H'art Centre

237 Wellington Street
Kingston ON  K7K 0B5

Phone: 613-545-1392

H'art Centre

H’art Centre is an award-winning, fully accessible space where people with disability and those facing barriers can study, enjoy and produce works in the arts. It is a place where anything creative can happen. It strives to be leader in the Disability Arts movement and it champions accessibility, indirect learning, understanding,
public engagement and community collaboration.

H’art Centre believes:
• All people have the right to study, enjoy, produce and experience the arts
• Diverse identities, perspectives and practices should be recognized, experienced and valued
• Disability art should be supported, promoted and advanced
• The artistic process and practice is as important as the artistic outcome
• The arts should express a reflection of one’ experiences to promote understanding
• In the practice of public engagement, community collaboration and inclusivity
* Literacy and social skills are essential to the long term health and happiness of our participants. The arts offer an excellent chance to develop these transferable skills.

We offer the following programs:

H’art School
Our core program helps adults with an intellectual disability reach their highest potential through education and the arts. It offers visual arts, theatre, dance, music, media arts and literary arts workshops under the guidance of qualified teachers and professional artist mentors. The arts offer an excellent chance to develop
transferable social and literacy skills. Participants in this program can work towards participation in the Inclusive Post Secondary Education program.

Inclusive Post Secondary Education
We offer this program through a voluntary arrangement with the Faculty of Education at Queen’s University. Our participants can take part in classes on campus based on their own interests, many of which are arts based.

THE BOX
Our outreach program supports, promotes and advances a diverse and inclusive population within accessible performing arts experiences in our 3,500 square foot fully accessible performing arts studio. It encourages community collaboration, audience development and public engagement.

Fostering opportunities for people with disability and those facing barriers to study, enjoy, practice and produce works in the arts.

H'art Centre
237 Wellington Street
Kingston, ON K7K 0B5


H′art Centre provides opportunities for people with disability and those facing barriers to pursue their highest potential through the study, enjoyment, practice, and production of works of art.

Open Monday-Friday
9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Established in 1998, H'art (School of Smiles Inc.) is a registered charitable, non-profit organization. Our mission is to provide high-quality opportunities for people with disability and those facing barriers to pursue their highest potential through the

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Founded: 1998

Categories: Community Organization, Non-Profit Organization




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Past Events

Kingston NDP General Meeting

Kingston NDP General Meeting
06:29 pm - 05 April 2018

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Lessons Learned and Loved

Lessons Learned and Loved
09:00 am - 19 November 2017

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Join us for Lessons Learned and Loved, an exhibit and kick-off fundraiser to be held from November 18-19 at H'art Centre, 237 Wellington Street. In 1998, artist...

Lessons Learned and Loved

Lessons Learned and Loved
02:00 pm - 18 November 2017

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Join us for Lessons Learned and Loved, an exhibit and kick-off fundraiser to be held from November 18-19 at H'art Centre, 237 Wellington Street. In 1998, artist...

Dramaturgies of Translation

Dramaturgies of Translation
08:30 am - 06 October 2017

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As part of our Able Artists series, H’art Centre is proud to be co-hosting with Queen’s Department of Film and Media, a two-day gathering featuring internationally...

Livestream:Ottawa's Propeller Dance, Living the unDesirable Life

Livestream:Ottawa's Propeller Dance, Living the unDesirable Life
02:00 pm - 21 June 2017

At H'art Centre

If you have never seen Ottawa's award-winning Propeller Dance perform, now is your chance! Join us in THE BOX inclusive performing arts space (237 Wellington Street,...

The Magic of Visual Language

The Magic of Visual Language
02:00 pm - 20 May 2017

At H'art Centre

H’art Centre is pleased to present Deaf Spirit Collective's The Magic of Visual Language, an American Sign Language (ASL) storytelling with signed music, arm puppets,...

Down Syndrome by the Dozen

Down Syndrome by the Dozen
07:00 pm - 19 April 2017

At H'art Centre

Imagine living in a world that makes little sense to you, where the rules can be developed without your understanding and decisions be made without your consultation....

Reel Comfort: Community Health & Engagement Through Film

Reel Comfort: Community Health & Engagement Through Film
02:00 pm - 21 March 2017

At H'art Centre

If you are interested in film, film-making, mental health, community arts, volunteerism, or simply, improving the Kingston community through the arts, this workshop...

The Secret Life of Natalie

The Secret Life of Natalie
10:30 am - 06 December 2016

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We all have two sides. The one that people see, and the one that they don’t The Secret Life of Natalie - An Original Production Produced by H’art Centre Directed...

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