The Shorefast Foundation, a Canadian registered charity, is dedicated to creating cultural and economic resiliency for Fogo Island and Change Islands. Through its daughter organization, the Fogo Island Inn, Shorefast is building on the culture and ecology of the Islands to create a leading geo-tourism destination.
Acting as agent for the Shorefast Foundation, Fogo Island Arts is bringing international attention to the Islands by organizing projects involving leading artists and scholars working at the intersections of art, heritage and social enterprise. Fogo Island Arts programs are a driving force in the creation of opportunities to learn and innovate while developing new ways of approaching business in rural communities.
A shorefast is the line and mooring used to attach a cod trap to the shore. It is a strong symbol of the cod fishing heritage of the islands and a metaphor for being bound to place and community. Shorefast chose this name because it symbolizes our belief in the importance of community and culture, and in the power of authentic connections between individuals and their communities, to culture and physical place.
For more information: www.shorefast.org