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MAC Sessions: Flin Flon

Thursday, April 19, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM 

NorVA Centre
177 Green St
Flin Flon, MB R8A 0G5

Register for MAC Sessions: Flin Flon

 

This information session is an opportunity to learn about the Manitoba Arts Council’s (MAC) new online application system and programs.

Access the latest details on MAC’s new Online granting system, changes to grant opportunities and important dates.

Participate in our information session where the people behind the change will share everything you need to know about your future grant opportunities.

6:00 – Doors Open

6:30-8:30 – Session

Resources will be available in both English and French.…

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MAC Sessions: The Pas

Friday, April 20 2018
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM

The Pas Regional Library
53 Edwards Avenue
The Pas, MB R9A 1R2

Register for MAC Sessions: The Pas

 

This information session is an opportunity to learn about the Manitoba Arts Council’s (MAC) new online application system and programs.

Access the latest details on MAC’s new Online granting system, changes to grant opportunities and important dates.

Participate in our information session where the people behind the change will share everything you need to know about your future grant opportunities.

5:00 – Doors Open

5:30-7:30 – Session

Resources will be available in both English and French.…

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MAC Sessions: Gimli

Thursday, April 26, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM 

Waterfront Centre, Lady of the Lake Theatre
#108 – 94 1st Avenue
Gimli, Manitoba R0C 1B1

Register for MAC Sessions: Gimli

 

This information session is an opportunity to learn about the Manitoba Arts Council’s (MAC) new online application system and programs.

Access the latest details on MAC’s new Online granting system, changes to grant opportunities and important dates.

Participate in our information session where the people behind the change will share everything you need to know about your future grant opportunities.

6:00 – Doors Open

6:30-8:30 – Session

Resources will be available in both English and French.…

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POSTPONED – MAC Sessions: Saint-Pierre-Jolys

 

 

MAC Sessions: Saint-Pierre-Jolys on Tuesday, May 1st is postponed.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

 

 

This information session is an opportunity to learn about the Manitoba Arts Council’s (MAC) new online application system and programs.

Access the latest details on MAC’s new Online granting system, changes to grant opportunities and important dates.

Participate in our information session where the people behind the change will share everything you need to know about your future grant opportunities.

11:00 a.m. – Doors Open

11:30 a.m.-1:30 – Session

Resources will be available in both English and French.…

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MAC Sessions: Steinbach

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM 

Steinbach Arts Council
304 2 Street
Steinbach, Manitoba R5G 0T7

Register for MAC Sessions: Steinbach

 

This information session is an opportunity to learn about the Manitoba Arts Council’s (MAC) new online application system and programs.

Access the latest details on MAC’s new Online granting system, changes to grant opportunities and important dates.

Participate in our information session where the people behind the change will share everything you need to know about your future grant opportunities.

6:00 p.m. – Doors Open

6:30 p.m.-8:30 – Session

Resources will be available in both English and French.…

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POSTPONED – MAC Sessions: Winnipeg

 

 

MAC Sessions: Winnipeg on Thursday, May 17th is postponed.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

 

 

This information session is an opportunity to learn about the Manitoba Arts Council’s (MAC) new online application system and programs.

Access the latest details on MAC’s new Online granting system, changes to grant opportunities and important dates.

Participate in our information session where the people behind the change will share everything you need to know about your future grant opportunities.

6:00 – Doors Open

6:30-8:30 – Session

Resources will be available in both English and French. The presentation will be made in French.

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POSTPONED – MAC Sessions: Brandon

MAC Sessions: Brandon on Thursday, May 24th is postponed.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

This information session is an opportunity to learn about the Manitoba Arts Council’s (MAC) new online application system and programs.

Access the latest details on MAC’s new Online granting system, changes to grant opportunities and important dates.

Participate in our information session where the people behind the change will share everything you need to know about your future grant opportunities.

4:30 – Doors Open

5:00-7:00 – Session

Resources will be available in both English and French. The presentation will be made in English.…

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POSTPONED – MAC Sessions: Portage la Prairie

MAC Sessions: Portage la Prairie on Tuesday, June 12th is postponed.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

This information session is an opportunity to learn about the Manitoba Arts Council’s (MAC) new online application system and programs.

Access the latest details on MAC’s new Online granting system, changes to grant opportunities and important dates.

Participate in our information session where the people behind the change will share everything you need to know about your future grant opportunities.

6:00 – Doors Open

6:30-8:30 – Session

Resources will be available in both English and French. The presentation will be made in English.…

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Not all arts councils are the same. Do you know the difference?

By Cathleen Enns

Riddle: what is the difference between an arts council and an arts council?

Answer: ‘Arts Council’ means different things when naming different types of organizations. There are, essentially, two types of arts councils whose activities are primarily different but complementary.

They are:

  • arts funding agencies
  • arts programming organizations.

 

Arts Funding Agencies

The Manitoba Arts Council is an arms-length funding agency of the provincial government established to award grants to artists and organizations in all art forms and disciplines, through such programs as Media Arts, Touring Grant for Organizations, Dance Creation Production, and Project Grant for Periodical Publishers, etc.…

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I Submitted My Manitoba Arts Council Grant Application… Now What!?

A Breakdown of the Life Cycle of a Manitoba Arts Council Grant

By Diana Sefa

 

If you happen to be an artist or a member of an arts organization, you’ve most likely worked diligently on assembling a grant application, painstakingly double-checking that all requirements from the guidelines have been met. You’ve managed to submit your grant application by its program deadline date – so, what exactly happens during the wait-time between submitting a grant application and finding out whether it has been awarded or declined?

Here is the breakdown of the life cycle of a Manitoba Arts Council grant*:

Infographic that breaks down the life cycle of a Manitoba Arts Council grant

Download the Life Cycle of a Manitoba Arts Council Grant Application Infographic [PDF]

 

1) Grant application arrives to our office by hand, mail, courier, or in our drop box (which is checked daily) and is date-stamped and logged at reception.

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Stand and Be Counted: Why Completing MAC’s Voluntary Self-Identification Form is so Important

By Akoulina Connell

Manitoba Arts Council’s new strategic plan, Designed to Thrive 2017-2022, makes a firm commitment to increasing outcomes for diverse groups through our granting.

These groups include:

  • Deaf and disability;
  • Culturally diverse;
  • Indigenous;
  • LGBT2Q*;
  • Rural and northern.

The Voluntary Self-Identification Form

The Voluntary Self-Identification Form is a tool in our grant applications and peer assessor registration form that helps MAC stay accountable to our commitment to serving all Manitobans.

When putting together your application to MAC, you may ask yourself:

Why is completing the Voluntary Self-Identification Form important? What happens to the data? Is my privacy protected?

Holding our own feet to the fire

We use demographic data gathered by Statistics Canada as our main measuring stick: How do the percentages of applications and grants awarded stack up against our provincial demography?…

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Putting the Art in Archivist

By Stephanie George

Hi! My name is Stephanie and I’m so excited to join Manitoba Arts Council as their Archives Intern. I’m hoping “Artchivist” might catch on?! I was completely thrilled when this job came up, as it connects both of my passions – I have a Masters in English from the U of M and another in Library and Information Science from the University of Western Ontario. I’ve worked and volunteered in both fields, including at Millennium Library, St. John’s College Library and with the Envoi Poetry Festival.

I remember reading over MAC’s strategic plan when prepping for my interview and feeling so encouraged by the following passage: “As the pace of change in our province continues to accelerate, the value of the arts is amplified – they are our oldest and most reliable tools for imagining how we might respond to change, and for prototyping new models of cultural resilience.” This is exactly why I studied literature and I’m so pleased to work for an organization that shares the same values.…

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9 Ways to Improve Your Support Material For Your Next MAC Grant Application

By Martine Friesen

Next to your project proposal, support material is the most important part of your grant application. This is material that you send with your application to show the kind of work that you create. It can be a sample of your writing, images and/or videos of your art work, audio recordings, catalogues, books and reviews.

It’s important to choose the best support material for your specific project. It will be shared with the peer assessors and will have a big impact on the success of your application. Here are some tips to help you.

1. Read the General Guidelines – Read through the General Guidelines to find out what MAC will accept in support materials.…

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Public Readings by Manitoba Writers Grant

The Public Readings by Manitoba Writers Grant supports readings by Manitoba writers hosted by community organizations, schools and libraries. To qualify for support, readings must be open to the public (except in the case of schools).

The Public Readings by Manitoba Writers Grant Program pays $150 in reading fees per reading of 15 or more minutes to a maximum of $300 (or two readings) per writer per day. Readings of less than 15 minutes’ duration are not eligible. Participation on panels or workshops is not eligible for the program.

Applications for this program are accepted throughout the year and are assessed every six weeks through an internal process at MAC.…

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Build Your Best Budget

By Martine Friesen

Almost all of MAC’s programs require a budget as part of a project application. A budget simply outlines how much your project is going to cost and how you plan on paying for it.

A good budget reflects the scope of the project and should support everything you have outlined in your proposal. So, for example, if you talk about renting a studio space, there should be a rental fee for that studio in your budget. And, for your application at least, your budget must balance, i.e. revenues must be equal to expenses. We all know that may change if you are awarded and have completed the project—you may not have made as much revenue at the box office as anticipated, or your other funding requests did not come through and that’s okay.…

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Connect with Michelle Wilson at Riding Mountain National Park

The Riding Mountain Artists’ Residency provides professional artists with an opportunity to be inspired and create their works in the park’s setting. In return these professional artists invite visitors to interact with them and uniquely discover the park through their eyes and works.

Michelle Wilson’s work with bison began this past summer when she was an artist in residence at Riding Mountain National Park in 2016. Every day for two weeks, she observed and captured audio recordings of the bison that inhabit the Lake Audy plain enclosure. Collaborating with conservation officers, members of the local indigenous communities, naturalists and most importantly the bison themselves, Michelle formed a connection to these creatures and their biosphere.…

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Connect with Diana Thorneycroft at Riding Mountain National Park

The Riding Mountain Artists’ Residency provides professional artists with an opportunity to be inspired and create their works in the park’s setting. In return these professional artists invite visitors to interact with them and uniquely discover the park through their eyes and works.

During Diana’s Riding Mountain Artists’ Residency, she will be creating miniature tableau landscapes, which, once photographed, will become part of the series Black Forest (dark waters).

“Normally I work indoors and use merchandise that mimics elements of a natural landscape, but while at Riding Mountain, I will be combining the outdoor environment surrounding the cabin, with products that are normally reserved for studio use,” said Diana.…

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Connect with Curtis Wiebe at Riding Mountain National Park

The Riding Mountain Artists’ Residency provides professional artists with an opportunity to be inspired and create their works in the park’s setting. In return these professional artists invite visitors to interact with them and uniquely discover the park through their eyes and works.

Curtis L. Wiebe is a multi-disciplinary artist, musician 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 often through the medium of film where music plays an important role.

Curtis will be creating an album of songs by Calvert Wander, a fictional cowboy balladeer from the 1960s. …

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Connect with Derek Dunlop at Riding Mountain National Park

The Riding Mountain Artists’ Residency provides professional artists with an opportunity to be inspired and create their works in the park’s setting. In return these professional artists invite visitors to interact with them and uniquely discover the park through their eyes and works.

For many years, Derek’s research has explored the political, ethical and philosophical conditions for contemporary abstraction. He considers painting and drawing as cross-and inter-disciplinary modes of practice and his work is deeply engaged with art history.

During the Riding Mountain Artists’ Residency, Derek will create sculptural objects and photograph them in order to explore landscape and the creative potential of things.…

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