New Membership Benefits for 2015

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.


1 year membership - $10

1 year organizational/business membership - $30


Grant Writing – January 21st

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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.


Excel Training Workshop – Nov 5th & 12th

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Manitoulin Resilience Roster

Nov 5th & 12th @ 4elements studio
91 Main St. Kagawong

Excel at Excel

Is reporting driving you crazy? Do you struggle with your small business bookkeeping? How do you know if you are making any money? HST… Income Tax… arrrgh

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could do your bookkeeping using a flexible tool (Microsoft Excel). If that sounds interesting, read on.

A Powerful Reporting Solution Create your own chart of accounts, budget, track revenue and expenses, produce financial statements. No experience previous required. Bring your own computer with Microsoft Excel installed.

Instructed by Pam Jackson

Learn the important basics to developing Excel worksheets to manage project budgets and keep your funds tickety-boo. Pam has years of experience as a professional accountant, and works with several Island non-profit organizations, including 4elements Living Arts.

Registration is now closed for this event

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