HELP US SPLASH THE NORTH SHORE WITH YOUR COLOURS!
WHO WE ARE

In the Company of Artisans is a soon-to-be not-for-profit organization that will represent its members (“artisans”) across the north shore of Lake Superior. The organization will promote the north shore’s incredible wealth of creative talent to its communities, region and visitors.


OUR VISION
Our vision is to provide the opportunity to foster a spirit of adventure, creativity, workmanship, fellowship, diversity and excellence among our fellow artisans, communities and visitors.
OUR MISSION
Our mission is to bring our members and visitors together. We will endeavour to showcase the stunning talent of our north shore communities to the world.
WHO CAN APPLY

Everyone from Pays Plat to Jackfish who creates and is passionate about creating. That said, once we’ve established, we plan to expand and represent artisans from Hurkett to Biigtigong Nishnaabeg (formerly Pic River).

We are also looking for volunteers and supporters to help us get off the ground. If you have a deep appreciation for all things creative then we need you!

ARE THERE FEES? NO

At present, there are no costs associated with membership. If, or when, there is a membership fee, it will be voluntary, but appreciated to keep us moving forward.

This organization is intended to unite and support its artisans—everything we undertake will be to benefit our artisans and communities, any membership fees would be tier-based and general membership will be free.


Whether you make candles, sculpt, take photos or paint, anything in between or beyond the traditional, you are an artisan in our eyes.

HOW WE WILL WORK

Our first step will be to rally the creative talent across our communities. The next step will be to form the organization and create a website to begin showcasing our artisans to the world. We will also engage visitors and promote our artisans through social media, building partnerships with stakeholders across the region and establish a regional brand to rally behind.

Our main purpose is to grow and refine the north shore’s creative presence. As such, to name a few initiatives, the organization plans to:

  • apply for funding to host regional art exhibitions
  • organize craft fairs/venues across our communities
  • promote creative programs to locals and visitors

Our artisan members will fly their purple flags for all to see, as our symbol of artistic pride and fellowship. These waving flags will indicate to visitors that they are now in the company of artisans.

‘In the Company of Artisans’ will only focus on endeavours that will help our artisans and communities grow and prosper.


HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?

If you have any thoughts, questions or feedback, please feel free to reach out to us at:

Beverley Turpin
painterbythelake@yahoo.com • (807) 824-3323

Stephan Schmied
spc@terracebay.ca • (807) 825-3315 x239


HOW TO GET INVOLVED
If you are interested in becoming a member, a volunteer or would like to be part of our mailing list, please click the link below: