Artspace provides space for arts and culture to flourish. Home to artists, arts organizations and a range of support services, the iconic Artspace building has been the artistic anchor of Winnipeg's historic Exchange District for over thirty years. Each year over 80,000 people pass through our doors to create, exhibit, view and learn. So … when should we expect you?


Our trusty Artspace staff post tips, tricks and information for the arts community about building and managing exceptional arts organizations. The information we post is drawn from our experiences working in, and for, the arts over many years. We hope you find the information useful, and if you have a topic you’d like us to look into, let us know and we’ll tap our resources to find an answer.

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There's a literary journalism residency coming up in Banff! All expenses paid, plus commission. Apply before March 1

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QTPOC Drop the Mic #5

February 11, 2017, 6:30pm - February 11, 2017, 9:30pm

QPOC Winnipeg presents: QTPOC Drop the Mic #5! Celebrating queer and trans artists/writers/performers of colour during Genderfest <3 $10 (/no one turned away) Hosted by Serenity Joo. Performers: Sharanpal Ruprai, Sadie-Phoenix Lavoie, MC Woke, User unknown, Like That, Hazim, Malaikah Rang'inya, and more! QPOC merch & Angela Davis tickets for sale. The event will be immediately followed by QPOC's Pink + White dance party in the same venue! Your DTM cover valid for the dance party! PARTICIPATION: Queer and trans people of colour are welcome to sign up on the spot for a 5 minute slot to share storytelling, poetry, spoken word, comedy, music, dancing, instrumentals, and more. There will also be a guitar available for use. We encourage people of all levels and all kinds of talent to participate. Please consider providing a Trigger Warning before your performance. Msg us if you have q's! ACCESSIBILITY: The venue is wheelchair accessible. There are single-stall gender-inclusive washrooms. The venue is 18+ and there is alcohol sold at the venue. SAFER SPACE: We want to create a positive, open environment, free from oppressive comments and behaviour. Please be respectful of those who attend and perform. We will not tolerate any sexism, racism, transphobia, homophobia, biphobia, fatphobia, ableism, or sexual harrassment on stage, from our guests, or from venue staff. Please report any problematic behaviour to Christina Hajjar or Uzoma Chioma or let us know what we can do to create a more welcoming environment @ or What do we mean by “QT-”? “Queer” and “trans” encompass a wide range of identities including but not limited to: lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, two-spirit, queer, intersex, asexual, genderqueer, gender-variant, genderfluid, genderless, and non-binary. What do we mean by “-POC”? People who self identify as a person of colour. We hope to see a diversity of people of colour represented at this event. Why QTPOC? Drop the Mic serves as an opportunity for queer and trans people of colour to take up space, be heard, and share parts of themselves. Recognizing the marginalization QTPOC face for both their race and their sexuality, this is a celebration of identity and a resistance to oppression. We view structural inequality as not only abstractly caused by higher levels of power, but also as upheld and perpetuated by our very own POC, feminist, and queer(/lgbt) circles everyday. Drop the Mic merges queer pride and racial pride and is an opportunity to broaden our perspectives, learn from each other, care for each other, listen with intent, and build solidarity. Getting on stage is a willingness to be vulnerable, a trust in co-created space, and a generous gift of expression that we are so lucky to take part in.

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ED's First Friday Cinq à Sept

March 3, 2017, 5:00pm - March 3, 2017, 8:00pm

The Exchange District has a standing tradition of opening the doors to our creative spaces on the First Friday. The Artspace Building is one of those spaces with regular contributors like Platform Gallery, Cinematheque and Allan Geske (North Nassau) printmaking studio. The Executive Director of Artspace, Eric Plamondon, is settling into his position, bringing with him a wealth of experience in arts and culture. And new traditions: some of which are new to us but well established elsewhere. For example, les 5 à 7 are a common phenomenon in french communities. These post-work gatherings usually only last for a glass of wine (or two) or a beer (or two). Its the perfect transition between work and whatever your evening holds in store. So we thought, why not host a Pre-First Friday Cinq à Sept, as a warm up to all the Exchange has to offer on First Fridays, as a way to meet the new Executive Director, and as a way to discover an emerging local artist: Josiah Koppanyi? It wouldn't be an Artpsace event if it didn't involve making space for art and artists. Thus, the Cinq à Sept becomes an unveilling of art that will hang in the Artspace boardroom. All the art is created by Winnipeg artist Josiah Koppanyi who is emerging as a contemporary-faux nostalgia-urban artist. We are thrilled to allow a space for his wonderful art to be seen and appreciated. This is an open and free event. 4th floor boardroom 5pm to 7pm March 3rd 2017 We hope you will stop by to meet Eric, Josiah and take in some art to begin your night of adventure in the Exchange District. Miigwetch!

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