Events and Programs

ARTS FOR ALL is the banner that defines Winnipeg Cultural Capital of Canada in 2010. The vision for the year is that all people have access to the arts, are able to participate in the arts and value and are enriched by the arts. We will be engaging all year long in a public awareness campaign, informing Winnipeggers of this special designation, and educating the public on the importance of art in our city.

All of our events and programs are funded by the Cultural Capitals of Canada program through the Department of Canadian Heritage.

We are also supported by the City of Winnipeg and the Province of Manitoba. Individual projects also have donors and sponsors. If you are interested in sponsoring one of our programs please visit our Sponsorship and Donor Opportunities page.

Here are some of the amazing events and programs we have scheduled as part of the ARTS FOR ALL project.

INTERNATIONAL CELLO FESTIVAL OF CANADA

June 15 - 19, 2011

The first international cello festival to be presented in Canada, WCCC 2010, Agassiz Music and partners will create an exciting, ground-breaking event including internationally renowned cellists as well as Winnipeg's musicians.

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TICKET TO THE FUTURE PHASE 2: A CULTURAL ACTION PLAN FOR WINNIPEG

Ongoing

Consultants will work with the Winnipeg Arts Council and wide-ranging community representation, including City Councillors, municipal planning and heritage staff, as well as other City departments - to research, develop and advise on process as well as results.

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MAJOR PUBLIC ART PROJECT

located at the Millennium Library Park

A partnership between the Winnipeg Arts Council Public Art Program and the Winnipeg Cultural Capitals of Canada project will permit a combination of resources to commission a major public art piece that celebrates the arts in Winnipeg and leaves a legacy of WCCC 2010.

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CLOSE ENCOUNTERS: The Next 500 Years

Until May 8, 2011

This banner project for the WCCC 2010 Program comprises a large-scale, multi-sited exhibition focused on presenting contemporary Aboriginal Art drawn from around the world.

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NORTH END ARTS CENTRE

A neighbourhood arts centre is proposed for a Selkirk Avenue location in the North End of Winnipeg. WCCC 2010 will partner with Ndinawe, a community development organization, to inspire the creativity of youth and community.

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CITY STORIES with the Winnipeg Tarot Company

September 25 - October 31

The Winnipeg Tarot Company will astound and delight! Using their unique tarot deck, replete with Winnipeg iconography, they tell you what the cards have in store for you. They do not accept cash, cheques or credit card for payment, only your Winnipeg City Stories!

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THE BIG DANCE on Broadway

September 11th, 2010

Dance on Broadway will take over one of Winnipeg’s grand avenues for a dance party the likes of which our city has never seen!

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MY CITY’S STILL BREATHING: A symposium exploring the arts, artists and the city

November 4-7, 2010

This symposium will gather international experts to deliberate and debate the current and future relationships of art and design with city-making.

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WINNIPEG’S ARTS AMBASSADORS

Five artists were be appointed Winnipeg's Art Ambassadors. During their ambassadorship they advocated for the arts  and created a legacy project in their own particular discipline be it music, literary arts, visual arts or performing arts.

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THE RIVER BARGE FESTIVAL

August 25-29, 2010

Five days of celebration, entertainment and cultural festivities presented at The Forks free of charge, planned as a gathering for all of Winnipeg.

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Cross Cultural Marketing Initiative

Ongoing

The purpose of this program is to offer marketing incentives to Winnipeg festivals in order to develop new local, national and international audiences, especially across cultures.

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2010: The Concert

January 2, 2010

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