Winnipeg Arts Council

On behalf of the City of Winnipeg, the Winnipeg Arts Council is producing Winnipeg’s Cultural Capital Year.

The Winnipeg Arts Council is Winnipeg Arts Central!

This and every year, the Winnipeg Arts Council is the place to go to find everything about the arts in Winnipeg. Events, calls for submissions, arts news and funding information can all be found on the Winnipeg Arts Council website, also known as Winnipeg Arts Central!

Visit  Winnipeg Arts Central.

About the Winnipeg Arts Council:

The Winnipeg Arts Advisory Council (WAAC) was established in 1984 by Winnipeg City Council to assist the City in determining funding to arts and cultural organizations, and to provide advice on cultural policy development. At the direction of City Council, in April 2002 its successor, the Winnipeg Arts Council (WAC), was incorporated as an independent arm’s length agency.

Grants are made available to not-for-profit arts organizations and individual artists and arts administrators working in all artistic disciplines. Applications are peer assessed, and the existence of high professional standards, community and audience support, and financial viability are key considerations in arriving at grant recommendations.

In 2001 WAC was directed by City Council to develop a Public Art Policy for the City. The Mayor’s Task Force on Public Art worked with WAC’s Committee on Public Art, to develop a policy and program for public art in Winnipeg. The Policy was adopted by City Council in 2003.

The Public Art program is supported by an annual allocation from the City’s capital budget.