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.
Everyone from Dorion to Manitouwadge can join.
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!
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.
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.