News -

A scary look at solvents and rez life By: Randall King, Winnipeg Free Press-February 21, 2017

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra welcomes 1,000 newcomers to free performance By Teghan Beaudette, CBC News-February 19, 2017

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Public Art Bus Tour Feb. 22, 2017

Telescopes 101 Feb. 22, 2017

Job Bank -

Administrative and Programs Assistant (Full-Time)

Film Training Manitoba
App Deadline: 22 / 02 / 2017

Host (English Services)

CBC Radio-Canada
App Deadline: 22 / 02 / 2017

ACI Manitoba is The Arts and Cultural Industries Association of Manitoba. We are a not for profit organization dedicated to supporting the arts and cultural industries of Manitoba and helping to develop sustainable careers for those working in arts and culture. By providing opportunities for business skill development through our various workshops, courses, and seminars, we help you take your creative career to the next level.

Upcoming ACI Training & Events

January 17-March 29, 2017: Coach Access Programs for Small Non-profits | Winter 2017
ACI Manitoba is proud to offer our organizational members and 245 McDermot co-workers the chance to participate in our Coach Access Program for Small Non-Profits in winter 2017.

First and third Thursdays of each month: February 16, March 2, 16: Drum Circles, in partnership with Manitoba Moon Voices and Thunderbird House
Join teacher Alison Cox for drumming, instruction and storytelling. Doors open and potluck is served at 6 pm.

February 3-27, 2017: Coach Access: One-on-One Learning for Artists!
Sign up for one-on-one coaching sessions with experienced professionals and learn the intricacies of skills like grant writing, marketing and branding, creative law, media relations, finances, accounting and more!

February 16, 2017: ACI Manitoba Funders Forum: Private Sector Funders
Registration deadline: Monday, February 15, 2017.
 Join us for an information sharing event where arts and cultural professionals meet and learn about local foundations and companies; their values, funding priorities and various granting programs.

March 2, 2017: Coach Access Program for Small Non-Profits: Assessing Your Organization
Registration deadline: February 17, 2017.
 A three hour interactive workshop on assessing your organization through daily, weekly and monthly habits based on good governance and sensitive, smart management techniques and processes.

March 6, 2017: Funders Forum: Canada Council for the Arts Info Session
This information session with Canada Council representative Claire Marchand will help artists and arts administrators get acquainted with the new changes in applying for funding through the Canada Council for the Arts.

March 7–May 30, 2017: Art of Managing Your Career –Spring 2017
Application deadline: February 20, 2017. Offers working artists the confidence and knowledge to successfully manage their careers or businesses in the cultural sector. By the end of this course, you will have developed an extensive business plan, a marketing plan, and have a template for managing your finances.

March 11, 2017: Creative Entrepreneurship 2017
Registration deadline: Friday, March 3, 2017.
 A one-day symposium for emerging artists to learn essential skills about growing their career in the arts, from finances, to grant-writing, to attracting media to your event.


Youth Mentorship Programs
Applications now being accepted for:
16-19 Year Old Group Programs: Music Management, Stage Tech, Creative Writing & Filmmaking 
Rural/Community: 1 to 1 Mentorships for ages 20-24

SpaceFinder Manitoba: List a space. Find a space. For free.

SpaceFinder Manitoba

A matchmaking tool for renters looking for creative space & spaces promoting their rentals.

ACI Manitoba, in partnership with ArtsBuild Ontario, and Fractured Atlas, is bringing SpaceFinder Manitoba to Manitoba.

SpaceFinder is a proven technology created and developed by Fractured Atlas, a U.S. non-profit arts service organization. This online marketplace links organizations that have space to rent with those who need space. Our goal is to help organizations (community, volunteer, non-profit, etc.) and venues efficiently find suitable users for their under-used space through this online tool. SpaceFinder Manitoba is free to list, free to search.

Many groups in the creative, non-profit and small business communities need space for meeting, creating, rehearsing, presenting, collaborating, gathering or celebrating. They spend considerable resources trying to find suitable and affordable spaces.

On the flip side, venues spend significant resources trying to find the right renters for their spaces. These might include commercial renters to cross-subsidize non-profit rentals, or it might be renters who fit the venue’s mandate (e.g., youth and education).

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