Elemental Festival 2020 will be held September 25 to 27, 2020. The location is Kagawong, Ontario, on beautiful Manitoulin Island. Keep an eye on this space for more details on the schedule as they are released!
These three beautiful informative books will inspire you to connect with land and community in new ways! Learn about 4elements’ work and let us expand how you see and engage with your own places. Each publication is full of images, resource lists, project ideas, and inspirational stories and questions from educators, artists, and/or community organizers. […]
This project aims to acknowledge Canada’s 150th anniversary year by creating a Billings-wide art and heritage trail – the Connections Trail – comprised of public art work and heritage plaques across the township of Billings. These will be installed on the 3 km Kagawong River Trail that runs through the village, throughout the village proper, and […]
Thanks to 4elements Living Arts, many residents and visitors to Manitoulin Island have been learning the land creatively in 2016. Highlights of these learning opportunities, and of the exciting events in store for next year, will be presented at the Park Centre in Kagawong on January 28, 2017, starting at 4 pm. After that, the […]
OUTSIDE THE BOX Check out 4elements’ new series!!! Walks, paddling, snowshoeing, geocached Drawing Boxes, yoga and stretching, all to encourage folks of all ages and abilities to explore Manitoulin. LaCloche trails in safe and fun ways in all seasons!
Fall is here, the salmon are spawning in the Kagawong River, and the Elemental Festival 2016 opened with a beautiful and moving performance of Lisa Hamalainen’s play There Is No Word for Wilderness by the river Friday night. For other events of the weekend check the Festival Facebook page, and get the updated schedule at […]
4e is thrilled to announce a full-fledged River School program thanks to funding from The Ontario Trillium Foundation. We’ve partnered with Manitoulin Streams to deliver a series of summer programs for kids and adults (short and long sessions) along the Kagawong River. Each program will be jam packed with integrated art-science activities and river exploration, […]
DEADLINE EXTENDED! New deadline for all jobs is May 9th. If you were sorry that you missed the deadline; worry no more. We’ll be accepting applications until May 9th and you’ll be hearing from us soon. 4elements Living Arts has applied to federal and provincial agencies for funding to provide three paying positions for students this summer, pending […]
4e launches the first course of its new Institute of Land | Art Studies. Following our year’s theme of ‘walking + art’, we’ve designed a series of engaging activities. Pick one, pick two, or do all three to obtain a 4e course credit. See the Walking page for details. And for public school students …
Our first annual Elemental Festival in October 2015 featured innovative, contemporary site-specific and land-based works: installation, performance, music and writing. Check out the picture gallery from the festival! Among the events: Sound walks, post-card exchange, and art exhibition Festival Opening: Announcement of Elemental Festival Writing Prize, ‘Riffing on the River’ with Boo Watson, and celebration […]
August 27th – September 4th: Exhibition August 26th: Encaustic Workshop Tracey-Mae Chambers is an artist and educator working with encaustic and fibre. She has taught and exhibited across Ontario, spreading her passion for encaustic. Her latest body of work addresses missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada, focussing on the change away from traditional female […]
Documentaries and other films listed on Island Cultural Calendar
4elements has received very generous funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to hire an Executive Director and open an office on Manitoulin Island; our focus over the next two years will be to: Develop our University/Community Land Art Institute, create financial sustainability, develop our regional presence as a social enterprise consultant, expand our community development […]