December 11th, 2017

SEED grants fund the development of new ideas and approaches in community arts. These grants support projects that

  • come up with new or better ways of doing things (more efficiently or effectively) leading to greater impact.
  • allow an organization to learn as a result of testing ideas or concepts that have not been tried before.
  • respond to emerging issues in a community.
  • explore the feasibility of ideas or approaches that are new or unproven.
  • build connections between children, individuals, groups or organizations.

Explore the links on this website for more information or call 4Cs Foundation  902-422-4805

May 29th, 2017

This year we are pleased to offer Art Bikers through a partnership with Wonder'neath Arts Society  Art Bikers will work out of this wonderful artist and community space located at 2891 Isleville street in Halifax, NS.

Art Bikers welcomes two new team members: Devon Pennick-Reilly and Jessica MacDonald join Eric Diolola and Merle Harley (returning Art Bikers).

Our training starts May 16th with our first public activity on June 4th for SWITCH Dartmouth  Hope to see you there!

February 23rd, 2017

This is a map of the many projects funded by 4Cs Foundation grants. Each "pin" has a short description of the related project.
4Cs Community Art projects goggle map:
(This map is being added to s-l-o-w-l-y, as we have over a decade of projects to post!)

February 23rd, 2017

4Cs Foundation is working closely with Wonder'neath Art Society and continues to provide a grant for their Open Studio program. Open Studio is a free drop-in creative program for all ages. Art materials, instruction, guidance and healthy snacks are  provided.  Hours: 2-4:30 pm and  5-7 pm each Friday and Saturday.

January 15th, 2016

4Cs Foundation is pleased to announce that the Wonder'neath Open Studio will continue to operate throughout 2016. We are pleased to continue our support of this important community arts space. Please visit their website for information:

October 1st, 2015

Please go to Apply for A Grant for information about changes to our funding focus. 

September 24th, 2015

With continuing funding support from the 4Cs Foundation, Wonder'neath's Open Studio returns starting September 26th from 2-7pm. And then same time each Friday and Saturday until the end of 2015!! More info:  or
Wonder'neath Open Studio is a welcoming creative community space open to the public. Skilled community arts/artist facilitators on hand and tons of wonderful materials. All ages. 

September 1st, 2015

The Art Bikers program for this summer has now ended. We had a great summer meeting lots of new people and epxloring new communities. Thanks to everyone who welcomed us so warmly and to all the children and others who "got creative" with us. Lots of great photos on our Facebook page or blog to check out. Be sure to visit. Thank you to all our community supporters and special thanks to the Art Bikers staff: Jyelle Vogel, Merle Harley, Eric Diolola, Evan Cameron and Wil Brask. Well done! 

March 20th, 2015

As of March 2015, because of changes to the HRM Community Arts program, 4Cs has suspended its grant program for Neighbourhood Intersection Painting and Placemaking projects. All projects approved before this date will still receive their funding grant from 4Cs. For more information on the changes to the HRM Community Arts program contact the Halifax Recreation Manager.