Kingston Arts Council Launches Resiliency Grants

City of Kingston Arts Council has launched the first round of its new Resiliency grants initiative that will support individual professional artists to continue to work and work safely in their artistic practice. Individual professional artists of any discipline can apply for a grant of $1,000 or $2,000. 

Local professional artists are encouraged to submit their applications by the deadline,  4 May 2021 at 5pm EST. 

There will be two more application intake periods for the Resiliency Grant stream in both June 2021 and October 2021. Applicants who do not receive a grant may apply again in the next intake period. Artists may only receive one Resiliency grant in 2021. 

Applications can be submitted online through the KAC website. All applicants are encouraged to review complete guidelines and eligibility information on the website and contact [email protected] if they have any questions. 

Applications will be reviewed by KAC staff against an eligibility checklist and eligible applicants will be approved for funding on a first-come, first-served basis in each intake period. In the first intake period, the amount available is $40,000. 

Additional New Funding Streams in 2021

In 2021, Kingston City Council allocated an additional $200,000 in one-time funding to the City of Kingston Arts Fund (CKAF) in recognition of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding will be distributed through Resiliency grants for individual artists and Adapt grants for individual artists, collectives/ad-hoc groups, and non-profit arts organizations. The Adapt stream will launch in June 2021 and more information is available on the KAC website