4elements Living Arts offers programs designed to engage communities in land-based arts on Manitoulin Island. In 2023-24, we are offering a series of artist-led workshops, available in person and online. Please follow us on Facebook for workshop and registration information.

4elements Living Arts programs are land- and process-based, experiential and interdisciplinary. Essentially, most of 4e’s work over the last 15 years has been a series of different kinds of land-based engagements that invite people to learn about the land, creatively. This experiential ecological learning is coupled with lively engagement brought about by asking a lot of questions, encouraging inquiry and interdisciplinary research.

We believe that learning happens in all kinds of ways, and we want to encourage that diversity of approaches.

Many environmental challenges stem from how we relate to, and understand the world and our relationship to it: we need to change these stories, so we need to engage our imaginations, our emotions, and change (dominant) culture.