Arts Leaders Speaker Series – Feb. 3 with Allison Yearwood

We’re hosting one last virtual speaker series and info session for our new Arts Leader programs!


When: Wednesday, February 3 at 12:30 p.m.
Where: Zoom
Join the meeting:
ID: 854 7953 1120
Password: 945394

We’ll be joined by arts professional and Executive Director of Plug In ICA Allison Yearwood. Allison returns to her hometown, Winnipeg, from the Banff Centre, where she was Program Manager at the Indigenous Arts Department. Previously, Allison served as Art and Business Manager at Yamaji Art, an Aboriginal art centre in Australia, and was the General Manager of Collective of Black Artists in Toronto. Allison was the Programming and Events Coordinator at the Northern Life Museum & Cultural Centre in Fort Smith, North West Territories, and was the first non-Indigenous staff member at Urban Shaman Gallery in Winnipeg. Allison advocates for racialized and disenfranchised groups to decolonize institutions of power from the ground up. She is exceptionally skilled on issues of equity and a powerful and transformative voice for anti-racism action. Allison’s institutional critique articulates the creation of safe spaces for underserved communities within the institution.

After Allison’s talk, participants are welcome to ask questions and learn more from our MAC program consultants about MAC’s new Arts Leaders program, designed to support building the capacity for leadership by individuals who identify as Indigenous, Black, and/or People of Colour, offered in partnership with the Winnipeg Foundation.

A recording of the session will be available on our Facebook and YouTube pages afterward. Feel free to send us any questions you have ahead of time by e-mail or by direct message on any of our social media pages.

See you there!