Arts and culture briefs

WAC grants

Applications for the Winnipeg Arts Council’s Individual Artist Grant are due March 8. Artists of any discipline are encouraged to apply for projects beginning after June 8. Emerging artists can apply for up to $2,000, while mid-career and established artists can apply for up to $5,000. Another round of grant applications will be accepted in September. Go to for more info.


Freeze Frame

The International Film Festival for Kids of All Ages, Freeze Frame Manitoba, is taking place March 6 to 13. Films from 11 countries will be screened at Centre culturel franco-manitobain and Cinematheque. In celebration of the festival’s 20th anniversary, local filmmaker Brian Rougeau has created a new media installation which can be viewed in the Media Zone. For more info, go to


Poetry workshop

Poet Amber Dawn will be running a social justice poetry workshop on March 6. At 2 p.m. in Room 2M70 at the University of Winnipeg, Dawn will lead attendees through an exploration of their own lived experiences and values. The workshop will include writing prompts, sample poetry readings, peer-to-peer reflections, debriefing and a Q&A. Email to register.


Pysanka eggs

In time for Easter, the Wasylyshen Ukrainian Easter Egg Collection is being exhibited alongside artist David Wasylyshen’s pysanka mosaics at the Oseredok Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre. The exhibit, titled New Dimensions of Pysanka Art, is open March 6 to April 9. The egg collection shows the variety of styles of the traditional folk art, including regional differences. Wasylyshen’s work deconstructs the pysanka, creating a new work.


What if…

On March 6, an all ages story night will ask, “What if?” Storytellers Darla Stewart, Edmund Machona, Carolina Vasilica and more will tell tales of their journeys through defining moments in their lives that left them asking that question. Tickets for The IF Word // A Storytelling Event are $10 in advance through the Facebook event page or are $15 at the door. 


Our own theatre awards

Winnipeg is joining the long list of cities that host annual theatre awards. Winnipeg Theatre Awards was officially launched on Feb. 29 and the first ever event is being planned for Nov. 19, 2017. A nine member jury of Winnipeg theatre professionals and arts supporters will select winners for a list of categories including performance, production and design.

Published in Volume 70, Number 22 of The Uniter (March 3, 2016)

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