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Art is not always about pretty things. Its about who we are, what happened to us, and how are lives are affected. 
– Elizabeth Broun

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December 2019

Dear friends,

Did you know that Artspace is a registered charity? We were set up as such from the start as our mandate in 1984. It makes sense, as that mandate is to support art organizations in Manitoba. And we are doing just that… supporting over 45 art organizations in Manitoba during this year alone. Why am I telling you this? Well, we run our programs at cost so that program participants pay well below market rates for the services we provide, even though they are top notch and delivered by people with specialized knowledge of this sector. This means that Artspace is dependant on donors, like you, to achieve our bold vision. As the year is wrapping up in a couple of weeks, I am writing to you and asking you to consider making a year-end donation to Artspace in exchange for a charitable tax receipt, and the assurance of supporting the Art Sector of Manitoba.

Collectively, the members of Artspace represent the larger cultural sector and give voice to individuals and organizations that would otherwise have lesser capacity. Artspace has over the years broadened the discussion around art and art making, enhancing the significant role that the arts plays in the vibrancy of the Exchange District and in Manitoba as a whole. By nurturing the cultural soul of Manitoba’s art sector, Artspace has touched the lives of so many Manitobans. Said plainly, the impact on the social capital and economic strength of the Province has been profound. The relationship between Artspace and its member art organizations is deeply symbiotic.  We take pride in everything that our members are able to achieve and honour our contributions that allow that to happen.

As arts organizations and artists alike continue to search for new ways to explore and celebrate the Manitoba experience, so too will Artspace continue to keep pace with subsequent changes and new demands. Artspace remains dedicated to enhancing service levels to Manitoba arts organizations as they work to increase sustainability.

Said plainly… we will build on our foundations in order to achieve more! So as we look back at 2019 we can be proud and smile at what has been achieved. But we have one foot in the past, one foot in the present and a gaze to the future. The future has great opportunity. For example, in 2020 we will launch a visiting artist residency program at 505 St.Mary’s avenue. We will bring back Lost in Artspace to offer a full building experience for one night only. We will have some moments to celebrate Manitoba’s 150th anniversary, while recognizing the history of this land is thousands of years old. We will endeavour to include more organizations in our Arts Management program. We will seize opportunities as they arise. We will be dependable to our current art organization participants.

Eric Plamondon

Executive Director

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For all donations of 225$ or more, Artspace will send you an original print by Winnipeg artist Paul Robles : Nests and Dens– BlackMoons for FullArtspace 

NB: a one time run of 100 prints were made. Offer good until we run out!

THANK YOU TO OUR 2018 DONORS

RÉMI AUTHIER * JEAN-MICHEL BEAUDRY * PASCAL BOUTROY * YVETTE CENERINI * JOHANNA CHIPMAN * KEVIN CHIPMAN * KIM CHIPMAN *MARK CHIPMAN * STEVE CHIPMAN * HUGH CONACHER * BRIAN DRADER * PAT FORTIER * EMMA HENDRIX * TOM JANZEN * GAVIN JOHNSTONE * IAN KING * WANDA KOOP * KERRY MACDONALD * ANGELA MATHIESON * ANDY MAURAKIS * LINDA MCFADYEN * NANCY O’BRIEN * LEN PAQUIN * FRED PENNEL * ERIC PLAMONDON * LOUISE PLAMONDON * LYNNE STEFANCHUK * MEAGHAN TOOLEY and EQ3