ANNOUCEMENT: In 2017, 4Cs Foundation entered into a management agreement with Wonder’neath Art Society for the ongoing delivery of the program on 4Cs behalf. Both parties held an interest in ensuring the Art Bikers program continued well into the future, and that led to discussions of a “transfer of ownership” of the program from 4Cs to Wonder’neath. We are pleased to share with the public that this transfer is now complete with Wonder’neath Art Society committing to maintaining the legacy of this much-loved program and its delivery to the benefit of our communities.
4Cs Foundation wishes to express its gratitude to Terri Whetstone and Jesse Harrod for their vision in creating the Art Bikers program, all the Art Bikers staff over the years, and the many community participants of all ages who have made this program what it is. We know you celebrate its achievements with us. We also congratulate Wonder’neath Art Society for its commitment and vision to carry the Art Biker legacy forward.
In the coming days, check Wonder’neath’s webpage http://www.wonderneath.com/art-bikers-page for details and updates on the Art Bikers program.
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The ART BIKERS PROGRAM is a mobile community arts program that builds community by making art with children, families and residents in neighbourhoods throughout Halifax, NS. Open to all community members and delivered in participants' neighbourhoods, Art Bikers fosters creativity between and connections with one another. Over its thirteen-year history, Art Bikers has become well-known and deeply appreciated by the communities it serves. More than 15,000 children, families and community members have taken part in art-making activities in their neighbourhoods and at special events and festivals.
Art Bikers is a team of community artists riding bicycles pulling colourful trailers full of art materials to neighbourhoods throughout Halifax. Upon arriving, they set-up and facilitate collaborative art activities with the public that open up a world of creativity, fun and community connection.
Started in 2007, the Art Bikers have worked with over 5000 individuals in a wide range of social communities across ages, abilities, languages, race, and ethnicities. We have also trained and employed more than 30 community artists over the years.
The Art Bikers program has three goals:
1. To provide fun and engaging opportunities for community members of all ages to enjoy and connect through art-making.
2. To make Art an event that happens at a street, neighbourhood and community level.
3. To stimulate interest and participation in Community Arts and Arts-based Community Development in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Link to the Art Bikers Program Framework Design document:
The Art Bikers program has become a well known part of the community arts / arts for social change community, the bicycling community, and is part of the creative cultural fabric of Halifax. The program continues to inspire the broader community with the simple yet powerful idea that making art together connects people of all ages in ways that builds and strengthens communities.
View a map of our activities here: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=zjg_wlRkFEVA.kfonxuM31OJQ