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Changes have been made to the General Guidelines

Revisions to guidelines reflect MAC’s commitment to effective, equitable, and efficient grant making while responding to the needs of Manitoba artists and communities.

The General Guidelines are applicable to all artists, individuals, groups, and organizations considering applying for funding with the Manitoba Arts Council and are to be used in conjunction with specific program guidelines and applications.

The General Guidelines contain information about the granting process, eligibility and application requirements, support material requirements, MAC’s equity and confidentiality policies, and final reporting requirements.

Click here for the General Guidelines.

What has changed?

  • The General Guidelines must be used in conjunction with the program-specific guidelines.

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2015-16 Artists in the Schools Directory Now Online

The 2015-2016 AIS Directory is now online for schools wishing to submit an application to the Artists in the Schools Residency Program for the 2015-2016 school year.

Artists in the Schools Residency Program: May 15 application deadline for schools

The Artists in the Schools program supports existing arts education programs in Manitoba schools through artist residencies integrated into the school’s instructional schedule. The program is intended for students in Kindergarten through Grade 12.

Residency costs are shared by the school and the Manitoba Arts Council (MAC).

Residency length: 1-10 weeks (5 days/week)

How to apply: Applications to the program are submitted by the school.…

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New arts and learning manager at MAC

Douglas Riske, executive director of the Manitoba Arts Council, is pleased to announce that Leanne Foley has been appointed as MAC’s arts and learning manager. Leanne is currently the communications manager at MAC and will officially move into her new position on January 12, 2015. A search for a new communications manager will begin immediately.

Susan Israel, the previous arts and learning manager, retired this past summer, after leading more than ten years of significant growth and change in all aspects of the work.

“We look forward to Leanne’s building on MAC’s respected Artist in the Schools and ArtsSmarts initiatives which have proven so valuable in schools and communities throughout the province.” (Douglas Riske, executive director)

Leanne brings a wide range of experience in both the performing arts and arts education.…

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