Bead work by Trip Charbs

Indigenous programs

Bead work by Trip Charbs, former Art of Managing Your Career participant (

About Indigenous programs

Creative Manitoba’s Indigenous programs provide workshops and programs for and by Indigenous cultural workers, artists and art enthusiasts.

We work with Indigenous artists of all disciplines–contemporary, traditional, and/or both–and offer networking, educational, and hands-on experiences that promote Indigenous arts and artists at every level.

All facilitators employ a mentorship approach from an Indigenous perspective that fosters art, cultural, and professional development while empowering, supporting and engaging our communities.

The Indigenous programs exist to:

  • Support Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists and art organizations to meet their professional goals pertaining to Indigenous art and cultural practices
  • Develop programs that foster the emergence of Indigenous cultural leadership at every level
  • Identify and/or promote initiatives and projects that focus on Indigenous contributions in arts, culture and heritage sectors, and work towards the revitalization and empowerment of our communities

Current programs

Registration deadline: February 19, 2018
This art and educational gathering is an inclusive opportunity to learn about the Indigenous historical legacy of Canada using Land Based Experiential Learning for educators and artists in the schools.

  • Day 4
    February 25, 2018
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Creative Manitoba Indigenous Programs and Manitoba Moon Voices will host bi-weekly hand drum circles with guest speakers, artists, elders and musicians at Thunderbird House. We will honour traditional knowledge, practice the art, and sound the drum.

  • Drum circle #10 - Lisa Muswagon guest artist
    March 8, 2018
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Drum circle #11-NO CLASS THIS EVENING
    March 15, 2018
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Drum circle #12 - Red Robe Drum Society +Songwalk Showcase - Final Evening
    March 22, 2018
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Application deadline: March 9, 2018
This course covers both business and cultural topics from an Indigenous perspective. We will have ASL interpreters available on-site.

  • Session 1
    March 15, 2018
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Session 2
    March 16, 2018
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Session 3
    March 17, 2018
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Session 4
    March 18, 2018
    10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Indigenous Artists’ Needs Assessment

Creative Manitoba has undergone several gatherings and circles with Indigenous artists across Manitoba to discuss the experiences of Indigenous artists, their professional needs and look into the future. This resulted in the Indigenous Programs Needs Assessment Report.

For more information, email Arlea Ashcroft at