Arts & Culture

Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, Winnipeg
The MCO presents an annual 9-concert season in Winnipeg, reaching approximately 7,000 audience members. They are committed to education and community outreach. Their mission is to create and perform a diverse chamber orchestra repertoire at the highest artistic level to enrich and inspire all Manitobans, Canadians and international audiences. This grant helps towards a tour to Carmen, Pinawa, FlinFlon and Thompson in April 2022.
Interlake Art Board, Petersfield,
IAB was established in 2013 and its mandate is to help support and strengthen communities by promoting the arts and teaching art to the general public through murals and public art projects. This grant helps with the Community Spirit Murals project.
One Trunk Theatre, Winnipeg,
OTT was created in 2012 to create innovative performance styles. They aim to offer creative spaces, processes and opportunities that allow artists to work to their full potential and to expand theatre art through collaboration with other artists, organizations and community members. This grant helps towards the 2-4 day multi-disciplinary arts festival for September, 2022.
Manitoba Printmakers Association, Winnipeg,
MPA (Martha Street Studio) was incorporated in 1988 and became a registered charity in 1998. The MPA promotes excellence in printmaking and encourages artists through technique, education and community engagement. This grant helps towards their three capital initiatives including upgrading the screen washout area and bathrooms and to bolster their screen-printing tool library.
Gimli International Film Festival (formerly Gimli Film Festival),
GIFF was established in July 2001 and is Manitoba's premier film festival which usually attracts over 12,000 attendees to their events. They provide dozens of local filmmakers a platform to exhibit their work and compensates local filmmakers with cash prizes and payment of minimum artist fees. This grant helps towards their Community Outreach & Inclusion Programs.
Pembina Manitou Culture and Heritage Association,
PMCHA undertakes to advance knowledge and appreciation of, and to stimulate interest in, the culture and heritage of south-central Manitoba, focusing specifically on the Municipality of Pembina (including the urban communities of Manitou, Darlingford, and La Riviere). The La Riviere - Manitou "Station on Main" Project will relocate, rehabilitate, and preserve, the former Canadian Pacific La Riviere Railway Station. This grant helps towards a new permanent foundation for the station.
Manitoba Theatre for Young People, Winnipeg,
MTFYP is a professional theatre company devoted to young people. Their theatre is specifically for young audiences and is a recognized centre for the creation of theatre and participation in the arts. They produce and present professional theatre, provide training in theatre and related arts, and support the development of new and re-imagined works that portray the experiences of children and youth. The grant helps with the purchase of a commercial washer and dryer for Mainstage and Theatre School Productions.
The Rainbow Harmony Project Inc., Winnipeg
RHP's is a LGBTQ2 organization in Winnipeg that provide programs and support to 2Spirit and LGBTW2 organizations in Winnipeg. The organization has a choir with a purpose to celebrate diversity and educate the public through performances. This grant helps rebuild their website, rebrand the organization and develop a marketing and communications strategy.
Art Space Inc., Winnipeg
ASI is an artist-run centre located in an officially designated heritage building in the Exchange District. The facility houses artists studios, writing studios, two galleries, a movie theatre etc. Artspace has 2 support programs that have participants throughout Manitoba - the Arts Management program and the Art Support Manitoba program. This grant helps towards repainting the building dray way, erasing graffiti, creating the rib cage which will run 100 meters of the dray way and installing more lights.
Manitoba Underground Opera, Winnipeg
MUO was founded in 2008 and has a reputation for presenting professional opera singers in performances of classical works that are accessible to all audiences. Their mandate is to present new, adventurous productions of classic operatic repertoire in unique locations, featuring the opera starts of tomorrow with an emphasis on Manitoba talent. This grant helps towards the Northern and Western Manitoba tour of Goldie B. Locks and the Three Singing Bears.
Arts Accessibility Network Manitoba, Winnipeg
ACNM is dedicated to full inclusion of artists who are deaf or disabled into all facets of the arts community. Their mandate is to support artists with disabilities in achieving artistic excellence and promote higher visibility of these artists. This grant helps fund the first national hybrid arts festival "Crip Strength" which will be a 1-day event held at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
Mentoring Artist for Women's Art, Winnipeg
MAFWA has been nurturing art in our community through mentorship programs. Senior artists share their experience and expertise with developing artists in a peer-support learning environment that empowers women, trans, non-binary and Two Spirit artists to build their practices and economic possibilities. This grants helps to make their website and its resources bilingual into French.