Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Employment Opportunity: Art Bikers 2018

DEADLINE for applications is March 31, 2018.

Riding bicycles and pulling trailers packed with art materials and supplies to locations, the Art Bikers work as a team facilitating free community art activities with children, youth and others at a neighbourhood level throughout HRM.

Art Biker Qualifications:
  • strong visual arts, craft or theatre skills
  • experience engaging children, newcomers, and seniors in activities
  • highly creative, innovative and flexible
  • solid experience and comfort with urban cycling in traffic and have a hybrid road bike in good working condition
  • strong legs and ability to pull heavy trailers in all weather
  •  strong collaboration skills as part of a team
  •  available for the entire season from May 15th - August 25th
  •  able to work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings

Ideal Art Biker Candidates also:
  • have an open personality and excellent people skills
  • have a playful spirit and abundant energy
  • have facilitation experience with children/youth/folks across cultures
  • enjoy working outdoors in all weather conditions and are comfortable in a mixed-use creative workplace
  • have knowledge of bicycle repair/maintenance
  • speak a second language
  • have an interest or experience in community arts facilitation or arts-based community development

Full job description and requirements here:
We encourage you to read this information before you apply.

We are building a team of four Art Bikers, which may include two positions for returning post-secondary students who qualify for Canada Summer Jobs. Please self-identify if you are applying as a returning post-secondary student.

Employment Terms: Full-time term position starting May 15 and ending August 25, 2018. 35 hours/week @ $16.00/h + $100 bike fee at completion of full term. DEADLINE for applications is March 31, 2018.

How to Apply: Please send your current resume and a cover letter, including three references and their contact information in a single PDF to artbikers@gmail.com  with the subject line “Your Name_Art Bikers 2018”. DEADLINE for applications is March 31, 2018.

All email applications will be acknowledged by receipt, however, we will only contact those individuals we wish to interview. Late applications will not be considered. We do not need a curriculum vitae, however if you have a website of your artwork, please include the link. No phone calls please. If you have questions, send an email to info@4csfoundation.com

Now in its 12th year, the Art Bikers is a mobile community arts program of the 4Cs Foundation. This (2018) is the second season where the program is being offered through an agreement with Wonder’neath Art Society. Information about Wonder’neath Art Society can be found here: www.wonderneath.com

The 4Cs Foundation and Wonder’neath Art Society hire on the basis of merit and are committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply and self-identify.

More information about the 4Cs Foundation and the Art Bikers can be found on our website: www.4csfoundation.com and by reading the Art Bikers program blog http://artbikers.blogspot.ca  

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Last Day Celebration! All welcome!

The Art Bikers program wraps up for the season and participants are invited to come together to watch films created this summer and celebrate our time together this Saturday at Wonder'neath Art Society 2891 Isleville Street from 5 to 7pm. This is a potluck meal and final celebration.  All welcome (2nd floor location). 

Please bring something to share for our potluck meal if you are able! For more information,  email or call: artbikers@gmail.com or 902-454-5781. 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Last week of the 2017 season!

We are biking to ISANS Community Garden at 67 Glenforest Drive today and will be there from about 11-3pm!
~ Wednesday is a day of prep/packing up the studio.
~ Thursday,  we pop up at Ward 5's Neighbourhood block party (rain or shine) on Russell Street (between Gottingen and Isleville) from 2-4pm.  
~ Friday, we have our end of season with a final debrief and packing up the studio for the season. (Not open to the public.)
~ Saturday: join us at Wonder'neath Art Society 2891 Isleville Street in Halifax from 5-7pm for a potluck meal and final celebration. Participants are invited to come together to watch films created this summer and celebrate our time together. Free, all welcome (2nd floor location). Please bring something to share for our meal if you are able!  For more information, please email or call: artbikers@gmail.com or 902-454-5781. 

Cyanotype Prints!

From our time with the community at Clayton Park Junior High - some human body size cyanotype prints! Participants placed their bodies, leaves, natural materials, and found objects across big prepared sheets.  Amazing results! 

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Cyanotype Printmaking today!

Today from 12-3 pm  with the Art Bikers make lifesize cyantotype portraits. Meet us in front of Clayton Park Junior High to play with light and silhouettes!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Art Bikers in Clayton Park this week! August 15, August 17, August 18th

The Art Bikers will be in Clayton Park all this week!   Join us from 11:30am-2:30pm Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Details below.

Tuesday (15th) Clayton Park Junior High (in front, green area)
Brainstorming, gathering ideas for activities.

Wednesday (16th) We are back at the studio to prepare materials. 

Thursday (17th) Clayton Park Junior High (in front, green area)

We are back to work with you on creative art-making based on the ideas from Monday! 

Friday, August 18th - Clayton Park Junior High (in front, green area)
Final day of creative art-making based on the ideas from Monday! 

Friday, August 11, 2017

Soft Sculptures

Children at "the Green" made wonderful drawings that we then sewed into soft sculptures.  They will be used for today's film shoot!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Cranky Theatre Story Characters

"Cranky theatre" (the hand cranked theatre built with children at "the Green"  is being brought back, with characters from the stories coming to life!  Meet some of the characters below: Rhino, Cheetah, and Creeper with scone!

We will be at "the Green" from Wednesday, August 9th to Saturday, August12th!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Week of August 8-12th at the Green!

The rain is stopping us from brainstorming with you today. because of the rain. See you tomorrow 12-3pm! And Thursday, Friday, Saturday too!  

Beautiful Day at Bayers Westwood!

We have a long relationship with the folks in the Bayers Westwood community. we are always happy to go back to this community to see old friends and meet new ones. 

Parade costumes that just keep evolving! Fun with inventing costumes and  characters using found materials. Young participants figuring out all the ways of connecting creative bits and parts.

More than 50 participants of all ages joined us throughout the day!

So many special connections happening: sharing stories, songs, laughs. Thanks Bayers Westwood!

Check out the 4C's Foundation website for more info