Vision & Mission

Vision:

Enriching lives through arts and heritage education.

Mission:

Delivering arts and heritage education programming in efficient and effective ways by:

  • Promoting arts and heritage via CAHEP’s In-school and Community-Engaged Art Programs;
  • Staging multiple public showcases for the work of participants in CAHEP’s In-school and Community-Engaged Art Programs;
  • Arranging exhibits, hand-on workshops, and demonstrations by CAHEP-involved artists across the City of Thunder Bay to celebrate, promote, and educate the public about the value of, the arts and heritage;
  • Providing meaningful and measurable professional development opportunities for Northwestern Ontario new generation, emerging, mid-career, and established diversely-situated artists, i.e., artists from various social locations such as gender, race, class, culture, ethnicity, age, ability, sexuality, nationality, and educational level backgrounds — including Indigenous, Francophone, and ethnically diverse artists as well as artists who are differently-abled;
  • Supporting artist-run programming and/or participant-centred programming facilitated by artists;
  • Ensuring accessible and inclusive programming for participants regardless of their various social locations, i.e., gender, race, class, culture, ethnicity, age, ability, sexuality, nationality, and educational level backgrounds;
  • Engaging in community outreach and partnership building with groups and individuals from various social locations — or interchangeably from diversely situated groups and individuals;
  • Recognizing the transformative possibilities of arts and heritage projects.