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Arts Organizations

Artbeat Studio Inc.

62 Albert St 4th floor,
Winnipeg, MB R3B 1E9
Phone: (204) 943-5194

Artbeat Studio Inc. is a unique community based, peer directed program that provides social supports, working art studio and gallery space, and mentorship for individuals living with mental illness for the purpose of recovery and empowerment. Artbeat Studio is a non-profit registered charity committed to decreasing stigma and discrimination that coincides with mental illness and poverty through positive action, mental health education and advocacy.

Services are provided free of charge to participants. The intended beneficiaries include each participant artist, their caregivers, the local inner city community, and society as a whole.

Established in 2005, Artbeat Studio is the first of its kind in Manitoba and stems from one family’s personal experience with mental illness. Nigel Bart, founder and Studio Facilitator of Artbeat Studio, was diagnosed with schizophrenia at the age of 19 and has since been using various forms of art to help with recovery from the illness and the stigma that surrounds it.

Art City

616 Broadway,
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0W8
Phone: (204) 775-9856

Art City is a not-for-profit community art studio dedicated to providing people of all ages with innovative and professional art programming, free of charge. Art City’s primary goal is to provide space and tools for anyone who wishes to express themselves creatively.


312 William Ave
Winnipeg Mb,R3A 1P9
Hours of Operation:
Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat 1-5pm
First Fridays 5-9pm

ArtsJunktion mb Inc. is a community-based, charitable organization committed to redistributing reusable materials available take-what-you-need, pay-what-you-can.  Our mandate is to support the creative community by providing accessible materials and a creative space; provide art workshops with an emphasis on repurposed materials; and to support artists through promotion of their art and through fairly paid employment opportunities.  We also work to reduce landfill waste by receiving materials from businesses, organizations and individuals for distribution to the public, and to increase environmental awareness through community engagement and programming.  We want to provide a safe and inclusive space for all community members, and to support our neighbourhood, city, and province through vibrant, reciprocal partnerships.  ArtsJunktion is located on Treaty One Territory and the homeland of the Metis Nation, and is committed to the work of reconciliation.

Downtown Winnipeg BIZ

426 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
R3C 0C9
Downtown Watch & SafeWalk: 204-958-SAFE (7233)

The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ is the friendly and hardworking marketing the city centre on behalf of 1,300 businesses and runs programs and provides services that target downtown image, cleanliness, safety, transportation, and parking. We also host events and promote downtown as a great place to work, shop, and live. In addition, the BIZ is the voice of the downtown business community and advocates for continued downtown revitalization and enhanced services on behalf of our members. We work with all levels of government to better our downtown. Every retail, commercial and professional business in the zone is a BIZ member.

First Fridays in the Exchange
It’s full-on creativity where Galleries, artists, and shops welcome your visit on the 1st Friday of each month.

Martha Street Studios

11 Martha St,
Winnipeg, MB R3B 1A2
Phone: (204) 779-6253

Martha Street Studio is the Manitoba Printmakers Association Inc., Manitoba’s only printmaking artist-run centre, studio and gallery. It supports innovation in local, national and international print-based art and works with other unique organizations towards a common goal of enriching the lives of Manitobans through the production and dissemination of the printmaking arts.

Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA)

611 Main St,
Winnipeg, MB R3B 1E1
Phone: (204) 949-9490

Mandate: Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art encourages and supports the intellectual and creative development of women in the visual arts by providing an ongoing forum for education and critical dialogue.

Vision: Women have full access to opportunities and achieve equal representation in the visual arts.

Mission: MAWA empowers women in the visual arts and fosters their practices and professional development by providing a diverse program within a supportive community.

Studio Central

444 Kennedy ST (2nd FLR)
Winnipeg, MB, R3B 2Z1

Studio Central is a project of Artbeat Studio Inc.  Programming at Studio Central aims to facilitate the production of art as a means of inspiring personal passion, connecting generations, bridging diverse groups, and serving as a catalyzing symbol of the people as a community.

The School of Art Gallery – University of Manitoba

255 ARTlab, 180 Dafoe Road
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg MB  R3T 2N2
The School of Art Gallery (formerly Gallery One One One), was established in 1965 at the time the School moved to the Fort Garry campus, serving both the university and the public. The gallery shows and collects contemporary and historical art, maintaining and evolving collections in the School of Art’s Permanent Collection and the FitzGerald Study Centre collection.

Winnipeg Arts Council

110 Princess St,
Winnipeg, MB. R3B 1K7
Phone: (204) 943-7668

The Winnipeg Arts Council Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation with charitable status, charged by the City of Winnipeg to distribute funding to arts organizations and artists, to manage the City’s Public Art Policy, and to champion development of the arts for the people of Winnipeg. As a pre-eminent city-building organization, the Winnipeg Arts Council focuses on the quality of life in the city and how arts and culture determines Winnipeg’s reputation as a City of the Arts, both nationally and internationally.

The Winnipeg Arts Council currently receives over $4.5 million for this purpose along with another $500,000 designated for the Public Art Program.

Winnipeg Film Group

100 Arthur St #304,
Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H3
Phone: (204) 925-3456


The Winnipeg Film Group is an education, production, exhibition and distribution centre committed to promoting the art of moving image.


The Winnipeg Film Group aspires to be a world class film centre in Manitoba that supports filmmakers, engages the community and expands the appreciation of independent cinema.

Arts West

340 9th St,
Brandon, MB R7A 4A8
Phone: (204) 726-6066

Arts West Council is an organization of volunteers who are interested in the development of the visual arts in the Westman Region. Membership is composed of individual artists from across the region. The constitution of the Council is on file with the Manitoba Arts Council.

In the past, Council has offered a variety of programs have been offered through the Council, including workshops, sponsorship of lectures, arts festivals, summer arts programs for children and an arts inventory. With the development of the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba as a regional centre for the visual arts, the Arts West Council has refocused its activities to sponsoring two major programs annually – the Westman Juried Art Show and the Artists’ Retreat.

Creative Manitoba

245 McDermot Ave #300,
Winnipeg, MB R3B 0S6
Phone: (204) 927-2787

Creative Manitoba strengthens, represents and connects Manitoba’s arts and creative industries. Our entrepreneurship training and mentorship opportunities teach artists how to sustain themselves creatively and financially. Our arts specific management training increases productivity and profitability in arts and cultural organizations. We promote the value of the arts. In support of this work, we create and publish directories of artists and creative workers, conduct research and share the findings through educational seminars and outreach. Our creative coworking space supports business growth for independent creative entrepreneurs and creates a focal point for the arts and creative industries in Manitoba. We unite and engage employers, workers, educators, professional associations and government in a strategic alliance, enabling the arts and cultural sector to thrive.

Flin Flon Arts Council

2 North Ave,
Flin Flon, MB R8A 0T1
Phone: (204) 687-5974

Our Mission: The Flin Flon Arts Council aims to increase and to diversify the opportunities for citizens of Flin Flon and surrounding district to enjoy and to participate in cultural activities.

Manitoba Arts Council

93 Lombard Ave #525,
Winnipeg, MB R3B 3B1
Phone: (204) 945-2237

The Manitoba Arts Council is an arm’s-length agency of the Province of Manitoba, established in 1965 “to promote the study, enjoyment, production and performance of works in the arts.” The Council makes awards to professional arts organizations and individuals in all art forms including theatre, literature, dance, music, painting, sculpture, architecture or the graphic arts, and includes other similar creative or interpretative activity, including arts education. The Council uses a peer assessment process in making awards. Historically, the main criterion used to assess applications is artistic merit.

The Council is funded through Manitoba Sport, Culture and Heritage. Council reports annually through the Minister of Sport, Culture and Heritage to the Provincial Legislature in its Annual Report , and Council operations are audited annually.

Manitoba Arts Network

100 Arthur St,
Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H3
Phone: (204) 943-0036

Founded in 1984, the Manitoba Arts Network is a non-profit, charitable arts service organization. We connect, showcase, and promote visual and performing artists with communities across Manitoba. The Network is dedicated to connecting Manitoba’s communities to the arts.

Pembina Hills Art Council

352 Stephen St,
Morden, MB R6M 1T5
Phone: (204) 822-6026

Pembina Hills Arts Council facilitates and encourages the growth and diversity of arts and culture for the Pembina Valley Region by providing an environment which stimulates artistic expression and awareness through education, programming and provision of administrative support. The Art Council covers the area of RM Roblin-Cartwright, RM Louise, RM Lorne, RM Pembina, RM Thompson, RM Roland, RM Morris, RM Montcalm, RM Rhineland, RM Stanley. The region includes City of Morden, City of Winkler, Town of Morris, Town of Altona, and Swan Lake First Nation.

The Pas Arts Council

306 Fischer Ave,
The Pas, MB
Phone: (204) 620-2263

In the 1960’s a group of visual artists formed a committee in The Pas to provide training and annual exhibit opportunities for local artists. As the visual art group grew, the exhibits also grew. Soon, they invited artists from other northern communities to display their work. Out of this annual exhibit the Northern Juried Art Show got its beginning. Now each year a community North of the 53 parallel hosts the Northern Juried Art Show.

The Selkirk Community Arts Centre

250 Manitoba Ave,
Selkirk, MB R1A 0Y5
Phone: (204) 482-4359

The gallery exhibits the works of different members each month from February through December. June and September are usually set aside to showcase works from multiple members at once in an All Members Show.

The Gwen Fox Gallery Gift Shop sells unique items produced by gallery members. Pens, paintings, books, cards, carvings, jewelery… all these and more can be found in the gift shop.

Winkler Arts and Culture

547 Park St,
Winkler, MB R6W 1B2
Phone: (204) 312-7991

Winkler Arts and Culture, Inc. is a volunteer organization whose mission is focused on providing opportunities to share art in its various forms while celebrating the culture that brings art alive. Winkler Arts and Culture is dedicated to providing opportunities to teach, share and celebrate artistic and cultural expression, through education, programs and a community space.

​Winnipeg River Arts Council

4 Park Ave,
Lac du Bonnet, MB R0E 1A0
Phone: (204) 340-0889

The Winnipeg River Arts Council Inc. enhances quality of life in north eastern Manitoba by advancing arts and culture. WRAC looks forward to serving residents, visitors, artists and arts groups within the Winnipeg River corridor (east of Highway 11 and north of Highway 317). The region is culturally diverse and home to many talented artists and arts organizations that provide opportunities for arts and culture. WRAC’s regional structure will help community arts organizations, schools and recreation services work together to plan larger regional arts initiatives by facilitating the sharing of resources, information and talents. WRAC seeks to contribute to economic grow by promoting the region’s arts and cultural assets to residents and tourists.


International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies.

Glenvale Players


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Graeae theatre company

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International Guild of Disabled Artists and Performers

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