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?


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Nominations for the 2018 Winnipeg Arts Council Awards are now open. Is there an artist, volunteer or Arts Champion you would like to see honoured? The nomination deadline is Tuesday, April 10th.The Mayor's Luncheon for the Arts will be held on Thursday, June 7th, 2018 at the Fort Garry Hotel. Click here for details-

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The 2018 Afro Prairie Film Festival starts this Friday and runs until Sunday at the Winnipeg Cinematheque. The event hosted by Black Space Winnipeg and Winnipeg Film Group is the first Black-centric film festival within the Prairies that is dedicated to the support and exposure of emerging and established Black filmmakers across Canada.
Film showtimes and other events are listed in the link below.
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2018 Afro Prairie Film Festival

February 23, 2018, 7:00pm - February 25, 2018, 10:00pm

About The Festival Black Space Winnipeg in partnership with Winnipeg Film Group is proud to present the Afro Prairie Film Festival in celebration of Black History Month from Friday, February 23 - Sunday, February 25, 2018 taking place at the Cinematheque, 100 Arthur St. The Afro Prairie Film Festival is the first Black-centric film festival across the Prairies that is dedicated to the support and exposure of emerging and established Black filmmakers across Canada. For three days, participants can look forward to a weekend filled with education, workshops and a chance to explore Black narratives in filmmaking. Our Program (Films, Workshops & More) All programming is dedicated to supporting Black Filmmakers across the Prairies and throughout Canada. The festival is extremely proud and excited to present featured guest filmmaking legend Charles Burnett (To Sleep With Anger). Charles will be the subject of a Master Class conversation that will explore his illustrious career. He will also be in attendance to introduce and engage in a Q & A after the screening of his film To Sleep With Anger. Participants can buy individual tickets to events or a Festival Pass (which gets you access to the entire festival), see below for dates, film information and where to get your tickets/festival passes: Friday, February 23 / 7:00 PM - Cinematheque Ouvrir la Voix Directed by Amandine Gay 2017, Canada, 122 mins Event Page and Tickets: Friday, February 23 / 9:30 PM - PLATFORM Gallery Opening Reception with Marisolle Negash On Friday, February 23, 9:30pm in Platform Gallery do not miss our festival Opening Reception with Marisolle Negash. Enjoy food, live music and entertainment on the festival's opening night! For information on festival screenings and workshops please visit our event page at: 2018 Afro Prairie Film Festival. Event Page and Tickets: Saturday, February 24 / 3:00 PM - Cinematheque Emerging Black Canadian Filmmakers Shorts and the Winston W. Moxam Award (Best Short) Event Page and Tickets: Saturday, February 24 / 5:00 PM - Cinematheque Free Admission Panel Discussion: Developing Film Projects as Black Artists Event Page and Tickets: Saturday, February 24 / 7:00 PM - Cinematheque Unarmed Verses Directed by Charles Officer 2017, Canada, 86 mins Event Page and Tickets: Saturday, February 24 / 9:30 PM - Cinematheque Black Cop Directed by Cory Bowles 2017, Canada, 91 mins Event Page and Tickets: Sunday, February 25 / 2:00 PM - Rachel Browne Theatre - 211 Bannatyne Ave. Charles Burnett Master Class Event Page and Tickets: Sunday, February 25 / 4:00 PM - Cinematheque Pariah Directed by Dee Rees 2011, USA, 86 mins Event Page and Tickets: Sunday, February 25, 7:00 PM - Cinematheque To Sleep With Anger Directed by Charles Burnett 1990, USA, 102 mins Event Page and Tickets: Donate Black Space Winnipeg is supported through community donations and funding. Much of what we do is possible thanks to people who believe in our mission and donate to our cause. We are accepting donations of any kind towards the Afro Prairie Film Festival, please see the following link: Volunteer Our events would not be possible without the hard work and dedication from our amazing volunteers. We are seeking volunteers from our community who are looking to join our energetic team and ensure the success of the Afro Prairie Film Festival. Please fill out the following information at: For more information, media inquiries or any further questions please contact us at:

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If you're looking for a place to escape to this weekend, then look no further because Jazz Winnipeg's Mardi Gras party will have you dancing in no time. So put on those red shoes and dance away the winter blues to the songs they're playing on the Mardi Gras stage.

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Mardi Gras Presented by Jazz Winnipeg

February 17, 2018, 7:30pm - February 17, 2018, 11:00pm

Looking to cut loose this Mardi Gras and shake away those winter blues? Celebrate the holiday with us this February! We're throwing a massive, New-Orleans-style Mardi Gras party and parade on February 17, 2018 at downtown's Union Station. The evening will feature a special musical guest, DJ, New Orleans-inspired snacks, classic Bourbon Street cocktails, and other exciting activities throughout the evening. The event also features a free afternoon Mardi Gras parade on the river trail, open to the entire community, in partnership with Festival Du Voyageur. All of the proceeds raised at the event will benefit our year-round programming, including the TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival, our community and youth outreach programs, concert season, and Nu Sounds series.

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