Arts and culture briefs

Art at the park

Assiniboine Park Conservancy (APC) is getting a bit of help showing art in the Pavilion from the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG). The historic building was reopened in late September after being closed for renovations since February. Going forward, the WAG will provide expertise when it comes to curating exhibitions. Artwork will come from both the APC’s collection and the WAG’s.

Scholarship for children’s media

A post-secondary student planning to pursue a career in children’s media production will be sent to the Kidscreen Summit in Miami by Youth Media Alliance (YMA). The Andra Sheffer Scholarship includes $1,500 in travel expenses, mentorship by YMA staff and board members, conference registration and registration to the 2017 Banff World Media Festival. Apply at by Oct. 15.

Three Ring Circus

Fools + Horses presents a four-part interdisciplinary concert series starting on Oct. 9. Dubbed Three Ring Circus, each event will bring three musicians to explore a theme using their existing body of work while sharing different perspectives, interpretations and messages connected with the theme. The first installation will explore Harvest. Tickets are available at for $15.

Supported by urban arts

A documentary of Governor General Michaëlle Jean’s appointment is screening for free at Graffiti Gallery. During a visit to the Point Douglas gallery in 2007, Jean said the theme of her Governorship would include how urban arts can support young people who are facing barriers. Her husband, Jean-Daniel Lafond, is returning on Oct. 11 to show his documentary about her.

Feedback for the CRTC

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is looking for feedback on its proposed new Discretionary Services Regulations. The regulations are meant to streamline programming services licensing into three broad categories, including television, on-demand and discretionary. Find the document and instructions on commenting at

Reel Pride

Winnipeg’s LGBTTQ* film festival, Reel Pride, kicks off on Oct. 11. Between then and Oct. 16, there will be 16 events, including the 13th annual Canadian LGBBTQ* Short Films Competition and the RBC Gala, where 2016 festival award winners will be announced over a complementary drink and food. Tickets range from free to $10, and a festival pass is $50 at

Published in Volume 71, Number 5 of The Uniter (October 6, 2016)

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