations in various settings.

 

This workshop which will be scheduled for February 22, 23, 24, March 1, 2, 3, 2013.  All artists on the roster will be sent course and registration information.

 

All applications will be reviewed by a panel of youth, arts education experts and staff. The following criteria will be used in assessing the strength of the application:
 
  • Has teaching experience
  • Produces individual work that shows mastery of technique
  • Strong reference check
TO APPLY, SUBMIT:

Download and complete the Read and respond to the attached

Request for Information

Application A - Teaching Artist

For more information, please contact Jenny Pedler, Program Coordinator at 613 546-4291 extension: 1172 or email questions to:[email protected]

 

Call To Artists: Community Mural Project

Call To Artists:

The Kingston Arts Council and Options for Homes Eastern Ontario invite Kingston artists to submit draft proposals for a community mural project installation, at the corner of Queen & Bagot Streets, Kingston.    The community mural theme is:


"Connecting Community Through the Arts"


Between 4-8 local artists' work will be selected by a committee of representatives from The Kingston Arts Council and Options for Homes, to be installed as separate panels, on monthly release dates between November 2012 and March 2013.  The community mural project will remain installed until the fall of 2013.  Artists will have access to mural space on multiples of 8 ft x 4 ft panels, up to a maximum size of 8 ft x 16 ft.
Artist honourariums and expenses for arts supplies will be negotiated on an individual basis.


Please submit your draft art proposals via e-mail to [email protected], including an artist bio, a scanned image of your proposed mural work, and at two or three examples of other work.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday October 19th, 2012 3pm
Only artists whose work has been selected will be contacted by Oct 26th.

For more information, please contact:

Greg Tilson
Program Coordinator
Kingston Arts Council
www.artskingston.ca
[email protected]
613-546-2787
 

Nan Yeomans Grant for Artistic Development Accepting Submissions!

 

Are you an emerging artist looking for $2,500 to enhance your career?  Then you may be eligible to apply for the 2012 Nan Yeomans Grant for Artistic Development. Applications are online now

 

The Nan Yeomans Grant for Artistic Development helps young artists further their education and professional artistic growth. Totaling $2,500 in value, the grant will be awarded to one successful applicant by a peer jury based on the artistic merit of their work and previous accomplishments, and the eligibility of their proposal.

All emerging artists age 17-40 working in a visual medium are invited to apply. Click here to download application forms and submission guidelines.

 

Don’t delay! Applications are due no later than 4 pm on Monday, October 15, 2012.

For more info, contact Megan Sirett, Grants Officer, Kingston Arts Council [email protected]

 

 

Kingston’s theatre companies unite to create a one-of-a-kind play

 

For more information, photos or interview requests, please contact:
Liam Karry, Publicity Co-ordinator, The Library Chronicles
[email protected], 613 539 2373
 
Kingston’s theatre companies unite to create a one-of-a-kind play
 
 
Kingston, September 11th, 2012 – Prepare to see your local library as you’ve never seen
it before. This fall, five theatre companies and five playwrights will come together to stage
The Library Chronicles, an innovative production featuring four new Canadian scripts, each
uniquely devised to interact with one another in the Central Branch of the KFPL. Audiences
will follow elaborately crafted storylines that move throughout the library.
 
The Library Chronicles will feature some of Canada’s best known playwrights, including
the Dora award-winning Ned Dickens as well as Governor General Award recipient Judith
Thompson. The festival will also feature work by emerging playwrights Jill Connell, Michael
Payne and Alex Dault. Each writer has a unique connection to the city of Kingston.
 
"This city has a wealth of theatrical talent and passion. To see the energy of our community
harnessed towards creating something distinctively Kingstonian is inspiring. This is truly going
to be something to see."
 
Brett Christopher
Director, The Library Chronicles
Artistic Producer, Theatre Kingston
 
Developed in partnership with Kingston WritersFest, The Library Chronicles is the first project
where the Kingston theatrical community has united to produce a single, cohesive theatrical
experience.
One thing is certain; this is a theatrical event that no one will want to miss!
 
The Collective
 
Playwrights: Jill Connell, Alex Dault, Ned Dickens, Michael Payne, and Judith Thompson
Theatre Companies involved: Domino Theatre, Theatre Kingston, Blue Canoe Productions , Single
Thread Theatre and King's Town Players.
 
The Production
 
The Library Chronicles will be performed from Wednesday, October 3rd to Saturday, October 20th,
2012 at the Central Branch of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library at 130 Johnson Street, Kingston,
Ontario. Performances will take place Tuesdays through Saturdays @ 7 pm.
A ticket will allow for a viewing of two of the four scripts in their entirety per evening.
 
Grand Theatre Box office, 218 Princess Street, 613 530 2050, www.kingstongrand.ca
 
Please note: A small number of tickets may be available at the door depending on
availability.
 
Facebook: /TheLibraryChronicles
Twitter: @TheLibChrons
Modern Fuel Job Postings

 

Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre is seeking a dynamic and motivated individual for the
position of Artistic Director, to start at the end of November 2012.
 
A catalyst for cultural activity in Kingston, Ontario, Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre is in
its 35th year of operations. Modern Fuel is a not-for-profit Artist-Run Centre facilitating
the presentation, interpretation, and production of contemporary visual, time-based
and interdisciplinary arts. Modern Fuel supports innovation and experimentation, and is
committed to the education of interested publics and the diversification of its audiences.
This is an exciting time for Modern Fuel as it moves into Kingston’s new arts cluster, the Tett
Centre for Creativity & Learning.
 
Position Summary:
The Artistic Director reports to the Board of Directors, shares the Directorship of Modern
Fuel with the Administrative Director, and is the lead artistic staff person at Modern Fuel.
The major objective of the Artistic Director is to provide Artistic Direction for the Centre. The
Artistic Director acts as the Chair of the Programming Committee, and develops and revises
programming procedures and policy in concert with the Programming Committee and in
consultation with the Board. In addition to supporting, facilitating, and implementing the
programming decisions made at the Centre, the position exists to provide a sense of focus
or cohesion to the programming at the Centre.
 
Key Roles and Responsibilities:
?Chairs the Programming Committee
?With the Programming Committee and other involved individuals and organizations,
the Artistic Director develops the annual schedule of exhibitions and events for Modern
Fuel’s programming streams: Main Gallery, State of Flux, New Media Workspace and
Art in the Streets.
?Initiates and solicits programming at the Centre, which may include up to 2
independently curated exhibitions. Communicates and coordinates with the artists and
other involved parties details such as permits, shipping, lighting, vinyl, materials for
communications, documentation, etc.
?In consultation with the Administrative Director and the Board, the Artistic Director
develops and submits all applications for operating and project funding, with the main
focus on artistic activities at the centre, and reports on those activities.
?Secures adequate funding in order to proceed with planned activities, adjusts activities
according to received funding, makes sure expenditures do not exceed revenues.
?Writes or solicits writers for all programming communications.
?Coordinates printing and/or online publication and distribution for all programming
communications.
?Leads the development of all communications (press releases, website, social media,
newsletter, etc.) working in collaboration with the Administrative Director.
?Endeavors to secure external coverage of Modern Fuel events through PR and
networking, working in collaboration with the Administrative Director.
 
Secondary Responsibilities:
?Provides consultation on hiring decisions for Gallery Assistants and summer students;
provides direction to staff members and interns when they are undertaking activities
related to programming at Modern Fuel.
?Organizes and chairs the Exhibition Assistance allocations.
?Sits on several Board committees.
?Contributes to fundraising initiatives.
?Performs an advocacy role for the Centre and for artists generally.
?Plans and hosts receptions in collaboration with the Administrative Director and Gallery
Assistant.
?Engages in community networking including organizing artist dinners.
?Assists the Administrative Director and relevant staff and Board members with the
development of budgets, maintenance of financial records as needed, and preparation
of the year-end auditor’s report as needed.
?Supports the coordination of membership renewal campaigns.
?Presents a welcoming and informative face to the patrons and public who visit the
gallery.
?Acts as a spokesperson to media and at events off-site.
 
Knowledge and Skill Requirements:
? Knowledge of Contemporary Art, with a focus on Contemporary Canadian Art, especially
the culture of the Artist-Run milieu across Canada, but also versed in local dynamics
(Kingston and environs).
?Relevant education, or at least 3 years of experience in the artist-run centre or not-for-
profit sector.
? Must be well-versed in the discourse around contemporary cultural activity.
? Strong writing and verbal communication skills.
? Experience working with diverse public audiences.
? Skills with regard to time-based media, design software, and a thorough knowledge of
Excel.
?Facility with web content management systems, Twitter, Facebook and email list
management services.
? Skills with regard to successful grant applications.
? Willingness to obtain first aid certification.
 
Hours:
Gallery opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 12 to 5pm (25 hours). Meetings,
events and duties outside gallery hours contribute to a work week of 30 hours (on average).
 
Salary:
Renewable, 12-month contract offering $26,000 per year + health and dental benefits with
potential for growth.
4 Weeks paid vacation including winter holidays.
 
Please submit a curriculum vitae and a letter of interest by email to the Hiring Committee at:
All applications must be received at Modern Fuel by October 1st, 2012.
__________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre is seeking a dynamic and motivated individual for the
position of Artistic Director, to start at the end of November 2012.
 
A catalyst for cultural activity in Kingston, Ontario, Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre is in
its 35th year of operations. Modern Fuel is a not-for-profit Artist-Run Centre facilitating
the presentation, interpretation, and production of contemporary visual, time-based
and interdisciplinary arts. Modern Fuel supports innovation and experimentation, and is
committed to the education of interested publics and the diversification of its audiences.
This is an exciting time for Modern Fuel as it moves into Kingston’s new arts cluster, the Tett
Centre for Creativity & Learning.
 
Position Summary:
The Artistic Director reports to the Board of Directors, shares the Directorship of Modern
Fuel with the Administrative Director, and is the lead artistic staff person at Modern Fuel.
The major objective of the Artistic Director is to provide Artistic Direction for the Centre. The
Artistic Director acts as the Chair of the Programming Committee, and develops and revises
programming procedures and policy in concert with the Programming Committee and in
consultation with the Board. In addition to supporting, facilitating, and implementing the
programming decisions made at the Centre, the position exists to provide a sense of focus
or cohesion to the programming at the Centre.
 
Key Roles and Responsibilities:
?Chairs the Programming Committee
?With the Programming Committee and other involved individuals and organizations,
the Artistic Director develops the annual schedule of exhibitions and events for Modern
Fuel’s programming streams: Main Gallery, State of Flux, New Media Workspace and
Art in the Streets.
?Initiates and solicits programming at the Centre, which may include up to 2
independently curated exhibitions. Communicates and coordinates with the artists and
other involved parties details such as permits, shipping, lighting, vinyl, materials for
communications, documentation, etc.
?In consultation with the Administrative Director and the Board, the Artistic Director
develops and submits all applications for operating and project funding, with the main
focus on artistic activities at the centre, and reports on those activities.
?Secures adequate funding in order to proceed with planned activities, adjusts activities
according to received funding, makes sure expenditures do not exceed revenues.
?Writes or solicits writers for all programming communications.
?Coordinates printing and/or online publication and distribution for all programming
communications.
?Leads the development of all communications (press releases, website, social media,
newsletter, etc.) working in collaboration with the Administrative Director.
?Endeavors to secure external coverage of Modern Fuel events through PR and
networking, working in collaboration with the Administrative Director.
 
Secondary Responsibilities:
?Provides consultation on hiring decisions for Gallery Assistants and summer students;
provides direction to staff members and interns when they are undertaking activities
related to programming at Modern Fuel.
?Organizes and chairs the Exhibition Assistance allocations.
?Sits on several Board committees.
?Contributes to fundraising initiatives.
?Performs an advocacy role for the Centre and for artists generally.
?Plans and hosts receptions in collaboration with the Administrative Director and Gallery
Assistant.
?Engages in community networking including organizing artist dinners.
?Assists the Administrative Director and relevant staff and Board members with the
development of budgets, maintenance of financial records as needed, and preparation
of the year-end auditor’s report as needed.
?Supports the coordination of membership renewal campaigns.
?Presents a welcoming and informative face to the patrons and public who visit the
gallery.
?Acts as a spokesperson to media and at events off-site.
 
Knowledge and Skill Requirements:
? Knowledge of Contemporary Art, with a focus on Contemporary Canadian Art, especially
the culture of the Artist-Run milieu across Canada, but also versed in local dynamics
(Kingston and environs).
?
Relevant education, or at least 3 years of experience in the artist-run centre or not-for-
profit sector.
? Must be well-versed in the discourse around contemporary cultural activity.
? Strong writing and verbal communication skills.
? Experience working with diverse public audiences.
? Skills with regard to time-based media, design software, and a thorough knowledge of
Excel.
?Facility with web content management systems, Twitter, Facebook and email list
management services.
? Skills with regard to successful grant applications.
? Willingness to obtain first aid certification.
 
Hours:
Gallery opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 12 to 5pm (25 hours). Meetings,
events and duties outside gallery hours contribute to a work week of 30 hours (on average).
 
Salary:
Renewable, 12-month contract offering $26,000 per year + health and dental benefits with
potential for growth.
4 Weeks paid vacation including winter holidays.
 
Please submit a curriculum vitae and a letter of interest by email to the Hiring Committee at:
All applications must be received at Modern Fuel by October 1st, 2012.
 
 
 
Modern Fuel is an equal-opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest;
however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
 
 
 
Scarecrow Festival!

 

Small Pond Arts presents

SCARECROW FESTIVAL

Saturday October 6 and Sunday October 7, 11 AM - 5 PM

337 Clarke Road, Picton, Ontario

 

 

Small Pond Arts presents Prince Edward County’s annual Scarecrow Festival. Join us this Thanksgiving weekend and make your very own scarecrow to take home!  All supplies are provided for a donation of $20 or more. 

 

Proceeds will benefit Puppets Without Borders, a volunteer expedition to Ghana bringing puppetry and art supplies to children in rural villages. Local artists Krista Dalby and Susanne Larner will be traveling to Ghana in November 2012, laden down with as much art supplies as they can carry, bringing creative joy to children in need. More info atwww.puppetswithoutborders.blogspot.ca

 

Come one, come all, for a weekend of family fun, creativity and community, all while supporting a great cause. Rain or shine!

 

Small Pond Arts is an art centre, art gallery and artist residency centre located on a beautiful 87-acre farm just outside of Picton, Ontario.  It is owned and operated by artists Krista Dalby and Milé Murtanovski, and is located at 337 Clarke Road, Picton – see website for directions:www.smallpondarts.ca

Turning The Page, Helping You Find Your Best Book!

 

Turning the page

Helping you find your best book

 

The Kingston Frontenac Public Library invites book lovers to their exciting new program, Turning the Page. Monthly presentations will provide a taste of the best books KFPL has to offer, highlighting new titles, hidden gems, and librarian favourites throughout the year.

Events begin with the most promising books of the fall season, introducing you to some of the best new releases for those cozy autumn days. Go to the Central branch at 7:00pm on September 10 or the Calvin Park branch at 2:00 pm on September 14 for tea, cookies and great new reads. Join the library again in October for all the mysteries you may have missed and November for inspiring winter cooking books. 

“Every day library staff are asked for book suggestions from our patrons. This program gives us a chance to share exciting new releases and some of our favourite reads. We look forward to helping Kingston readers discover KFPL’s great books” said Alice Robinette-Woods, librarian and host of the September Turning the Page events.

 

Visit www.kfpl.ca or contact your local branch for further information.

_______________________________________________________________________

Local Artist and KAC Member Andrew Csafordi Chosen To Showcase His Art at McMichael Gallery.

Prince Edward County Encaustic Sculptural Painter, Andrew Csafordi, has been chosen to be part of the prestigious McMichael Gallery Autumn Art Sale, October 19th to 21st, 2012, in Kleinberg, Ontario.

 

One hundred and eighty-eight Canadian fine artists and sculptors were juried by a 15-member selection committee comprised of such qualified people as gallery staff, retail professionals, art collectors, artists, and others with a strong background in art. Andrew was one of 35 painters (and 4 sculptors) who scored the highest marks during the jury process to be part of the 22nd Annual event. In addition, the top sculptor and 10 of the most successful artists from last year’s show will return as well, for a total of 50 participants.

 

The McMichael Gallery Autumn Art Sale showcases original artwork only. Last year, over $133,000 worth of art was sold at the show, raising over $40,000 for volunteer initiatives. Funds raised from this event will be used to advance the future of Canadian art through interactive educational programming and provocative exhibitions at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.

 

The McMichael Canadian Art Collection is the foremost venue in the country. In addition to touring exhibitions, its permanent collection consists of almost 6,000 artworks, including paintings by the Group of Seven and their contemporaries, First Nations and Inuit artists. The gallery is located at 10365 Islington Avenue, north of Major Mackenzie Drive in Kleinburg.

 

“I am beyond excited to be a part of this prestigious show,” says Andrew. “Just to be in the same building as the works of the Group of Seven will be such an honour for me. The show has inspired me to create a whole new series of exciting paintings.”

 

A graduate of the Ontario College of Art in 1979, Andrew majored in drawing & painting, communication and design. He has continued to consistently paint, sculpt and exhibit his art throughout his 30-year career as a creative director, professional graphic designer and illustrator with his own graphic design studio.  For the past ten years, Andrew has devoted himself entirely to contemporary encaustic sculptural painting, bringing his viewers into organic dreamscapes and landscapes unlike any other. His luminous, textural and multi-dimensional paintings reach out beyond the board and draw the viewer in. He exhibits his work in several venues (including the SideStreet Gallery in Wellington and the Agnes Etherington Art Centre in Kingston), and his art is featured in both private and corporate collections around the world.

 

The Andrew Csafordi Studio Gallery, and Love Nest Studio Gallery also located on-site, are located at 54 Wilson Road (north of County Road #1, just west of Highway 62) in the heart of Prince Edward County. Both Galleries are open daily until October 28th, 10 AM to 5 PM, and both are proud members of the Prince Edward County ARTS TRAIL.

 

This Fall, Andrew is also offering several Two-day encaustic painting workshops at his studio. For more information, call Andrew Csafordi at: (613) 393-1572 or visit his website at:www.andrewcsafordi.com. For more information about the gallery, visit www.mcmichael.com

Provide Feedback on the CKAF Administration Plan

 

As mandated, the Kingston Arts Council annually establishes a committee to review the Kingston Arts Council Plan for Administration of Arts Funding for the Corporation of the City of Kingston Arts Fund - a document approved annually by Kingston City Council. The committee will meet this fall to review the 2012 plan and to consider possible improvements and amendments before the 2013 fiscal year.
 
We invite artists, arts organizations and communtiy members taking part in Kingston based arts activities to provide feedback to the review committee. Please provide feedback in the form of a written submission of not more than 500 words with your comments and recommendations on the plan, referring specifically to headings and clauses in the plan. 
 
In particular, we are seeking input on the experience of applicants who applied to the CKAF Project Grant Program as a three-person collective without a sponsor. We encourage your feedback on the CKAF application and administrative processes as 2012 was the first year the program included collectives without sponsorship by another organization.  
 
Please submit your feedback via email to [email protected] no later than Friday, September 14th, 2012 at 4pm
 
For a copy of the 2012 plan, please click hereFor more information regarding the grants program, please call the Grants Department 613 546-2999.
Culture Days in Kingston!

 

Culture Days is a collaborative coast-to-coast-to-coast volunteer movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. Thousands of activity organizers are self-mobilizing at the grassroots level to present and coordinate free public activities that take place throughout the country.

This year, the third annual Culture Days weekend will take place
September 28-30, with thousands of free, hands-on, interactive
activities that invite the public to participate “behind-the-scenes,”
to discover the world of artists, creators, historians, architects,
curators, designers and other creative people in their communities.
Kingston's chapter of Culture Days will feature such diverse events
as:
        • a musical instrument "petting zoo" presented by the Kingston Symphony
        • a breakdancing workshop led by members of KinetiQ Dance Crew
        • a microphone-building workshop at CFRC
        • a free BBQ, children's games, and live entertainment at the
          Kingston Scarecrow Festival
        • the creation of a WWI-themed short film, from script to post production

Culture Days is a collaborative movement that welcomes your
participation. Everyone can play a role in Culture Days: as an arts or
cultural organization, community group, artist, municipality, library,
school, citizen, or business person, you can participate in and
contribute to the Culture Days movement!  For more information, and to

see a complete listing of events, visit culturedays.ca

Media Collective Initiative - OAC

Toronto, August 1, 2012 – The Ontario Arts Council is launching an initiative to incubate the next generation of media arts organizations in regional communities across the province. The Regional Media Artists’ Collectives Initiative will provide start-up funding to collectives of three or more local artists who wish to provide professional development opportunities in communities where there are no existing media arts artist-run production centres.

 

This initiative encourages artists who live in regional and rural areas to gather with colleagues to share work and learn from each other. It affords them access to low cost, but vital, equipment resources. It creates a forum for them to determine the needs in their communities and envision their future collectively.

 

Guidelines for the program are available on the OAC website: http://www.arts.on.ca/Page4731.aspx.

 

The application deadline is December 3, 2012.

 

After reading the guidelines, artists and collectives interested in receiving an application package should contact Mark Haslam, Media Arts Officer at 416-969-7453 or 1-800-387-0058 ext. 7453, or [email protected].

 

 

Toronto, le 1er août 2012 – Le Conseil des arts de l’Ontario lance une nouvelle initiative d'incubation visant la prochaine génération d’organismes d’arts médiatiques dans des collectivités régionales de la province. Le programme Collectifs régionaux d’artistes médiatiques accordera des fonds d'amorçage aux collectifs comptant au moins trois artistes qui souhaitent assurer des possibilités de perfectionnement professionnel dans des localités qui n’ont pas de centres de production autogérés.

Ce programme encourage les artistes des régions rurales à travailler ensemble et à apprendre les uns des autres. Il leur assure des ressources en matériel indispensables à des prix abordables. Il donne aussi à ces artistes la possibilité de repérer les besoins de leur milieu et de s’encadrer d’une vision collective.

 

Les directives pour le programme se trouvent sur le site web du CAO http://www.arts.on.ca/Page4733.aspx.

 

La date limite pour la présentation des demandes est le 3 décembre 2012. Les artistes et les collectifs intéressés à obtenir un dossier de demande doivent contacter Mark Haslam, responsable des arts médiatiques, par téléphone (416-969-7453, sans frais 1?800?387?0058, poste 7453) ou par courriel ([email protected])..

 

Pour des services en français, veuillez communiquer soit avec Anne Gardé Gravestock, adjointe des programmes (416-969-7461, sans frais 1-800-387-0058, poste 7461, [email protected]), soit avec François Boivin, adjoint des programmes (416-969-7455, sans frais 1-800-387-0058, poste 7455, [email protected]).

Discover the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning

The City of Kingston is redeveloping the J.K. Tett Centre at 370 King Street West - and intends to re-open it as the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning in the fall of 2013. This project has involved extensive public consultation with a broad spectrum of stakeholders and the wider community. This project will create an "arts cluster" - a unique destination that brings together artists, students and the community that will be accessible to Kingston residents and area visitors alike. Being developed in collaboration with Queen's University, this arts cluster will also feature the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts that will include a recital hall and theatre, rehearsal space, a screening facility and classrooms.

 

On July 12, 2012, the Kingston Arts Council held a Pecha Kucha at the Grand Theatre so that Kingstonians could learn more about the Tett Centre and its future tenants. Pecha Kucha night originated in Tokyo, Japan as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of "chit chat", it rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds. Artists show 20 of their images, for 20 seconds each and speak about their work. The Kingston Arts Council has presented several of these evenings, featuring artists working in different mediums or residing in different regions.

The future occupants of the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning appearing at the Pecha Kucha include Kingston School of Dance, Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre, The Potters' Guild, Kingston Handloom Weavers & Spinners, Theatre Kingston, Salon Theatre/Macdonald Project, Joe's M.I.L.L. (Musical Instrument Lending Library), and the Kingston Lapidary Club.

If you missed out on this exciting night, you can view the presentations below. We've included the presentation on the Tett Centre itself, as well as the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts (a Queen's University project and the Tett Centre's future neighbour), and two exemplary presentations by future tenants Modern Fuel and Joe's M.I.L.L.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Job Posting: KAC 50th Anniversary Coordinator

 

Employment Opportunity - Job Creation Partnership with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities

The Kingston Arts Council (KAC) is celebrating their 50th Anniversary in 2013. The KAC will launch their anniversary with a joint celebration with the Grand Theatre in November 2012 and will continue the celebration throughout 2013. In order to properly acknowledge this milestone, the KAC would like to hire a Celebration Coordinator to initiate and execute their 50th anniversary activities. The activities would need to be in place by January 2013. 

The Celebration Coordinator will:

·         Assist KAC's Programming Coordinator and Communications Director with the KAC and Grand Theatre anniversary celebration launch in November 2012

·         Develop plan for acknowledging anniversary at all KAC events throughout 2013

·         Develop plan for special event(s) commemorating KAC's 2013 50th anniversary

·         Incorporate 50th anniversary plans with annual campaign activities

·         Promote events to former and current members, as well as community.


The Kingston Arts Council is looking for an individual who will work alongside the Programming Coordinator and the Communications Director. The job would include planning special events, promoting events to former and current members, as well as consolidating the 50th anniversary plans with our annual campaign activities and other year round programming. Tasks will include communicating events and Kingston Arts Council information to our members and the public through www.artskingston.ca and other online networks. The job will involve administrative duties as well as hands on event responsibilities.  

The position requires a good working knowledge of Kingston arts, culture, and business, and a desire to build on that knowledge. Strong awareness of Social Media is an asset. This individual would  require strong communication skills and would need to show initiative, be strongly self directed, and personable. 

How to Apply
Please submit a resume and cover letter detailing your suitability for the position, in doc or pdf formats, to [email protected] with“Celebration Coordinator” in the subject heading. Applications are due no later than: Wednesday August 1st at  4:30pm.  

Interviews will take place on Thursday August 2nd and Friday August 3rd and a decision will be made by Friday August 3rd.

This position starts on August 7th, 2012 and would end on February 1st, 2013.

The position is 35 hours/week.

Eligible applicants must be eligible for EI, or have received regular EI benefits in the last 3 years or maternity benefits in the last 5 years.

The Kingston Arts Council encourages Aboriginal students, students of colour and students with disabilities to apply.

We regret to inform that our current office location is not wheelchair accessible.

For more information please contact Josh at [email protected]

2012-13 Cultural Strategic Investment Fund (CSIF)

 

2012-13 Cultural Strategic Investment Fund (CSIF) is now open:

The application period for the 2012-13 Cultural Strategic Investment Fund is now open. Applications and complete program details are now available on Grants Ontario, your one window access to information about grants provided by the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration and the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. The application deadline is August 10, 2012

The fund provides financial assistance to arts, cultural industries, heritage, public libraries to undertake projects that are strategic, innovative and that benefit the culture sector. In 2011-12, 56 organizations received $1.4 million in funding for a variety of projects, such as online exhibitions, youth engagement projects, arts workshops, special events, a culture access pass and a cultural and heritage passport magazine. 

As you know, Ontario has entered into an era of slower economic growth and government spending must reflect this reality. Spending reforms are happening across all ministries for the government to achieve its objectives. The ministry is doing its part by charting a way forward that includes streamlined expenditures.

As outlined in the 2012 Ontario Budget, the ministry is transforming its support to the culture sector. Three existing grant programs will be integrated into a single, streamlined program to achieve savings and improve client services; it also allows the ministry to create a more comprehensive program for the culture sector.

In 2013, the ministry will launch a new cultural grant program with expanded program criteria which will be open to all cultural sectors. The program funding will be $3 million. The Museums and Technology Fund and Creative Communities Prosperity Fund will end on March 31, 2013, at which time the new program will launch. I also encourage you to look at funding opportunities available to the culture sector through the ministry’s agencies – Ontario Trillium Foundation and Ontario Arts Council.

Ontario values the culture sector and recognizes the economic and social impact of culture in communities across the province. The ministry will continue to make targeted, strategic investments in the culture sector’s sustainability and growth.

Thank you for your commitment and contributions to Ontario’s cultural development. I encourage you to explore the opportunities available through the Cultural Strategic Investment Fund to develop new projects that nurture creativity and develop Ontario’s  unique cultural resources.

Yours truly,

Michelle Sale Supervisor, Culture Programs Unit
Programs and Services Branch
Culture Division

Provide a summer job for youth in the arts!

Could you benefit from having a summer student in your studio, gallery, or arts-related business? The Kingston Employment & Youth Services (KEYS) Summer Jobs for Youth program is looking for opportunities for students with interest and experience in the arts.

 

Summer Jobs for Youth is designed to assist youth in Kingston 15 to 18 years of age acquire workplace skills through summer employment. It’s a win-win for employers and young people. Youth receive job readiness training and support from KEYS leaders, paid employment placements from July to August and post-employment support.

As an employer, you benefit through a fully subsidized summer employment program, and help young people in our community gain valuable work experience. The program starts July 3rd-7th  with the youth in pre-employment training. The youth will then move on to a six week job placement beginning the 9th of July with your company. They are to work a maximum of 35 hours a week (there is no allowance for overtime) and will be paid $10.25 an hour by KEYS Job Centre and the Ministry of Child and Youth Services. You will be required to submit a timesheet for your participant every two weeks to ensure that they are paid.

 

KEYS strongly encourages you to participate in this program. You will be asked to provide work appropriate training and safety training relevant to the position being filled, and to work in conjunction with your participants and KEYS Youth Worker Leaders to ensure that all parties involved have the best possible/most effective experience. You receive young, ambitious and enthusiastic summer workers at no financial cost and your involvement will have a positive impact on young people and our community.

 

If you are interested in participating in the Summer Jobs for Youth program as an employer, please contact Amanda Henderson at [email protected] ASAP to fill out the necessary paperwork.

City of Kingston Arts Fund 2012 Grant Recipients Announced

PRESS RELEASE

 

For Immediate Release:June 20, 2012
 

City of Kingston Arts Fund 2012 Grant Recipients Announced

 

The Kingston Arts Council and the City of Kingston are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2012 City of Kingston Arts Fund Grants. The Grants were awarded in two categories, Operating Grants and Project Grants. As part of the Kingston Cultural Plan, and thanks to Kingston City Council, an additional $20,000 was invested in CKAF this year, and was proportionally divided 70 per cent for Operating Grants and 30 per cent for Project Grants. All CKAF applicants will be notified by mail as to the status of their grant request, and, in the case of the successful applicants, how they should proceed to redeem their grant.

Operating Grants

The Operating Grants Review Committee (voting) was comprised of Reena Kukreja, Michèle LaRose, Ian Malcolm, Marjan Mozetich and Bill Penner. The Chair of the Committee was Craig Walker. City Councillors Jim Neill and Liz Schell, Brian McCurdy, Cultural Director, and Colin Wiginton, Manager, Cultural Services, were non-voting members on the Operating Grants Committee.


The Operating Grant program received 13 applications requesting a total of $462,419 in funding. Of these, 10 applications were successful, and $345,500 in funding was awarded to Operating Grant applicants. The Operating Grant Award recipients are listed in alphabetical order below:

 

Organization

Grant

Agnes Etherington Art Centre

 $   75,000.00

Cantabile Choirs of Kingston

 $   26,000.00

Kingston Canadian Film Festival

 $   25,000.00

Kingston Symphony Association

 $   75,000.00

Kingston WritersFest

 $   25,000.00

Le Centre culturel Frontenac

 $   15,000.00

Modern Fuel Artist Run Centre

 $   42,000.00

Reelout Arts Project Inc

 $   20,000.00

Theatre Kingston

 $   32,500.00

Union Gallery

 $   10,000.00

TOTAL Operating Grant Funds Awarded in 2012:

$ 345,500.00

 

Project Grants

The Project Grants Review Committee (voting) was comprised of Rebecca Anweiler, Peter Cassidy, Dympna McConnell, Andrea Robertson, and Sarah Garton Stanley. The Chair of the Committee was Craig Walker. City Councillor Lisa Osanic, Brian McCurdy, Cultural Director, and Colin Wiginton, Manager, Cultural Services were non-voting members on the Project Grants Review Committee.
 

The Project Grant program received 27 applications requesting a total of $303,779 in funding. Of these, 20 applications were successful, and $149,934 in funding was awarded to Project Grant applicants. The Project Grant Award recipients are listed in alphabetical order below:

Organization

Project Title

Grant

ARTignite

Allumage: An ARTignite Centrepiece

 $          7,500.00

Blue Canoe Theatrical Productions Inc.

Summer Arts Showcase

 $          8,000.00

Corridor Culture Collective

Corridor Culture

 $        10,000.00

Fauxhemian Films Collective

Fine and Hot

 $          5,400.00

H'art School 

The Box: Artistic Directors

 $          7,500.00

Impromptu Productions

The Merry Wives of Windsor

 $          3,000.00

Joe's MILL

Joe's MILL 2012 Workshop Series

 $          3,500.00

Kingston Blues Society

Kingston Blues Society Monthly Jam

 $          7,500.00

Kingston Chamber Choir

Kingston Chamber Choir Presents: "Magnificat"

 $          4,200.00

Kingston Community Ballet Association

Celebration of Kingston Dancers

 $          5,744.00

Kingston Community Health Centres

Kingston Multicultural Arts Festival

 $        14,600.00

Kingston Jazz Society

Live @ Your Library Concert Series: The Kingston Jazz Composers Connection

 $        11,400.00

Kingston Punk Productions

Fun House Festival 2013

 $          6,500.00

Live Wire Music Series

Live Wire Music Series Workshops + Music in Schools 2012-13

 $          5,000.00

 

Melos Chamber Choir & Orchestra

Coronation Music Celebrating the Queen's Jubilee

 $          4,800.00

OPIRG Kingston

Push It! Hip Hop Series

 $          6,000.00

SALON Theatre

Macdonald Festival 2013

 $        10,000.00

The Artel

No Concession, No Division

 $          6,790.00

The Library Chronicles Collective

The Library Chronicles

 $          10,000.00

Tone Deaf Festival

Tone Deaf 11

 $          12,500.00

 

TOTAL Project Grant Funds Awarded in 2012:

  $     149, 934.00

 

About the City of Kingston Arts Fund (CKAF)

 

The City of Kingston Arts Fund (CKAF) was established by Kingston City Council in 2007 to support the arts and arts organizations  and is administered by the Kingston Arts Council on behalf of the City.  Each year the Kingston Arts Council submits a plan for the administration of the Arts Fund for approved by City Council.

 

Operating and Project Grants are awarded based on the decisions of two separate CKAF review committees that include members of Kingston’s various arts communities.  In 2012 these committees met in May and their decisions were ratified by the Kingston Arts Council’s Board of Directors before being submitted for approval to Kingston City Council.

 

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For further information contact:
Ted Worth, Grants Director
Kingston Arts Council Grants Department

[email protected] [or] 613-546-2999

CORNOGRAPHY: call for participants

 

CORNOGRAPHY: call for participants

Small Pond Arts is seeking artists and community members to participate in CORNOGRAPHY, an artistic exploration of our twisted relationship with food.   This public presentation will take place on the Small Pond Arts farm in Prince Edward County, Ontario, the afternoon of Sunday JULY 22, 2012

We want your puppet shows, songs, stories, installations, spoken word, dances, artwork and other brilliant ideas! Contributions can be narrative or impressionistic, political or celebratory, critical or comedic, but should reflect the food issues that matter most to you, such as GMOs, farming, locavore living, organics, gardening, seed ownership, or society’s disengagement with the source of their food. Time-based contributions (eg: theatre/music/dance) should be 10-15 minutes in length. The audience will be guided from location to location (primarily outdoors) to discover a cornucopia of artistic expression on the theme of food.

Interested participants should email Krista at [email protected] by JUNE 20, 2011 with a brief description of what you have in mind.  Want to take part but don’t know what to do?  Let us know and we will find a way for you to participate that suits your interests and skills.

Artist residencies available for out-of-town participants at a reduced rate; contact us for details.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch should you have any questions.  We can’t wait to see what you have to bring to the table!

To read about last year’s event, see our blog: http://smallpondarts.blogspot.ca/2011/07/cornography.html

To find out more about us: www.smallpondarts.ca

WritersFest seeks Volunteer Coordinator

 

Get Involved!

 

Are you looking for a new challenge? A change? An insiders view of the action? To become more involved with Kingston WritersFest? 

Kingston WritersFest is looking for a Volunteer Coordinator (Scheduling). Could it be you?

Exercise and improve your skills in areas of INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION, PROBLEM SOLVING, PLANNING, MANAGING, MOTIVATING, and DELEGATING, MULTI-TASKING, TEAM WORK, ADAPTING TO CHANGE, and more!

Develop your professional portfolio skills in areas that support EVENT PLANNING, HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT, RETAIL MANAGEMENT, and NOT-FOR PROFIT MANAGEMENT.

The role of this part-time volunteer position is to oversee all of volunteer scheduling, support and appreciation, and to work with the Volunteer Coordinator (Recruitment/Training) to match volunteers to particular tasks within festival planning and implementation.

Deadline to apply: June 8, 2012.

To apply, email Barbara Bell [email protected]ca with a cover letter and resume. 

 

Kingston WritersFest 2012, September 26-30
Watch our website for author profiles and event information about 
Kingston WritersFest 2012. 
 www.kingstonwritersfest.ca

Join us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter

Kingston WritersFest
120 Clarence Street
Post Office Box 715
Kingston ON K7L 4X1
Get Involved!

 

Are you looking for a new challenge? A change? An insiders view of the action? To become more involved with Kingston WritersFest? 

Kingston WritersFest is looking for a Volunteer Coordinator (Scheduling). Could it be you?

Exercise and improve your skills in areas of INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION, PROBLEM SOLVING, PLANNING, MANAGING, MOTIVATING, and DELEGATING, MULTI-TASKING, TEAM WORK, ADAPTING TO CHANGE, and more!

Develop your professional portfolio skills in areas that support EVENT PLANNING, HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT, RETAIL MANAGEMENT, and NOT-FOR PROFIT MANAGEMENT.

The role of this part-time volunteer position is to oversee all of volunteer scheduling, support and appreciation, and to work with the Volunteer Coordinator (Recruitment/Training) to match volunteers to particular tasks within festival planning and implementation.

Deadline to apply: June 8, 2012.

To apply, email Barbara Bell [email protected]ca with a cover letter and resume. 

 

Kingston WritersFest 2012, September 26-30
Watch our website for author profiles and event information about 
Kingston WritersFest 2012. 
 www.kingstonwritersfest.ca

Join us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter
Kingston WritersFest
120 Clarence Street
Post Office Box 715
Kingston ON K7L 4X1

SUMMER READING ENCOURAGED BY LIBRARY “CLUBS”

 

SUMMER READING ENCOURAGED BY LIBRARY “CLUBS”
 
The Kingston Frontenac Public Library is delighted to announce the launch of their free 2012 summer
reading clubs for children of all ages. Reading clubs are an excellent way to keep young people
engaged in reading throughout the summer months. Studies have shown these programs help
children maintain or even improve their literacy skills.
 
The Daydreams & Lullabies Read-to-Me Club, for children ages 0-5, encourages families to read,
write, talk, sing and play together. By engaging in such early literacy skills, parents can help set
the stage for lifelong learning. Guided by the Club passport, children will explore the library and
discover delightful books, music and more. Library staff will encourage their journey when they visit,
recognizing each completed step with a colourful sticker.
 
The Reach for the Stars Summer Reading Club, for children ages 6-12, is a safe, fun online program
available in both English and French. Children can track their reading and find book recommendations
from other club members. This year, the Club also includes an optional ‘Challenge’ passport to help
them explore new parts of the library, discovering fascinating books and more that they may not have
tried on their own.
 
Registration for both reading clubs began on June 1st and continues throughout the summer.
Participants may sign up online or at their local branch.
 
In addition to the reading clubs, the Library will be offering 150 free programs and events for
children during July and August, including the ever popular “Live at the Library” concerts and an
expanded “Stories in the Park” program to be offered across the City. For more information about
the summer reading clubs and special events, drop into your local branch or visit the library online at
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Contact: Brianne Peters, Librarian
(613) 549-8888 ext 2100 [email protected]
Juried Art Salon Winners, 2012

Prize Winners, 2012 Juried Art Salon:

Grand Prize Winner (Linda Morris Award) - Rose Stewart's "Contingency #16"

Second Prize Winner - Lee Hull's "Brian"
Third Prize Winner (Hughes Downey Award) - Hennie Marsh's "Blue-Green Landscape..."
Best Use of Colour (Hilary Scanlon Award) - Julie Davidson-Smith
Nan Yeomans Award - Barb Carr's Precambrian
Youth Artist Award - Max Hyett's "The Project"
Youth Artist Award - Jennifer Epprecht's "Plants Before The Storm"
Youth Artist Award - Michelle MacKinnon's "Matt"


People's choice announcement coming soon!

Job Posting: Programming and Communications Assistant, Kingston Arts Council

 

Position: Programming and Communications Assistant

Duration: 8 weeks, Monday June 4th – Friday July 27th, 2012

Wage and hours: $10.25 per hour, 30 hours per week

 

Job Purpose

The Kingston Arts Council is looking for an individual who will work alongside the

Programming Coordinator and the Communications Director. Tasks will be associated

with planning and implementing Kingston Arts Council events, and communicating

events and Kingston Arts Council information to our members and the public through

our www.artskingston.ca. The job will involve administrative duties as well as hands on

event responsibilities.

 

The position is part of Canada Summer Jobs and the requirements are as follows:

  • are between 15 and 30 years of age;

  • have been registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;

  • are Canadian citizens or permanent residents or have official refugee protection status under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (foreign students are not eligible); and

  • are legally entitled to work in Canada, according to relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

 

The position requires a good working knowledge of Kingston arts, culture, and business, and a desire to build on that knowledge. Strong awareness of Social Media is an asset. This individual would require strong communication skills and would need to show initiative, be strongly self directed, and personable.

How to Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter detailing your suitability for the position, in doc

or pdf formats, to [email protected] with “Programming and Communications

Assistant” in the subject heading. Applications are due no later than: Friday, May

25th 2012 at 4:30pm. Interviews will take place Wednesday May 30th and Thursday

May 31st and decision will be made by Friday June 1st.

 

This position starts on June 4th, 2012.

 

The Kingston Arts Council encourages Aboriginal students, students of colour and

students with disabilities to apply.

 

We regret to inform that our current office location is not wheelchair accessible.

 

For more information please contact Josh at [email protected]

Job Posting: Communications & Finance, Museum of Healthcare

 

Employment Opportunity 
Communications & 
Finance Coordinator 
Full-Time Contract Position
The Museum of Health Care at Kingston is seeking a well-organized, responsible, and highly 
motivated person to become a vital member of our Operating Team. This one year contract 
position (renewable annually) will report to the Museum Manager & Program Director. 
Responsibilities will include:
• Managing the Museum’s eTapestry membership and donation database, including 
inputting new data, preparing reports, liaising with current and new contacts, and issuing 
receipts  
• Assisting with financial record-keeping, including bookkeeping with Simply Accounting  
• Preparing meeting minutes, mail-outs, correspondence, and grant application packages 
and timelines 
• Ordering and maintaining office supplies and equipment  
• Participating in the organization and facilitation of venue rentals, image sales, 
advancement strategies, receptions, special events, and in-Museum programs as 
required (including some evening and weekend work)  
• Assisting with the preparation and distribution of communications and marketing 
materials including newsletters, posters, brochures, and maintenance of the Museum’s 
website and social media accounts 
• Coordinating daily office operations and reception including answering telephones and emails, greeting Museum visitors, filing and accessing materials, and other duties as 
needed 
• Recruiting, supervising, and recognizing volunteers  
The successful candidate will enjoy a fast-paced team environment and will possess the 
following skills and qualifications:
• Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, including strong writing skills and the 
ability to effectively establish and maintain good relationships with the general public, 
Board of Directors, professional staff, volunteers, and external organizations  
• Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work effectively under pressure to meet 
deadlines  
• University or college education in arts administration, museum studies, or related 
discipline (and/or equivalent combination of relevant training and experience)  
• Excellent computer skills, including familiarity with all Microsoft Office programs  
• Experience with data management, data entry, and database systems  
• Ability to work in a self-directed manner and as part of a team, completing tasks with 
minimal supervision  
• Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality  
• Two years administrative experience including one year of experience in Simply 
Accounting and general office accounting procedures will be considered an asset  
• Graphic and web design skills including familiarity with web content management 
systems, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign will be considered an asset  
• Previous work and/or volunteer experience in a non-profit organization and/or the cultural 
sector will be considered an asset 
• Previous volunteer management experience will be considered an asset 
Salary range: $25,000 to $29,000 per annum with benefits dependent on experience and 
qualifications 
Anticipated start date: July 9, 2012 f you are interested in becoming a member of our team, please submit a cover letter, résumé, 
and three references with contact information by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 1, 2012 to the 
attention of Jenny Brown: 
• Via e-mail: [email protected] (in Adobe Acrobat .PDF or Microsoft Word .DOC 
format only)  
• By mail / hand-delivery: Museum of Health Care at Kingston, Ann Baillie Building National 
Historic Site, 32 George Street, Kingston, Ontario K7L 2V7 
We thank all applicants; please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted
The Kingston Prize to Become Independent of the Kingston Arts Council

April 18, 2012

For Immediate Release
 
Kingston Prize to become independent of Kingston Arts Council The Kingston Prize, a Canada-wide portrait competition, has achieved national prominence and grown beyond the mandate of the Kingston Arts Council, it was announced today. Having achieved considerable national success, the time has arrived for The Kingston Prize to go forward as an independent entity, the Board of the Arts Council decided at a recent meeting. The growing recognition of the award as a premier Canadian arts prize offers a perfect opportunity for both organizations to optimize resources according to their distinct missions.
In making the announcement, the Arts Council paid tribute to the dedication of individuals involved in organizing The Kingston Prize and expressed confidence in the group's ability to continue to build on past success. The Kingston Arts Council is an umbrella organization that promotes the creation, production, presentation and appreciation of the arts in Kingston and the surrounding region.
 
Statement from THE KINGSTON PRIZE:

The Organizing Committee of The Kingston Prize wishes to thank the Kingston Arts Council for providing an organizational structure and "umbrella" over the last eight years. With this support and the help of many Kingston people, The Kingston Prize has grown from the initial competition in 2005 to a fully national event with entries from every province of Canada. The exhibition has travelled on two national tours that included Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario and Alberta.
 
In the most recent exhibition, in Drummondville QC, the exhibition was described in an email from the gallery administrator as "a very big success, maybe the biggest we ever had with a total of 4628 visitors." In Toronto the exhibition at the ROM had 61,754 visitors, an average of 770 people a day. We are presently planning the 2013 competition and exhibition, and hope that we will continue to have the support of the Kingston community.
 
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Call for Short Film submissions: National Youth Arts Week Short Film Screening "GET INTO OUR SHORTS"

National Youth Arts Week Short Film Screening
"GET INTO OUR SHORTS"
Wednesday May 2nd 2012 7pm at The Screening Room

120 Princess Street (2nd Floor)

The Kingston Youth Arts Council is seeking short film submissions, by young film artists in Kingston and the surrounding area, to be screened at The Screening Room, during National Youth Arts Week on Wed May 2nd 7pm

If you have a short film, of any genre, and are between the ages of 13 and 24, please contact:
[email protected]com
 (Leigh Ann)
Deadline: April 19 2012 4pm

"GET INTO OUT SHORTS" will also include the following Panel Discussion + Q&A:

SO YOU WANT TO MAKE A MOVIE?! 

So you want to make a movie? Do your friends tell you you're destined for Hollywood? Following celluloid dreams  can be overwhelming for young filmmakers. You know you have the talent but how do you channel it? What resources are available to young filmmakers in Kingston? You've made your cinematic opus but now what do you do with it? Join 3 film industry professionals living in Kingston as they share some their tips of the trade to help you get ahead in movie making. 

Kingston Film Industry Panelists will include:
Alison Migneault - Festival Director for Kingston Canadian Film Festival
Michael Patrick  Lilly - Chief Creative Officer for Factory Film Studio
Matt Salton- Festival Director for Reelout Queer Film + Video Festival

Following the Youth Short Film Screenings & Panel Discussion, The Screening Room will feature Kevin Smith's 1994 comedyCLERKS. The Screening Room staff and the Kingston Youth Arts Council selected this classic 1990's film because of its ultra-low budget of around 28,000 USD, and because it was filmed in the store Smith actually worked in. Moreover, he was 24 at the time of its production. The film seems to exhibit many of the qualities of young, independent film-making that will be the focus for the evening, and hopefully a source of inspiration for young Kingston film artists.

CLERKS Movie Trailer

Follow up to Building Arts Communities in Kingston [Videos]

Building Arts Communities in Kingston

(Highlight Reel, and Moderator Summaries below)

Highlight Reel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keT0x-pHt6Q

Communication

Spaces

Collaboration

Inclusiveness

Funding

Education

Call for Artists: LGBT Kingston Pride Art Show

 

LGBT KINGSTON PRIDE ART SHOW

This show was created to give a space for Gay & Lesbian artists when it was difficult for them to find a venue. However, of late, gay content has become positively mainstream, and increasingly no purpose is served by gay artists being ghettoized with a show of their own.

Kingston, and it’s artists, still need as many art shows as it, and they, can get.

Over the years, the Kingston LGBT community has felt the support of the arts. The time has now come for the LGBT community to return the favor. For the second year, the annual Pride Art Show is open to all artists who wish to submit work - however we like to think we are still a little more open to the rebel view.

The Rules/Details

- You may submit up to three works for consideration for the show.

- There is a ten dollar fee for every accepted entry to the show.

- Three prizes are to be awarded -1st is $250 2nd is $150 and 3rd is a peoples choice award of $100

- The DEADLINE for submissions is May 20/12

- We require that you e-mail your name, phone number, e-mail address along with the name medium and dimensions of your work along with an attached photo of the piece to [email protected]

- for more information e-mail [email protected] The Pride Art Show

-Running from June 4th to the 16th
-The opening party to be June 9th, 6:00 - 10:00
-Prize giving meet the artists Sat 16th of June 2:00 - 5:00 -the Kingston School of Art’s
Windows Art Gallery
647A Princess @ Victoria St. 

2012 City of Kingston Arts Fund Grants Announcement

 

2012 City of Kingston Arts Fund Grants Announcement
For Immediate Release: February 29, 2012
 
The Kingston Arts Council is now accepting applications for the 2012 Operating and Project
Grant Programs for the City of Kingston Arts Fund (CKAF). The Kingston Arts Council will host
two information sessions that all applicants are encouraged to attend.
 
The Operating Grants Information Session will take place Tuesday March 13th, 6:30pm in the
Delahaye Room, Kingston Frontenac Public Library – Central Branch (130 Johnson St).
 
The Projects Grants Information Session will take place Thursday March 15th, 6:30pm in the
Delahaye Room, Kingston Frontenac Public Library – Central Branch (130 Johnson St).
 
Paper copies of the Grant Forms & Guidelines will be available at each meeting.
 
Please Note: Changes to the CKAF program will be discussed at each Information Session
and posted on the KAC website at www.artskingston.ca/ckaf.cfm. If you are unable to attend an
Information Session, it is strongly encouraged that you call the Kingston Arts Council to speak
with CKAF staff prior to completing the application form.
 
Grant Application Packages are available for download at www.artskingston.ca/ckaf.cfm.
Paper copies are available for pickup during office hours at the following locations:
 
The Kingston Arts Council (253 Ontario Street, Suite 203 – Office hours: Monday to
Thursday, 10:00am-3:00pm);
The Reception desk at City Hall (216 Ontario Street); and
The Kingston Frontenac Public Library Information desk (Central Branch, 130 Johnson
Street).
 
Completed Operating Grant Applications are due at the Kingston Arts Council Office on or
before Friday April 13th, 2012 at 4:30pm.
 
Completed Project Grant Applications are due at the Kingston Arts Council Office on or before
Monday April 16th, 2012 at 4:30pm.
 
The objectives of CKAF are to nurture the capacity and quality of the arts in Kingston while
fostering artistic excellence, stimulating economic development related to the arts, enhancing
Kingston’s quality of life for its citizens and attractiveness as a community, and aligning
Kingston’s arts funding with that of comparable cities.
 
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For more information, please visit www.artskingston.ca, or contact:
Ted Worth, Grants Director
Kingston Arts Council Grants Department
[email protected] [or] 613-546-2999
 
Kingston Arts Council ? P.O. Box 1005, Kingston, ON, K7L 4X8 ? www.artskingston.ca
General: (613) 546-2787 [email protected] ? Grants: (613) 546-2999 [email protected]
Thousand Islands Playhouse Appoint New Artistic Director

 

GANANOQUE, ON. 

            On Monday, February 27th, 2012, Liz Austin, President of the Thousand Islands Foundation for the Performing Arts, announced the successor to Greg Wanless, founding Artistic Director of the Thousand Islands Playhouse.  “After an extremely thorough process that involved a selection committee made up of Board members and several members of Ontario’s professional theatre community, we have selected Ashlie Corcoran, currently of Toronto, to take on the position of Artistic Director at the end of the 2012 season.  Ashlie brings an impressive new energy and commitment to our theatre and the performing arts scene in Ontario, and will be a fitting successor to continue Greg’s artistic vision of a Playhouse by the river in the 1000 Islands.  Her versatile directing and play development experience, especially with her commitment to Canadian work, echoes the Thousand Islands Playhouse’s 30 years of devotion to the creation of theatre for a wide range of audiences. We are very excited to be welcoming Ashlie into the Playhouse and Gananoque communities.”

            Originally from White Rock, British Columbia, Ms. Corcoran began her training at Queen's University, Kingston, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree in Drama. She received a Master's Degree in Directing, awarded with distinction, from Goldsmiths College at the University of London. Since 2005, she has been Artistic Producer of Toronto’s acclaimed Theatre Smash, of which she was co-founder. Productions she has directed with the company include Tiny Dynamite, the company’s Dora-nominated inaugural production; Igor Bauersima’s The Bus, Layne Coleman’s Tijuana Cure and Graeme Gillis’ A Boy Called Newfoundland.  Recently the Globe and Mail included The Ugly One, which she directed, in the Top 11 of 2011 List.  Additionally, Ms. Corcoran producedNorway.Today for Theatre Smash.

Ms. Corcoran has worked extensively both nationally and internationally.   She was a Shaw Festival intern director in 2009, where she directed Bedtime Story, was a member of the Canadian Opera Company’s Ensemble Studio, and was the 2010/11 Urjo Kareda Emerging Artist at Tarragon Theatre.  Other theatre credits include direction for the Resurgence Theatre, Driftwood Theatre, numerous festivals and Gateway Theatre in British Columbia.  She recently acted as a consulting director for The Gay Heritage Project at the 33rd Rhubarb Festival at Buddies in Bad Times and will soon direct The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Western Canada Theatre. This spring, she will also be directing Die Fledermaus at Cowtown Opera, and assistant directingThe Barber of Seville at Vancouver Opera.

              Artistic Director Greg Wanless and Associate Artistic Director Kathryn MacKay have known Ashlie for a number of years since her early days at Queen's University and have admired her continuing work as a director as well as her work as the Artistic Director of Theatre Smash. "Ashlie will bring enthusiasm, creativity and a very strong work ethic with her and we both think that the future of the Playhouse is in very capable hands".

           Accepting the position of Artistic Director, Ms. Corcoran says “I am thrilled to be returning to Thousand Islands Playhouse – where I held my first professional theatre job, in the props department, after graduating from Queen’s University.  I am excited to build on the artistic excellence created by Greg and Kathryn, and to continue making TIP an active and contributing part of Gananoque’s community.” Ms. Corcoran will join the company early in the summer to select the 2013 playbill in consultation with Wanless and Associate Artistic Director Kathryn MacKay, who also leaves the company at the end of the season.                          -30-

Cultural Heritage and Cultural Tourism Discussion

KINGSTON, ONT. / Feb. 27, 2012 - As part of the continuing work on the
Kingston Culture Plan, the City is holding a series of public meetings
to develop an Integrated Cultural Heritage Strategy and Cultural Tourism
Strategy.

"We have already facilitated a 'Your Opinion' survey asking residents to
offer their insights into and stories related to local history, and now
we want to offer the opportunity for an expanded public dialogue about
our shared heritage and how we can best highlight it to potential
visitors," says Colin Wiginton, Manager, Cultural Services.

On March 5 and 6, the community is invited to help shape these
strategies by participating in one of four public meetings to be held in
different locations around the City.  All four meetings will cover the
same content and each will start at 7 p.m.

Monday,  March 5
- 7 p.m. - Memorial Hall, City Hall, 216 Ontario St.
- 7 p.m. - INVISTA Centre, 1350 Gardiners Rd.

Tuesday,  March 6
- 7 p.m. - Rideau Heights Public School, 77 MacCauley St.
- 7 p.m. - Military Communications and Electronics Museum, 95 Craftsman
Blvd., Hwy 2 East

The public is also invited to participate in more informal 'Pop Up'
meetings to be held the afternoon of Monday, March 5 between 12 p.m. and
3 p.m. at The Grand Theatre, Public Walkway, 218 Princess St. and the
Cross Roads, Queen's Athletic and Recreation Complex, 284 Earl Street.

The purpose of these two, integrated strategies is to capitalize on the
City's many heritage assets and address potential challenges related to
our cultural tourism offerings.  In partnership with KEDCO, the City is
currently working with Lord Cultural Resources to develop:

* The Cultural Heritage Strategy that develops Kingston's powerful
historical narrative, built heritage and natural heritage features into
a broad-based strategy for telling Kingston's stories.

* A Cultural Tourism Strategy that leverages Kingston's heritage and
cultural assets, including the feasibility of a summer festival.

* Guidelines to provide the City of Kingston direction for support of
other national and international commemorative events in preparation for
a number of upcoming anniversaries.

For more information or to be included on our distribution list related
to the Integrated Cultural Heritage and Cultural Tourism Strategy,
please contact Colin Wiginton, Manager, Cultural Services at
<mailto:[email protected]cityofkingston.ca> or (613) 546-4291 ext. 1357.  For
more on the Kingston Culture Plan see
<http://www.cityofkingston.ca/kcp>. The Heritage Stories Your Opinion
opportunity is again available on this page to take input from those who
would like to share their views on Kingston's important heritage
stories.

This project is made possible with the support of the Ontario Ministry
of Tourism and Culture Creative Communities Prosperity Fund.

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton,
Communications Officer (613) 546-4291, extension 3116 (cell 329-3462).
Or call the City of Kingston's media hotline at 613-546-4291, ext 2300.

KAC office closures

Please note that the Kingston Arts Council office will be closed on Thursday February 16th for the Building Arts Communities in Kingston Forum as well as on Monday February 20th, 2012 for Family Day.  The office will resume regular office hours on Tuesday February 21st.

KAC hiring a part-time Grants Officer

 

The Kingston Arts Council is hiring a part-time Grants Officer

 

Position Description

The KAC Grants Officer works primarily with the Grants Director to administer the City of Kingston Arts Fund (CKAF).  The Grants Officer also administers the Nan Yeomans Grant for Artistic Development and contributes to other office duties at the KAC.  The Grants Officer works in a dynamic, team-oriented office environment. The Grants Officer reports to the Grants Director and the Executive Director and through them to the KAC Board.

 

This position is 15 hours per week at $14 per hour.  For a detailed posting please click here.

 

 

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume in doc or pdf format to [email protected] no later than Monday February 27th, 2012 at 4pm.

For more information please contact Ted Worth, Grants Director at [email protected] or (613) 546-2999. 

Call for Tenants for the Tett Centre

tettcentre - for creativity and learning

Call for expressions of Interest for artists studios

The Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning is accepting expressions of interest for the rental of individual
artist studios in the renovated Tett Centre, 370 King Street West, scheduled for opening in July of 2013.
The Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning will be a significant arts hub for the City of Kingston, promoting
and supporting local artists, arts organizations and their activities.

A limited number of studio spaces will be available for rent by visual artists, writers, and craftspeople.

The studios will be centered around a common area large enough to accommodate small groups, hold
special equipment, or present workshops. Public display space vvill be available. Individual artists will
share a central water/clean up area and kitchenette type space.

The Tett Centre is envisioned as a destination space where members ofthe public will be invited to attend
during established open hours, as well as for programmed activities. Individual artists will be expected

to embrace this philosophy and participate in the activities of the Tett Centre as much as their discipline
allows. Individual artists will have 24 hour access to the studio, including 'private' hours which are closed
to the public. Studios are intended for work purposes only

Successful applicants will be required to sign a one year lease, and must provide proof of liability
insurance of $2 million.

Prospective tenants will join eight not-for-profit arts organizations confirmed as anchor tenants. ln
addition, the facility is scheduled to include an event room, a rehearsal hall, a community exhibition
space, a general purpose activity room, and a cafe. The Tett Centre is located adjacent to Clueen's
University's Isabel Bader Arts Centre, now under construction.

Please respond with the following information;

Detailed description of arts discipline to be practiced
 Number of artists using the studio
 Minimum and maximum size of studio space required in square feet or specific dimensions
 Special electrical, ventilation or water requirements
 Maximum rental rate you feel is appropriate, inclusive of all charges
 Any additional information specific to your discipline

Please respond by February 10. 2012 to [email protected]

Office Holiday Closure Dates

Happy Holidays everyone!
The KAC office will be closed for the holiday season from December 21st to January 4th.
You can email contact [email protected] if you have any urgent concerns during this time.
See you all in the New Year!

Nan Yeomans Grant for Artistic Development 2011 Recipient Announced

 

The Kingston Arts Council and the Community Foundation for Kingston and Area are pleased to announce Michelle MacKinnon as the recipient of the 2011 Nan Yeomans Grant for Artistic Development. 

Michelle MacKinnon is a Kingston based visual artist working primarily in large scale hyperrealist portraiture. Her current fascination delves into the sociology and ideology of intent in an assortment of human relationships. MacKinnon graduated in 2011 from York University with a BFA in Visual Arts with Honours and Cum Laude status, and from Creative Arts at QECVI in 2007. She has shown solely and in group exhibits in various galleries across Toronto, Kingston, and St. Petersburg, Russia, and has been the recipient of numerous awards.

The Jury also cited Kate Yuksel and Alexa Kathleen Rush as honourable mentions.

Jury members Brian Dodo and Margaret Hughes considered funding requests from 19 emerging artists in total. The applications represented a diverse spectrum of projects in visual media, including drawing, painting, film-making, performance art, print-making and animation.

Kingston artist Nan Yeomans died in 2004, leaving all her art and almost all of her estate to the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area. It was Nan's wish to fund a grant for promising young artists and artisans developing their talents in the greater Kingston area.  Established in 2006, the Nan Yeoman's Grant for Artistic Development fund now stands at approximately $100,000 and will continue to provide a yearly grant to support Nan's legacy in the community.

People wishing to donate to the endowment may contact Vikram Varma, the Executive Director of the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area, at 613-546-9696. 

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For further information contact: 
Sayyida Jaffer, Grants Officer
Kingston Arts Council Grants Department

[email protected] [or] 613-546-2999

Uncovering early handwoven textiles of Lennox and Addington

 

“Uncovering the Survivors”, an exhibit of early nineteenth century handwoven textiles
made in Lennox and Addington County and area, will open to the public at the Lennox
and Addington County Museum, 97 Thomas Street East, Napanee, on Friday evening
November 18, 7 –9 p.m.. The exhibition will continue to January 7, 2012
 
Handwoven textiles were a necessity for a comfortable life on the frontier in the
nineteenth century. Weavers, who used linen fibres processed from flax crops and wool
fibres carded from sheep fleece, created them. Since most handwoven textiles were
used and re-used, many don’t survive. However, those that survive today include early
coverlets, blankets, shawls and bed linens. The exhibition will showcase examples in
local collections, as well as the Museum’s.
 
The exhibit provides a window to the weavers who played such a significant role within
their communities. Some of the weavers, including Peter Fretz from Montgomery
County, on the western frontier of New York State, and others from Ireland and Scotland,
were professionals who relocated here, bringing extensive knowledge and skills. They
left behind complex and sophisticated achievements, reflecting the social, cultural and
historical traditions of their time. Other weavers often working within family groups,
including the Jacob Schryver family from Pennsylvania, made textiles for their daily
domestic use and offered their talents to nearby neighbours.
 
Their creations, “The Beauty of the Lake”, “Lady’s Delight”, “Distant Beauty”, “Dog
Tracks”, and “Freemason’s Felicity” added warmth and sophistication to basic log cabins
or small Ontario cottages. While originally created as necessities for life on the frontier,
these textiles can also be appreciated as works of art displaying dramatic patterns and
colour choices.
 
The identity of the weaver can sometimes be deduced from the technical achievement of
the coverlet, blanket, shawl or bed linen created from widths of cloth, patiently woven
on two and four harness looms. Some, such as Samuel Pentland, an Irish immigrant who
settled on Amherst Island and later moved to Huron County, left behind weaving patterns
while others are known only by family tradition. Others, like the Jacob Schryver family
left behind textile processing and weaving tools. Matching Lennox and Addington
weavers to specific examples using census records and stylistic comparisons is detective
work. While sometimes recorded as weavers, they are often only listed as farmers.
While it may only be possible to deduce an attribution to a weaver, most examples have
been dated to specific time periods and linked to early families and communities in the
County.
 
The handweaving tradition begins to disappear from the area by the time the stately
Courthouse is built on Thomas Street in the mid-1860’s. During the second half of
the nineteenth century, increased industrialization and better transportation, including
the Grand Trunk Railway that bisected the southern townships of the county, allowed
 
Lennox and Addington residents to access a variety of mass produced textiles. But even
so, ties to the past were strong and family members continued to use the handwoven
creations of their ancestors or put them carefully put away in blanket boxes. Today, they
are a joy to be shared for their aesthetic appeal and technical achievement. They are sure
to delight.
KFPL: CHIEF LIBRARIAN TO RETIRE

 

MEDIA RELEASE
 
Kingston Frontenac Public Library
 
130 Johnson Street, Kingston ON K7L 1X8
Phone: 613-549-8888 Fax: 613-549-8476
 
“CHIEF LIBRARIAN TO RETIRE”
 
The Board of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library announces the retirement of the Chief Librarian/
CEO, Deborah Defoe, effective December 31, 2011. Ms Defoe was appointed to the position in
December 1998. A graduate of Trent University, with a Masters of Library Science from the University
of Western Ontario, Ms Defoe joined the then Kingston Public Library (KPL) as a reference librarian in
1971. In 1978 with the opening of the new Central Library on Johnson Street she became Manager
of Adult Services. Ms. Defoe was hired as Chief Librarian shortly after the amalgamation of the
Frontenac County Library system and KPL to form Kingston Frontenac Public Library, and has seen
many changes during her 13 years in the position.
 
Under her guidance the materials budget increased by 66 percent, and new displays and
merchandising of collections were introduced. Library hours were expanded at the Turner, Calvin,
Pittsburgh, Sydenham and Plevna Branches. She secured funding for the installation of RFID
technology, which mechanized much of the labour-intensive materials handling and sorting.
 
She oversaw the replacement of the Plevna Branch and the construction of three new Branches:
Pittsburgh, Calvin Park and Sydenham, and was instrumental in the refurbishing and refreshing of the
Cloyne, Storrington, Turner, Kingscourt and Wolfe Island Branches and the Central Library.
 
She developed two Strategic Plans, including the current kfpl vision 2012, and helped to craft the
KFPL Facilities Master Plan, which will continue to guide the library system in the future. She insured
that KFPL is recognized as a crucial element in the City of Kingston’s Cultural Plan, and in the
Sustainability Plans of both the City and the County of Frontenac.
 
Her concluding project is a branding initiative which will result in a new KFPL brand, logo and tagline to
be unveiled in 2012.
 
She leaves Kingston Frontenac Public Library in excellent shape to tackle the challenges of the future.
The best wishes and thanks of the Board, staff, City and County go with her.
 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Contact: Claudette Richardson, KFPL Board Chair
[email protected] 613-531-0905
2012 Premier’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts: Nominate Before December 1, 2011!

October 31, 2011


The deadline for submitting nominations for the 2012 Premier’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts is fast approaching.  Don’t wait – nominate an artist or arts organization that deserves to be in the spotlight. Help us spread the word – let’s recognize our artists and arts organizations for their leadership, innovation, creativity and talent.

The Awards are conferred in two categories: an individual artist award of $35,000 and an arts organization award of $50,000. Nominations can recognize a candidate engaged in any professional arts practice including community arts, crafts, dance, music, opera, theatre, visual and media arts, writing or cultural industries such as book and magazine publishing, digital media, film, television and sound recording. Details about the Awards, guidelines and nomination forms are posted on the Ontario Arts Council website.

Now is the time to recognize and celebrate Ontario’s great artists and arts organizations and the role they play in Ontario’s vibrant arts and culture sector. Nominations are due December 1, 2011.

Videos of Premier’s Awards Winners: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

For more information

The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) administers the selection process for the Awards on behalf of the Government of Ontario. For more information contact the OAC at: 416-961-1660 ext. 6666, toll free 1-800-387-0058 ext 6666 or [email protected]


The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) is the province of Ontario’s primary funding body for professional arts activity. Since 1963, the OAC has played a vital role in promoting and assisting the development of the arts and artists for the enjoyment and benefit of Ontarians.

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Prix du premier ministre pour l'excellence artistique de 2012  – 
Nominez avant le 1er décembre 2011 !

31 octobre, 2011


La date limite du 1 décembre pour soumettre vos candidatures aux prix du premier ministre pour l’excellence artistique 2012 se rapproche.  N’attendez pas – mettez en candidature un artiste ou un organisme artistique qui mérite d'être sous les feux des projecteurs.    

Passez le mot –  faites en sorte pour reconnaître nos artistes et organismes artistiques pour leur leadership, leur  innovation, leur créativité et leur talent.

Un prix de 35 000 $ est remis à un artiste et un prix de 50 000 $ est remis à un organisme artistique. Les candidats doivent exercer une pratique artistique professionnelle, incluant les arts communautaires, les métiers d’art, la danse, la musique, l’opéra, le théâtre, les arts visuels et médiatiques, la littérature ou les industries culturelles comme l’édition de livres et de magazines, les médias numériques, le cinéma, la télévision et les enregistrements sonores. Il est possible d’obtenir plus de renseignements sur les prix et la mise en candidature et un formulaire de mise en candidature dans le site Web du Conseil des arts de l’Ontario.

Le temps est maintenant venu de célébrer les grands artistes et organismes artistiques et de reconnaître leur rôle sur la scène artistique et culturelle dynamique en Ontario. La date limite pour soumettre une candidature est le 1er décembre  2011.

Vidéos des précédents lauréats : 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

Renseignements complémentaires

Le Conseil des arts gère le processus de sélection au nom du gouvernement de l’Ontario. Pour en savoir plus sur le Conseil, il est possible de communiquer directement avec son personnel par téléphone au 416-961-1660, poste 6666 ou au 1-800-387-0058, poste 6666 (sans frais) ou par courriel à l’adresse [email protected].


Le Conseil des arts de l’Ontario (CAO) est le principal bailleur de fonds des activités artistiques professionnelles de la province. Depuis sa création en 1963, il joue un rôle de premier plan en matière de promotion et d'aide aux artistes et aux organismes artistiques au profit de tous les Ontariens.

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WorkInCulture Survey

WorkInCulture, which provides career development and business skills training to people working in the arts and culture sector, wants to improve its services and programs. Performers, visual artists and craftspeople, writers (online or print), filmmakers, game designers, artists and all arts workers face special hurdles in creating a living.

To help them achieve this goal you can fill out this short survey by 5:00pm on Friday, November 5th.

For a link to the survey, click here.

WorkInCulture (www.workinculture.ca) is a non-profit sectoral council which helps to develop a resilient cultural sector by directly supporting people working in the sector through lifelong career development and business skills training.The Ontario Arts Council *(OAC) is the province of Ontario's primary funding body for professional arts activity. Since 1963 the OAC has played a vital role in promoting and assisting the development of the arts and artists for the enjoyment and benefit of Ontarians.

Richard Davis wins People’s Choice Prize in portrait competition.

The portrait entitled “Aladdin” by Richard Davis, of LaHave, Nova Scotia, was the most
popular portrait in the first exhibition of the finalists in The Kingston Prize competition
held in Gananoque, Ontario. It was awarded the $1000.00 People’s Choice Prize for that
exhibition.

The portrait shows a friend of the artist, Nigel Field, dressed for his work in the
Parks Department in Halifax, carrying his gloves and a lunch pail embossed with its
commercial name “Aladdin.” The painting, executed in oil over tempera emulsion on
honeycomb panel, is a tribute to the working people in Canada.

The exhibition will be shown next at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto from 11
November to 29 January 2012, as part of the program of the Institute for Contemporary
Culture.

The Kingston Prize is a project of the Kingston Arts Coucnil and is supported bby the W.
Garfield Weston Foundation.

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For further information, contact 613-544-6329 or [email protected]

Ontario Arts Council Board Appoints New Director and CEO

October 24, 2011 – Martha Durdin, Chair of the Ontario Arts
Council (OAC), today announced the appointment of Peter Caldwell as
Director and CEO of the Ontario Arts Council. He succeeds John
Brotman who is retiring after ten years at the council’s helm.

“Peter impressed us with his personal experience as an artist, his firm
understanding of the arts community and the leadership skills that he
brought to the remarkable transformations at OCAD University over the
past several years,” said Martha Durdin, OAC Chair. “He takes over an
organization that has not only thrived in the last decade but which,
under John's guidance, reflects the growth and diversity of Ontario's
arts community.”

“The arts have been integral to my life, and the Ontario Arts Council is
integral to the arts in Ontario,” said Peter Caldwell. “I am very
excited about playing a leadership role at OAC as it approaches its 50th
anniversary of service to artists, arts organizations and all Ontarians.
I hope to honour the legacy of the organization, while also maximizing
future opportunities.”

Peter Caldwell was Vice President, Finance & Administration at OCAD
University (formerly Ontario College of Art & Design) from 1994 to
April 2011. During this time, he served as chief administrative officer
of Canada’s largest university specializing in art and design education.
Among Caldwell’s accomplishments at OCAD, he oversaw the university’s
expansion from two to 12 buildings, including the
architecturally-acclaimed Sharp Centre of Design, designed by architect
Will Alsop. In 2009, Peter Caldwell was appointed a Lifetime Honorary
Alumnus by the OCAD University Alumni Association. In June 2011, he was
awarded an Honorary Doctorate by OCAD University, recognizing his
contribution to the university and to the arts and culture community.

Peter Caldwell has spent his entire career in the arts. He was
Executive Director of the Arts Foundation of Greater Toronto
(1985-1994), where he was responsible for the programming, marketing and
financial management of all activities including ArtsWeek and the
Toronto Arts Awards. Prior to that, he was Program Director at
Toronto Theatre Alliance (1981-83), Theatre Consultant at the
Ontario Ministry of Culture and Recreation (1980-81), and Coordinator
of Training Programs atTheatre Ontario (1977-80). Peter Caldwell’s
volunteer work includes the Boards of Directors of the Laidlaw
Foundation, Toronto Artscape Inc., Design Exchange, Performing
Arts Development Fund of Toronto and Platform 9 Theatre. He has
served on the major grants review panel for the City of Toronto’s
Cultural Affairs Division.

Peter Caldwell has an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at
University of Western Ontario. As an undergraduate at Stetson University
in Deland, Florida, he majored in French and minored in Spanish. He will
join OAC on February 6, 2012.

The search for John’s replacement was led by OAC Chair Martha Durdin
with board members William Aitchison (Stratford), Albert Alexanian
(Hamilton), Verlyn Francis (Toronto) and Harvey Slack (Ottawa). The
nation-wide search was led by Searchlight Recruitment, included wide
consultation with the arts community.

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       For more information:

If you have questions, please contact Kirsten Gunter, Director of
Communications at [email protected] <mailto:[email protected]> or at
416-969-7403 / 1-800-387-0058 ext. 7403 (toll-free in Ontario).

The Ontario Arts Council <http://www.arts.on.ca/site4.aspx> (OAC) is
the province of Ontario’s primary funding body for professional arts
activity. Since 1963, the OAC has played a vital role in promoting and
assisting the development of the arts and artists for the enjoyment and
benefit of Ontarians.

Awesome Kingston wants to make the Limestone City even more Awesome!

Awesome Kingston (awesomekingston.org), a Chapter of the Awesome Foundation for the Arts and Sciences (awesomefoundation.org), launches October 21, 2011 in the Limestone City.

Just what is the Awesome Foundation?
The Awesome Foundation for the Arts and Science is an ever-growing, worldwide network of people devoted to spreading the interest of awesomeness in the universe.  The foundation distributes a series of monthly $1000 grants to projects and their creators.  The money is given upfront in cash by groups of 10 or so self-organising "Micro-trustees".  Projects at other chapters have included areas of technology, arts, social good, and beyond.

Why do 10 people want to give money away each month?

Awesome Kingston Trustees are a diverse group of every day individuals looking to make a positive impact in the Kingston community.  They want to encourage creativity, community build and help other Kingstonians enhance our community with their own unique ideas.  The current group of Trustees include a Geologist, a Senators Fan, a Software Developer, an Insurance Broker, a Soldier, a Hyper-Tweeter, a Leafs Fanatic, a Drupalista and an Investment Advisor.  The Awesome Foundation of Kingston is still looking for dedicated Micro-trustees to fund Micro-grants for Awesome Ideas here in Kingston.

How it works:
Grant submissions received through the Awesome Kingston website will be reviewed by the trustees.  A group of Top 5 finalists will be selected to pitch to the trustees – and a live, public audience – in rapid pitch style.  The $1,000 cash grant will be awarded on the spot to the most awesome idea.

Awesome Awards Nights
The monthly Awesome Kingston $1,000 cash award will be granted each month in an awesome public venue in Kingston.  The public is encouraged to come and watch the pitches, meet the trustees, and chat with the team about the ideas and potential new ideas.

If interested in becoming a member of the Awesome board of Micro-trustees, please contact [email protected], contact them on twitter at @awesomekingston, or go to awesomekingston.org.

For more information:
Website:  http://www.awesomekingston.org
Ryan Fraser
 Founder, Awesome Kingston
 E: [email protected]
 T: 613-929-7609

Call for Submissions: Festivity: A Unique Celebration of Art & Fine Craft

 

FESTIVITY, a Unique Celebration of Art & Fine Craft is currently accepting entry submissions. This tradeshow-style art event needs artists and artisans to display their work! Selected applicants will be notified by October 30th with more detailed information. Submitted applications must include 2 photographs of the artist’s/crafter’s work.  Email to [email protected]. Click here to download an application form. Artists and Crafters of all ages and mediums are invited to apply to participate and sell. 

Event Date: Saturday, November 12th, 2011
Event Times: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Event Location: 775 Progress Avenue
Entry Deadline: October 27th, 2011
Entry Fee: $30 and 10% of sales

Class: The Story of Jazz at Upper Canada Academy of the Performing Arts

 

THE STORY of JAZZ
 
Have your ever wondered where Jazz came from, or why it is that you find yourself only liking certain artists or styles while rejecting others?
This course has been designed to answer these questions and many more by examining the development of Jazz from it’s pre-history up till the present day. A series of 10 seminars, illustrated with choice recordings will expose you to the various stylistic developments that make up the culturally rich world of Jazz.
 
Cost is $100.00 per student.
 
Every Tuesday at 10 am for 10 weeks, starts October 4th
 
Classes Held at
Upper Canada Academy of the Performing Arts
260 Brock Street, Kingston
 
Instructor: Bob Arlidge
Phone: 613-531-9685
Call for Submissions: Corridor Culture Studio Visits with Dannys Montes de Oca Moreda

Call for Submissions

This October, Corridor Culture presents its first Studio Visit opportunity with visiting curators and critics.

Dannys Montes de Oca Moreda, a researcher, curator and art critic visiting from Havana, Cuba has offered to meet with a number of artists during her time in Kingston, specifically on the 11th, 12th, and 14th of October.

If you are interested in discussing your work with her, we would like to hear from you. Please email a letter of interest and a web link showing your most recent work to [email protected] by Friday, September 30th. Artists will be selected based on the strongest intersections with de Oca's interests and practice.  Please also indicate your availability during the above three days.

Dannys Montes de Oca Moreda is an expert in modern and contemporary Cuban art and visual culture. Her research has ventured into the historical processes concerning the evolution of Cuban art and its internal and external links with international art, and broader currents of thought entrenched in the modern, the postmodern and the global. She is the organizer of the theoretical event of the Havana Biennial (2003, 2006 2009 and upcoming 2012) and a member of its team of curators at the Wilfredo Lam Art Centre in Havana. She will be hosted by Cultural Studies at Queen's University and Corridor Culture will bring her more directly to wider Kingston audiences; she’ll lead a workshop that will be a preview of what's coming for the 2012 biennial and a discussion of the changing landscape of curatorial practice and do studio visits with Kingston artists.  The Havana Biennial was the first Biennial formed in the “global south” and dedicated to contemporary art from Latin America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. In the context of her work for the Biennial, she has focused on the study of North-South relations, center-periphery, and hegemonic processes that characterize the formation of a "world culture." Through her work with the Biennial and her massive project on Cuban art of the 20th Century, her access to and knowledge of Cuban visual culture, including architecture, is unparalleled. We are organizing a trip for her to engage in a similar way with communities in Windsor.

 

Other Events featuring Dannys Montes de Oca Moreda

The Political Ecology of Curating, a roundtable featuring a keynote by Dannys Montes de Oca Moreda

Thursday October 13, 7pm, location TBA

Watch our Upcoming page here for details

 

Upcoming Corridor Culture Studio Visit Opportunities

Ariella Azoulay - January 2012

Adrian Stimson - March 2012

Terrance Houle - March 2012

The Corridor Culture collective builds social connectivity in Kingston and the region’s cultural sector by aiding cultural producers’ travel along Ontario’s rail corridors and by bridging visiting scholars and artists with diverse audiences here and along the corridor. Between Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 we present three discrete public projects: workshops with a curator from the Havana Biennial and with an important Middle Eastern cultural theorist, and a performance by two established Canadian Aboriginal artists. Find out more at  http://corridorculture.wordpress.com/

Funding: OMDC Film Fund

 

ONTARIO MEDIA DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION


INDUSTRY INITIATIVES - BULLETIN
OMDC FILM FUND
INFORMATION SESSION:  October 14, 2011 (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
APPLICATION DEADLINE:  November 1, 2011 (BY 5:00 PM)

NOTE: Please read the complete guidelines thoroughly prior to commencing your application. There are no changes to the program guidelines and requirements; however, the process for submitting applications is new this year. OMDC has introduced an Online Application Portal (OAP) system and all application MUST be submitted via the OAP.

 
Online Application Portal (OAP) - Application Submissions Information:
 
  • As indicated above, all applications must be submitted via the OMDC Online Application Portal (OAP) system.Applications submitted by any other method will not be accepted.
  • As this is a new application process all applicants are strongly encouraged to commence their applications early to allow for enough time should technical difficulties arise and/or assistance is required.
  • Prior to commencing an application, your Company’s corporate information must be registered. If this has not already been done, you should register as soon as possible by going to: https://apply.omdc.on.ca/.
  • If you encounter problems setting up your Company’s corporate information, you can email [email protected] for assistance. This email address can also be used for any technical questions you have about the OAP.

OMDC has launched a call for applications for the OMDC Film Fund. This fund is intended to increase the level of indigenous feature film production in Ontario. This program provides support to Ontario producers for feature film projects in the final stages of development and production financing.

The OMDC Film Fund supports a range of projects with both cultural and industrial benefits. OMDC measures the results of the OMDC Film Fund primarily based on return on investment and jobs created in the Ontario film industry.

 

PLEASE NOTE: The Qualified Producer Applicant on the application form must be the primary producer and contact for all communication and dealings with OMDC.

Information Session:

An information session has been scheduled to provide interested applicants with the opportunity to learn more about this program.

-       Date: Friday, October 14, 2011
-       Time: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Program Information Session; followed by OAP Information Session 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. with time available for questions
-       Location: Conference Centre, 3rd Floor, North Tower, 175, Bloor Street East, Toronto. 

To register to attend the OMDC Film Fund information session, please complete our online registration form by Thursday October 13, 2010 by 5:00 pm.  Unregistered guests will only be accepted if space permits.
 

 

GUIDELINES AND APPLICATION PROCESS

Complete Guidelines and the link to the Online Application Portal (OAP) are posted on the OMDC website:

For further information on this or any other OMDC programs, please contact the Coordinator, Industry Initiatives at:

175 Bloor Street East, South Tower, Suite 501
Toronto, Ontario M4W 3R8

Direct Phone: 416-642-6695
Main Phone: 416-314-6858
Fax: 416-314-6876

Email: [email protected]

Hiring: New Media Workspace Coordinator - Modern Fuel

 

Salary: Approximately $10,200
Hours: Part-time, 20 hours a week
Term: October 4th, 2011 - May 26, 2012
Submission Closing Date: September 13th, 2011

Job Summary
The successful candidate will be responsible for a variety of tasks related to the operation of the Modern Fuel’s New Media Workspace, including: its promotion, equipment rentals, and orientation sessions/workshops on the use of said equipment; the development and promotion of new media programming at Modern Fuel; and the development and maintenance of the website, digital archives, documentation, and computer system management at Modern Fuel.

Qualities
 - Passion and understanding of contemporary New Media art
 - Enthusiasm for learning about alternative art practices
 - Previous experience working in or knowledge about artist-run centres, particularly New Media organizations

Qualifications 
 - BA degree in Art History, Fine Art, Film or related field.
 - Exceptionally strong writing and communication skills.  Proven track record in writing successful grant applications.
 - Excellent knowledge of both PC and Mac computer platforms.
 - Knowledge of design software including the Adobe Photoshop and InDesign programs.
 - Experience working in or knowledge of new media art forms and technologies, including maintenance of equipment and programs.
 - Internet and web skills and IT skills required. 
 - Knowledge of the Kingston new media/arts community will be considered an asset.

Submission Documents
 - C.V. (Curriculum Vitae)
 - Cover Letter
 - Two References
 - Examples of Previous New Media Work (CD or DVD) 

Please send applications to
NMWC application 
c/o Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre
21 Queen Street,
Kingston, ON   
K7K 1A1

About Modern Fuel 
Modern Fuel is a not-for-profit Artist-Run Centre that supports innovation and experimentation in contemporary art.  The New Media Workspace was created in 2002 and aims to provide artist and community organizations with video production/post-production support and services at accessible rates in order to encourage the growth of the New Media Arts community in the Kingston Region.

For further information, contact: 
Michael Davidge or Christine Mockett
Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre 
21 Queen St, Kingston, ON, K7K 1A1
(613) 548-4883

[email protected]

www.modernfuel.org

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Recruiting: Musicians and Volunteers Needed for 2011 Buskathon!

 

 

‘BUSKATHON’ 2011

SPRINGER MARKET SQUARE

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 11th 2011

10am – 4pm

Last year, members from Sweet Folk All and The Kingston Folk Club took part in a charity Buskathon, in Market Square, in support of Joe's M.I.L.L. Last year's Buskathon raised enough money to purchase a new orchestra acoustic guitar and travel bag for the lending library. This guitar has been available for Joe's M.I.L.L. clients to borrow and hone their skills with.

If you would like to offer your musical talents, whether you are a solo performer or a group act, Joe's M.I.L.L. and the 2011 Buskathon team would love to hear from you. 30 minute slots are available all day, across five different "hot spots" in market square. To pre-book your time slot, please e-mail [email protected] with your top 3 preffered time slots. Slots may still be available on the day of the event, but slots are available on a first come, first serve basis.

A Joe's M.I.L.L. prize package will be awarded to the performer or group who raises the most money!

The Buskathon team is also looking for volunteers to staff the "HQ" table during the event. Please e-mail [email protected] if you would like to volunteer.

Recruiting: Artist Gallery Exhibition Proposals

 

The Artel is a live-in artist space in downtown Kingston that is now accepting exhibition proposals from local artists. Accepted proposals will be exhibited for three weeks in the main space for a fee of $75. Gallery hours run from Thursday to Sunday, 12-4pm. An opening reception will be hosted by the Artel, with food and drink expenses covered by the artist. 

The Artel also hosts a multitude of arts events throughout the week, including concerts, workshops, book launches and films. Exhibitions will remain installed during these other events, increasing artists’ exposure to diverse audiences.  

Accepted mediums include: sculpture, painting, drawing, multi-media, printmaking, photography, performance, installation and more! 

The application deadline are September 30th and January 31st. Please visit www.the-artel.com for proposal guidelines. 

KAC seeks feedback on CKAF Administration Plan

As mandated, the Kingston Arts Council annually establishes a committee to review the Kingston Arts Council Plan for Administration of Arts Funding for the Corporation of the City of Kingston Arts Fund - a document approved annually by Kingston City Council. In preparation for the 2012 fiscal year this committee will meet this fall to review the 2011 plan to consider possible improvements and amendments.

To assist the committee, artists, arts organizations and communtiy members taking part in Kingston based arts activities are invited to submit written submissions of not more than 500 words commenting or making recommendations on the plan. Please refer to the specific heading and clause numbers in the plan that are being addressed.

We are also seeking input on the role of the sponsor, in the project grants program. If you are part of a collective that has been sponsored or part of an organization that has acted as a sponsor, we encourage your feedback about this relationship.

We request that comments be submitted to [email protected] no later than Friday September 16th, 2011 at 4pm.

For a copy of the 2011 plan, please click here. For more information please contact Ted or Sayyida at 546-2999 or visit www.artskingston.ca.

Hiring: Radio Residents - CFRC

For Immediate Release - August 16, 2011

KINGSTON, ON – CFRC 101.9FM, Kingston's only campus and community radio station, is recruiting two local writers for short-term Radio Residencies.

Each writer will produce a sound art project for broadcast and public performance in November, 2011.  Projects could encompass sound poetry, creative storytelling, non-linear narrative, non-English languages, integrated music and text and other forms of text- or language-based sound art.  Interested applicants should submit a 1- to 2-page proposal for their project, outlining the theme, subject matter, source materials and production techniques (if known), a plan for involving CFRC volunteers and Kingston community members, and addressing how the finished work will engage with local issues and stories, reflect the diversity of the region and connect with listeners from other places.  Proposals will be reviewed by a jury of 3-5 members reflecting CFRC's staff and volunteer base.

Applicants should submit proposals to [email protected] by Friday, September 2 at 4pm.  Successful applicants will have access to broadcast production training, CFRC’s audio production studios and portable digital recorders, a small budget for honoraria for volunteers involved in their project, and will also receive a $1000 honorarium for completing the project.  Finished pieces will be broadcast on CFRC, shared with other community radio stations and debuted at a community performance at the Screening Room in November.

CFRC's Radio Residencies program will continue in 2011-12 with the recruitment of two more writers to produce audio documentaries in the winter and two writers to produce radio dramas in the spring.  This project is made possible with the support of the City of Kingston and the Kingston Arts Council through the City of Kingston Arts Fund. For more information, visit www.cfrc.ca.

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Media contact:
Kristiana Clemens
CFRC 101.9FM Operations Officer
613-533-2121

[email protected]

www.cfrc.ca

2011 Kingston Culture Days

What is Culture Days?

Culture Days is a collaborative pan-Canadian volunteer movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. Annual, Canada-wide Culture Days events feature free, hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to participate "behind the scenes," to discover the world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators, and designers at work in their community.

Culture Days in Kingston

Artists, organizations and community groups in Kingston are holding free, interactive arts and culture events over three days — and you're invited. Events are planned all over the city and in locations you might not think of — like centre court at the mall and in the parking lot of a shopping centre. Events are being planned by art galleries and museums, symphonies and theatre companies and by individuals with a passion for music, sculpture, filmmaking and more.

Create an Event

Have an idea for a free, participatory event? Register it at www.culturedays.ca and use the promotional tools you find there to let people know about it. You can also find out about existing registered events, volunteer time or space to another project, and read about national initiatives.

Celebrate in Kingston This Fall

Mark your calendars now and check back for a full schedule of events in early September, including an open rehearsal of the Kingston Symphony Orchestra, a Samba dance party with live drums, and a community singalong.

Featured Events:

Kingston Carnival Dance Party
Friday Sept 30, 6:45 pm
LOCATION: Cataraqui Town Centre, Centre Court
Kingston School of Dance and Samba Maracuja offer a free Afro Cuban dance class and drumming class

Multicultural Library Launch
Friday Sept 30, 9 am & Saturday Oct 1, 1 pm
LOCATION Kingston Frontenac Public Library, 88 Wright Crescent
KFPL launches its new multilingual collection and inclusive and welcoming space for new Canadians,
with storytime in many languages.

Art in Our Hearts: BBQ and Dance Party
Friday Sept 30, 3 pm
LOCATION: Pathways to Education, Weller Ave. Plaza Parking Lot
Creative art work and demonstrations by local students and residents, with music by DJs from Kingston
Soul Shakedown.

Scarecrow Festival 2011
Saturday Oct 1, Noon
LOCATION: Wally Elmer Neighbourhood Centre, 50 MacCauley St
Make your own scarecrow - just bring an old set of child-size clothes and a hat. Plus, visit the display of
photos from Kingston Through My Lens project.

Kingston Symphony Open Rehearsal and Instrument Petting Zoo
Saturday Oct 1, 1 pm
LOCATION: The Grand Theatre, 218 Princess Street
Listen in as Glen Fast conducts rehearsal in the auditorium, while in the lobby, try new instruments in
the petting zoo.

Road Work
Saturday Oct 1, 7:30 am
LOCATION: Boucher Park, 74 Clarence St. at King, across from the Keg Restaurant
Artist Andy Berg will spend the day making a labyrinth using random debris from roadside walks as well
as handmade paver stones - help her build it.

     Backstage with Queen's Musical Theatre
     Sunday, October 2nd, 1 pm
     LOCATION: Theological Hall, Founders Row
     Join the cast of Drood: The Mystery of Edwin Drood for a choreography rehearsal and sneak peek performance this upcoming show.

Contest: Thousand Islands Writing Contest!

 

Thousand Islands Storefront Writing Contest

The Thousand Islands Writers Festival will hold their first annual Storefront Writing Contest, Saturday August 27th, 2011 in downtown Brockville. Patterned after a similar contest in Bruton, England the contest will pair individuals who write from downtown storefronts creating short stories of approximately 2,000 words in the genre of their choice.

Participants meet at the Brockville Library at 9:30 a.m., on contest morning to register. Store locations and prompts for the contest will be randomly drawn. Writers will proceed to their chosen sites to begin writing at 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Completed work will be turned in at the Grindstone Tapas Lounge (The Mill) with a post-contest social hour.

Entries can be produced by pen or laptop. Laptop users are asked to bring a memory device to download from. Participants are encouraged to dress in period costumes, but it is not necessary.

The entry fee is $5. The deadline for entries is Friday August 19th, 2011. Entries should include the participants name, address, phone number and e-mail address. Drop off is at Leeds County Books, 73 King St. W., Brockville or mail to Thousand Islands Writers Festival, 13 Duke St, Brockville, Ontario K6V 3J2.

Further details may be found at www.tiwfestival.org.

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Contacts:

Doreen Barnes
Chair, Thousand Islands Writers Festival
(613) 345-3365

Russ Disotell
Vice-Chair, Thousand Islands Writers Festival
(613) 342-0793

Port Moody Arts Centre: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

 

Port Moody Arts Centre is pleased to launch/announce their 2012 Wearable Art Awards Call for Entry.  $5000 in prize money will be awarded. 

Please check our website: www.wearableartawards.com or go to www.pomoarts.ca/events.

The Wearable Art Awards is not a fashion show, it is a multi-media performance where the human body becomes a living, breathing, moving canvas.  We are looking for more than a “pretty dress.”  We are asking you to go deep into your imagination to create a wearable piece of art that challenges what most consider to be wearable, or everyday fashion.

The Wearable Art Awards is committed to challenging artists of all mediums to push their imaginations to create evocative, imaginative and thought provoking sculpture for the human body.


CATEGORIES

An entry must fall into one of the following three form-based categories.  Cash prizes will be presented to category winners as determined by the jury.

  • Headdress
  • Brassiere
  • Complete Outfit«

«Entries must be a full outfit to be considered for this category. To be considered a full outfit, the entry should cover a model’s upper and lower body.


AWARDS

In addition to competing for a category win, entries will also be eligible for the following cash prize awards as determined by the jury:

  • Material of the Year: Netting and Webbing
  • Color of the Year: Purple
  • Wearable Art of Tomorrow
  • Second Life
  • Student
  • Best in Show
  • And the public will cast their votes for the People’s Choice Award


IMPORTANT DATES

The deadline for electronic applications is December 2, 2011, at 5pm.

The application package and applicable entry fees must be received by the Port Moody Arts Centre no later than 5pm on December 2, 2011.  (We will not be accepting the actual garments at this point). 

Notification of Successful Entries

December 9, 2011

Artists will be notified by email regarding acceptance for inclusion in the performance and exhibition.

Shipping Dates

January 3-13, 2012

Selected entries, entry information forms, appraisals, ticket RSVP cards, and the related shipping materials must be delivered to the Port Moody Arts Centre during this time (note: Arts Centre is closed for the holidays until January 3). Entries can be hand delivered or mailed to:

Wearable Art Awards
c/o Port Moody Arts Centre
2425 St Johns Street
Port Moody, British Columbia, CANADA
V3H 2B2

The Wearable Art Awards Performance

February 18 & 19, 2012
Port Moody City Hall Galleria, 100 Newport Drive

Port Moody, BC

Exhibition Dates

March 1— April 8, 2012

Port Moody Arts Centre, 2425 St. Johns Street

Pick Up of Work After Exhibit

April 14, 2012, 5pm for local artists

Local artists are responsible for picking up their entries no later than 5pm on April 14, 2012.  Out of town artists will have their work shipped back after the exhibition. Please allow at least two weeks after exhibition end date for return of your work by courier or mail.

Extended Display

Last week of April, 2012

Some entries may be selected to be part of displays in and around the City of Port Moody provided approval by the artist.

For more information please contact:

GABRIELA (Ella) Caranfil
Events Coordinator
Port Moody Arts Centre
2425 St. Johns Street, Port Moody BC  V3H 2B2
604.931.2008 x109
 | cell: 604-551-1784
pomoarts.ca
 |pomoartsfestival.ca
[email protected]

Agnes Etherington Art Centre Presents: Adornment

 

Agnes Etherington Art Centre Presents: Adornment

August 13th, 2011 - May 13th, 2012

Whether to catch the eye, assert status, arouse desire or fulfill an ideal, adorning the body is a universal social pursuit. In this exhibition, decorative and visual arts engage in a dialogue on the drive to adorn. Elegant late 18th to early 20th century accessories are combined with contemporary works of art that luxuriate in similar textures, patterns and colours, and examine the power of visual appeal and rituals of bodily ornamentation.

Adornment features works on paper by artists Hamish Buchanan, Bernard Clark, Dana Holst, Stephen Livick, John Massey, Ed Pien, Tony Scherman and Jeannie Thib. The exhibition also offers a rare opportunity to view recently conserved accessories from the Queen’s University Collection of Canadian Dress – gloves, fans, hats, purses, a parasol and shoes – the ingenious work of anonymous seamstresses, tailors and craftspeople. To these, one exquisite recent acquisition has been added: a gold pocket watch with a significant Kingston connection. All of the works are drawn from the Art Centre’s collection, and many are exhibited for the first time.

For further information, please contact Matthew Hills at 613-533-2190, or go to www.aeac.ca.

This exhibition is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the City of Kingston Arts Fund and Dr. Isabel Bader. Several of the accessories in this exhibition were newly conserved by and under the direction of Caterina Florio, the Isabel Bader Research Fellow in Textile Conservation for 2011.

Cogeco Seeks TV Show Hosts

 

OPEN CASTING CALL FOR STUDIO TELEVISION PROGRAM HOSTS

 

This is a VOLUNTEER POSITION Beginning in September 2011 in Kingston, Ontario

 

TVCOGECO and the Kingston Immigration Partnership are looking for hosts for a Fall 2011 studio television program which will focus on improving the visibility of Kingston’s diverse communities and encouraging the celebration of multiculturalism in our city.  The hour long program will be recorded once every 3 weeks beginning in late September 2011.

 

Hosts will need to be available for:

  • a 3 hour block for each studio taping every 3 weeks
  • 3-4 hours between tapings for research and telephone pre-interviews
  • 1 pre-production meeting per episode

 

Hosts requirements include:

  • A passion about the human condition and the stories of others
  • An energetic, on-air presence
  • Good interviewing skills
  • An objective engagement in local community issues

Auditions will be held in early August 2011 at: TVCOGECO, 170 Colborne St, Kingston, ON

 

To book your audition and for more information contact:

TVCOGECO Producer Michael Pontbriand

[email protected]

613-544-6311 x8582

Hiring: General Manager - Kingston Canadian Film Festival

General Manager Job Description

General Manager – Kingston , Kingston ON
Salary: $32,760 per annum
Benefits: 3 weeks paid vacation + paid holiday closure
Terms: Prorated to 70% time until August 2012; 100% starting September 2012
Closing Date: July 29, 2011
Job Summary
Reporting to the board and Festival Director, and working in partnership with staff, interns, and volunteers, 
the General Manager plans, oversees and manages all aspects of the Kingston Canadian Film Festival, an annual festival that takes place in Kingston, Ontario. The incumbent will be responsible for coordinating event logistics, facilitating programming, securing media coverage and representing the festival in the press, preparing grant applications and supporting the Development Manager in securing sponsorships, and volunteer management, among other duties.
Entering its 12th year, the festival is widely recognized as the largest all-Canadian film festival and is dedicated to supporting our national cinema 
and filmmakers, as well as aspiring local filmmakers.  The General Manager is expected to solidify and further develop the Kingston Canadian Film Festival’s 
status and success.
Principal Duties
  • Manage staff and contractors, supervising their work across all festival activities
  • Plan and manage budget with Festival Director
  • Ensure the festival’s funding base, including grants to arts and cultural organizations and activities, philanthropic and Sponsorship relations, and other revenue-generating initiatives
  • Oversee public relations efforts, coordinate press coverage and represent the festival in media
  • Develop overall marketing plan and oversee development of creative campaign and materials
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned
Qualifications
  • Passionate advocate for and lover of the arts
  • Degree or diploma in communications, marketing, liberal arts or related field
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in special event planning, project management, or marketing
  • Successful leadership experience in a small not-for-profit environment highly valued
  • Knowledge of Canadian cinema and/or Canadian media industries a strong asset
Expected Skills
  • Project Management: Ability to manage multiple and competing tasks while expertly navigating shifting priorities; proficient working independently and without supervision; exceptionally detail oriented with impeccable organizational skills.
  • Leadership: Proven ability to lead and motivate; comfortable coaching and providing feedback on performance; experience managing volunteers.
  • Communication: Strong written and oral communication skills; capable of writing for different audiences including festival patrons, media, funding opportunities; comfortable representing the festival publicly and in the press; understanding of how to communicate through social media.
  • Interpersonal: Strong teamwork skills; ability to form positive relationships and build support.
  • Technical: Excellent computer skills; experience working with content management systems for web; knowledge of Drupal an asset.
To apply, please submit a resume, the names of two references with contact information, and a one-page letter detailing 
how your experience, education, skills and abilities will ensure your success in this position (Adobe Acrobat format preferred). 
Apply by email only to [email protected]  No phone calls please.    

Hiring: Artistic Administrator - The City of Kingston

Artistic Administrator

File No.:

K119-194-2011

Closing:

July 27, 2011

Position Type:

Full Time

Salary:

$49,267.40 - $67,285.40

Department

Cultural Services

Position Summary

  • Booking manager and as a program representative for the department, servicing over 300 events annually, and is responsible for drafting and managing performance and lecture agreements.
  • Liaise with artistic booking agents and other City departments to continue developing and implementing the City's artistic direction.
  • Act as primary contact for all bookings and assist in the development and management of programming budget.
  • Serve as a resource for the Director's programming decisions and maintain in depth, up-to-date information on the field through frequent communication with artists and booking agents, the collection and archival of collateral materials, attendance at live performances and attendance at regional, national and international booking conferences.
  • Work under the direction of the Cultural Director to plan and implement programming decisions for each booking cycle.
  • Serve as a primary contact for booking negotiations between Grand Theatre Presents and Agents/Artist representatives during each booking cycle.
  • Participate in Union negotiations (IATSE) and artist contract negotiation.

Qualifications, Competencies

  • Undergraduate degree in music, dance or theatre, arts administration or technical theatre.
  • Three years experience working with artists, artist managers and contract negotiations.
  • Demonstrated experience in event production and presentation techniques in at least three of the following disciplines: theatre, dance, musicals, opera, and concerts.
  • Experience working with cultural diverse workforce and constituencies.
  • Education or experience in the performing arts, music or dance in order to effectively research and communicate regarding various arts forms with agents, artists, staff, and constituent groups.
  • Must demonstrate corporate competencies: Customer Focus, Results Orientation, Integrity, and Teamwork.

Skills, Abilities, Work Demands

  • Ability to establish long and short-term professional objectives, standards, and strategies for all areas of responsibility.
  • Work effectively and independently with a high level of energy and productivity.
  • Communicate effectively in both verbal and written format and establish cooperative and effective working relationships with internal and external peers.
  • Ability to initiate and maintain cooperative relationships with co-workers, managers, supervisors, customers/clients, and members of the public.
  • Strong problem solving and organizational skills.
  • Detailed planning skills.
  • Ability to establish and implement quality customer service procedures.
  • Knowledge of computer and programs such as Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Access and Visio, and other database software such as INTIX.
  • Successful candidate must provide a satisfactory criminal reference check at own expense.

Apply quoting file # using one of the following methods no later than 4:30 p.m. on the closing date to:

Human Resources,
216 Ontario Street,
Kingston, ON K7L 2Z3
Fax: 613-546-1607
E-mail: [email protected]

Your resume or application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements for the position. We thank all of those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information Privacy Protection Act. The City Of Kingston is an equal opportunity employer.

http://www.cityofkingston.ca/cityhall/jobs/job_K119-194-2011.asp

 

Annie Pootoogook: Kinngait Compositions

UPCOMING EXHIBITION

Annie Pootoogook: Kinngait Compositions

August 27th – December 11th 2011

Bringing together drawings spanning the crucial period of 2001 to 2006, this exhibition deepens understanding of Annie Pootogook’s art and of Kinngait (Cape Dorset), Nunavut, the Arctic community that has been the focus of her practice. While Pootoogook’s work offers unflinching documentation of life in a community in transition from nomadic hunter-gatherer to settled consumer society, she also bears witness to the bonds of shared experience among its people. With a deliberate, almost formal dignity, she focuses on the social life, small rituals, objects and conditions of her surroundings.

In this exhibition curated by Art Centre Chief Curator/Curator of Contemporary Art Jan Allen, we see Pootoogook’s approach refined and applied to the elements of daily life in domestic interiors, community activities, significant quotidian objects, supernatural incidents and interpersonal conflict. In the context of the broad popular appeal of Inuit graphics, these works are distinguished by a disconcerting emotional reserve. The artist achieves a cool observational quality that pushes at the edges of comedy or hysteria, a condition of charged understatement that has particular resonance for contemporary viewers and has drawn intense critical interest to her work.               

This project allows examination of Annie Pootoogook’s canny application of artistic traditions forged in Kinngait, where the renowned print cooperative (West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative Ltd., now Kinngait Co-op) was established in the mid-20th century, and a parallel consideration of the life of the settlement. The exhibition will be accompanied by an illustrated publication offering a fresh analysis of the aesthetic and social dimensions of Pootoogook’s art, and consideration of the ways in which her international profile set a game-changing precedent for the vitality and scope of Inuit art.

A concurrent exhibition (1 July 2011 – 11 March 2012) of the Art Centre’s Constantine Collection of exquisite ivories collected in the Northwest in the late 19th and early 20th  centuries offers a powerful foil for Pootoogook’s work.

For media inquiries or further information, please contact Matthew Hills at 613.533.2190 or [email protected].

Presented by:

 
 

 

Additional support for this exhibition has been received fromthe Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the City of Kingston, the Kingston Arts Council and the George Taylor Richardson Memorial Fund, Queen’s University.

Modern Fuel Presents: Artist Talk and Demonstration with Greg Staats

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Artist Talk and Demonstration with artist Greg Staats

When: Friday July 22, 2011 at 1 pm
Where: Katarokwi Native Friendship Centre
(50 Hickson Ave. Kingston, ON)
Admission to Talk is Free

Modern Fuel, in partnership with the Katarokwi Native Friendship Centre, is presenting an artist talk by Greg Staats and a short demonstration of his practice following a community lunch at the Katarokwi Native Friendship Centre on Friday July 22, 2011.  Those interested in attending Staats’ talk are welcome to come to the lunch starting at 12pm. A minimum donation of $2 is requested for the lunch.

Staat’s talk is in conjunction with his exhibition, condolence, on display at Modern Fuel (21 Queen Street, Kingston, ON) until July 23, 2011.  condolence, is an ongoing photo and video series that depicts the process of Staats’ reconnection with a traditional Haudenosaunee [Iroquois] restorative aesthetic.  Staats has assembled and created an archive of photographic images and documents, both personal and familial, which create and maintain strong connections with the land, nation, community, and family. Greg will be giving a digital presentation of a selection of his works dealing with a continuum of symbols and photographs inspired from the condolence ceremony and the good mind.  Greg will also be talking about the exhibition at Modern Fuel and his career as a working artist. Greg will also be giving a portrait demonstration with Polaroid and referencing the family photo album.

This presentation follows on the success of the Voice Off, amulti-media project with the Katarokwi Native Friendship Centre that brought artists in to run video workshops for youths last summer. The goal of the project was to introduce young people at the Katarokwi Native Friendship Centre to new media and to facilitate opportunities for the exploration, creation and sharing of personal and community experiences and stories through new media and video technologies.

Artist’s Bio:Greg Staats has been an exhibiting artist since 1989 working with photography and video. He was born on The Six Nations of the Grand River Territory and has photographed first nations people across Kanata and the land he grew up on. His work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in numerous galleries and museums across Canada. Recently, Staats has been Faculty for two Aboriginal Visual Arts Thematic Residencies: Archive Restored (2009) and Towards Language (2010) at the Banff Centre for the Arts. Staats has an upcoming solo exhibition in 2011 at the McMaster Museum of Art.

For further information, contact:
Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre
21A Queen St, Kingston, ON, K7K 1A1
(613) 548-4883
[email protected]
www.modernfuel.org 

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Hiring: Artistic Producer - Theatre Kingston

Artistic Producer Job Description

Artistic Producer – Theatre Kingston, Kingston ON

The Board of Directors of Theatre Kingston requires a dynamic, innovative and
versatile individual to fill the position of Artistic Producer.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Artistic Producer has the opportunity to
help grow and set the direction for the future of an established local professional
theatre company. The Artistic Producer will play a critical role as the company’s
representative in the Kingston community.

Theatre Kingston has been developing and producing theatre in Kingston for over
20 years. Our mandate includes the production of stimulating and intellectually
provocative theatrical work at a high level of professional competence, work that
reflects, draws upon, and enriches the Kingston community in all its diversity.

With an annual operating budget of approximately $140,000, we currently produce
three shows annually in the Baby Grand Theatre, Kingston. We also have a Young
Company which tours in the summer, a children’s drama club during the school year,
and a weeklong children’s summer day camp that runs throughout the month of July.

The Artistic Producer is Theatre Kingston’s sole senior management position and is
responsible for the artistic leadership and day-to-day operations of the organization.
Experience and skill is required in directing, grant writing, public relations, new
play development, human resource management, budget development, fundraising,
marketing, and audience development.

The ideal candidate will have the following general qualifications and skills:

  • Experience in the professional Canadian theatre scene
  • A passionate commitment to regional theatre and an understanding of the
    business of theatre production
  • Demonstrated competencies in dealing with both the artistic and business
    aspects of a professional theatre company
  • Experience in direction, event or production coordination an asset
  • Proven financial management and experience working within a balanced
    budget and maintaining a financially healthy professional theatre
  • The ability to work closely with a volunteer board

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This is a part time position that will begin September 1, 2011.

Interested individuals should forward a resume and cover letter by July 22, 2011 to:
Barbara Linds, Chair, Board of Directors
[email protected]

Where We Live: Kingston and Area Photography Contest

Where We Live:
Kingston and Area

An Amateur Photo Contest presented by Kingston Frameworks sponsored by Camera Kingston foto source.
Kingston Frameworks and Camera Kingston foto source are running a contest featuring the best that our City of Kingston has to offer, and we'd like you to participate! Photographs are to be taken of subjects within a 50-kilometre radius of Kingston in the following categories:
 
A. People at Work and Play
B. Historical Kingston
C. Nature and Wildlife
 
For each category, there shall be a First Place prize (custom framing of the winning entry by Kingston Frameworks), as well as Second, Third and Fourth prizes. There shall also be one People's Choice Award, courtesy of Camera Kingston! Camera Kingston will provide enlarged prints of all winning photographs.

THEME: “Where We Live” strives to depict the many wonderful aspects of life in Kingston and Area
 
ENTRANTS: The contest is open to all amateur photographers (those persons who make less than ten percent of their yearly income from photography). Employees of Kingston Frameworks and Camera Kingston and their immediate family members are not eligible.
 
ENTRIES: Only photos taken within the past twelve months (July 1, 2010, and later) are eligible for this contest. Entrants may submit ONE photograph in each of the three categories. Entries are to be submitted in digital format to kingstonframeworks.ca. Images should be a maximum of 1200 pixels x 1800 pixels (4 inches by 6 inches) in JPG format, with a minimum file size of 800K and a maximum file size of approximately 4GB.
 
DATES: Entries will be accepted until midnight on September 30, 2011. Winners will be announced at the two Kingston Frameworks locations, 198 Princess Street and Bayridge Centre, and Camera Kingston, 114 Princess Street.
 
JUDGING: A panel of judges will evaluate the entries on the basis of Composition, Creativity, and Technical Quality. For the Peoples’ Choice Award, the public may vote from a selection of finalists posted online at Frameworks' facebook fanpage. ONE vote shall be accepted from each unique e-mail address. The date for online voting To Be Announced.
 
PUBLICATION AND DISPLAY: Kingston Frameworks and Camera Kingston foto source reserve the right to display or reproduce, physically or electronically, all submitted entries. The sponsors reserve the right to remove/report any inappropriate images for any reason.
 
MODEL RELEASE: For photographs depicting human subjects, model releases shall be the sole responsibility of the entrant.
 
Submit all your photographs to: [email protected]
The Constantine Collection of Northern Indigenous Art

The Constantine Collection of Northern Indigenous Art

July 1st, 2011 – March 11th, 2012

Highlighting objects from the Constantine Collection, this exhibition underlines the paths that they have taken, from their subarctic creation to their subsequent collection, acquiring multiple meanings as they move within and across cultures. A public reception for this exhibition will be held Friday, September 16th, 5–11 pm. The exhibition will be held at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre.

The Agnes Etherington Art Centre’s Constantine Collection contains rare carved and engraved historical indigenous objects, primarily from Alaska, the Yukon and Northwest Territories. The objects were first amassed by Henrietta Constantine at the end of the 19th century, while her husband Charles Constantine served with the North West Mounted Police, overseeing the Yukon Gold Rush. In 1929, after Henrietta had moved to Kingston a widow, Agnes Etherington acquired the collection for Queen’s University. From pictorial tusks to miniature ivory figures, decorative containers to jewelry pieces, these are exquisite examples of artistic creativity and cultural continuity.

The contexts of their making and collecting are complex and fascinating. Representing Yu’pik and Iñupiaq peoples (among others), some objects had spiritual or utilitarian meanings specific to their makers’ culture. Others were made for trade, adapting the forms of outside cultures to traditional materials, while retaining indigenous styles and iconographies. At the core of the Constantine Collection is a group of stunning engraved ivory tusks. Depicting sleds and kayaks, tall ships and sternwheelers, warehouses and underground dwellings, these engravings reveal a culture in transition in the post-contact period of the late 19th century.

For media inquiries or further information, please contact Matthew Hills at 613.533.2190 or [email protected].

Note: This exhibition is supported by the Ontario Arts Council, the City of Kingston and the Kingston Arts Council through the City of Kingston Arts Fund (CKAF) and the George Taylor Richardsom Memorial Fund, Queen's University. Research assistance has been provided by YCW student, Claire Grady-Smith.

Free Canada Day Events at Two Civic Museums

For Immediate Release
Jun. 27, 2011, 2:09 p.m.

Free Canada Day Events At Two Civic Museums


Celebrate our nation's birthday with the City of Kingston's MacLachlan Woodworking Museum and Pump House Steam Museum! At beautiful Grass Creek Park and downtown on Lake Ontario, both Museums will be hosting free Canada Day festivities for the whole family.

Enjoy a wee bit of Scottish culture as the Barefoot Players perform their Skittish Play at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. at the Woodworking Museum. Learn a new trade with our hands-on tutorials in Nail Driving and Shakemaking or simply watch as the masters demonstrate their skills in Blacksmithing. Be sure to check online for the schedule of events.

If you have a taste for fresh strawberries with cream then bring your loonies and plan your visit a little earlier and indulge in the Strawberry Social at the MacLachlan Woodworking Museum which was made possible by our sponsor Fruition Farms. If you're spending the afternoon at the interactive Woodworking Museum, don't forget to check out the new exhibit celebrating UNESCO's International Year of Forests.

Right next to the Museum, Grass Creek Park is offering Canada Day pony rides, wagon rides, face-painting, crafts, mini-golf and lots of other fun. Bring a swimsuit and try out the sandy beach or compete in the sand castle competition. Family-oriented entertainment starts at 11 a.m. and the festivities end at 5:30 p.m. with a Canada Day Ceremony and the cutting of the cake.

Kids can enjoy making their own Canada-themed windmills at the Pump House Steam Museum as they look into alternative energy sources such as wind. Visitors of all ages will be able to enjoy science exploration throughout the day and be sure to check online for the schedule of guided tours!

Join us, rain or shine, on Friday, July 1, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the MacLachlan Woodworking Museum and the Pump House Steam Museum.

The MacLachlan Woodworking Museum is located at 2993 Highway #2 East, 1km East of Joyceville Road, exit 632 from HWY#401. For more information, please contact the Museum at 613-542-0543 or visit <http://www.woodworkingmuseum.ca>.

The Pump House Steam Museum is located at 23 Ontario Street. For more information, please contact the Museum at 613-546-4291 ext. 1666 or visit <http://www.steammuseum.ca>.

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Media contact information:
Julie Fossitt, Marketing Administrator at 613-546-4291 ext. 1143 or <mailto:[email protected]n.ca>

Manager – Gallery Shop/Art Rental and Sales Gallery

Download the full Job Description here

Located on the campus of Queen’s University in historic Kingston, Ontario, the Agnes Etherington Art Centre (AEAC), through its distinguished collections and award-winning programming and publications, ranks as Canada’s premier university art gallery, and is regarded as among the top art galleries in Canada. Founded in 1957, the AEAC boasts a collection of some 14,000 works of art, with strengths in Canadian historical and contemporary art, 17th century Dutch painting (including two of only five Rembrandt paintings in Canada), Renaissance and Baroque drawings, African art, Inuit art and decorative arts. Its publications and exhibitions record includes catalogues that have become landmarks in the field, and through its public programs, the AEAC offers a wide array of lectures, symposia, artists’ talks, school programs and general tours that have marked it as the most vital public art gallery in southeastern Ontario.

 

The Gallery Association of the AEAC (GA) operates both the Art Rental and Sales Gallery and the Gallery Shop (the GA Gallery and Shop). The GA is a not-for-profit corporation and registered charitable organization which, through the efforts of its members, assists the AEAC in pursuing its mandate to further the cause of art in the community. The GA Gallery and Shop are intended to enhance the experience of GA members and visitors to the AEAC, promote artists within the region to the community, and raise funds to further the AEAC’s mandate.

 

This position offers an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual interested in retail and gallery management in the not-for-profit environment. The successful candidate will understand that remuneration is by way of a fixed honorarium paid by the GA, and is not tied to the number of hours worked.

 

Some of the duties associated with the Manager’s position are generic to both the Gallery Shop and the Art Rental and Sales Gallery, whereas others are unique.

Marine Museum Kicks of Kids Summer Program!
Media Release
Thursday, June 23, 2011
 
Saturday For Kids program launches at Marine Museum of the Great Lakes
Summer program offers pirate-sized fun beside the lake starting July 2
 
Returning for a third year, The Marine Museum of the Great Lakes’ popular summer kids program ‘Saturday For Kids’ begins on July 2. This year’s theme ‘Pirates of the Great Lakes’ offers kids the chance to learn about the history of the Great Lakes region in the 1800s, and have fun singing sea shanties, dressing in pirate gear, and searching for hidden treasure.
 
As new pirate recruits, kids will learn about ship warfare, how to storm a vessel, have mock sword fights (with foam swords, of course!) and hear tales of the real-life pirates who roamed the region.
The program is open to children 6 - 12 years old, and runs from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm on Saturday beginning July 2 and running throughout the summer. Children are welcome for multiple sessions or a single session; cost per session is $10. Spots are limited, and can be reserved by phone.
 
The Marine Museum is located at 55 Ontario Street and is open daily from 10 AM - 4 PM. General admission is $8.50 for adults, $4.50 for children. There is free parking on site, and the Museum is an easy 5-minute walk from downtown Kingston.
 
To register for the program or to find out more, contact Camille Orellano, Interpretation Coordinator, 613- 542-2261.
 
For more about the Marine Museum, visit marmuseum.ca or call 613-542-2261.
 
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Media Release
Thursday, June 23, 2011
 
Saturday For Kids program launches at Marine Museum of the Great Lakes
Summer program offers pirate-sized fun beside the lake starting July 2
 
Returning for a third year, The Marine Museum of the Great Lakes’ popular summer kids program ‘Saturday For Kids’ begins on July 2. This year’s theme ‘Pirates of the Great Lakes’ offers kids the chance to learn about the history of the Great Lakes region in the 1800s, and have fun singing sea shanties, dressing in pirate gear, and searching for hidden treasure.
 
As new pirate recruits, kids will learn about ship warfare, how to storm a vessel, have mock sword fights (with foam swords, of course!) and hear tales of the real-life pirates who roamed the region.
The program is open to children 6 - 12 years old, and runs from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm on Saturday beginning July 2 and running throughout the summer. Children are welcome for multiple sessions or a single session; cost per session is $10. Spots are limited, and can be reserved by phone.
 
The Marine Museum is located at 55 Ontario Street and is open daily from 10 AM - 4 PM. General admission is $8.50 for adults, $4.50 for children. There is free parking on site, and the Museum is an easy 5-minute walk from downtown Kingston.
 
To register for the program or to find out more, contact Camille Orellano, Interpretation Coordinator, 613- 542-2261.
 
For more about the Marine Museum, visit marmuseum.ca or call 613-542-2261.
 
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City of Kingston Arts Fund 2011 Grant Recipients Announced

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: June 22, 2011

City of Kingston Arts Fund 2011 Grant Recipients Announced

The Kingston Arts Council and the City of Kingston are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2011 City of Kingston Arts Fund Grants. The Grants were awarded in two categories, Operating Grants and Project Grants. As part of the Kingston Cultural Plan, and thanks to Kingston City Council, an additional $50,000 was invested in CKAF this year, and was proportionally divided 70%/30% between Operating Grants and Project Grants. All CKAF applicants will be notified by mail as to the status of their grant request, and, in the case of the successful applicants, how they should proceed to redeem their grant.

Operating Grants

The Operating Grants Review Committee (voting) was comprised of Rebecca Anweiler, Jason-Emery Groën, Andrea Robertson, Gordon Smith and Maurice Smith. The Chair of the Committee was Craig Walker. City Councillors Rick Downes and Liz Schell, Brian McCurdy, Cultural Director, and Colin Wiginton, Manager, Cultural Services, were non-voting members on the Operating Grants Committee.

The Operating Grant program received 12 applications requesting a total of $427,860 in funding. Of these, 10 applications were successful, and $335,000 in funding was awarded to Operating Grant applicants. The Operating Grant Award recipients are listed in alphabetical order below:

 

Organization

Grant

Agnes Etherington Art Centre

$   75,000.00

Cantabile Choirs of Kingston

$   24,000.00

Le Centre culturel Frontenac

$   18,000.00

Kingston Canadian Film Festival

$   25,000.00

Kingston Symphony Association

$   75,000.00

Kingston WritersFest

$   20,000.00

Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre

  $   39,780.00

Reelout Arts Inc.

$   14,360.00

Theatre Kingston

$   32,500.00

Union Gallery

$   11,360.00

TOTAL Operating Grant Funds Awarded in 2011:

$ 335,000.00

 

 

Project Grants

The Project Grants Review Committee (voting) was comprised of Cliff Edwards, Kate Graff, Sadiqa Khan, Susan Lord, and Bill Penner. The Chair of the Committee was Craig Walker. City Councillors Rick Downes and Rob Hutchison, Brian McCurdy, Cultural Director, and Colin Wiginton, Manager, Cultural Services were non-voting members on the Project Grants Review Committee.

The Project Grant program received 30 applications requesting a total of $361,006 in funding. Of these, 18 applications were successful, and $145,000 in funding was awarded to Project Grant applicants. The Project Grant Award recipients are listed in alphabetical order below:

 

Organization

Project Title

Grant

Burlesque Youniversity

High Voltage Burlesque

 $    3,775.00

CFRC 101.9 FM

CFRC Radio Residencies Program

 $      9,650.00

Corridor Culture

Corridor Culture

 $      8,500.00

Curious You

Pretty Pieces

 $      5,000.00

H’art School

The Day of Abled Artists Project

 $    15,000.00

Joe’s MILL

Joe’s MILL Concert Workshop Series

 $      6,375.00

Kingston Chamber Choir

Kingston Chamber Choir Presents: “Messiah”

 $      3,500.00

Kingston Community Health Centres

Kingston Multicultural Arts Festival

 $    15,000.00

Kingston Interval House

Kingston International Women’s Week 2012

 $      6,000.00

Kingston Jazz Society

Live @ your Library – Concert Series: Jazz Around the Corner and Around the World

 $      6,000.00

Kingston Punk Productions

Fun House Festival 2012

 $      5,000.00

Live Wire Music Series

Live Wire Music Series – 2011-2012

 $      5,000.00

Museum of Health Care at Kingston

Friendly Fire

 $      5,250.00

OPIRG Kingston

Push It: OPIRG Kingston’s Hip Hop Festival

 $      6,000.00

Purple Dragon Puppet Troupe

Puppet Cabaret

 $    13,000.00

The Gallery Association of the Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Kingston Artists’ Profile Project

 $      7,000.00

Tone Deaf Festival

Tone Deaf Festival 2011

$      14,950.00

xcurated

APP Kingston

 $    10,000.00

TOTAL Project Grant Funds Awarded in 2011:

$    145,000.00

 

About the City of Kingston Arts Fund (CKAF)

The City of Kingston Arts Fund (CKAF) was established by Kingston City Council in 2007 to support the arts and arts organizations and is administered by the Kingston Arts Council on behalf of the City.  Each year the Kingston Arts Council submits a plan for the administration of the Arts Fund for approved by City Council.

Operating and Project Grants are awarded based on the decisions of two separate CKAF review committees that include members of Kingston’s various arts communities.  In 2011 these committees met in May and their decisions were ratified by the Kingston Arts Council’s Board of Directors before being submitted for approval to Kingston City Council.

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For further information contact:
Ted Worth, Grants Director
Kingston Arts Council Grants Department
[email protected]
[or] 613-546-2999

Call For Submissions - Fuel Pegs IV

Fueling up for Square Pegs IV

Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre is currently accepting submissions of video works for Square Pegs IV, a screening of short videos by local, national and international artists to be shown in Kingston, Ontario’s Market Square on Wednesday, August 17th, 2011. Please submit your short videos (max. 15 minutes in length) as an attachment via e-mail to [email protected] as well as an artist’s statement and a CV. NTSC DVD and MiniDV submissions will also be accepted.

CARFAC fees will be paid for screenings, http://www.carfac.ca/

Submissions are due by Friday July 15th, 2011 (applications postmarked for July 15th, 2011 will be accepted)

Note: Only successful applicants will be contacted.

For further information, please contact us at:

Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre
21 Queen St, Kingston, ON,
K7K 1A1 (613) 548-4883
[email protected]
www.modernfuel.org

Grand Theatre's 2011-2012 Season Announced

Brian McCurdy, Cultural Director for the City of Kingston, was surrounded by donors, subscribers, volunteers, sponsors, media and staff as he unveiled the line-up for the 2011-2012 Grand Theatre Presents season on May 18, 2011.
 
The event attendees were thrilled to see an expanded selection of performances for schools with curriculum-based learning resources, artists such as James Ehnes and Yamato Drummers of Japan back by popular demand, the inclusion of artist talk-backs for dance and musical performances, and the addition of a Blues and Jazz series.
 
The Grand Theatre Presents 2011-2012 season will feature 43 public presentations and 10 school performances from September 2011 to June 2012. Both celebrated performers and emerging artists from Canada and across the globe will bring their talents to the Grand Stage. In addition to the series line-ups below, the State Ballet Theatre of Russia will make a much-anticipated return to present four performances of The Nutcracker December 9-11, 2011. Bboyizm, with extraordinary street dance moves and heavy beats, will bring their amazing creativity to a family-friendly special performance on April 12, 2012. The urban roots of street dance embrace individualism and social aspects of this modern folk dance, and ultimately translate beautifully to an exciting stage performance.
 
SLH Transport Dance Series - This season's Dance Series will include four stimulating performances of some of the continent's top choreographers. The Toronto Dance Theatre brings to the stage one of the great pieces of Canadian contemporary dance with internationally recognized choreographer Christopher House, in Severe Clear: an urban response to the wild beauty, feelings, stories and astounding physicality of the mythical North. Artistic director of Gallim Dance creates an experience for viewers where the dancers appear to exist at the edge of their limits with movements that shift between explosive power and contained tension in I Can See Myself in Your Pupil. Marking their 30th anniversary, La La La Human Steps places ballet technique in service to a precise, feverishly paced gestural language and presents an incredibly complex ballet with virtuoso dancers performing to the melodious scores by Purcell and Gluck. Watch as Brazilian dancers from Compagnie Kafig mix hip-hop, capoeira, samba, electronic music and bossa nova to deliver a complex, inventive dance full of amazing acrobatics and dynamic energy in Correria and Agwa. All of these dance performances will be followed by talk-backs with the artists.
 
Cunningham Swan Global Beat Series - Two Fiddles, Two Pianos will open this series on a virtuosic note! The awaited concert of a lifetime, with two of Canada's brightest stars Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, has astounded audiences with the multi-talented band Leahy and MacMaster's lush and vibrant melodies. The excitement of breathtaking Chinese Acrobats is combined with a riveting storyline and legendary martial arts skills with vibrant costumes and dramatic original music in Chi of Shaolin: The Tale of the Dragon. Grammy Award winners, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra takes its appeal and rhythmic seduction to the next level with Salsa Navidad - a program of holiday classics re-interpreted with a festive Latin flare! Fabulous dancers, an undeniably sexy program and a Grammy Award winning orchestra heat up the Grand stage in February with Tango Pasion. Bringing together Ottawa Valley stepdance, Irish stepdance and tap dance, The StepCrew takes you on an amazing journey as they are backed by three world-class fiddlers and a five piece musical ensemble comprised of some of the most respected Celtic musicians today.
 
World Rhythms Series - Performances from across the globe continue with the dazzling company of flamenco dancers and musicians from Compania Flamenca Jose Porcel in Gypsy Fire as they blend traditional flamenco with some decidedly more contemporary music and moves. After a sold-out performance in 2009, Yamato is back at the Grand to amaze audiences once again in this loud, energetic show performed in the true universal language of rhythmic drums. The Soweto Gospel Choir is charting a meteoric rise to international fame with their unique and inspirational power of African Gospel music styled with a contemporary feel leaving all who hear it stunned with emotion. Feel the electrifying rhythm of DRUM! as they perform a spectacular musical production telling the story of the arrival and settlement of North America's founding cultures through the heart-pumping fusion of music, dance, video, rhythm, and song. Combining classical Indian Kathak dance and modern tap dance, India Jazz Suites is an explosive blend of cultures including a live jazz trio and Indian music quartet alongside two star performers' different dance styles showcasing their combined talent, speed and grace.
 
Classical Remix Series - With some of the most dynamic performers in classical music, violinist James Ehnes appears worldwide with many of the world's most well-known orchestras and conductors and will be performing at the Grand Theatre with pianist Andrew Armstrong as part of the 2011 True North Tour. Montreal Guitar Trio and California Guitar Trio decided to link their passion and talent in order to create an incredible program devoted to familiar film music, rock n' roll, world music, jazz and classical selections along with several original compositions performed by six guitar virtuosos. Soprano Marie-Josee Lord is excited to present her recital program, Jambalaya, with her own personal style and choice of repertoire where classical and popular music are gently entwined. Internationally renowned for inspired programming and the rapturous response of audience and critics, the Australian Chamber Orchestra is a product of the country's vibrant, adventurous and enquiring spirit. Join us following the performances for talk-backs with MG3 & CG3, Marie-Josee and the ACO moderated by Eric Friesen.
Canadian Tire Kidstage Series - The line-up of our family-friendly shows opens with the return of the Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia with their latest production drawing from Leo Leonni's carefully crafted characters from Goodnight Moon and the Runaway Bunny. The classical Greek myth of Jason and the Argonauts is reinvented for the 21st century with modern and fun quirks in the Visible Fictions of Scotland production. Richard Scarry's Busytown: Busytown Busy follows the adventures of six unforgettable friends with catchy sing-along songs and lots of audience interaction that will bring out the detective in all of us! Our Kidstage Series concludes with Theatre Tout a Trac's rendition of Alice in Wonderland: a marvelous tribute to childhood, to power of dreams and imagination. New this year are half priced subscription and single tickets for children for most performances.
 
Homestead Land Holdings Theatre Series - This series features an exciting line-up in both the Regina Rosen Auditorium and the Baby Grand Theatre with Grand Theatre Presents and Theatre Kingston productions. Beginning with the Crow's Theatre presenting I, Claudia, an extraordinary one-woman show that maps the raw, but beautiful interior life of a misfit adolescent using four astonishingly expressive masks as a "masterful character study and a miracle of unforced comedy" (The Globe & Mail). Theatre Kingston introduces three unique performances: Goat Show, a story about the simple life turned tragic, The Girl in the Picture Tries to Hang Up the Phone, a one-person show about a man's struggle to understand his mother's life and death, and Grandpeople, a comedy for boomers, teenagers, and everybody in between. With the cadence of a thriller, and performed to a haunting a cappella score of folk music from around the world, Goodness explores what it means to know about one of humanity's most sinister habits - genocide. You don't want to miss these gripping theatrical experiences!
 
Broadway Series - The Grand Theatre brings to the stage a variety of award winning musicals including In the Heights, winner of 4 Tony Awards that tells the universal story of a vibrant community in Manhattan on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams, and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. A musical lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and his Knights and features a bevy of beautiful show girls and much more that has been hailed as "a no-holds barred smash hit" (The New Yorker). Enjoy romantic classics including "Almost Like Being In Love" and "Come to Me, Bend to Me" in the sweeping musical Brigadoon about a hunter who finds a miraculous town in Scotland and falls in love with the village lass and finds he must choose between remaining in the present or escaping to an ethereal past. From the creator's of the record-breaking Broadway sensation The Producers comes this monster new musical comedy, Young Frankenstein based on the Mel Brooks' classic comedy masterpiece with memorable tunes such as "The Transylvania Mania" and "Puttin' On The Ritz".
 
Empire Life Jazz Series - You'll be tapping your toes to the Grand Theatre's new Jazz Series starting with SF Jazz Collective presenting The Music of Stevie Wonder with an all-star jazz ensemble comprised of eight of the finest composers/performers at work in jazz today featuring music by the iconic Stevie Wonder with songs like "Creepin" and "Superstition". Son of John Coltrane, Ravi Coltrane, is regarded as a powerfully mature musician with a richly diverse, yet highly dinstinctive concept as both a saxophonist and a composer. Winner of 4 Grammy Awards, 6 Billboard Awards, an Emmy and a protege of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Arturo Sandoval and his band make his Kingston debut with a tribute to his longtime friend and teacher. Another tribute to a jazz legend, Billie Holiday, the celebrated vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater gives a fresh spin to Holiday's classics as well as reinventing less often performed gems by "Lady Day" in this spirit-filled performance.
 
Homestead Land Holdings Blues Series - A new addition to the Grand Theatre Presents season, this series proudly introduces the Godfather of British Blues, John Mayall, who has been performing for over 50 years with such prolific musicians as Eric Clapton, Mick Fleetwood and Mick Taylor. Winning her first Grammy in 2011, Mavis Staples displays her incredible voice, dazzling charisma and soulful humour that has made her a blues legend. Rooted in their commitment to create music from African American traditions, Sweet Honey in the Rock possesses a stunning musical prowess that captures the complex sounds of a plethora of musical styles. To conclude this exciting series, one of Britain's best R&B and Soul musicians, James Hunter has quickly gained a reputation for his creative new material that creates a deeper realm of soul music than ever before.
 
Series subscriptions and Pick 4 or More packages go on sale Wednesday, May 18, at 8:00 p.m. Series subscriptions offer up to 15% off regular single ticket prices as well as the first choice of the best seats. Series subscribers can purchase additional tickets at exclusive subscriber prices, and have the opportunity to renew their seats year after year.
 
Pick 4 or More subscribers can pick four of more performances from all of the Grand Theatre Presents presentation and save up to 10% off regular single ticket prices.
 
Patrons who wish to subscribe can fill out the order form from the season brochure or download a form from <http://www.kingstongrand.ca>. Subscription order forms can be returned to the Grand Theatre Box Office by:
* Phone 613-530-2050
* Fax 613-545-7890
* In person / Mail: 218 Princess St., Kingston, Ontario, K7L 1B2
 
To request a copy of the 2011-2012 Grand Theatre Presents season brochure, please contact the Box Office at the coordinates above.
The Grand Theatre Foundation would like to acknowledge its Series Sponsors: Empire Life, Cunningham Swan, SLH Transport, Canadian Tire, and Homestead Land Holdings. Its 11-12 season Performance Sponsors are Stan & Marie Rose Gibson, Mackillop Law, Dianne Lackonick of Assante Wealth Management, Chez Piggy, Bergeron Clifford Personal Injury Lawyers and Southeastern Telecommunication Services. The Ticket Sponsor is Assante Wealth Management - Fenlon Financial Division and the Entertainment Sponsor is AquaTerra Restaubistro by Clark.
 
The Grand Theatre offers it appreciation to its Season Partners including The Four Points Sheraton Kingston as is Official Hospitality Underwriter, CKWS Television as its Official Television Partner and Kingston Life as its Official Print Media Partner. The Grand Theatre's Blues Series Partner is FM 96. The Grand Theatre's Program Supporters include The City of Kingston, The Government of Ontario, Canada Council for the Arts, The Ontario Arts Council and Canadian Heritage.
Single tickets to all 2011-2012 Grand Theatre Presents performances will go on sale Monday, August 22, at 12:00 p.m.
 
For information on the 2011-2012 Grand Theatre Presents season, including dates and prices, visit <http://www.kingstongrand.ca>, connect with us at <http://www.facebook.com/kingstongrandtheatre> or follow us on Twitter at <http://www.twitter.com/Kingston_Grand>.
Kingston Arts Council Executive Director Job Posting

The Kingston Arts Council is currently seeking applications for the Executive Director position, with a closing date of June 20th, 2011.

Job Description

The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for the overall administration of the programs and services of the
Kingston Regional Arts Council (KAC) as well as day-to-day operations and management of the organization and
staff. The ED must attend to the needs of KAC’s members and follow direction defined and determined by the
Board of Directors. Supervision of staff and close collaboration with associates are essential elements of the
position. The ED represents the KAC in the media, the city, and, most importantly, throughout the arts
community.

For complete posting, please see the following document:

Kingston Arts Council Executive Director Job Description (pdf)

 

Kingston Jazz Festival Porch Jazz Line-up Announced

For Immediate Release
Jun. 7, 2011, 5:39 p.m.

Kingston Jazz Festival Porch Jazz Line-up Announced


The Grand Theatre, Kingston Jazz Society and The Kingston Arts Council have announced the full line-up of free programming for Saturday, June 25. This partnership will feature three days of world-class music at both the Grand Theatre and The Mansion June 23 to 25.

The Festival kicks off with the multi-Grammy award winning Dave Holland Quintet making their Kingston debut on June 23 at the Grand. This jazz bassist, composer and bandleader has been a forceful presence on the jazz scene for more than fifty years and has played with Miles Davis, Chick Corea, Anthony Braxton, and Kenny Wheeler - just to name a few. The "Back to BASSics" Series continues with the Grammy award winning vocalist Kurt Elling, who will perform for the first time in Kingston. His "Swings Sinatra and More" performance on June 24 at the Grand is a must for any lover of Frank Sinatra and the big band tunes of the 40s. Having performed with Sonny Rollins, Chick Corea, Natalie Cole, James Brown and Sting, Christian McBride is quickly making a name for himself on the world stage. McBride and his quintet, Inside Straight, make their debut in Kingston on June 25 at the Grand. See these three great performances for the amazing price of just $99 (plus applicable tax and service charges). Passes are available through the Grand Box Office.

One of the top live music spots in Kingston, The Mansion will host the Juno-Award winning Brandi Disterheft Quintet on Friday, June 24, at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. The energetic blend of jazz and funk by the Shuffle Demons will pack the dance floor at the Mansion on Saturday, June 25, at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. These great performances are presented by the Kingston Jazz Society and tickets are $20 plus applicable tax and service charges, available in advance or at the door (subject to availability). See all shows at the Grand and the 10 p.m. shows at the Mansion for only $115 plus applicable tax and service charges - that's only $23 per show!

The Kingston Arts Council presents free neighbourhood jazz with the Limestone Trombone Quartet, Greg Runions, Paul Clifford, Downtown Trio, Sounds of Jazz and Dave Barton performing on porches across the City from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. Join the parade from Clergy St. to Barrack St. and end up at the free jazz in Confederation Park with The Brandi Disterheft Quintet, The Shuffle Demons and Mauricio Montecino's Latin Fusion from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Full details of all artists and porch jazz locations are available at <http://www.artskingston.com>.

Living arts, living culture, living history -history and innovation thrive in Kingston! The Kingston Jazz Festival is made possible by the Kingston Culture Plan (<http://www.cityofkingston.ca/kcp>) and generous sponsor <http://www.visitkingston.ca>. The Festival media partner is North Country Public Radio.

Tickets for all Grand Theatre and The Mansion performances are available in person at the Grand Theatre Box Office at 218 Princess St., by phone at 613-530-2050 or online at <http://www.kingstongrand.ca>.

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Media contact information:
Julie Fossitt, Marketing Administrator for Cultural Services, <mailto:[email protected]cityofkingston.ca> or 613-530-5122.

The Salon Prize

(Please note: despite the similarity of names, this is not a KAC event; neither the KAC's Kingston Prize, nor the KAC's Juried Art Salon. Nevertheless, the KAC encourages you to enter!)

The Salon Prize – June 1, 2011


The third annual Salon Prize has commenced and is building steam! We looking forward to meeting new
talent!

The Salon Prize is a national art competition that focuses on supporting and showcasing national
talent. This Kingston based art competition was created in 2009 by creator Cleah Bunting
because of her lifelong love of art. All profits obtained from the submission are given out in
prizes the following year, “We do this because we love it and we want to help keep attention on
the importance of the arts, not to make money” says Cleah.

The Salon Prize gives artists, professional and amateur, the opportunity to showcase their
works, “The aim of this prize is to open doors for artists and their arts” says Cleah. Our art
showcase will take place at Gallery Raymond in Kingston where 16 chosen artists will have their
paintings displayed.

This is an open competition, meaning art submissions can take the form of paintings, drawings
and sculptures of any genre (abstract, realism, impressions etc) or medium (oil, acrylics,
watercolours, charcoal, pencil etc). The works can also be of any subject. For example:
landscapes, still life's, portraits, figurative are all acceptable. The art submitted must have been
done in the previous 10 years, and must be created and submitted by someone 18 years or older.
It is $35 to enter.

Prizes:
1st place: $2000
2nd place: $500
3rd place: $150
4th place: honourable mention
The Mark Bunting drawing award: $100

This competition is nationwide, accepting art from across the country. The deadline for
submissions is September 10, 2011.

All submission requirements can be found by visiting The Salon Prize website at
www.salonprize.com

Also check out The Salon Prize 2011 on Facebook!

Please contact [email protected] for questions/interviews

Exhibit Reveals History of Shipping on the St. Lawerence
Media Alert
 
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
 
Exhibit reveals history of shipping on the St. Lawrence
Photo collection on display from June 4 to July 31
 
The Marine Museum of the Great Lakes presents ‘Against Winds and Tides’/‘Contre vents et marée’, an exhibit of vintage and contemporary photographs documenting the history of shipping in the Charlevoix region of Quebec, along the St. Lawrence River.
 
The exhibit opens on Saturday June 4th, with an English-language lecture by photographer and researcher Cedric Pearson, at 2 PM. The exhibit runs until Sunday July 31, and will close with a French-language lecture by Pearson.
 
The Marine Museum is located at 55 Ontario Street and is open daily from 10 AM - 4 PM.
Admission is $8.50 for adults, $4.50 for children, and includes access to this exhibit. 
 
For more about the Marine Museum, visit marmuseum.ca or call 613-542-2261. For more about Cedric Pearson and his work, visit www.sidelongglance.com
Wanted: Chalk Artist - POSITION FILLED

Sustainable Kingston is looking to commission a chalk artist to create a Sustainable Kingston logo - see http://www.sustainablekingston.ca/ - on the market square located behind City Hall. This will take place at an event planned to coincide with the opening of “Communities In Bloom” on May 18.  The idea is to have a large professionally done logo in the middle of the square and students participating in the event will have the opportunity to chalk their vision of Sustainable Kingston around the logo. If there are any artists interested, please contact Dan Hendry, [email protected] or 613.546.4291ext. 1279.

Modern Fuel – Hiring new Administrative Director

 

Modern Fuel Artist Run Centre is seeking a motivated and organized individual for the full time position of Administrative Director at the Centre, to start at the beginning of July 2011.  


A catalyst for cultural activity in Kingston, Ontario, Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre is in its 34th year of operations.   Modern Fuel is a not-for-profit Artist-Run Centre facilitating the presentation, interpretation, and production of contemporary visual, time-based and interdisciplinary arts. Modern Fuel supports innovation and experimentation, and is committed to the education of interested publics and the diversification of its audiences.  


Position Summary
The Administrative Director reports to the Board of Directors and is the lead administrator for Modern Fuel, sharing a co-directorship with the Artistic Director.  The Administrative Director is a full-time position, ensuring effective development and implementation of organizational goals and strategies, overseeing the centre’s finances including grant writing and fundraising, recruiting and training all short-term contracts, interns and volunteers and assisting the Artistic Director in the coordination of all Modern Fuel programming.  The Administrative Director will promote effective management and growth of Modern Fuel’s programs and facilities, support its objectives, and work to enhance its position

This position is a renewable, 12-month contract, for 35 hours per week and offers health and dental benefits.  Gallery hours of Tuesday to Saturday from 12 to 5pm function as the core hours of the position at 25 hours per week and meetings, events, and duties outside of gallery hours contribute to a workweek of 35 hours (on average).


Summary of Key Responsibilities

  • Perform basic administrative functions such as office organization and management, filing, record keeping, backing up computers, and purchasing office supplies
  • Oversee and maintain timelines for all grant applications and grant reports and in collaboration with Artistic Director prepare and write all operating and project grants and all grant reports.
  • Research and apply for funding opportunities for all administrative programs, including: staffing, office equipment and resource upgrades, strategic or capacity building initiatives, facility improvements. 
  • Develop and maintain relevant organizational policies and practices such as Board Orientation, HR policies, Strategic Plan, Facility strategies etc.
  • Oversee all financial planning and management, reporting to the Treasurer.  
  • Recruit and manage all staff, interns, students and volunteers
  • Oversee New Media Workspace rentals and staff as needed
  • Support the development of all communications (press releases, website, social media, Modern Fumes, newsletter, etc.), working in collaboration with the Artistic Director
  • Coordinate and attend all Board of Director meetings and committee meetings as appropriate
  • Prepare and distribute agenda and minutes for all Board meetings and  AGM
  • Carry out development and distribution of artist contracts/agreements in consultation with the Artistic Director
  • Assist Artistic Director in the maintenance of gallery space including wall repairs and maintenance, signage, lighting etc.
  • Assist Artist Director in the installation of exhibitions as needed
  • Ensure that the gallery is open and staffed during operational hours



Qualifications


The ideal candidate has:

  • An interest in contemporary art practices and artist-run culture, with relevant post-secondary education or at least 3 years of experience in the artist-run centre or not-for-profit sector.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills with the ability to multi-task
  • Superior English oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Bookkeeping and financial experience
  • Previous volunteer management experience
  • The ability to work cooperatively in an open-concept office, as well as work independently and in a self-directed manner
  • Experience working with diverse public audiences. Must be outgoing, friendly and tactful with a demonstrated commitment to excellent service.
  • Fluency with Microsoft Office Suite and familiarity with both Microsoft and Mac platforms


Salary: $23,400 to $26,520 + benefits


Please submit a curriculum vitae and a letter of interest to:
Hiring Committee
Modern Fuel Artist Run Centre
21 Queen Street
Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7K 1A1
Or email:
[email protected]


All applications must be received at Modern Fuel by Monday May 16th


Modern Fuel is an equal-opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Modern Fuel – Student Summer Job

 

Deadline: May 14th, 2011 (applications postmarked for deadline date will be accepted)


Modern Fuel is now accepting applications for New Media Workspace Coordinator, a unique and dynamic summer jobopportunity in the field of contemporary art and new media!  The Coordinator will be responsible for the promotion and operation ofModern Fuel’s New Media Workspace, including its equipment rentals, and organizing orientation sessions and workshops on the use of said equipment as well as the development and promotion of Square Pegs, a free, annual public screening of artist video shorts submitted to Modern Fuel. The Coordinator will also assist in the day to day operations of Modern Fuel including gallery sitting, office maintenance and facilitating other programming.

For More Application Details Please See our Website: www.modernfuel.org

KAC is hiring a summer student!

Job Posting: Website Database Assistant

Download the full job description here.

Position: Website Database Assistant
Duration: 7 weeks, May 23 – July 8, 2011
Wage and hours: $10.25 per hour, 30 hours per week

Job Purpose
The Kingston Arts Council is looking for an individual to manage membership data from multiple lists, contacting list members where necessary to ensure records are current, with the end goal of  ensuring that all content is being populated on our interactive arts portal (www.artskingston.ca).

The position requires a good working knowledge of Kingston arts, culture, and business, and a desire to build on that knowledge, through conducting outreach to collect any information not currently documented. The individual needs to have a good grasp of Excel, Access or similar database and content management systems and feel comfortable manipulating large amounts of data. Strong awareness of Social Media an asset. This position requires a good communicator who is keen, strongly self directed, and personable. 



How to Apply
Please submit a resume and cover letter detailing your suitability for the position, in doc or pdf formats, to [email protected] with “Website Database Assistant” in the subject heading. Applications are due no later than: Monday May 2nd, 2011 at 4:30pm. Interviews will take place the week of May 9th and decisions will be made later that week.

This position starts on Monday May 23rd, 2011.

The Kingston Arts Council encourages Aboriginal students, students of colour and students with disabilities to apply.

We regret to inform that our current office location is not wheelchair accessible.

For more information please contact Josh at [email protected].

Election 2011 & the Arts

During the 2011 Election campaign, we'll be trying to post regularly and update you on what's happening in the arts. For quicker and more regular updates, friend us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter:

http://www.twitter.com/artsking

https://www.facebook.com/kingstonartscouncil

The KAC will try and remain non-partisan throughout the election - however, personal biases may sneak through from time to time, and there is currently very little being discussed on Arts issues. We'll post what we find, and whatever you send us that is arts related. Help keep us informed!

 

Liberal Platform - Your Future. Your Family. Your Canada.

(Excerpts on arts, culture and heritage on pages 18-19 and 60)

Green Party Platform – VisionGreen

(Excerpts on arts, culture and heritage on pages 94-96)

Conservative Party Platform - Steven Harper: Here for Canada

(Excerpt on Support for Culture and the Arts on Page 43)

New Democratic Party Platform - Practical First Steps

 

Follow your local candidates here:

Green Party, Eric Walton: Website Twitter  Facebook

New Democratic Party, Daniel Beals: Website Twitter Facebook

Conservative Pary, Alicia Gordon: Website Twitter Facebook

Liberal Party, Ted Hsu: Website Twitter Facebook

 

Leaders’ Debates

English Debate – April 12, 2011 Time: 7 pm – 9 pm EST

French Debate – April 14, 2010 Time:  8 pm – 9 pm EST

The Broadcasting Consortium, which includes CBC/Radio-Canada, CTV, Global and TVA, will hold both the English and French-language leaders’ debates.  The English-language debate will be moderated by TVO’s Steve Paikin, while Radio-Canada's Anne-Marie Dussault and TVA’s Paul Larocque will co-moderate the French-language debate.

 

Social Media

Social media will help you stay on top of the latest news from the election frontlines and communicate with individuals of shared interests. Here are some tips on how to effectively use social media during the election period:

Follow each political party or their leaders on Twitter:

Bloc Québécois: @BlocQuebecois and @GillesDuceppe

Conservative Party: @PMHarper

Green Party: @CanadianGreens and @ElizabethMay

Liberal Party: @liberal_party and @M_Ignatieff

NDP: @jacklayton

· When you’re tweeting and looking for election related tweets, use the following hashtags: #elxn41, #cdnpoli, #fed2011 and #artsvotecan. If you’re tweeting about a specific political party, you can also use the following hashtags:

Conservative Party: #cpc

Green Party: #gpc

Liberal Party: #lpc

NDP: #ndp

 

Follow each party or their leaders on Facebook:

Bloc Québécois

Conservative Party

Green Party

Liberal Party

NDP

 

How to vote

If you have any questions or concerns about the voting process itself, we encourage you to visit Elections Canada’s website. It includes information on:

 ·         How to vote;

·         Finding your electoral district and member of Parliament;

·         Backgrounders on the electoral process;

·         And more

Laramie Project coming to Kingston for first time in 8 years!

For immediate release
8 Actors Play 80 Characters to bring The Laramie Project to Life


Play has not been run in Kingston for 8 years!


Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario) March 31, 2011 - Fifth Company Lane, a student-run drama company, in association with Blue Canoe Productions, is proud to present the critically-acclaimed play, The Laramie Project. Written by Moisés Kaufman and the Tectonic Theatre Project, the play is celebrated for its brave and insightful depiction of the aftermath of the 1998 hate-crime killing of Matthew Shepard, a Wyoming student and resident who happened to be gay. It will be performed in Vogt Studios, Carruthers Hall, Queen’s Campus from April 13 to 17, 2011.
Widely produced since its premiere in 2000, The Laramie Project is an award-winning production lauded for its innovative and provocative depiction of how Matthew Shepard’s violent death changed the town of Laramie forever. Moved by the scale and atrocity of this incident, members of the Tectonic Theatre Project visited Laramie to interview hundreds of residents directly and indirectly involved with the tragedy. Their efforts resulted in The Laramie Project, a play consisting of 80 provocative, insightful and poignant perspectives embodied by 8 very talented actors.


“We hope to offer the Kingston community an exciting theatre experience as well as an insightful look at this definitive moment in recent history,” said Anja Zeljkovic, Executive Producer of the show.
Fifth Company Lane’s production of The Laramie Project is directed by Aidan Payne, an emerging theatre artist studying and living in the Kingston community. This production is entirely student-produced and is the most recent staging of this production in Kingston in eight years.
Tickets are currently available online at www.bluecanoeproductions.ca, or in person at TriColour Outlet on Queen’s Campus, or at Novel Idea on Princess Street.


About Fifth Company Lane
Fifth Company Lane Productions is an up-and-coming youth theatre company committed to producing small ensemble works. Founded by a tight-knit group of Queen’s University drama students, the company is based on a collaborative creation process. Our aim is to involve the Kingston community with our passion for theatre by creating intimate environments in which to tell unique stories as told by exceptional characters.


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For more information:
Emily Dimytosh
Marketing and Sponsorship Coordinator, Fifth Company Lane
[email protected]
647-297-7552

Grand Theatre Introduces Free Community Programs

Dance-appreciation Talk With Respected Canadian Dance Artist

This April the Grand Theatre will launch their newest, free community programs: The Artist in Motion Series and The Grand Masters Series.

The theatre has commissioned Christopher House, the Artistic Director of Toronto Dance Theatre, to facilitate an informal talk aimed at helping new audiences approach, appreciate, and become comfortable with the process of watching dance. This Artist in Motion talk will take place on Friday, April 15, at 5:30 p.m. at the Grand Theatre, Davies Lounge.

In the talk, House will draw similarities between dance and the visual arts to demonstrate how the skills people often use in appreciating painting, sculpture, or photography can be used to enjoy modern dance performances.

Grand Theatre offers free workshop on the Creative Process as part of The Grand Masters Series.

Christopher House's residency will continue with an interactive working session aimed at exploring the creative process underlying the development and production of choreography on Sunday, April 17, at 11:00 a.m. at the Queen's Dance Studios, 284 Earl St. House will present his approach to the creative process, particularly as it relates to his experience creating Severe Clear. During the session, he will engage participants in a variety of creative and/or choreographic exercises aimed at fostering their artistic development, and may also explore the different performance goals and/or production considerations relevant to various forms of dance and theatre.

Christopher House is one of Canada's most respected dance artists, and joined Toronto Dance Theatre (TDT) as a dancer in 1979. He has been the company's Artistic Director since 1994. House has contributed over sixty works to the TDT repertoire including Glass Houses, Four Towers, Early Departures, Vena Cava and Chiasmata. He has created works for Lisbon's Ballet Gulbenkian, the National Ballet of Canada, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens and Ballet British Columbia, among others, and directed two collaborations with Joel Gibb and The Hidden Cameras. House is a three time Dora Mavor Moore Award winner for Outstanding New Choreography and is an Associate Dance Artist of Canada's National Arts Centre.

This new program complements the already active Masterclass programs for dancers offered throughout the season. The Grand has also recently released three-tiered online materials to help educate audiences about watching dance.

* In the "sy.nop.sis" guide, patrons will learn the brief history and importance of the art form, along with basic vocabulary.

* The "ed.u.cate" guide is a resource tool to assist teachers preparing their students to experience performance through relevant connections with in-class learning. The guide provides student engagements that may support the curriculum objectives of the classroom.

* Lastly, the "pre.view" gives show-specific information that helps prepare audiences for their ticketed event.

Currently, modern dance and classical ballet guides are available at <http://www.kingstongrand.ca/education>. A full line-up of Artist in Motion and Grand Masters Series events will be presented in 2011-2012.

Both events are free admission, however, to secure a spot you must RSVP by April 11 to <mailto:mah[email protected]>. The Grand Theatre is located at 218 Princess St., and more information can be obtained by telephone at 613-530-2050 or online at <http://www.kingstongrand.ca>.

The Grand Theatre would like to acknowledge its 2010-2011 Grand Theatre Presents sponsors. The Four Points Sheraton Kingston is the Official Hospitality Underwriter, Kingston Life is the Official Print Media sponsor and CKWS is the Official Television sponsor.

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Media contact information:
Julie Fossitt, Marketing Administrator for the Grand Theatre, at 613-546-4291 ext. 1143 or <mailto:[email protected]>.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - OMDC FILM FUND

ONTARIO MEDIA DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

INDUSTRY INITIATIVES - BULLETIN

 

OMDC FILM FUND – PRODUCTION

OMDC FILM FUND – DEVELOPMENT

 

INFORMATION SESSION:  April 5th, 2011 (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  April 29th, 2011 (BY 5:00 PM)

 

NOTE: Please read the complete guidelines thoroughly prior to commencing your application. There are no changes to the program guidelines and requirements; the process for submitting applications is now through the OMDC OAP Application Portal (OAP) system and all application MUST be submitted via the OAP.

 

Online Application Portal (OAP) - Application Submissions Information:

 

  • As indicated above, all applications must be submitted via the OMDC Online Application Portal (OAP) system. Applications submitted by any other method will not be accepted.
  • As this is still a fairly new application process all applicants are strongly encouraged to commence their applications early to allow for enough time should technical difficulties arise and/or assistance is required.
  • Prior to commencing an application, your Company’s corporate information must be registered. If this has not already been done, you should register as soon as possible by going to: https://apply.omdc.on.ca/.
  • If you encounter problems setting up your Company’s corporate information, you can email [email protected]for assistance. This email address can also be used for any technical questions you have about the OAP.

 

OMDC has launched a call for applications for the OMDC Film Fund. This fund is intended to increase the level of indigenous feature film production in Ontario. This program provides support to Ontario producers for feature film projects in the final stages of development and production financing.

 

The OMDC Film Fund supports a range of projects with both cultural and industrial benefits. OMDC measures the results of the OMDC Film Fund primarily based on return on investment and jobs created in the Ontario film industry.

 

*****     PLEASE NOTE: The Qualified Producer Applicant on the application form must be the primary producer and contact for all communication and dealings with OMDC.

 

Information Session:


An information session has been scheduled to provide interested applicants with the opportunity to learn more about this program.

 

-       Date:               Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

-       Time:              3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

-       Location:        Conference Centre, 3rd, Floor, North Tower, 175 Bloor Street East,Toronto.

 

To register to attend the OMDC Film Fund information session, please complete our online registration form by Monday April 4th, 2011 by 5:00 pm.  Unregistered guests will only be accepted if space permits.

 

GUIDELINES AND APPLICATION PROCESS

Complete Guidelines and the link to the Online Application Portal (OAP) are posted on the OMDC website:

 

For further information on this or any other OMDC programs, please contact the Coordinator, Industry Initiatives at:

 

175 Bloor Street East, South Tower, Suite 501

Toronto, Ontario M4W 3R8

Direct Phone: 416-642-6695

Main Phone: 416-314-6858

Fax: 416-314-6876

Email: [email protected]

www.omdc.on.ca

Kingston Canadian Film Festival announces Steam Whistle Home Brew Award winner

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Kingston Canadian Film Festival announces Steam Whistle Home Brew Award winner
Short film IMPRESSIONS wins $200 prize

KCFF is excited to announce the winner of the first Steam Whistle Home Brew Award, for the best Local Short at the 2011 festival. The winning film, IMPRESSIONS, was decided by audience vote online at IndieFlix.com

Created as part of the Focus Film Festival in 2011, IMPRESSIONS was written, shot and edited in 72 hours, says Eric Ferguson, one of the filmmakers. The team responsible for writing, acting, directing and every other aspect of the film includes Ferguson, Tristan Tiggeloven, Kevin Ikeda, Deborah Hong and Elizabeth Lindsay.

The Local Shorts Program at KCFF has presented over 200 locally-produced short films over the years. Employing a piggyback strategy, local shorts are paired with feature length films, ensuring an audience for local films, and making sure that Kingston is represented at the festival. “The Steam Whistle Home Brew Award allows us to further several of our goals, including supporting local filmmakers and letting film audiences and film lovers decide what they like to see,” says festival director Alison Migneault.

“I believe it's important for filmmakers to showcase their work, whether it be for critical assessment or for inspiration,” says Deborah Hong. “Ultimately, our main goal is to engage the audience in discussion. The Kingston Canadian Film Festival has certainly allowed for us to do just that.”

“Kingston is a great place to make films, because of its welcoming and arts-friendly community and because of the incredible opportunity represented by the Kingston Canadian Film Festival,” agrees Eric Ferguson. “The festival's system of pairing a local short film with nearly every major feature screening guarantees that our films find new audiences, which is one of the most important - and most exciting - things for a beginning filmmaker. Winning the Home Brew Award is vote of confidence from the Kingston community."

IMPRESSIONS also claimed several awards at the Focus Film Festival, including Best Picture, People’s Choice and Best Original Screenplay.

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For interviews with the winning filmmakers, please contact Eric Ferguson, [email protected], 613-328-9456

For more about this award, the Local Shorts Program, or the Kingston Canadian Film Festival, please contact Stephanie Earp, [email protected], (613) 777-0161 x 1


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Stephanie Earp, Festival Manager
613-777-0161 ext. 1
Kingston Canadian Film Festival
March 2 - 6, 2011
www.kingcanfilmfest.com

CKAF Announces 2011 Grants Program

For Immediate Release: March 2, 2011
 

City of Kingston Arts Fund Announces the 2011 Grants Program

 

The Kingston Arts Council is now accepting applications for the 2011 Operating and Project Grant Programs for the City of Kingston Arts Fund (CKAF). The Kingston Arts Council will host two information sessions that all applicants are encouraged to attend.

 

The Operating Grants Information Session will take place Thursday March 10th, 6:30pm in the Delahaye Room, Kingston Frontenac Public Library – Central Branch (130 Johnson St).

 

The Projects Grants Information Session will take place Tuesday March 15th, 6:30pm in the Delahaye Room, Kingston Frontenac Public Library – Central Branch (130 Johnson St).

 

Paper copies of the Grant Forms & Guidelines will be available at each meeting.
 

Please Note:Changes to the CKAF program will be discussed at each Information Session. If you are unable to attend it is strongly encouraged to call the Kingston Arts Council to speak with CKAF staff. 

 

Grant Application Packagesare available for download at www.artskingston.com/ckaf.cfm. Paper copies are available for pickup during office hours at the following locations:

 

·        The Kingston Arts Council (253 Ontario Street, Suite 203 – Office hours: 10:00am-3:00pm weekdays);

  • The Reception desk at City Hall (216 Ontario Street); and
  • The Kingston Frontenac Public Library Information desk (Central Branch, 130 Johnson Street).

 

Completed Project Grant Applications are due at the Kingston Arts Council Office on or before Friday April 15th, 2011 at 4:30pm.

 

Completed Operating Grant Applications are due at the Kingston Arts Council Office on or before Monday April 18th, 2011 at 4:30pm

 

The objectives of CKAF are to nurture the capacity and quality of the arts in Kingston while fostering artistic excellence, stimulating economic development related to the arts, enhancing Kingston’s quality of life for its citizens and attractiveness as a community, and aligning Kingston’s arts funding with that of comparable cities. 

 

For more information, please visit www.artskingston.com, or contact:
Ted Worth, Grants Director [or] Sayyida Jaffer, Grants Assistant
Kingston Arts Council Grants Department

[email protected] [or] 613-546-2999

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Canadian Museums Association attacks artists' fees

A message from CARFAC:

The Canadian Museums Association told a parliamentary committee on Tuesday they would like to see the Exhibition Right "abolished". Jon Tupper, President of the CMA, also asked to be exempt from paying artist fees for things such as reproductions in catalogues, in slides for public lectures and online.

 

Canadian museums are the main source of copyright income for visual artists. An amendment proposed by Bill C-32 to open fair dealing to education appears to have been perceived by the museum community as an invitation to stop paying the fees that artists such as Jack Chambers fought so hard for. Although they claim their budgets are too tight, for most public galleries artists' fees represent a small portion of their budget. When faced with similar arguments back in the 1970's, artist Tony Urquhart suggested to a Montreal museum director that instead of hosting twenty contemporary exhibits in a year, he host nineteen and use the last budget to pay the artists.

 

Tupper insisted that museums should not have to pay artists fees for artwork which they own but recognized that more and more museums do not have the funds to purchase artwork. In Ontario alone, 98 percent of art collections are acquired by donation, meaning that visual artists would not receive any payment for these works if the CMA's recommendations were followed.

 

"The principle of compensating artists for the public presentation of their work has been enshrined in two Canadian laws for over twenty years," said CARFAC president Gerald Beaulieu. "Clearly our parliamentarians have supported this notion because it is sound and just public policy."

 

What do you think about the Canadian Museum Association's statement?  

 

Post your comments to CARFAC's Facebook group or send them to [email protected].

Job opportunity

Outreach and Sales Associate
Thousand Islands Playhouse-Gananoque

The Thousand Islands Playhouse, a leading arts organization in Eastern Ontario, is seeking a dynamic individual to
fill the full-time position of Outreach and Sales Associate for its 30th Anniversary Season.

The Outreach and Sales Associate is in charge of executing revenue generation and audience development
activities for the company’s seven productions between May and November. This is a full time, entry level position
from March to October, 2011

Please submit a cover letter and résumé by February 28, 2011. The start date is negotiable.

Lin Bennett
Marketing and Development Manager
Thousand Islands Playhouse
Box 241

[email protected]

Gananoque ON K7G 2T8

More information: www.1000islandsplayhouse.com

CARFAC Ontario Legal Clinic
 
 
Do you have a legal issue relating to your artistic practice?
 
 
Through the Visual Artists' Legal Clinic of Ontario (VALCO), CARFAC Ontario and Torys LLP have partnered to provide summary advice to artists about their legal rights and responsibilities. If you have questions relating to copyright, commercial contracts, labour law, commercial leases (for studio and gallery spaces), tenants' rights or incorporating as a business, let CARFAC Ontario and Torys LLP help by providing approximately one hour of free summary legal advice. Contact CARFAC Ontario for further details or to arrange an appointment to meet with a representative of Torys LLP. Free legal research and/or representation may be allocated on a case by case basis.

This is not a drop-in clinic and is by appointment only, subject to availability. You must fill out the appropriate intake forms and waiver forms, and a conflict of interest check must be done before you can be given an appointment. Artists who have not made previous arrangements through the CARFAC Ontario office will not be able to be accommodated. A CARFAC Ontario staff member can supply you with the appropriate forms if you would like to take part in the next clinic, please email [email protected] . Intake forms must be completed and returned to CARFAC Ontario no later than Friday, January 21, 2011 at 4:00 pm, so please contact our office as soon as possible. Once your completed forms have been vetted by Torys, one of their representatives will be in touch to set a suitable time for a meeting.

For artists wishing to attend the meeting in person, the location of the Torys offices will be provided when you receive confirmation of your appointment. *Artists outside of Toronto will be accommodated by telephone; please contact CARFAC Ontario for further information.

VALCO is an exclusive service for CARFAC Ontario Members. For further information or to participate, please contact CARFAC Ontario at 1-877-890-8850 toll free (416-340-8850 in Toronto) or by e-mail at [email protected], with a brief description of the legal issue for which you are seeking advice.

VALCO is a partnership between:
CARFAC Ontario, Torys LLP and Pro Bono Law Ontario.
Life Models Required for Amherst Island Art Group

The Amherst Island Art Group is looking for models who may be interested in posing for a Life Drawing group who meet every Monday from 9:00 to 3:00 on Amherst Island. Experienced models are preferred however not essential. Male or female models must be comfortable to pose nude in front of a group of 5-8 artists in a very relaxed and private atmosphere. Competitive rates will be paid. Confidentiality will be assured. If you are interested in being included on our list of available models, please contact Chris Laffin at [email protected].

 

You will be expected to arrange your own means of transportation to the Amherst Island ferry in the village of Millhaven in time for the 8:30 a.m. crossing. Parking is available and is free. You will be driven from the ferry to the studio, then will be returned in time to catch the 3:00 p.m. ferry back to the mainland. The village of Millhaven is located in Loyalist Township, 22 km west of the city of Kingston on Highway 33. Millhaven also has a direct connection with Highway 401 (Interchange #593) 10 km north of the ferry.

City Names Eric Folsom As First Poet Laureate


City Names Eric Folsom As First Poet Laureate

Kingstonians can now look forward to how their first-ever Poet Laureate will capture and enrich the vibrancy of civic life and encourage literary arts in the community. Kingston City Council approved the appointment of renowned Kingston poet Eric Folsom to the position last night.

"I do feel amazed. I look at everything waiting to be written, so much to say about Kingston and ourselves. Just figuring out where to begin will take some imagination, and the possibilities are exciting. Amazed and humbled, perhaps an inch or two from total shock," says Folsom, who will serve the city as a literary ambassador and an advocate for poetry, language and the arts within the community.

Folsom is the author of three books of poetry: Icon Driven (2001), What Kind of Love Did You Have in Mind? (1997) both published by Wolsak and Wynn, and Poems For Little Cataraqui, published in 1994 by Broken Jaw Press.

His poems "ReSet" and "Arpeggio" will appear at <http://www.cityofkingston.ca/poetlaureate/> for the enjoyment of Kingstonians.

Folsom has been at the centre of Kingston literary life since making his home here in 1974. He was an editor for Quarry Magazine, has taught at The Upper Canada Writers' Workshop, St. Lawrence College and in the Limestone District School system. For seven years he organized and hosted a reading series, Cargo Kulture, which brought poets from across Canada to town. He founded and single-handedly ran the literary quarterly, Next Exit, giving voice to several generations of emerging writers. Folsom has been Ontario's representative for The League of Canadian Poets, reviewed books, read on Stuart McLean's The Vinyl Cafe and his work has been published widely in Canadian literary journals and anthologies. Most importantly, Folsom's work is respected by fellow writers, and widely-appreciated across Canada and internationally.

Serving a four-year term, Folsom will be the spokesperson for the literary arts in this city - home to Kingston Writersfest and a prodigious number of celebrated authors. He will be required to write a poem during each year of his appointment that addresses aspects of life in Kingston. He will read the poems at the Mayor's annual New Year's Day Levee.

"This is a very exciting moment," says Colin Wiginton, Manager, Cultural Services. "The Poet Laureate program is intended to recognize the achievements of a local poet whose work exhibits excellence and resonates with the people of this community. It also embodies the City's belief and support of the arts and recognizes the importance of the literary community here in Kingston."

The position of the Poet Laureate will increase awareness of Kingston as a centre of writing excellence and increase the profile of the literary arts within the city and beyond. It also means that Kingston joins 18 other cities across Canada that have embraced this cultural ambassador position, including Toronto, Victoria, Edmonton and Barrie.

Folsom was selected by a Nominating Committee appointed by the Arts Advisory Committee, which chose him for the high quality of his writing, his deep familiarity of Kingston's history, his enduring interest in new literary voices, and his demonstrated ability to showcase Kingston as a centre of writing and artistic distinction.

Local Author Wins Prestigious Award

Kingston author Mark Sinnett won the presitgious Toronto Book Award last week for his book, "The Carnavore".

From Newswire.ca:

Mayor David Miller congratulates Mark Sinnett - winner of the 2010 Toronto Book Award

TORONTO, Oct. 14 /CNW/ -  Mark Sinnett was named the winner of the 2010 Toronto Book Award for his novel The Carnivore (ECW Press) tonight at a reception at Toronto Reference Library's Appel Salon.

"I want to congratulate Mark Sinnett for his exceptional novel The Carnivore," said Mayor David Miller. "His book gives a unique perspective about our diverse city and was selected from more than 70 book submissions. All of these authors tell great stories about Toronto and can be incredibly proud of their work."

Toronto Public Library's City Librarian Jane Pyper commented, "The Carnivore is a captivating story of how memories can shape and define a marriage. Readers will also enjoy the evocative descriptions of a 1954 Toronto caught in the maelstrom of Hurricane Hazel."

The 2010 Toronto Book Awards Committee, made up of members Marsha Chesley, Alexander Greer, Angela Rebeiro, Kristine Thornley, and Karen Tisch, volunteered their time to read all of the books and select the shortlist and winner. They commented on how "Sinnett takes what would be a cliché in lesser hands - Hurricane Hazel's devastation of Toronto in 1954 yoked to an affair that silently undermines a young marriage - to produce a novel of adventure and sorrow. Sinnett's taut prose, sense of the era and the city, and ear for the words and silences of a marriage brings the storm, the city, and the characters fully to life."

Mark Sinnett's other work includes The Landing (Carleton University Press, 1997), poetry, winner of the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award; Bull (Insomniac Press, 1998), short stories; Some Late Adventure Of The Feelings (ECW Press, 2000), poetry; and The Border Guards (Harper Collins, 2004), a novel/thriller, short-listed for the Arthur Ellis award. He lives in Kingston, Ontario. His work was chosen from a list of finalists that included Seán Cullen for his novel The Prince of Neither Here Nor There (Puffin Canada); Cary Fagan, for his novel Valentine's Fall (Cormorant Books Inc.); Lauren Kirshner, for her novel Where We Have to Go (McClelland & Stewart Ltd.), and Dragan Todorovic for his novel Diary of Interrupted Days (Random House Canada).

This year marks the 36th anniversary of the Toronto Book Awards. Established by Toronto City Council in 1974, the Toronto Book Awards honour authors of books of literary or artistic merit that are evocative of Toronto. The annual awards offer $15,000 in prize money. Each finalist will receive $1,000 and the winning author receives the remaining prize money. For more information about the awards and what the jury members said about all of the books, visit http://www.toronto.ca/book_awards.

The Toronto Public Library is the world's busiest urban public library system. Every year, more than 17.5 million people visit its 99 branches and borrow more than 31 million items. To learn more about the Toronto Public Library, visit the website at http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca or call the Answerline at 416-393-7131.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents. For information about non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

For more details on the award please click here.

CKAF Seeks Juror Nominations

The City of Kingston Arts Fund is seeking nominations for 2011 CKAF Jurors.  Jurors are members of the Grants Committee and are responsible for reading and assessing all applications and participating in a day-long meeting to determine project or operating grant awards.  Jurors are selected by the Kingston Arts Council Nominations Committee.  In order to be considered, please submit a CV and Juror Interest Form: http://www.artskingston.ca/assets/CKAF/Juror%20Nominations/CKAF-JurorInterestForm-Final.doc to grants [at] artskingston.com (preferred) or mail it to:
Jurors
Kingston Arts Council,
P.O. Box 1005
Kingston, ON K7L 4X8

Please submit your nomination by November 30, 2010. For more information please contact Ted or Sayyida at [email protected] or 613-546-2999.

Granting Opportunities in the Arts

The Kingston Arts Council invites you to attend an information session on Granting Opportunities in the Arts on Wednesday October 27, 6:30pm in the Wilson Room of the KFPL (130 Johnson St).  

The Canada Council for the Arts, The Ontario Arts Council and The Ontario Trillium Foundation will be present. Program officers will talk about granting opportunities for organizations, projects and individual artists. There will be time to ask specific questions to program officers in smaller groups later in the session.

For more information or to RSVP please contact Sayyida at (613) 546-2999 or [email protected] This information session is free and wheelchair accessible. RSVPs are not required but encouraged.

Focus on the Arts-Whig Coverage of All Candidates Meeting

The Focus on the Arts All Candidates Meeting on Oct. 13 very well attended and received full coverage from the Kingston Whig Standard. Be sure to read their coverage, and the lively debate that has arisen in the comments section. Click here to view.

Focus On The Arts - Hear What Your Candidates Have to Say (or not say) About the Arts

Arts and culture platforms or statements from the municipal election candidates

NB. These are direct quotes from the candidates’ websites. If the candidates do not have a website or do not mention arts or culture, then they are not listed here.

 

Mayoral Candidates

Rob Matheson

A Vision for Kingston

The future of Kingston is an important investment for every resident of the city from East to West, from the centre of downtown to the farthest reaches of the North end. Through consultation with the public the city has developed a plan to become Canada's most sustainable city, a plan that I have adopted as part of my vision for the future of Kingston.

When we hear the word sustainable we often think about the green initiatives that are so popular today.  While that is a facet of the plan for a sustainable future for the city it is only one part - or pillar - in the four pillars of sustainability.  The four pillars of sustainability together create a complete foundation on which to build a platform for the future.  Please read on to learn of some specific ways in which I plan to work with the residents of Kingston to create a better, stronger community.

 

Vibrant Arts & Culture

  • Create a Sir John A Macdonald Commission to prepare & Plan Bicentennial Celebrations with community partners.
  • Increase marginally the funding to the KCAF fund to promote Arts & Culture.
  • Establish Graffiti and Mural Walls within Kingston. Develop a year round program of graffiti eradication with community partners like those Citizens who established CAGE, so that the victims do not have to pay the consequences of this crime.
  • Develop a waterfront Boardwalk concept plan using land and water space, with public input.
  • Investigate and develop two beach areas to their full capability at Richardson Beach and Lake Ontario Park.
  • Pursue a 50m and 25m Aquatic Facility to meet our current 75m shortfall, that will meet both our current and future needs, and be able to attract Sports Tourism. Investigate more fully potential partnerships and fund-raising opportunities.
  • Soccer field expansion and improvements - with a focus on partnering towards an indoor dome type facility.
  • Partner with our cultural communities within Kingston to develop a "World Expo" type event(s) celebrating the various nations that populate Kingston, from our indigenous Aboriginal brothers and sisters to every immigrant culture thereafter.

 

Mark Gerretsen

Mark's Plan

The Four Pillars of Sustainability

Cultural

  • Implement the recommendations of the Cultural Master Plan, including the development of cultural and historic tourism in Kingston.

 

City Councillors

Kevin George, Loyalist/Cataraqui

The arts community is an important component to any city and that is certainly the case in Kingston.  Funding has always been an issue but I believe we can do more to support our arts community and I will work with Council and City Staff to identify where extra resources may be found.

 

Liz Schell, Portsmouth

In the City of Kingston
The Culture Plan

As we worked on the Culture Plan it came to light that Kingston has no inventory of the art, artifacts, monuments and public art pieces that the city owns, or the condition of each. We need to create this inventory.

We do not have a public art policy. When we build a new city structure, I think it would be useful to have a policy in place if we decide to celebrate the building with a piece of commemorative art.

Kingston is a former capital of Canada, home of its first Prime Minister, a UNESCO heritage site, and a gateway to the numerous waterways. I would like to work with KEDCO and our local heritage presenters and museums to do much more to announce our place in history and tell the story of our past, for tourists and citizens alike.

I also believe the work of community artists and artisans, musicians and performers of all types must be encouraged, especially through the Kingston Arts Council, working in conjunction with the Culture Department. Just as sports are a great way to get exercise and feel part of a community, the arts foster creativity and community.

Bryon Patterson, Trillium

Thursday, October 12th
Bryan will be sharing his vision for Kingston's arts community at an all-candidates meeting at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour at 7:30pm.

 

Jeffrey Lowes, Cataraqui

Arts & Culture

There are a number of issues surrounding cultural support and the arts.  The last thing the arts community needs is a politician deciding what is art or culture.    As a Counsellor, Jeffrey will focus on two issues that will help the arts and culture flourish in the Kingston area.

According to the Ministry of Education; “approximately 1.4 million students attend Ontario’s 4,000 publicly funded elementary schools” and “approximately 700,000 students attend more than 850 publicly funded secondary schools in Ontario”.  This is not including the students from Quebec or our neighbours to the south in upper New York State.  With that said, there is not a program in place to bring these students through he dozens of art galleries to inspire young minds and the museums that are full of rich Canadian history including Fort Henry.  The issue is not touch on in the newly released “Kingston Community Cultural Policy Plan.”

We should create our “educational tourism season” to run in the early spring and late fall.  With a bigger snow removal budget we could even run a winter program but that is another issue.  This would dramatically improve the operational budgets for many of the museums and the exposure for the local artists.  Add a boat tour, dinner and some time for shopping we would see a lot of support from the business community.

This program could be run by Tourism Kingston under a “Museum Passport” system where a small surcharge could go into a dedicated reserve fund to further promote the program and additional arts funding in the community.  The second stage for this program would be to develop national competitions in different areas of the arts to be held in the Kingston area.  We could start by supporting  The Kingston Prize.

Business Planning and Operational Support

The second issue would be operational and budget planning support for the arts community.  Many groups that can deliver a unique cultural experience do not have the time to focus on the long-term financial planning issues.  This support would include help in accessing monies from other levels of government through a Cultural Development Office placed in KEDCO.  In exchange Jeffrey would like to see the art and the artists support the development of a website about local art and artists.  This portal would be on the City of Kingston, Tourism Kingston, KEDCO, School Boards, Queens, and St Lawrence College websites. 

Jeffrey would also like to see a single website outlining all of our museums, historic sites and archaeological sites.  KEDCO would be charged with the duty to keep the information up to date, including hours of operation, location on a map and contact information.  KEDCO is close but some of the information on the links is out of date or the physical site is currently closed for the season.

Ed Smith, Williamsville (Incumbent)

My decision-making process integrates environmental, social, cultural and economic benefits resulting in balanced community decisions.

Some Continued Priorities for Next Term

  • Continued policies and programs in support of Arts and Culture in our community

 

Bill Glover, Sydenham (Incumbent)

Bill Glover’s Vision of  Kingston’s Future

I have been an active supporter of arts, culture, and heritage. As well as being vital to us and our community, it represents 24.35% of our $234 million tourism spending.

My colleagues and I have also shown careful financial management. The last Council had annual tax increases of 5.7% and twice of 6.2%. By comparison, our highest rate was 4.7% deceasing annually to 3.23%. But we still improved parks, increased arts investment, enhanced services and continued infrastructure renewal.

Bill Glover's Council initiatives 2007 – 2010

  • Increase in arts funding February, 2007: At the 2007 operating budget discussions, I moved that arts funding be increased to a total of $500,000. It had been a campaign commitment, and received unanimous support.
  • Arts Advisory Committee October 16, 2007: During the election campaign there had been a huge all candidates meeting titled “Focus on Arts.” The need to establish an arts advisory committee had been clearly identified. I worked on terms of reference for such a committee, and brought the proposal to the Arts Recreation and Community Policies Committee on 23 August. Arts, Recreation and Community Policies Committee approved it on September 27 and Council adopted the ARC recommendation on October 16. The Committee began meeting early in 2008, and has provided valuable work since then.
  • Arts grants review February 17, 2009: This motion called for a review of the criteria by which organisations would be deemed eligible to apply for the City’s arts funding. I had three specific questions, and asked that they be brought before the public at a meeting of the Arts, Recreation and Community Policies committee. They were subsequently discussed by a committee of the Kingston Arts Council when they were updating the grant process as part of their business plan.

My promise going forward

  • the cultural plan needs to be supported with related investment…
  • I have made significant initiatives, for example in improving transit and furthering arts, culture and heritage – all vital elements of Kingston's fabric and our overall economy – and I want to see the new Council follow through on all of them.

Queen`s Performing Arts Centre

Council unanimously passed Councillor Bill Glover's Motion to have Queen's enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the specific role their new Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) would play in Kingston's cultural spectrum:

 

Floyd Patterson, Sydenham

Culture, the Arts and Heritage

Hockey, Soccer, baseball, football, golf, the triathlon drive sports tourism at an ever increasing pace; we have now discovered that culture, the Arts and Heritage can become a bigger economic driver; the next Council, with the new Community Cultural Policy Plan to guide it, will have the challenge of empowering creativity and heritage conservation to make Kingston a cultural  earning power, and an entertainment destination, that will be the envy of other cities.

When the thriving creative arts, fascinating museums,  and unequaled stock of historic  architecture are added in, Kingston, neighboured  by the UNESCO-designated World Heritage waterway, the Rideau, including the Fort Henry fortification at one end and the present national Capital, Ottawa, at the other, has the makings of a cultural economic driver that few other tourist centres can match.  The next City Council’s mission is to re-work our  identify into an arts and history destination that will garner unprecedented wealth from world travel.

[From his blog:]

Kaleidoscope: Celebration of the Arts

by Floyd Patterson

Kingston Arts Council’s “Celebration of the Arts” at Renaissance last night showcased music, poetry,dance, craft, film and theatre. I found it to be a wonderful spotlight on the rich cultural life of the Kingston region. Thanks to Barbara Linds of the Advocacy Committee and Ted Worth, Grants Director, and many others who put this event together, we were treated to engrossing poetry, read by its author, Steven Heighton, and the Kingston Symphony’s Triola musical ensemble.

The Kingston Community Cultural Plan, a consultant’s study to raise arts and culture to a significant economic driver in Kingston, has a wealth of artistic creativity to help launch this plan.It will take some months for the next City Council to figure out the best ways to implement this new approach to boosting the cultural life of Kingston.

 

Rob Hutchison, King's Town District (Incumbent)

Rob’s approach has been to balance community and economic development through balancing the four pillars of sustainability – economic, environmental, social and cultural.

Rob will continue to support and develop the work of the Kingston Arts and Design Centre downtown to help develop more community art and anchor our downtown economy.

 

Richard Moller, Pittsburgh District

Sustainability

I was pleased and honoured to be part of the FOCUS Kingston committee when Council accepted our recommendation to set the goal of making Kingston Canada's most sustainable city.  Many people have an idea about what sustainability means to them.  Commonly I hear people talking about the "four pillars" of sustainability:  Economic, Environmental, Cultural, and Social.  These four areas, I believe, are key to developing a sustainable city, but "pillars" are static and entrenched.  We need a more energetic view of our goal.  Perhaps it is my time at sea with the navy, but I see sustainability as parts of our Ship-of-State.

Clearly the economy is the engine that will drive our ship forward, but it is our culture that provides the keel on which everything else is built. The hull of the ship creates the living environment for us. It is our social conscience that guides where we are going and how fast we should get there as we stand on the bridge.

If all four elements work together, our city can sail into whatever future we choose.  If we ignore even one aspect, we will stall and stagnate and our entire city will suffer.

Focus on the Arts-Download Poster
Click here to download a copy of the Focus on the Arts poster.

Feel free to email it or print it off and post it.

 

Also, stop by the Kingston Arts Council office at 253 Ontario St. Ste. 203 to pick up your Focus on the Arts buttons.

Focus on the Arts - Election 2010 All Candidates Meeting

For a list of candidates and their websites, please click here.

To read about the top arts related issued as compiled by the KAC , please click here.

 

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 20, 2010


Municipal Candidates to respond on Arts Issues

 
Kingston, ON
September 20, 2010


Municipal candidates to respond on arts issues

Kingston, ON: Candidates for municipal office will be asked questions from members of the arts community and their supporters at an all candidates meeting on Tuesday, October 12th at 7:30 p.m. in the Press Lounge at the Portsmouth Olympic Harbour.

Arts supporters were out in force at the Focus on the Arts meeting during the 2006
municipal election campaign. City Council responded to the demands of arts supporters by making significant progress on a variety of arts issues over the past four years. The list of accomplishments by the outgoing Council include the completion of the Grand Theatre renovation, the creation of an Arts Advisory Committee and the Cultural Services Department, the establishment of the City of Kingston Arts Fund, the creation of The Kingston Culture Plan (KCP) and The Sustainable Kingston Plan, and the development of the JK Tett Centre restoration.

In the 2010 election the most important arts issues are the Kingston Culture Plan (KCP) and the Sustainable Kingston Plan (SKP). Culture and creativity are widely recognized as being central to community development and wealth creation. The KCP presents a big picture view of culture and the critical role it plays as major asset that can leverage benefits for the community as a whole. The SKP is the roadmap to transform Kingston into "Canada's most sustainable city" and culture is one of four pillars of sustainability. According to the SKP "creative, vibrant, and resilient places...create employment opportunities, expand the tax-base, and generally add real wealth to the community".

The new Council will be responsible for shaping the future of Kingston's cultural agenda by implementing and resourcing the Kingston Culture Plan and the Sustainable Kingston Plan.

Focus on the Arts is an All Candidates Meeting that will offer candidates for municipal office the opportunity to answer questions and to tell the community how they intend to implement these exciting plans over their term in office.

Candidates will be provided in advance with a list of questions that have been submitted by leading arts organizations in the city. After the formal part of the meeting members of the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions. Well-known Kingston arts supporter Brian Osborne will be the moderator for the evening.

Sponsors are the Kingston Arts Council and Canadian Federation of University Women
Kingston.

For further information, contact:

Heather Kembel 613 384-2240 or Barbara Linds -613 377-1856, or [email protected]

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