Mission and Mandate
We are a non profit community arts organization based in Thessalon, Ontario that creates art with and for the people living along the North Shore of Lake Huron, from Spanish to Sault Ste. Marie and all points in between.
We invite people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to join us in playing, making and dreaming about this special place we call home – as it was, as it is, and as it might be.
Our artistic team represents professional established and emerging rural artists of Indigenous, Metis and Settler descent who share a burning desire to explore how we can together begin to create spaces for dialogue and mutual understanding through multidisciplinary, multi-generational, cross-cultural community-engaged art projects.
We also offer training and consulting services in: the principles and practices of community-engaged art-making; cross-cultural collaboration; community engagement; youth engagement; participatory action research; and democratic facilitation.
Our Theory of Change
We believe that if Central Algomans of Indigenous and Settler descent co-create community arts projects and presentations, then we will build relationships across cultures and communities and opportunities to live, work and play in the arts will increase across the region. Ultimately this will lead to more inclusive, vibrant and resilient communities across Algoma.