Art Club & Days of Art
Delivering free and low-cost arts programming to students across the City of Thunder Bay, Art Club is multidisciplinary, professionally and locally led, and culturally enriching. CAHEP's Art Club program has two components. The first - the regular Art Club Program - delivers multidisciplinary art projects to three designated schools on a bi-monthly basis. The second part of the Art Club program Days of Art - focusses on providing arts, cultural, and heritage educational experiences to as many students as possible in the City of Thunder Bay.
CAHEP’s Speak Up Program is funded by the Canadian Women’s Foundation. It utilizes art education to develop leadership skills for girl and girl-identified Grade 7-8 students at four different schools. Speak Up employs feminist-focussed educational practices and theories, which include grappling with uncertainty, cultivating flexibility, celebrating multiplicity and diversity, and encouraging the practices of self-reflection, especially in regards to gender-bias.
Our Community Arts Program, which consists of several different streams, provides free, multidisciplinary arts programming to children, youth, adults, Elders, and seniors in partnership with neighbourhood organizations, community groups, and cultural associations in mostly under-resourced areas of Thunder Bay. All of the streams within our Community Arts Program help build self-confidence, increase social inclusion, and foster community building through co-creation and teamwork in spaces where access to arts programming is limited. Just as important, our Community Arts Program develops creativity and creative thinking skills, which are internationally recognized as important 21st-century competencies.
CAHEP runs workshops and gatherings for artists to help ensure that Thunder Bay’s artistic community is robust.
Community & Education Partners
We extend the most heartfelt thank you to the schools, groups, organizations, and funders who help make CAHEP an exciting, much-loved, valued, and appreciated organization.