Kingston Arts Council Surveys Municipal Candidates on Arts and Culture Issues

The Kingston Arts Council (KAC) reached out to all candidates for Kingston City Council
and for Mayor in September 2022 about their positions on arts and culture. The responses
of more than 35 candidates are now available on the KAC website. Voters can hear directly
from candidates about the ways the City of Kingston engages with arts and culture.

The KAC has created a webpage with resources for voters, including the candidate
responses, voting process, and electoral districts, available here:

All voters are encouraged to utilize these resources to make an informed decision and
select a candidate that represents them.
The arts have social, economic, and cultural impacts that are essential to our community’s
wellbeing and identity. Kingston City Council directly affects art and culture through funding
and policy decisions. Direct investment programs, like City of Kingston Arts Fund (CKAF),
enable artists to meet the needs of our community. Between 2017 and 2020, CKAF grants
funded more than 2,100 public activities, including performances, workshops, public art, and
more. The KAC’s complete statement on the impact of arts and culture is available at
About Kingston Arts Council
The Kingston Arts Council (KAC) is the region's primary resource for arts information and
support. Through communications, programming, and advocacy, the KAC promotes the
creation, development, and appreciation of the arts in Kingston and supports artistic
growth and engagement for arts organizations and artists at all levels of their careers.