The Art Council (ARIEL) gratefully acknowledges the generous and ongoing support of the following:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 ARIEL would also like to acknowledge past support of the following individuals and organizations:

*Alpine Flowers and Gifts      *Paul Torrance Surveying     *The Elliot Lake Standard

*Moose FM CKNR 94.1     *Bob's No Frills     *Foodland     *M&M Meat Shop     *Elliot Lake This Week

*DanceWorks     *Canadian Tire     *Celadon Hair Fashion

*Quilter's Guild     *Jacque Grummett     *Royal Bank of Canada     *Elliot Lake Entertainment Series

*Christine Roberts     *Koonar Studios     *ELATE     *Ann McFarland     *Elliot Lake Library

*Viking Fish & Chips     *Elliot Lake Bobcats     *Suite Music     *Union Taxi     *Swiss Chalet     *Bev Gray

*Marielle Beauvais     *Marg Reckahn     *Linda Duke     *The Fireside inn     *Murray Finn

*Thor Bonfig     *Mark Hutchinson     *H&R Block     *Jim Lindamood     *Learning in Retirement

*Linda Finn     *Jewels of Harmony     *Men of Song     *Northern Ontario Heritage Fund     *Cindy BrittonFoster

 


 

ARIEL would like to thank the following business for sponsoring "ARTIFACT", our monthly page in the Standard

Alpine Flowers and Gifts

Amp Electrical

C & R Variety

The Buck Stops Here

Finn Originals

Sticks On Water

Fireside Classic Bar and Grill 

Jessie's 


ARIEL would like to thank the following for their sponsorship of the Downtown Art Project

The Chamber of Commerce of Elliot Lake and District 

ELNOS

Elliot Lake Retirement Living 

Business for the Arts  through their Artsvest Program.

Arstvest Ontario is run by Business for the Arts with the support of the Government of Ontario, Ontario Trillium Foundation, and Canadian Heritage.

Community Futures Development Corporation

 

 

Mission Statement

The Arts & Culture Roundtable in Elliot Lake (ARIEL) is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing a strong voice for arts & culture in the City of Elliot Lake. It facilitates collaboration between artists, organisations, business and government and contributes to economic development and quality of life.

The Vision

ARIEL envisions a unified artistic community where citizens bring together their multitude of talents and experiences to enrich the City of Elliot Lake.

Our Values

ARIEL is an organisation that believes art and culture improve a community’s quality of life and that these should be accessible to all who wish to experience or partake in them.

We believe in:

  • The value of a vibrant arts and cultural community in the creation of a healthy society.
  • Valuing the contributions of all our members.
  • The value of encouraging artistic practice from traditional to experimental, established to emerging.
  • Celebrating both local culture and the multitude of diverse cultures that define Canada.
  • The value of a coordinated and cooperative arts community.
  • The value of having clear goals, developed in consultation with the arts and culture community, to guide long and short-term operations and initiatives.

 

Membership

Membership is available to all community groups/organizations, educational facilities, businesses, charities, artists, patrons and interested individuals who satisfy the following criteria:

  1. Promote arts or culture. Arts include visual arts and crafts, performing arts and literary arts. Culture is an ambiguous term but ARIEL considers groups who promote and celebrate any of the following:
    • The totality of socially transmitted interests, arts, beliefs, institutions, and all other products of human work and thought.
    • Intellectual and artistic activity and the works produced by it.
  2. Live or operate in the Elliot Lake area
  3. Do not promote hatred or discrimination against any person or organization. 

 There are three categories of ARIEL membership. To see the benefits of membership, please click on a membership type (to follow):

  1. Affiliate Arts Group/Organization
  2. Individual Artist 
  3. Student

 

Affiliate Arts Group/Organization

Annual Fee: $25.00

Definition: a group, club, association, guild, educational facilities etc. that supports the objectives of ARIEL and pays membership dues.

  • Member profile on www.arielgroup.ca
  • Discounts on some performance venues
  • Link to organization website
  • On-line calendar of arts and cultural events
  • Artist/Gallery directory and referral service
  • E-mail subscription to electronic bulletins
  • Monthly email Newsletter
  • Networking with other artists and arts supporters
  • Arts advocacy with government, businesses, and community groups
  • Workshops/information sessions
  • Forums/Symposiums
  • Community arts projects
  • Invitations to attend special events and activities 
  • A voice in ARIEL as it continues to develop
  • Voting privileges at AGM
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Assistance finding grants
  • Opportunity to advertise on arielgroup.ca
  • Musicians' directory/gig's listing 

 

Individual

Annual Fee: $20.00

Definition: an individual artist or arts related business who supports the objectives of ARIEL and pays membership dues.

  • Member profile on www.arielgroup.ca
  • Link to personal/professional website
  • On-line calendar of arts and cultural events
  • Artist/Gallery directory and referral service
  • E-mail subscription to electronic bulletins
  • Monthly email Newsletter
  • Networking with other artists and arts supporters
  • Arts advocacy with government, businesses, and community groups
  • Workshops/information sessions
  • Forums/Symposiums
  • Community arts projects
  • Invitations to attend special events and activities
  • A voice in ARIEL as it continues to develop
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Committee and Board participation
  • Musician’s directory/gig’s listing
  • Opportunity to advertise on arielgroup.ca
  • Musicians' directory/gig's listing  

Student

Annual Fee: $5.00

Definition: a full-time student at a secondary or post-secondary college or university that supports the objectives of ARIEL and pays membership dues.

  • On-line calendar of arts and cultural events
  • E-mail subscription to electronic bulletins
  • Monthly email Newsletter
  • Networking with other artists and arts supporters
  • Arts advocacy with government, businesses, and community groups
  • Workshops/information sessions
  • Forums
  • Community arts projects
  • Invitations to attend special events and activities 
  • A voice in ARIEL as it continues to develop
  • Volunteer opportunities

(Students may upgrade to Individual artist status at the discretion of the membership committee) 

 

The History of Arts & Culture in Elliot Lake

Arts and culture have always been important parts of Elliot Lake. In the 1960’s and 70’s, the Elliot Lake Centre developed arts programmes that attracted teachers and students from all over North America.  When the centre restructured in the 1980’s to act as a funding organization for arts & culture in the region, Sault College offered local arts programming for a number of years.

In the 1980’s and 90’s the Arts Council of Elliot Lake and District (ACOELAD) functioned as an umbrella organization (similar to ARIEL), promoting arts groups and events, offering facilities for rent and scheduling a calendar of events. ACOELAD also went on to initiate arts & culture programming and projects – in particular, children’s summer arts programmes. ACOELAD dissolved in 2001 due to funding issues and lack of volunteer support. White Mountain Academy of the Arts was established in the 1990’s as a private art school that encompassed traditional native studies with contemporary art practice. Until it’s demise in 2006 due to lack of funding and low enrolment, it offered part and full-time studies, summer art classes, an art reference library, artist residencies, an art gallery and an art supply store.

The Deer Trail Studio Tour was an annual event and ran for sixteen years before the board dissolved in 2008. It was a draw for tourists, and an economic boon for Elliot Lake and the surrounding municipalities. The Deer Trail Studio tour gave local artists and artisans an outlet to display their work, and residents a chance to appreciate the art being created in their community. These were the organizations that offered leadership in arts and culture throughout the years. At the same time, there were, and still are, a number of arts groups and guilds that provide diversity to the community in arts and culture. ARIEL’s goal is to bring all these groups together so that collectively we will continue to provide this much-needed leadership.

ARIEL Founding History

The ArtsCouncil (ARIEL) is a not-for-profit umbrella organization created to serve and support the local Elliot Lake arts community. The primary objectives include coordination and promotional services, collaboration, advocacy, grant assistance, networking and clerical services.

ARIEL was established in July 2008 and became fully incorporated the following year. The organization is run by a Board of Directors who represents local community art and culture groups. Final approval on all major projects is subject to a majority rules vote.

ARIEL receives funding to support programs through municipal, provincial and federal government agencies. They earn revenue through membership fees, fundraising initiatives and the management and operation of a local co-op art gallery. The organization as a whole relies heavily on volunteerism to operate both day to day and in the long term.

 

Contact the Arts Council (ARIEL)

The Arts Council (ARIEL) office is located in the Lester B. Pearson Civic Centre next to the Gallery. Starting April 1, 2014 the Arts Council office will be temporarily conducting virtual office hours. If you need to speak with someone, please call or email us & we will return your call as soon as we are able to. Thank you for your patience during this time of transition.

For more information of if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at: 

Mailing Address

Arts Council (ARIEL) Office
Lester B. Pearson Civic Centre
255 Hwy 108
Elliot Lake, Ontario
P5A 2T1 

Telephone: 705-461-3297

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Board of Directors

The ARIEL Board of Directors is made up of citizens drawn from, and dedicated to, the Elliot Lake arts community. The 2014-15 ARIEL Board of Directors consists of:

President:  Fran Perkins

Vice President: Bill Goulding 

Secretary: Kathleen Burke

Treasurer: Cheryl Sharratt

Member At Large: Jeffery Chi

Member At Large:  Gwen Goulet

Member At Large: Fred Bauthus

Gallery Representative: Susan Krupp

City of Elliot Lake Representative: Kate Matuszewski

 

The ARIEL office is located at the Lester B Pearson Civic Centre.