2018 Manitoba Arts Award of Distinction Recipients Announced

June 4, 2018 The Manitoba Arts Council is pleased to announce that the 2018 recipients of the Award of Distinction are the dynamic art duo Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan. This recognition awards $30,000 to the artist team, and is the Manitoba Arts Council’s award for the highest level of excellence and long-term achievements of an artistRead More

The Manitoba Arts Council Announces Launch of a New Online Application System and Program Structure

The Manitoba Arts Council is implementing a new online application system supported by a streamlined program structure which will be launched in the summer of 2018. “Our current focus is on administrative efficiencies, accountability, and transparency. In the spirit of collaboration we are working with the Department of Sport, Culture and Heritage to ensure thatRead More

Maurice Mierau

Maurice Mierau is Awarded the Manitoba Arts Council’s 2017 Major Arts Grant

Maurice Mierau has been awarded the Manitoba Arts Council’s 2017 Major Arts Grant. This grant will assist the Winnipeg-based writer to work on the manuscript of his second memoir. His last book, Detachment: An Adoption Memoir, was published by Freehand in 2014, and won the 2016 Kobzar Literary Award as well as the Alexander KennedyRead More

Manitoba Arts Council sets high-level goals for the next five years

In its 50th year, the Manitoba Arts Council (MAC) is launching its new strategic plan, Designed to Thrive 2017-2022, outlining the agency’s focus areas and goals in response to the changing landscape of Manitoba’s arts scene. The plan introduces three primary goals for the five years ahead: Encourage Accessibility and Inclusion Connect Creative Communities ChampionRead More

Diana Thorneycroft

Manitoba Artist Diana Thorneycroft recognized for excellence and distinguished career

Diana Thorneycroft is the 2016 Manitoba Arts Award of Distinction recipient. The recognition comes with $30,000 for the artist, and is the Manitoba Arts Council’s award for the highest level of excellence and long-term achievements of an artist in Manitoba. “Congratulations to Diana for this well-deserved recognition,” said Aimée Craft, Chair of the Manitoba Arts Council.Read More

Douglas Riske

Manitoba Arts Council Leader to Retire

Senior arts leader Douglas Riske retires as Executive Director After 17 years at the heart of Manitoba’s arts and cultural community, Douglas Riske will be retiring from his position as Executive Director of The Manitoba Arts Council, effective December 31, 2015. Keith Bellamy, Manitoba Arts Council Chair, announced that an international search for a newRead More