Shaun de Rooy – 2021 Riding Mountain Artists’ Residency

During his residency, visual artist Shaun de Rooy will study and create an installation inspired by the Canadian relief programs that took place in Riding Mountain National Park in the 1930’s. During the Great Depression, the Federal Government established several “make work projects” across Canada – projects which had no immediate financial benefit to theRead More

Cullen Bingeman – 2021 Riding Mountain Artists’ Residency

While in residence at Riding Mountain National Park, visual artist Cullen Bingeman plans to explore the park, then create drawings in response to his daily experiences during his stay at the Deep Bay cabin. For Cullen, the Riding Mountain Artists’ Residency presents a respite and opportunity to reflect on the challenges of urban life whileRead More

MAC Announces 2021 Prizes in the Arts Recipients

MEDIA RELEASE Winnipeg, MB – Today, the Manitoba Arts Council (MAC) announced the recipients of its 2021 Prizes in the Arts, which celebrates achievements in the arts and honours the excellence, resourcefulness, and imagination of artists and organizations working in Manitoba across four categories. The Emerging Excellence Prize, which recognizes emerging artists for their achievementsRead More

ArtsJunktion, 2021 Connecting Creative Communities Prize

ArtsJunktion has been awarded the Connecting Creative Communities Prize, one of the Manitoba Arts Council’s 2021 Prizes in the Arts. For the past 11 years, ArtsJunktion has supported Winnipeg’s creative community by providing access to materials, creative space, workshops, and more. The community-based, charitable organization is committed to redistributing donated reusable materials on a take-what-you-need,Read More

Donna Besel, 2021 Rural Recognition Prize

Donna Besel has been awarded the Rural Recognition Prize, one of the Manitoba Arts Council’s 2021 Prizes in the Arts. Donna describes herself as a “Boreal writer”, drawing inspiration from the forests of Eastern Manitoba where she has lived her whole life. “Her writing is deeply rooted in the boreal forest,” said writer Sally Ito.Read More

Lana Sinclair, 2021 Indigenous Full Circle

Lana Sinclair has been awarded the Indigenous Full Circle Prize, one of the Manitoba Arts Council’s 2021 Prizes in the Arts. Originally from Fisher River Cree Nation, Lana combines haute couture designs with traditional materials such as leather, hide, beadwork and furs. For over 25 years, Lana has presented her work at fashion shows, exhibitions,Read More

melannie monoceros, 2021 Emerging Excellence Prize

melannie monoceros has been awarded the Emerging Excellence Prize, one of the Manitoba Arts Council’s 2021 Prizes in the Arts. The poet and interdisciplinary artist creates polysensory work that explores somatic grief through text, textile, film and perfomance. melannie considers the collective qrip (queer+crip) consciousness in their work by connecting to marvelous bodies living withRead More