The Kingston & Area Association of Museums, Art Galleries and Historic (KAM) is seeking expressions of interest from cultural heritage sites, spaces, and organizations to participate in Doors Open 2024!
Doors Open Ontario is a provincial program and visitor brand that provides residents and visitors with a unique opportunity to explore and enjoy, sometimes hidden, but always interesting, cultural heritage places and spaces in Ontario cities, towns, and villages – all free of charge!
KAM is organizing Doors Open 2024 to highlight the rich and dynamic cultural heritage features and narratives of the Kingston & area region. Our purpose is to promote cultural heritage provision, create opportunity for audience engagement, and encourage regional daytrips within the area.
Doors Open Kingston & Area will host 3 different event days between July and September:
- Saturday July 20th 2024
- Saturday August 24th 2024
- Saturday September 28th 2024
We welcome ALL KAM members to participate, whether you are based within the City of Kingston or not. If there is no local Doors Open event happening within your local community, but you want to get involved in this provincial program – take part in Kingston & Area Doors Open 2024!
We also welcome Kingston-based non-member organizations who wish to open their heritage spaces for public visitation to participate as well.
Like last year, 2024 will be a DROP-IN event format. This means that visitors can enter your site, free of charge, at any time during the event hours.
We understand that this format doesn't work for all organizations and sites who wish to participate. You are welcome to organize specific activities, visiting times, and/or registration access requirements if this is suitable. Please see our registration form for more details or contact the KAM office.
Is there a theme for Doors Open?
Each year, the Ontario Heritage Trust assigns a theme for Doors Open Ontario. The theme for 2024 is ADAPTIVE RE-USE, which aims to showcase heritage sites that have been repurposed to best serve their communities, while retaining their heritage attributes. Through the continued use and reuse of our historical structures, we realize their contribution to the sustainability and the economic and cultural energy of our urban and rural communities.
While not a requirement to participate, we do recommend that your curate your event around this theme if possible.
Please complete the attached registration form and email to email@example.com by Friday, May 31st, 2024.