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?


This is where 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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Artspace Inc. shared Manitoba Theatre For Young People's photo. ... See MoreSee Less

CBC Radio critic Joff Schmidt said the MTYP show he is most excited about next season is Mess. Coming from the UK, Mess premiered at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, winning several awards and rave reviews. Acutely aware of the ethical concerns of creating work about mental illness, Caroline collaborated closely with experts from Ethox, Beat, the Maudsley Hospital and King’s College London’s Institute of Psychiatry in both the study and treatment of anorexia and the ethical issues surrounding it. And she's a trained clown. Teen subscription packages, featuring Mess and Routes are now available and are 20% off if you act before June 30th.

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Prairie Fire took home the Maggie Awards for Best Short Fiction Story and Best Poem or Suite of Poems!

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Artist in Residence Talk: Kandis Friesen

June 29, 2016, 7:00pm - June 29, 2016, 8:00pm

Kandis Friesen (Montréal) in residence at MAWA June 8-30, 2016 During her time at MAWA, Kandis Friesen will be working on the latest iteration of Tape 158, an ongoing series based on video footage she found at the Mennonite Heritage Centre Archives in 2010. Unfinished, unedited, untranslated and badly made, the original 1980s-era VHS tape subtly documents the ethnogeographies, conflicts and complexities of Ukrainian history. Friesen spent May in Ukraine re-filming the footage of the original production, and will begin post-production and reflection during her time in Winnipeg. Working from an expanded approach to both drawing and moving image, Kandis Friesen explores the role of document and archive in the construction of public memory and public space. She approaches the archival as a contemporary and active site, navigating the construction of the image, the position of its framing, and the functions of power within it. Her work often emphasizes more latent forms of knowledge, emerging as re-makes, erasures and re-tracings. Through video, installation, performance, drawing, and print, she examines diasporic language and translation, migrating audio-visual culture, ethnicity and nationalisms, and the relationship of migration and colonial structures, often through a critical Russian Mennonite cultural lens. Caption: Kandis Friesen, Katyusha: Rocket Launchers, Folk Songs, and Ethnographic Refrains, video performance lecture with live audio mixing, 2016

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Tyndall stone architecture tour

September 7, 2016, 7:00pm - September 7, 2016, 8:30pm

Join us for a free 90-minute tour led by architectural historian Abi Auld. Abi is currently working on a research project about this important building material which will be presented in a book and exhibit in 2017. Tyndall Stone is used as an ornamental building stone in many cities in Canada and the United States. It is a light brown, fossil-bearing limestone that has darker coloured branching streaks called trace fossils. While there are many limestones used as building stone in North America, Tyndall Stone is unique. Tyndall Stone is quarried at Garson, Manitoba, about 40 km northeast of Winnipeg. It was first discovered in the area around 1894, when a farmer came upon the mottled limestone while digging a well. The first large quarry was opened by William Garson in 1898. Gillis Quarries Limited began quarrying there in 1915, and the fourth generation of this family-owned business is still at it today The tour route is fully accessible for wheelchairs, strollers and bicycles.

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