Arts & Culture

Women's Musical Club of Winnipeg
WMCW is the oldest continuously operating musical organization in Winnipeg. They have 5 concerts each year and promote Manitoba musicians through performances and by awarding scholarships. Their mission is "To support emerging musicians of all identities through scholarships and performance opportunities and to present outstanding artists, thereby encouraging and advancing classical music in the community." This grant helps to rebuild their website.
Winnipeg Studio Theatre,
The WST produces, creates, and develops Canadian and international contemporary plays and musicals, as well as operating a Studio Works Academy, that provides professional experience and mentorship to future Manitoba performers age 10-18. They want to bring in more diversity at every stage of the theater, from early-stage performer development to production material. Their goal is for performers to include more IBPOC (indigenous, black and people of color), neuro-diverse, physically disabled, LGBTW2s and associated caregivers. This grant helps towards the production of "Fame: the musical".
Shakespeare in the Ruins, Winnipeg,
SIR was founded in 1993 to produce Shakespearean theatre in a "promenade" format. That is, the actors and audience move outdoors from set to set. Its first productions were performed in the St. Norbert Trappist Ruins, hence the company's name. In additions to performances at the ruins, they tour throughout Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and northern Ontario to support English and drama curriculums. This grant helps towards the ten-episode podcast series called Roots, to preserve the history, stories, expertise, and creative personalities of Winnipeg's older performing arts community and a new audio drama written and performed by senior artists.
Esprit de Choeur, Winnipeg,
The Esprit de Choeur Women's Choir serves a community of music lovers, artists, composers, and musicians. It is among the top tier of Manitoba choral groups - a hidden gem among Winnipeg's cultural groups. Its focus is on excellence of the choral artform and mentorship for female singers. This grant helps to enhance their website.
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.,
WSO has been an important part of Winnipeg's culture. They present a new music festival annually and presents a summer season performing at outdoor venues in Winnipeg and Harbourfront in Kenora. In 2011, the WSO launched the Sistema program in partnership with the Seven Oaks School Division, the first Sistema inspired program in Canada connected with a professional symphony orchestra. This grant consists of two instalments. The first instalment goes towards purchases of instruments used in the Sistema program and repairs and the second instalment is for the Sistema program expansion for the 2023-24 school year.
Pembina Hills Arts Council, Morden.,
The PHAC began in 1988. It facilitates and encourages the growth and diversity of arts and culture for Morden and surrounding communities by providing an environment which stimulates artistic expression and awareness through education, programming, and provision of administrative support. The catchment area includes over 20,000 people. This grant helps towards the purchase of banners, vinyl decals and IKEA shelving.
Manitoba Museum, Winnipeg
Manitoba Museum's mission is to acquire, preserve and share Manitoba's history, culture, and natural world, and to inspire discovery and understanding of Manitoba. It is the province's largest heritage center, unique in its combined human and natural history themes, & multidimensional interpretation etc. This grant helps towards the new exhibit, Cougars in Manitoba, for the Upper Parklands Gallery. This exhibit will include a cougar mount in walking pose, and an articulated skeleton mount of the specimen that will mirror the walking pose of the life-like mount.
Manitoba Opera, Winnipeg,
MO has been a key part of our province's rich cultural landscape changing people's lives through the glory of opera. They are a voice in the local arts and culture sector, striving to deliver outstanding patron experience through artistic, educational, and community engagement programming. This grant helps towards the production of a Metis opera Li Keur: Riel's Heat of the North.
Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra,
WJO is Canada's first community-based, non-profit professional jazz orchestra. Their mission is the development of big band jazz through performing, recording, composition, education, and community building by means of outreach, inclusion, and collaboration. This grant helps towards the purchase of equipment to assist with professional performing and recording.
Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Winnipeg,
RMTC annually produces 10 plays on 2 stages, as well as a play for a regional tour of Manitoba and Northwest Ontario, a wide range of youth programming and 2 annual festivals. This grant helps towards the 2024 regional tour of Manitoba
Take Pride Winnipeg
TPW's mission is to inspire community pride, raise public awareness and promote citizen responsibility in making the city of Winnipeg clean and beautiful. This grant helps towards installing a permanent sign projection in the East side of Winnipeg's Exchange District.
Winkler Arts and Culture Centre Inc.,
WACC's mission is to provide opportunities to share art in various forms while celebrating the culture that brings art alive. The center hosts exhibit, offers classes, and workshops, and operates a gift shop. This grant helps towards hiring a part time program coordinator to expand their programs.
Winnipeg Folk Festival.,
WFF has become one of the trademark cultural experiences of the summer in Manitoba. Each year people experience over 70 artists, across 9 stages, in the beautiful outdoor setting of Birds Hill Provincial Park. The festival rides itself on being able to appeal to a wide audience with activities and entertainment for people of all ages. This grant helps towards a Guest for a Day program. This program is a community outreach initiative that provides the opportunity for 500 participants to attend the festival for free.
Manitoba Conservancy of Music and Arts Inc., Winnipeg
MCMA was founded by local musicians as a grassroots level music school in 1984 delivering individual instruction. Since then, it has evolved into a multi-faceted, innovative arts organization that offers workshops, group classes, music therapy and wellness sessions, music appreciation, live performances and a thriving outreach program which enhances the lives of the participants. This grant helps towards the 2023-2024 Music Equals program
*Winnipeg Jewish Theatre
WJT's its purpose is to present and promote Jewish theatre for the public. It is the longest running Theatre in Canada and the only professional theatre in Canada that regularly commissions and develops new Jewish Canadian works. This grant helps towards the Canadian premiere of "Address Unknown" by Katherine Kressmann Taylor
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VC is an arts education organization dedicated to providing high quality post-secondary performing arts education with a commitment to be egalitarian and welcoming to all. They help emerging artists find and create work by developing practical skills and connecting them to the larger arts community. This grant helps towards the "It Takes Two" project.