September 16th, 2015
The Manitoba Arts Council has officially opened the doors to new office space within the Cultural Resource Centre at the City of Brandon’s A.R. McDiarmid Civic Complex, an expansion which will provide better access and service to the arts and cultural community of the southwestern Manitoba region.
City of Brandon and Manitoba Arts Council Form Unique Partnership
August 19th, 2015
New office in Brandon to open in September
The City of Brandon’s Community Development Department and the Manitoba Arts Council (MAC) are excited to announce a partnership that will see MAC open an office next month in the Cultural Resource Centre in the A.R. McDiarmid Civic Complex at 638 Princess Avenue in Brandon, as part of a pilot project.
Under this unique agreement between MAC and the City of Brandon, the Manitoba Arts Council will share space at the Cultural Resource Centre for two days a month, beginning September 2015. Currently, the Cultural Resource Centre houses the Brandon Planning & Building Safety Department’s “Brandon Design Studio” public outreach programming and also serves as a community meeting space when needed.
“Having the Manitoba Arts Council here in our building promotes education about the arts in our Province and in our City and provides cultural support,” said City of Brandon Community Development Manager, Esther Bryan. “Through this kind of partnership, we are transforming our Cultural Centre into a vibrant meeting place that brings resources and programming right into the heart of our community.”
The project is an important piece of City of Brandon’s community engagement initiatives as well as the Manitoba Arts Council’s mission of promoting, preserving supporting and advocating for the arts as essential to the quality of life of all the people of Manitoba.
“We are very pleased to open an office in downtown Brandon that will help us serve all of Manitoba and bring MAC closer to the region’s arts and cultural community,” said MAC’s Executive Director, Douglas Riske. “This office brings MAC’s resources and expertise into the heart of the City of Brandon to better support local artists and arts organizations in the Brandon and Westman region.”
The Manitoba Arts Council will hold office hours for consultations and meetings in the Cultural Resource Centre on the third Thursday and Friday of each month. A grand opening reception will be held Wednesday, September 16th. Details to follow.
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