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April 2021

Lavender Menace

April 1 - November 30
Graffiti Gallery, 109 Higgins Ave
Winnipeg, MB R3B 0B5 Canada
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Free

Lavender Menace, a term first rooted in the American lesbian women’s movement for inclusion within feminism, now allows two pairs of Indigenous artists to gather, connect, and nourish each other’s growth to thrive as natural beings in ever-changing, estranged, rigid, urban environments. Metis artist, Chanelle Lajoie, mentors Ella G. in photography, capturing medicine and bodies amongst varying landscapes. Anishinaabe artist, Kiana Compton, mentors Sadie H.-C. in painting, referencing the natural and native elements of the nearby location, painting floral patterns…

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Expressive Arts Certificate

April 1 - August 31
WHEAT Institute, 580 - 70 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1G7 Canada
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$7900

Explore the therapeutic use of Mindfulness, Poetry, Drama, Movement, and Music!  WHEAT Institute's Expressive Arts Certificate features a variety of talented expressive arts educators and artists, sharing knowledge born of years of practicing their crafts and honing their skills as artists, educators and helpers. The program can be done in one or two years, during weekend and summer courses, and includes Multi-modal Studio classes, Therapeutic Arts Weekends in the Content Areas of Music, Movement, Drama, Poetry and Mindfulness, as well…

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NSI Art of Business Management – Indigenous Edition

April 1 - June 30
$50 – $350

The National Screen Institute invites Indigenous screen content creatives, committed to developing a career in producing, to apply for NSI Art of Business Management – Indigenous Edition. Through this four-month, part-time online training and mentorship program, you will develop essential business management skills while creating a project plan for a feature film or web series you are currently developing. Program dates: March to June 2021 Location: Online Application deadline: Friday, February 12, 2021 at noon Central Time Cost: $50 non-refundable…

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Youth Choir Camp

April 1 - May 25
Free

Do you want to improve musically in a safe and fun environment? Are you looking to connect with other LGBTQ2* youth and allies? If so, we'd love to have you be a part of our virtual choir camp! No audition required - just a love for singing and community building. Rehearsals Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00pm on ZOOM March 9 - May 25, 2021 Thank you to Safe at Home Manitoba for making this project possible

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Lori Blondeau: I’m Not Your Kinda Princess

April 1 - June 19
Plug In ICA, Unit 1, 460 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0E8 Canada
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Free

Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art is incredibly honoured to present I’m Not Your Kinda Princess by Lori Blondeau, a survey of work curated by Nasrin Himada. I’m Not Your Kinda Princess integrates a broad selection of accumulated works over the artist’s celebrated career along with a newly commissioned installation titled Stones From My Kokum’s House. The exhibition will be open by appointment March 11 to June 19, 2021. Lori Blondeau is Cree/Saulteaux/Métis from Saskatchewan. Since the 1990s, Blondeau’s artistic…

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Online Spring Art Classes with Forum Art Centre

April 6 - June 26
Forum Art Centre, 120 Eugenie Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0X7 Canada
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Free

Forum Art Centre online art classes for Spring are ready to go. Support our art community and artist instructors by registering for one of the amazing online classes that they have built. Register now if you are craving a classroom community. We have options for kids, teens, and adults…something for everyone needing that art class feeling. https://www.forumartcentre.com/classes/ Many of our line up starts when you register, although some classes are on a 10 week schedule starting April 19th. We have…

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Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Arts: Campfire Ukulele

April 7 - May 12
$120

Cabin fever got you? Pandemic fatigue, too? We’re all longing for those days we can get together again, be outside, maybe even go camping. Prep for warmer weather and your next campfire singalong by learning to play ukulele to the songs that everyone knows! Among the songs we’ll cover: American Pie Wagon Wheel I’m Yours Wonderwall If I Had a Million Dollars Good Riddance… NOTE: Tuning basics will be taught in the first session, for all of the following sessions,…

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Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Arts: Musical Adventures

April 10 - May 15
$60

Does your child love to sing and play? This course is designed to provide a strong musical foundation for learners in a fun-filled environment. Musical concepts including rhythm, melody, dynamics, and basic music notation will be presented through song, games, and activities. Students will be introduced to a variety of musical selections and instruments while focusing on developing listening skills. Using everyday objects found in the home, we will craft simple instruments for music-making! Parents should plan to attend the…

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Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Arts: Pop Music for Piano

April 10 at2:00 pm - May 1 at3:00 pm
$60

This course will take your interest in pop music and provide an understanding of how it works and how to play it. The course will give you some basic, yet commonly used theory that can be applied to pretty much every pop song. Learn to develop your ear to hear things that will help you learn music more easily. This class is designed for students who have completed 3-4 years of piano lessons or have the equivalent ability to sight-read…

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Spirited Ghosts: The Animated Films of Amanda Strong (Free Screening!)

April 12 - April 25
Free

Award winning Michif animator and interdisciplinary artist Amanda Strong creates stunning stop-motion 2D/3D animation as well as gallery/museum installations, published books and community-activated projects. Her beautiful, thought provoking puppet animation requires meticulous attention to detail and challenges conventional storytelling. Exploring Indigenous history, language and culture in a progressive manner her award-winning films have played at major festivals around the world including Cannes, Toronto International Film Festival and the Ottawa International Animation Festival. Strong received a BAA in Interpretative Illustration and…

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The Sum of All Parts by D’Arcy Singh

April 15 - April 27
Cre8ery, 2nd Floor, 125 Adelaide St.
WINNIPEG, MB R3A 0W4 Canada
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Free

Aristotle penned the quote “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts” some 2400 years ago. I’ve thought about the quote in it’s entirety for a long time and derived that in my case, as I was thinking, MY “whole” is the sum of ALL parts. This encompasses my family, my hardships, my accomplishments and all of my thoughts—good or bad. I can apply this to my ever-changing art interests and what challenges I tackle in the next…

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Lucien Durey and melannie monoceros: A screening, a reading, and a discussion

April 22 at7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

The University of Manitoba School of Art Gallery presents: Lucien Durey and melannie monoceros: A screening, a reading, and a discussion nn conjunction with the exhibition "...a story in the middle..." Join us for a screening of Durey’s work and a reading by monoceros, followed by a conversation with both artists about the relationship between writing and visual art-making in their respective practices. Moderated by" a story in the middle" curator Blair Fornwald. Lucien Durey and melannie monoceros are interdisciplinary…

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New Indigenous Voices

April 23
Free

The National Screen Institute – Canada is now accepting applications for the 2021 edition of CBC New Indigenous Voices – a program for emerging Indigenous creators to build their media careers through online training and hands-on experience. CBC New Indigenous Voices is a full-time, 14-week online training program for up to nine Indigenous creators aged 18 to 35 to learn the essential elements of working in the film, TV and digital media industries. The curriculum is designed with traditional and spiritual elements.…

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Online Webinar: “Powering up the Arts in Manitoba” with Inga Petri

April 24 at10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Join us for a conversation about how we can combine our strengths, amplify our regional assets through existing and emerging platforms and tools to facilitate broad collaboration in and promotion of the arts. Manitoba Arts Network wants to help members embrace practical tools to minimize time and money spent and maximize on the opportunities by expanding your effectiveness and reach. Imagine: if we worked together more efficiently – what would that look like? How can we benefit from each other’s…

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Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Arts: From Sinatra to Presley

April 27 at7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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$25

The music of the 1950’s exhibits some of the most dramatic shifts in popular music. In this course, find out how and why the music of the 1950s transitioned from Mom and Pop to teenagers. Sit back and relax with your favourite snacks and invite friends from anywhere to join in on the fun! Have to miss a class? Not to worry – Classes will be recorded and sent to participants as requested for a limited time following the delivery…

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Artist Talk: Kama LaMackerel – Interstices: towards a decolonial trans poetics of the future

April 29 at7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

School of Art Gallery is pleased to host a talk by Kama LaMackerel (they/them), a Mauritian multidisciplinary artist, educator, cultural mediator, writer, and literary translator who lives and loves in tio’tia:ke (Montréal), Canada. Their work is grounded in the exploration of justice, love, healing, decoloniality and self-and collective-empowerment. Kama’s artistic practice spans across textile, visual, poetic, digital, and performative work; their work is at once narratological and theoretical, at once personal and political. A firm believer that artistic practices have…

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Ełexiìtǫ ; Ehtsʼǫǫ̀ / Connected ; Apart From Each Other By Casey Koyczan

April 30 - May 29
Urban Shaman, 203-290 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg,
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Free

"Ełexiìtǫ ; Ehts'ǫǫ̀" is an interactive installation that communicates the journey of learning more about one's culture through distance education and research; utilizing and adapting to work with technology and communication tools as viable resources for learning language, tradition, stories, and spiritual beliefs. After leaving my hometown of Yellowknife when I was seven years old, a disconnect of my culture started to form; I lived all over Western Canada and even though I have met some amazing people and experienced…

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Creative Mornings Winnipeg: Procrastinate

April 30 at8:00 am - 9:30 am
Free

Our CreativeMornings theme for this month is Procrastinate. In that game of waiting-waiting-waiting until it’s almost too late but not quite, a coiled spring of potential energy hides, ready to leap into action at a moment’s notice. Narrowing a timeline can be a fruitful creative constraint, an exercise in trusting the unknown. When a window of opportunity shrinks, improvisation and spontaneity might unfurl like a flower in a time-lapse video blooming at super speed, a confetti cannon of petals bursting in full…

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May 2021

mapping elsewhere: A Reading by Mariana Muñoz Gomez

May 6 at7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

The University of Manitoba School of Art Gallery presents: mapping elsewhere: A Reading by Mariana Muñoz Gomez In conjunction with the exhibition "cause to become" "cause to become" artist Mariana Muñoz Gomez will launch her new artist book, "mapping elsewhere", and provide a live reading of the book in full. In "mapping elsewhere", Mariana Muñoz Gomez thinks through topics of memory, relation, movement, land, and place. "mapping elsewhere" is a book of drawings and text rooted in the experiences and…

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Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Arts: Intro to Brazilian Music

May 6 at7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$35 – $50

Take a trip into the universe of Brazilian music and its history with renowned Winnipeg guitarist and musician, Marco Castillo. Join Marco for a journey into the music of Brazil, its influences, developments, and relevant facts. We will listen and learn about the diverse styles of Choro, Samba, and other rhythms; the bossa-nova era, and the evolution of samba and carnaval. Marco will also explore the effects of twenty-one years of military dictatorship in Brazil on the culture, the festivals…

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Form(er)

May 7 - June 26
C2 Centre for Craft, 1-329 Cumberland
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1T2 Canada
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Free

The Manitoba Craft Council is pleased to present Form(er), a solo exhibition of new work by Carissa Baktay. Curated by Jenny Western, this exhibition features a series of  works in glass and horse hair. "Both glass and horse hair have been used as utilitarian and artistic materials for millennia but are often over looked as a commonplace material we no longer notice, or in the case of horse hair, an unsightly animal byproduct. This exhibition seeks to present these materials in an…

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Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Arts: Picking and Strumming Bootcamp

May 8 at1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
$25

Caught up in the straight-shuffle-up-down doldrums? Looking to add to your strumming technique? Every song need not be played with the island strum. In this 90 minute Picking and Strumming Bootcamp, we’ll explore techniques and strum patterns, including mutes/chucking, fan strum, and triplets to help spice up your playing. This class will be delivered through Zoom. For more information and to register, go to https://mcma.ca/picking-and-strumming-bootcamp/

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Deep Character: From People To Plot

May 9 at1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$60

The best stories feature characters who fascinate and engage us as they undertake transformative journeys. In this three-hour online workshop, we will do lots of guided writing geared toward developing a deeper understanding of your fictional characters and how their wounds and desires can lead to a muscular and gripping plot no matter the story subject. By the end of the workshop, you will walk away with a more intimate attachment to that person that lives in your head and…

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MCC Spring Talks: Amina Haswell

May 13 at7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

The Manitoba Craft Council is excited to be hosting a series of online artist talks via Youtube live! Having taken place over the past few months, our last speaker will be Amina Haswell. Brooms are used all over the world for daily and ritual cleansing of spaces. As the most common household tool every corner of the globe has relied upon readily accessible materials and time tested methods to make these essential household tools. The materials used vary from country…

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June 2021

RBC $10,000 Emerging Filmmaker Pitch Competition

June 4
Free

The RBC Emerging Artists Project helps artists bridge the gap from emerging to established, and supports organisations that provide the best opportunity to advance their career trajectory. RBC supports arts organisations and artists in a range of genres including visual art, music, theatre, performance, literature and film. Gimli Film Festival is the largest film festival in Manitoba. Over the past 21 years, our audience, sponsors and partners have supported and shaped the festival into what it is today. We showcase fiction feature…

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