Manitoulin Resilience Roster
January 14th, 2015
4elements Living Arts
91 Main St. Kagawong
Facebook Business for Beginners
Over 1.3 billion people use Facebook to stay connected. Build your audience and gain deeper understanding of your customers using a Facebook Business page. A Facebook page will help you increase awareness of your business and/or service. This platform allows you to develop relationships and stay connected with clients, customers and partners. This 1.5 hour workshop is a quick introduction to the benefits of having a Facebook page for your business, how to set up a Facebook business page and how to advertise effectively on Facebook.
Kendra Edwards is a recent graduate from the University of Ottawa with Honours specialization in Communications. Her studies included an in depth understanding of audience research, public relations, advertising techniques, Uses of New Media and hands-on video production. She currently works for 4elements Living Arts as the Community Programs assistant and her duties range from administration, coordination and event planner. She has increased the business social media presence through the use of modern platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Mailchimp.
Best for participants to have personal facebook accout created before business page is created. There are limitations without one.
Participants are required to bring: laptop, business logo image, 3 or more images for their business (e.g. picture of product, graphics, logo, store front)
Your Member Benefits:
- FREE - Borrow from over 300 documentaries and independent films in our Member Film Library
- FREE - Borrow a set of hiking poles and/or snow shoes (one-day rental)
- FREE - Participate for free at one of our land art days
- FREE - Vote for our board of Directors, run for the Board, and help shape the organization
- 10% off - 4e t-shirts, hats, books, and catalogues
What does your membership do for 4e?
Memberships demonstrate to our funders that we have community support; this helps us access funding to provide high quality community programs.
FREE 2014 community programming
- Bonnie Blink Exhibition & visiting artists and author talks
- Early Learning Project: 2 month long environmental , inquiry-based learning project at Little Current Public School and Churchill Public School
- Get Active with the Arts: a year long series of art excursions on trails around Manitoulin, collaborating with several local groups and communities
- Free Land Art, Painting and other workshops: Manitoulin Passage Ride; Grade 9 and 10 students at MSS; KTEI Fall Harvest Festival; ELK class (LCPS); Espanola Fibre Arts Festival
Low-fee and subsidized programs
- Kids 2-5 year old art studio sessions; Indigo Dyeing Workshop with Manitoulin Spinners and Weavers
- Manitoulin Resilience Roster: cultural worker and cultural organization training sessions
- Low cost meeting space at our new Kagawong Studio
Behind the Scenes
- Steering committee member, Social Enterprise Evolution project; Committee Member, Training and education Constellation; participation in the development of the Manitoulin Arts and Cultural Council; Chairing of New Initiatives Committee; Member, Billings Economic Development Committee
- Juror, 2014 Artastic Fusion Art Show
- Hosted meetings ; several PARO meetings (association of Northern Ontario women entrepreneurs); youth social enterprise asset mapping meeting
- Support, advice and consulting to local cultural organizations, projects and new cultural businesses
- Facilitated a 3-day training program for land and place-based arts educators.
2014/15 MEMBERSHIP FEES
1 year membership - $10
1 year organizational/business membership - $30
Manitoulin Resilience Roster
January 21st 2015
4elements Living Art Studio,
91 Main St. Kagawong
Great Grant Writing
Join arts organizer Sophie Edwards in a workshop that examines the world of grant-writing. Sophie will share what’s she learned from her successful (and unsuccessful) grant-writing for public funding from organizations like the Ontario Arts Council, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sport, Northern Ontario Heritage Fund, and others. Participants will build on one of their own existing grants with the aim of telling your story (narrative grant-writing) clearly, succinctly, and with sophistication. We’ll look at what makes grants stand out, communicate the goals, impact and place of the project in your community.
Participants should come with a laptop, digital copy of an existing grant, as well as one printed copy of a grant proposal (finished, unfinished, successful or unsuccessful). Participants who bring a printed copy will be entered into a draw, and the winner will receive a free 2-hour one-on-one consultation with Sophie.
Sophie Edwards is the Executive Director of 4elements Living Arts. She has been writing grants applications for over 15 years.