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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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Patrick Dunford is in residence at the Deep Bay Cabin August 3 – 9

patrick-dunford-webThe Artist: Patrick is a Winnipeg-based artist who has an MFA from Concordia University in Montreal. He has exhibited his work in solo and group exhibitions across Canada.

Residency Project: Patrick will work on a series of paintings and drawings that focus on the natural and human-made landscapes of Riding Mountain National Park. His work draws on both direct observation and subjective experiences of nature and place. Patrick will explore the sites of work camps built for conscientious objectors and German POWs in the park, and look at how these have influenced its material and cultural history. He spends part of each year working as a tree-planter in B.C., and this experience informs a sense of the power and agency of nature present in his art.…

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Alison Davis is in residence at the Deep Bay Cabin July 6 – 19

alison-davis-webThe Artist: Alison Davis is an animator based in Winnipeg. While she always produces work frame-by-frame, her animated shorts range far and wide in both subject and technique. From personal experience to fantastical worlds, narrative to experimental, digitally refined to entirely hand drawn, her works explore the vast imaginative and visual possibilities of animation as a medium.

Residency Project: Alison will be researching and developing a series of experimental, hand-painted, animated sequences on the subject of parasites, the process by which one organism uses the body of another to further its own survival while returning nothing to the host. Using parasitism as the focal point, the project will explore the porous, permeable and multi-faceted nature of the body and by extension the pliability of the mind.…

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Kelsey Braun is in residence at the Deep Bay Cabin June 8 – 21

kelsey-braun-webThe Artist: Kelsey experiments using sound and moving image to investigate the relationship between identity, memory, and environment. The constructs produced seek an alternate landscape for either escape or active reflection, and take the form of installation, performance, recording, or single and multi-channel video.

Residency Project: Kelsey will be working towards a number of on-going projects, including a multiple-channel sound installation taking place at Video Pool (Winnipeg) in July using recordings of wind. As well, Kelsey will be exploring areas of geographical interest within the park to perform small sound interventions and document the results.

Meet the Artist: Saturday, June 20th at 2:00 p.m.…

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Ariel Gordon is in residence at the Deep Bay Cabin June 22 – July 4

The Arariel-gordon-webtist: Ariel Gordon is a Winnipeg writer. Her second collection of poetry, Stowaways (Palimpsest Press), won the 2015 Lansdowne Prize for Poetry at the Manitoba Book Awards. When not being bookish, Ariel likes tromping through the woods and taking macro photographs of mushrooms.

Residency Project: Ariel will be working on creative non-fiction about urban forests. The essays use Winnipeg’s Assiniboine Forest, a never-developed tract of aspen parkland in Charleswood, as a springboard to talking about our attitudes towards urban/nature, from invasive species like purple loosestrife and leaping carp to urban adaptors like the coyotes living in our garages and the deer stripping our gardens.…

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New Residency Program: Brooklyn Visual Arts Residency at ISCP

The Brooklyn Visual Arts Residency supports professional, mid-career visual artists and curators from Manitoba to undertake a three-month residency in Brooklyn, New York, at the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP).

The program will provide an opportunity for Manitoba’s mid-career visual artists and curators to participate in an international residency. Artists will take part in the programming and professional development offered by the ISCP including: an in-house community of artists and curators, providing international connections;professional conversations and critiques; visiting critics; field trips; salons and open studios; and community engagement in Brooklyn and Greater New York City through public programming. This program will also introduce New York audiences to the visual artistic practices of Manitoba artists and curators.…

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Janelle Hacault – 2015 Deep Bay Artists’ Residency

janelle-hacaultThe Artist: Janelle is a professional contemporary dance artist and an educator based in Winnipeg. From Flin Flon, Manitoba, she is a graduate of the Senior Professional Program of the School of Contemporary Dancers and holds a BA Honours from the University of Winnipeg. Janelle is co-founder of TheDancePost.org and co-founder/general manager of Nova Dance Collective.

Residency Project: Janelle will be researching movement for a new contemporary dance piece alongside her dancer/collaborator, Hilary Crist, exploring the struggle of confronting oneself. Since the passing of her mother in 2012, Janelle’s obsession with the afterlife and the question of who we really are and where we are headed has haunted her.…

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April – July 2015: Andrew Milne self-directed residency in New Brunswick

Winnipeg artist Andrew Milne is in New Brunswick May, June and July for workshops and artist talks. As well as providing public exhibitions via his Museum of New Ideas, Andrew’s itinerary includes residencies and exhibitions at Woodstock Art Gallery, Connexion ARC in Fredericton, Third Space Gallery in St John, Gallerie Sans Nom in Moncton, Struts Gallery and Faucet Media Arts Centre in Sackville.

Andrew 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.…

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Ray Fenwick – 2014 Manitoba/New Brunswick/Quebec Creative Residency

Ray Fenwick is an interdisciplinary artist working with sound, video, typography, and performance. His work is an (often playful) attempt to initiate alternative relationships with language and with the voice. He has an undergraduate degree from NSCAD and an MFA from the University of Manitoba. He also maintains collaborative works with other artists. Foster & Fenwick is an ongoing project with Nova Scotia artist Eryn Foster that explores the overlap between self-help, spirituality, and art. Pastoralia, an art and dance music hybrid with painter and vocalist Mitchell Wiebe, has performed at various venues, most notably the American and Canadian openings of Mass MoCA’s Oh Canada touring exhibition.…

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Performance: When the night slipped on us, même pas peur

Performance by Romuald Dumas-Jandolo.

Friday, May 1st, 2015, 8:00 p.m.
RAW : Gallery of Architecture and Design
290 McDermot Avenue

Poster imageThe Manitoba Arts Council (MAC) is pleased to invite you to When the night slipped on us, même pas peur, a performance by Romuald Dumas-Jandolo.

Romuald is an artist from the Basse-Normandie Region of France participating in a month-long artist residency hosted by MAC.

This performance is being presented as part of an artist exchange program designed to develop new relationships between artists in Basse-Normandie and Manitoba.

MAC has had the pleasure of welcoming to Manitoba three artists from the Basse-Normandie region of France for a month-long residency, this April.…

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Creative Road 2015: The Journey Continues…

Each year, MAC hosts The Creative Road Conference, a professional development conference for artists who teach.

This year, stakeholders gathered in the MTYP rehearsal hall on Saturday April 18 to explore what it takes to reimagine the integration and enrichment of the arts experience in Manitoban schools through long-term community-wide partnerships. The conference focused on:

– What do we value and how do we get there together?
– What are the trends, changes, factors, and purposes that seek this stronger collaboration?

Participants included key arts educationalists, artists participating in MAC’s school residency programs and members of arts organizations with programming for youth engaged in youth programming.…

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Kevin Nikkel – Deep Bay 2013



Kevin Nikkel a obtenu un baccalauréat en éducation de l’Université du Manitoba et une maîtrise en éducation des adultes de l’Université St. Francis Xavier (Nouvelle-Écosse). Ses films dramatiques, documentaires et d’animation ont été présentés dans des festivals du film internationaux, à la télévision et sur le Web. Il a contribué à la réussite du site Playing in Traffic, du Catacomb Microcinema, de la Cinémathèque de Winnipeg et du Winnipeg Film Group. Il partage son temps entre la création cinématographique, son rôle de parent et l’enseignement.

Projet de stage :  Le projet courant de Kevin porte sur un film muet, On the Trail of the Far Fur Country, qui a été tourné par la Compagnie de la Baie d’Hudson en 1919 et 1920.…

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Coleen Rajotte – 2014 Major Arts Grants

Coleen RajotteWinnipeg-born Coleen Rajotte is a Cree and Métis award winning director/producer with a passion for telling the stories of her people. A former CBC television reporter, she rose to national prominence as a journalist who covered some of Canada’s biggest stories in the 1990s. She embarked on a new career as an independent filmmaker in 1999. Her award winning documentaries include Jaynelle: It’s Never Easy to Escape the Past, Back to Pikangikum, and Confronting the Past. She was awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Medal for her work as an Aboriginal filmmaker and journalist and is the founder/artistic director of the Winnipeg Aboriginal Film and Video Festival.…

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Chantel Emond (french press) – Deep Bay 2013

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Chantel Emond, alias french press, est une auteure-compositrice indie-pop qui recueille présentement du matériel pour son premier disque. Née à Winnipeg, elle a d’abord étudié le chant jazz à Toronto pour lancer sa carrière, où elle a formé le groupe The O’Darling, avec lequel elle a fait des tournées dans tout le pays. Après ses études en musique, Chantel a voyagé à l’étranger et a chanté sur des scènes thaïlandaises et marocaines. À son retour au Canada, elle s’est établie à Winnipeg, où elle s’occupe à développer son catalogue musical et à présenter des spectacles.…

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