Support – Arts Leaders

The Arts Leaders program supports building the capacity for leadership by individuals who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Colour (BIPOC) in Manitoba’s arts and cultural sector. The program has the goal of seeing more BIPOC professionals in senior leadership positions in the arts.

This program is supported through a partnership agreement between Manitoba Arts Council and The Winnipeg Foundation.

What you can apply for

Possible leadership development opportunities could include but are not limited to:

  • Mentorship and/or training opportunities within an organization. To be initiated by the applicant and to primarily benefit the applicant, rather than the host organization.
  • One-on-one mentorships
  • Post-secondary arts and cultural leadership studies
  • Independent proposals for self-directed leadership skill development

Funding through this program is meant for leadership learning opportunities. It is not meant for the creation or sharing of arts and culture. MAC supports creation and sharing in other programs. Please see MAC’s Grants Overview webpage for a full list of granting programs.

Who can apply

Arts practitioners who identify as Indigenous, Black, or People of Colour with a demonstrated commitment to the arts and cultural sector, including work and/or volunteer experience with professional arts/cultural organizations or groups, and community not for profit organizations are eligible to apply.

Grant amount

  • Up to $35,000


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Start an application

Two ways to apply:


Our online application system. Register your profile at least 5 business days before you want to apply.



Printable or fillable PDF application forms for applicants who have limited internet access or accessibility needs.