We’ve got some exciting news! The latest endeavour to expand our organization is the construction of a brand-new music room built in-studio! What started as a dream back in the early days of the pandemic, has now become a reality that is really, truly, definitely happening next week. The construction of the music room marks … Read more
Art with Heart Studio is the recipient of a $44,000 Community Building Fund grant. The funding is part of the Government of Ontario’s $105 million program to support community arts and culture, heritage, tourism, sport and recreation organizations, that are experiencing significant financial pressures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Can anyone else believe that it’s almost February of 2023? Neither can we! There’s been so much going on in the studio that we thought we would update you on some of the new programming we have coming up here in the studio. Spaces are filling up quickly, so if something catches your eye please sign … Read more
Register your child for free, creative and fun programming. We have super duper exciting news here at Art with Heart Studio – and it involves new + FREE programming for youth ages 5-17 in Norfolk County and beyond. Art with Heart Studio is a safe, welcoming space for youth and we welcome participants from all walks … Read more
Hey, Nikki here! I’m about to tell you QUITE the story so sit back, relax. This one’s a doozy. Let’s hop into our time machine: It is December 2019 and I’m writing our newest Drama Kidz play. We are still struggling to open our Simcoe studio after a slew of monumental setbacks and teaching classes … Read more
August 23, 2021, Simcoe – Norfolk County seniors are invited to enroll in a new intergenerational arts program at Simcoe’s Art with Heart Studio. The not-for-profit arts education organization is a local leader in offering youth theatre, music, and visual arts programming and mentoring opportunities. Wisdom of My Elders is led by Art with Heart’s … Read more
While the world has paused, locked down, seemingly in some ways “stopped;” behind-the-scenes at Art with Heart Studio has never been busier as we fight to combat the harsh financial fallout of COVID-19. It’s time to get real about how a rural nonprofit youth arts organization stays afloat amid a global pandemic.
Sunshine on a Cloudy Day – Pandemic Postcards In honour of this year’s extra special GIVING TUESDAY, here’s a little glimpse into our non profit arts org versus pandemic story, which was featuredon PBS and Eastlink as part of Making Things Count: Pandemic Postcards, brought to you by the incredible Windecker Road Films and starring … Read more
When I was just a teeny tiny little person, my grandmother put a paintbrush in my hand and told me that whatever I did with it would be beautiful. I believed in myself, because someone believed in me. When I was in grade 8, I was surprised at my grade eight graduation with an arts … Read more
February 16, 2020, Port Dover – The sudden closure of the Norfolk Arts Centre earlier this month was a shock to Norfolk County’s arts community. The public art gallery, located at the Lynnwood National Historic Site in Simcoe, was a casualty in Norfolk County Council’s efforts to cut municipal spending. Caught in the midst of … Read more