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H'art Centre

Alternate Name Hart Centre ; OCR
Former Name H'art School ; H'art School of Smiles ; H'art Studio ; H'art Studio & Gallery ; School of Smiles inc.
Legal Name H'art Centre of Smiles Inc
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Kingston
Address & Map
Goodlife Fitness
237 Wellington St
Kingston, ON K7K 0B5
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Intersection Wellington St and Queen St
Bus Route Notes Kingston Transit Trip Planner
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Pay parking lot * parking meters * free occasional parking on the street
Description and Services
Description (Service) Community arts hub * provides artists with disabilities and those facing barriers with opportunities to create study and produce projects in the arts including visual art, dance, theatre, music, media arts, literary arts, and community arts

H'art Studio: a program for adults with developmental disabilities to create in collaboration with trained, professional community artists on projects in arts, music, dance and theatre throughout their lives and as they age

The Box: 3,500 square foot, fully accessible, affordable performing arts space that welcomes artists and community groups that face barriers to participation in the arts

Able Artists: ongoing series of workshops and performances led by professional Canadian artists with disabilities and leaders in the inclusive arts movement to share their work, stories and insights

H'art Accessible Arts Program (HAAP!): outreach program that offers inclusive arts classes to older adults with disabilities who live in long-term care homes in Kingston

MixAbilities: six-module training program designed to enhance access to the arts by ensuring artists and educators are trained to effectively and empathetically support participants with with impaired hearing and those with disabilities
Hours Administration Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm * H'art School Mon-Fri 9 am-3 pm * The Box Mon-Sun 9 am-9 pm
Areas Served Kingston - area
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
Adults with disabilities 18 years and older * adults who face physical, social, or other barriers to participation in the arts
Application Application needed * contact the office or visit the website
Languages English
Fees Program - Full day $52 (2020) ; Method(s) of Payment Accepted - cash, cheque ; Contact the office for more details * donations welcome * Fee assistance available for eligible applicants ; assistance is provided by H'art bursary program or by the Passport Program (Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services).
Service Categories Developmental Disabilities Day Habilitation Programs ; Independent Living Skills Instruction
Waiting List No
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-545-1392
Social Media Facebook Instagram RSS Twitter
Primary Contact Tracy Ryan, Marketing Manager
Primary Executive Katherine Porter, Executive Director
Other Details
Established 1998
Funding Provincial ; Fundraising ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number 871942371 RR0001 ; Fees ; Sale of Goods - Art and book sales
Print Material Newsletter
Resources Website * social media
Accreditation No

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