Inclusive Participatory Interactive Community-based
The ART BIKERS PROGRAM is a mobile community arts program of the 4Cs Foundation that builds community by making art with children, families and residents in neighbourhoods throughout Halifax, NS. Open to all community members and delivered in participant's neighbourhoods, Art Bikers fosters creativity between and connections with one another.
Our team of community artists ride bicycles pulling colourful trailers full of art materials to neighbourhoods throughout Halifax. Upon arriving, they set-up and facilitate collaborative art activities 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 20 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.
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.
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View a map of our activities here: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=zjg_wlRkFEVA.kfonxuM31OJQ