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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

Every1 Deserves the Chance 2 Get Cre8ive

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