Arts & Culture

Prairie Voices Inc., Winnipeg
PVI founded in 2000 is an award-winning choir of 18-25 year old singers. While placing an emphasis on performing the music of Canadian and Manitoban composers, Prairie Voices loves to perform innovative contemporary choral music from all over the world. This grant was an emergency COVID-19 grant that will help with the purchase of sanitizer, masks, 1-3 portable air purifiers, and a carbon dioxide detector.
$1,000
Storyline FX Incorporated (Freeze Frame), Winnipeg
Storyline FX Incorporated (operating as Freeze Frame Media Arts Center for Young People was established in 1996). Their mission is to advance education in the media arts for and with children and young people, and to produce cultural and educational media projects in English and French. This grant helps with the online curriculum to conduct workshops in Manitoba.
$2,400
Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir,
WPC is Western Canada's longest-established adult choral group, they cover a broad range of music including oratorios, masses, songs and choral symphonies with a focus on major choral works with orchestral accompaniment. This grant helps with the purchase of equipment for the Choir.
$5,000
Selkirk Community Arts Council
SCAC is the community art centre for Selkirk and the surrounding area. This centre provides art services in numerous capacities such as workshops/classes, gallery, gift shop and a home for artists of all ages. This grant helps to create two murals towards the Endangered Species Mural project.
$5,000
Alliance Francasie de Manitoba.
AFDM is a non-profit, cultural organization. They offer French instruction to professionals, educators, health care workers, students and retirees. They also provide testing and language certification for immigrants coming to Manitoba. This grant helps repair the foundation of their building.
$7,500
Winnipeg Pops Orchestra
WPO was established in 1956. It provides concerts for both public and private institutions such as retirement homes, churches, schools, rehabilitation centers and hospitals. Their mission is to provide an opportunity for musicians to practice and perform a variety of music genres from classical to pops, of high artistic quality, in a full orchestral group. This grant helps with the purchase of new musical equipment for the Orchestra.
$5,000
Oseredok Ukrainian Cultural and Education Centre, Winnipeg
OUCEC was established in 1944. They have an art gallery, museum and gift shop and public educational programming for the preservation of Ukrainian cultural heritage. The north facade of their building has a historic designation from the City of Winnipeg. This grant helps with a new security system for their building.
$5,000
Video Pool Media Arts Centre, Winnipeg
VPMAC was established in 1983. It is Manitoba's only artist run centre dedicated to the exploration of technology based art in an inclusive environment. They foster exploratory and experimental creative practices across a variety of technologies (video, audio and new media) helping develop the local arts community and placing their work on the international stage. This grant helps to build an Application Programming Interface (API) to use a database and user interface for their entire file and video catalogues.
$10,000
Graffiti Art Programming, Winnipeg,
GAP uses art as a tool for community development, social change and individual growth. They deliver weekly workshops and mentorships on a drop-in basis after school, on weekends throughout Winnipeg's North End and Downtown neighbourhoods. This grant helps with the outdoor exhibition at the Skatepark at the Forks.
$10,000
Lord Selkirk Robert Fraser Pipe Band, Winnipeg,
LSRFPB has a 63-year history of instructing youth in the skills needed to read music and play the highland babpipes, snare, tenor and bass drums. Their mission is to instruct children ages 8-18 of all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds in the playing and performing of Scottish pipe and drum music. This band travels overseas to Scotland every 3-4 years and competes across Western Canada and performs in concerts, parades and various cultural events across Manitoba including annually at Folklorama. This grant helps with the purchase of equipment and instruments.
$7,500
*National Arts Centre Foundation, Ottawa,
NACF was founded in 2000, the foundation raises funds to support the National Arts Centre's work in performance, creation, learning and education across Canada. While they are headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario their learning and engagement programs operate from coast to coast. This grant helps with the Music Alive Program in Manitoba. It is payable over the next 3 years. This program included an innovative cross-cultural program, the creation of significant teacher resources on classical music and indigenous arts, and professional development to develop the skills and practices of local teaching artisits.
$30,000
*Manitoba Choral Association, Winnipeg,
MCA is dedicated to supporting, strengthening and promoting the choral arts in Manitoba. The association organizes a wide variety of programs and activities for the choral community throughout the entire province. These events keep people singing through their lifespan, engage youth in choral singing, and encourage choral conductors and singers to participate in valuable professional development. This grant helps to hire a student for updating the inventory of their library records, including processing a sizeable music donation.
$7,000