February 2nd, 2015

We love maps! And we love sharing what we've done with you. Visit these maps to learn about the community arts projects supported by the 4Cs Foundation since 1999 and all the communities visited by the Art Bikers since 2007. Both maps are works in progress and do not yet reflect our full history. We're working on it - but twe couldn't wait to share!

4Cs Foundation   http://goo.gl/maps/1cKJL

Art Bikers https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=zjg_wlRkFEVA.kfonxuM31OJQ

October 30th, 2014

Take a look at artist Anna Ramsay's photos and writing covering all the work and stages behind this project. http://www.annastowe.com/projects/placemaking-deacon-windcrest/


October 30th, 2014

Watch the timelapse video of the intersection painting at Deacon St. and Windcrest Blvd., Halifax. NS.  Click here

October 1st, 2014

Our new address is:

5763 May Street, Halifax, NS B3K1R6



Please call ahead to make an appointment. This is not a public access office.



June 18th, 2014

We had such a good time last summer opening up the studio and inviting folks in to make bicycle rim art with us that we are doing it again!

Two dates this year: June 7 and June 14th Noon to 4:30 pm.

June 7th WHEELS is also part in the 100 in 1 Day Halifax event and we are also celebrating the beginning of Bike Week.

Join us in transforming bike rims into mandalas of colour and texture. Use your creativity to transform a bicycle wheel using any types of materials. Your wheel will become part of a large installation outside the Art Bikers studio in the entryway to the 4Cs Foundation.

How to participate:

Join the Art Bikers at the studio on Saturday June 7 and/or June 14 Noon to 4:30 pm to transform your wheel and help with the installation.

We will have bicycle rims and all kinds of art-making materials  - but feel free to bring your own materials to add to the collection!

For more information: Jyelle Vogel at artbikers@gmail.com or 422-4805

The Art Bikers Studio is in the 4Cs Foundation office at Suite 104 5663 Cornwallis St, Halifax


February 20th, 2014

In case you missed it, check out this short video by Eric Wynne, staff photographer Halifax Herald on the Placemaking project along Chebucto Lane from this past summer (2013). 4Cs Foundation provided a grant for this 8 month  community project.

October 16th, 2013

Facilitated by Tessa Mendel, with Terri Whetstone, this is an experiential training in which participants learn and explore the principles and practices involved in using the creative arts in community.  The training will include the design and facilitation of community-based creative art programs, participatory experiences of different art forms (including theatre, dance, music and visual arts), arts-based approaches to personal and social transformation, and using an anti-oppressive framework to work with issues of diversity, inclusivity and identity in different communities. Participants will be introduced to the Creative Arts Learning Cycle (CALC) developed by Tessa Mendel).  Basics elements of project coordination, including scheduling, budgeting and public relations will also be covered.

The training takes place over a series of Saturdays in February and March.

Enrolment is limited to 15 and the training will run with a minimum of 8. If the minimum is not reached the training will be postponed and your fee refunded.

Payment of fee ensures your spot in the training - and must be paid before February 7, 2012.

Please email Terri at info@4csfoundation.com to register make payment arrangements.

Training Details:

Dates: Saturday February 11, 18, March 3, 24, 31, 2012

Fee: $275.00 in total for all five sessions.

Location: 4Cs Foundation Program Room, Suite 104, Cornwallis Street, Halifax, NS. (Note: This is a ground floor, accessible space.)

Time: Doors will be open at 9:30 a.m. to welcome you and give you time to settle. Training will start each day at 10:00 am sharp. We will end each day by 4:30 pm.

Refreshments: Coffee, tea and water are included in your fee. We strongly suggest you bring a bagged lunch and snacks, as there are some restaurants close by however, we will be keeping lunch to a 45 minute break.

Brief Overview of Training Content

Day One (Feb. 11) The Big Umbrella - Community Arts Overview:

  • What is Community-based Art all about?
  • Where do you fit?

Day Two (Feb. 18) Community-Based Arts for Social Change: Values and Issues for Designing Community: Arts Activities

  • Adult Education Principles
  • Social Identity
  • Diversity and Inclusivity

Day Three (March 3) Transformative Methodology: An Introduction to the Creative Arts Learning Cycle (CALC):

  • Design and Facilitation of Transformative Learning Experiences
  • CALC Program Design

Day Four (March 24) Coordinating Projects:

  • Scheduling
  • Budgets/ Fundraising
  • Public Relations

Day Five (March 31) Putting Arts Engage Into Practice:

  • Learning Reflections
  • Moving into Action

REMINDER: Payment of the fee ensures your spot in the training - and must be paid before February 7, 2012.

Please email Terri at info@4csfoundation.com to register and make payment arrangements.

For more information email or call Terri at info@4csfoundation.com or 422-4805.

We are looking forward to an exciting Arts Engage!  training with you.