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Craig Love – 2016 Basse-Normandie Creative Residency

Craig-Love-ThumbnailCraig Love is the artist-in-residence at Usine UTOPIK from March 15th to April 30th, 2016. Craig is an artist who focuses his energies on painting, drawing, writing and book publishing. He studied Fine Arts at both the University of Manitoba and Parson’s School of Design at the New School for Social Research, where he attained his MFA in 2004. He has shown his work in galleries in Winnipeg, New York, Toronto, South America, Germany and Australia. He has also had solo and group exhibitions in New York and Istanbul with Susan Inglett. His work has been shown in a U-haul truck, a haunted monastery, the highland landscape of Aberdeenshire, and in a rented room at the Chelsea Hotel.…

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Kevin Nikkel – 2016 Churchill Artists’ Residency

Kevin Nikkel is a writer/producer/director based in Winnipeg, Canada, and is the artist-in-residence at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre February 17 to 29, 2016. His films have reached audiences internationally at festivals, on television, and on the web. His first feature documentary, On the Trail of the Far Fur Country, won the Colin Low Award for Best Canadian Documentary at Vancouver’s DOXA Film Festival in 2015. Kevin is an active member of the Winnipeg Film Group and juggles his time between filmmaking, parenting, and teaching. He completed a Bachelor of Education at the University of Manitoba and has a Master of Adult Education from St.…

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Megan D. Krause – 2016 Churchill Artists’ Residency

Megan D. Krause is the artist-in-residence at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre February 1 to 14, 2016. She has received various awards, including the Nellie McClung Arts Legacy Award, for her surreal landscapes and is represented by Gurevich Fine Art in Winnipeg. Megan teaches at the Community School of Music and the Arts and at the WAG Studios. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours in Painting from the University of Manitoba.

Residency Project

Megan will start a new series of landscape paintings to explore both romantic and gruelling depictions of the north, while experiencing it firsthand.…

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October 19 – November 6: Alexandra Elliott embarks on a self-directed residency at Centre Q in Quebec

At-Your-Own-Risk-(NO-TEXT)-copyBorn and raised in Winnipeg, Alexandra Elliott is a dedicated contemporary dancer and choreographer who began her training at The School of Contemporary Dancers at the age of four. She graduated from The School of Contemporary Dancers Senior Professional Program and received a BA Honours Degree in Dance from the University of Winnipeg in 2004. Alexandra was a company dancer for four years with Ruth Cansfield Dance before joining the Young Lungs Dance Exchange to pursue choreography where she stayed for seven years. Alexandra is now the Artistic Director of Alexandra Elliott Dance.

Alexandra has self-presented her own productions and has over ten original works that have been produced in Winnipeg and New York.…

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Manitoba Arts Council Office Officially Opens in Brandon

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.…

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Angeline Schellenberg is in residence at the Deep Bay Cabin July 20 – August 2

angeline-schellenbergThe Artist: Angeline is a Winnipeg poet anticipating the launch of her first collection with Brick Books in fall 2016. She won third prize in the 2014 Banff Centre Bliss Carman Poetry Award Contest and was shortlisted for Arc‘s 2015 Poem of the Year. Angeline’s poetry has appeared in Prairie Fire, CV2, TNQ, Rhubarb, Room, Geez, The Society, anthologies, and her recent chapbook Roads of Stone.

Residency Project: Angeline will divide her time between final edits on her 100-page book of poems about mothering children on the autism spectrum and the creation of new poems about her Mennonite grandparents – playing with childhood memories, love letters, genealogies, old photographs, and images from nature.…

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Curtis Wiebe – 2015 Deep Bay Artists’ Residency


Curtis Wiebe is in residence at the Deep Bay Cabin August 10 – 23

The Artist: Curtis Wiebe is a multi-disciplinary artist and filmmaker. Identifiable by flights of the fantastic in settings of winter forests and prairie landscapes, Wiebe’s art is full of imaginative characters brought to life as puppets and elaborate costumes.  He has won the award for best Manitoba short film twice at the Gimli film festival and has had his short films screened at festivals all over the world including New York, Germany, France, Israel and Serbia.

Residency Project: Curtis will be mixing different media with filmmaking techniques in a series of tableaux that feature the natural setting of Riding Mountain National Park as the backdrop.…

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Ginny Collins – 2015 Churchill Artists’ Residency

Ginny Collins is the artist-in-residence at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre (CNSC) July 21 – 30, 2015. Ginny is a playwright based in Winnipeg, Manitoba and a member of the Prairie Theatre Exchange Playwrights Unit. Her play Good Intentions was part of Winnipeg Jewish Theatre’s 2013/2014 season. She is currently under commission by Prairie Theatre Exchange to write Revenge & Co., which was read in 2015 as part of the Carol Shields Festival. She is also being commissioned by Cercle Molière for a French/English co-production with Prairie Theatre Exchange. Her play, The Good Daughter, was published in the Breakout Anthology and was Best of Fest at the 2014 Winnipeg Fringe Festival.…

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Laura Magnusson – 2015 Churchill Artists’ Residency

Laura Magnusson is a Winnipeg-based multidisciplinary artist with a BFA Honours from the University of Manitoba. Her predominately sculptural work combines architectural and organic elements to create precarious narratives that investigate ideas of loss, memory, and worth.

Residency Project

During her stay at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre, Laura will produce written and visual content for an artist’s book which will examine her experiences in the region over the past five years.…

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Maggie Ross – 2015 Deep Bay Artists’ Residency

maggie handbuilding by tim froese

Maggie Ross is in residence at the Deep Bay Cabin September 14 – 20

The Artist: Maggie Ross is a photographer who became a ceramicist, and then thought, “Why choose?” She received an interdisciplinary BFA at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University in 2008. Equally passionate about community arts programming and community gardens, Maggie lives in Winnipeg (though her heart is in rural Manitoba!) and is an active member of The Edge Clay Centre.

Residency Project: Forest Bride is a new body of ceramic work exploring the ancient and inextricable connection between women, pottery, and plants. Maggie will be producing a sculptural piece using hand building techniques influenced by local traditional Woodland pottery production and decorated using flora and found objects from the site.…

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Tracy Peters – 2015 Deep Bay Artists’ Residency


Tracy Peters is in residence at the Deep Bay Cabin September 21 – October 4

The Artist: Tracy Peters is a Winnipeg-based artist who uses photography, video and installation to explore the ways that organic and human-built environments overlap. In the past year, Tracy has had solo exhibitions at aceartinc. in Winnipeg, the Comox Valley Art Gallery in Courtney, B.C., and The Social Studios and Gallery in Derry, Northern Ireland, where she has recently completed an international residency through a partnership with Void Gallery.

Residency Project: Tracy will create a new series of photo-lumen prints inspired by the decline and regeneration of a forest floor.…

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Diana Thorneycroft – 2015 Deep Bay Artists’ Residency


Diana Thorneycroft is in residence at the Deep Bay cabin from August 31 to Septembre 13.

The Artist — Diana Thorneycroft is a Winnipeg artist who has exhibited various bodies of work across Canada, the United States and Europe, as well as in Moscow, Tokyo and Sydney. After teaching as a sessional instructor at the University of Manitoba’s School of Art for 25 years, in 2010 been focusing on her studio practice full time. Thorneycroft has gallery representation in Los Angeles, Calgary, Winnipeg, Montreal, London (Ontario) and Paris.

Residency Project — In 2012 Thorneycroft began altering plastic toy horses, and to date, has completed over 5 dozen.…

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Daniel Koulack – 2015 Deep Bay Artists’ Residency

Daniel-Koulack,-Manitoba-Music-Photo-Sean-McManus-square-webThe Artist: Daniel Koulack a respected multi-instrumentalist and multi-genre performer in the Canadian Music scene. Daniel’s music can be heard on his two albums of original instrumental music for five string banjo Clawhammer Your Way To The Top, and Life On A String. Both of these recordings were nominated for Juno s in the Best Roots/Traditional category.

Residency Project: During his stay at Deep Bay Daniel will be writing new music for the five string banjo.

Meet the Artist: Friday August 28th at 2 p.m. at the Lawn Bowling Greens. At the meet the artist event, Daniel will play both brand new and old compositions for the banjo, and will discuss the unique properties of the 5 string banjo as well as his own “artistic process”.…

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July 12 – July 25: Freya Björg Olafson self-directed residency at Centre Q in Quebec

Freya Björg Olafson is an intermedia artist who works with video, audio, painting and performance. She completed a Master of Fine Arts Degree in New Media from the Transart Institute / Donau Universität in Krems, Austria in 2007. Freya’s solo performance AVATAR received the Buddies in Bad Times Vanguard Award at the Summerworks Performance Festival in Toronto and subsequently toured across seven provinces in Canada, four states in the United States, three cities in Ecuador, Iceland and Germany. To develop her work Freya has benefitted from residencies; most recently through EMPAC – Experimental Media & Performing Arts Center in Troy, New York. …

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Vincent Ho – 2015 Major Arts Grant Recipient

Vincent Ho is a Canadian composer. Born in Ottawa, Ontario in 1975, Vincent Ho began his musical training through the Royal Conservatory of Music. He received his Associate Diploma in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto) in 1993, his Bachelor of Music from the University of Calgary in 1998, his Master of Music degree from the University of Toronto in 2000, and his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Southern California in 2005. Since his appointment to the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra as composer-in-residence in 2007, Ho has presented a number of large-scale works that have generated excitement and critical praise.…

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Danielle Sturk – 2015 Major Arts Grant Recipient


Danielle Sturk is a multi-disciplinary dance artist, choreographer, and independent filmmaker creating in documentary and experimental forms. Since 2004, her combined short films have been screened at over thirty film festivals and broadcast on CBC, Radio Canada, Aboriginal People’s Television Network, MTS TV, l’Office national du film du Canada (NFB), TVA (Quebec), and TFO (Télévision française de l’Ontario). Danielle began her career as a dance artist and choreographer, performing nationally and internationally from 1986-1997. A graduate of the University of Winnipeg’s Theatre/Film department, Danielle is based in her home town of Winnipeg with her partner and their four daughters, where she continues to mine inspiration from her immediate surroundings with their support.…

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Lauren Carter – 2015 Major Arts Grant Recipient


Lauren Carter is a writer of fiction, poetry, non-fiction articles and essays that have been published in a wide variety of literary journals, magazines, and websites. Her poetry has made the long and shortlists for several prizes including the ReLit Award, the CBC poetry prize, the CBC Short Story Prize, and THIS Magazine’s Great Canadian Literary Hunt. Lauren has a B.A. in English Literature and Cultural Studies from Trent University and an MFA in writing from the University of Guelph-Humber. In 2013 Lauren released her first novel, Swarm, about life in a post-oil world of economic collapse and social unrest, which was included in the CBC Canada Reads list of the top 40 books that could change Canada.…

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George Amabile – 2015 Major Arts Grant Recipient


George Amabile is a Winnipeg based author who has published ten books and has had work in over a hundred national and international publications, including The New Yorker, Poetry (Chicago), American Poetry Review, Botteghe Oscure, The Globe and Mail, The Penguin Book of Canadian Verse, Saturday Night,, Poetry Australia, Sur (Buenos Aires), Poetry Canada Review, and Canadian Literature. He has won the CAA National Prize; placed third in the CBC Literary and Petra Kenney International Competitions; placed second in the Manitoba Writers Guild national poetry contest, “Friends”; received a National Magazine Award and is the subject of a special issue of Prairie Fire.…

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Andrew Milne – 2015 Churchill Artists’ Residency

Andrew Milne is the first artist-in-residence at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre (CNSC) February 18–March 7, 2015. Andrew John Milne is an interdisciplinary artist who works with new media, film, photography and performance. His recent work has dealt with the re-invention of alternative imaging technologies with photocopy cameras, mechanical hologram machines, and alternative projection devices.

Residency Project

While at the CNSC Andrew will attend the Aurora learning course Winter Skies: Aurora and Astronomy in Churchill for the first week and will then spend the second week flying a small hot air balloon to document the abandoned research and military sites at Fort Churchill via aerial photography.…

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Tanja Woloshen – 2015 Churchill Artists’ Residency

Tanja Woloshen is the artist-in-residence at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre (CNSC) June 24 – July 8, 2015. Tanja is a dance artist and educator whose creative practice explores transformation and inclusive ways of seeing. In 2013, Tanja debuted a half-length dance work, Encounters of the Man Kind, a mythopoetic investigation of men and intimacy, inviting audiences to look at the relations between space and the body. Tanja’s current work explores the human relationship with nature and intrinsic wildness. Recent projects also include dancing for Lise McMillan, Sarah Anne Johnson, Jolene Bailie, Natasha Torres Garner, and Mia Van Leeuwen.












Residency Project

While in residence at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre, Tanja will undertake research in preparation for a future dance production project titled Holy Wild. …

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