The Community Arts Circle (CAC) is an informal network of people working or with an interest in community arts. People have been meeting and connecting through CAC gatherings since 2007. This is an open network and anyone with an interest is welcome to attend. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to be added to the contact list to receive regular updates and invitations.
Watch the video of the Fuller Terrace and Black Street, Intersection Repair PlaceMaking project: http://vimeo.com/48003583
This was a pilot project of Placemaking HFX with HRM and was funded the 4Cs Foundation. More information can be found here: http://www.halifax.ca/culture/CommunityArts/Placemaking.html
4Cs hopes to see many more projects like this in HRM!
At the recent Open Street Party celebrating Bike Week in Halifax, The Art Bikers set up an Advice Exchange booth where people were invited to share their thoughts and advice with others. The idea is simple: write down a piece of advice in exchange for receiving a piece of advice. The advice cards were documented by theArt Bikers and can be view here: flickr!
4Cs Foundation warmly welcomes Rodrigo Hernandez-Gomez as the new ART BIKERS Coordinator.
Rodrigo is a professional artist with expertise in public and community art. He is very interested in research oriented educational approaches, cultural theory, and the contemporary discourses on Arts Education. Rodrigo brings fifteen years of transformative community arts experience, as well as project planning, design and coordination skills to the program. He has worked with community participants in the Men's' Centre for Social Re-adaptation in Santa Martha, Acatitla, in Mexico city, with youth at Toronto's Red Door Family Shelter, and with Canadian newcomers in both Toronto and Halifax, as well as in his own practise as an artist.
We are thrilled to have Rodrigo join us to inspire the Art Bikers team and the broader Halifax community this summer.
For information about the ART BIKERS, please contact Rodrigo at email@example.com or 422-4805
The ART BIKERS is a community outreach program of the 4Cs Foundation taking art to the streets of Halifax Regional Municipality. We are celebrating the 5th summer of ART BIKERS this year.
ART BIKERS blog: www.artbikers.blogspot
Join us on Facebook: Art Bikers
Arts East recently published an interview with Terri Whetstone, 4Cs Executive Director. You can read Chris Benjamin's interview on Page 13 (click here)
Great article on the 4Cs Foundation by Vicki Grant in the Chronicle Herald newspaper March 19, 2013 http://thechronicleherald.ca/artslife/1050750-grant-privately-funded-grants-sponsor-creative-projects
What helps make an effective community arts facilitator? Read this Wild Caught Story from the Centre for the Study of Art and Community by Maryo Ewell
Community artist Jacqueline Steudler with co-facilitator Becky Thompson have been coordinating a 4Cs project in their community of Fall River. They are working with children and other community members to create giant puppets for a parade during Fall River Canal Days. You can see the puppets, and join the parade on July 1st at 11 am. There will be a community art photo exhibition as well from 1 to 4 pm at the Snow Community Centre. More information at:: www.fallrivercanaldays.ca
Well known around the 4Cs office for both the projects she has developed and lead in the Sheet Harbour area of HRM and as a member of the Community Arts Circle (as well as one of the first participants in the Community Arts Training way back in 2007), Julie Adamson Miller has spent the past five months as the Artist-in-Residence in the Medical Humanities Program, engaging the hearts and minds of Dalhousie University medical students and others in innovative and creative ways.
Read more here: http://news.medicine.dal.ca/artistinresidence.htm