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WAG, Kildonan Place Partner for Mall Network Arts Initiative Staff Writer,, February 10, 2015

Art Finds Temporary Shelter on a Frozen Winnipeg River Susan Peters, Canadian Art Magazine, February 2 2015

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Job Bank -

Film Crew; Production Manager, Cinematographer & Assistant Director

David Greisman
App Deadline: 28 / 02 / 2015

Multimedia Producer

Winnipeg Free Press
App Deadline: 28 / 02 / 2015

Welcome to ACI Manitoba

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.

On this website, you can find news, event listings, training information, job postings and much more.  Use the drop down menu at the top of the page and the sub-menus on the left hand side to explore the site, and if you have any questions or feedback, feel free to send an email to admin[at]

245 McDermot: A New Approach to the Creative Office

245 McDermot is a professional coworking space in the heart of Winnipeg’s Exchange District where creative people and organizations come together to work, share and grow. Offering a range of services from by-the-hour hot-desks, private offices, boardrooms, to classroom / event facilities, receptionist, wireless Internet and printing, 245 McDermot gives you the infrastructure you need to manage both the creative and business sides of your work.

More than just a shared workspace, members join a community of like-minded individuals ranging from designers to writers, to agents and artists. Run by ACI Manitoba, members also have access to a broad range of business and career development tools from Budgets 101 to International Market Development. Come join us in the new heart of Manitoba’s creative sector and find out what coworking can do for you!

Find policies and pricing information here. For more information and availability contact Cali Ramsey cali[at] or phone 204.927.2787.245 McDermot

ACI Manitoba
300 - 245 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0S6

Upcoming ACI Training & Events:

February 28: Creative Entrepreneurship: Putting Your Arts Degree to Work
Your post-secondary career is near its end, and you’re starting to hear that age-old question: “So, what can you DO with an arts degree?” ACI Manitoba’s fourth annual Creative Entrepreneurship: Putting Your Arts Degree to Work symposium will give you tips and inspiration to move confidently from student life into the real world, with a day of engaging presentations and panel discussions by movers and shakers in the arts community.

March 4: A Canadian Copyright Law Primer
ACI Manitoba has been working diligently with the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law Pro Bono Student Canada association to create a primer on copyright in the arts. Under the guidance of Andrew J. D. Buck (Pitblado), our presentation (FREE for ACI Members) will be open to creators of all artistic backgrounds.

March 6: March First Friday: Indie Lit Night
The display will include books, zines and comics, for sale by local authors and illustrators.  Purchase copies, or just meet the talented artists behind the work.

March 12: Ignite Winnipeg #9
At the events, Ignite presenters share their personal and professional passions, using 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds for a total of just five minutes.

March 16: Work It!
Anyone can bring anything they are working on and have up to five minutes to present it, ask for reactions, or get constructive feedback from everyone present. Even if you don’t have a work in progress, come down to support and connect with other artists!
Presented in partnership with Sarasvàti Productions

March 18 and March 25: An Artist’s Workshop Series on Websites Creation
Over two evenings, learn how to plan and execute a website from concept to launch. The first workshop will focus on planning, budgeting, scheduling, and preparation. During the second class, we will build a website using an online web platform and explore an online shopping cart followed by an Q and A with a professional web developer and designer.

March 23: Self-Promotion for Artists
Self-promotion and marketing methods you can implement now! Learn how to promote and market yourself and your work. Build a self-promotion and marketing strategy that works for you. Listen to sage advice regarding dos and don’ts, and acquire handy tips.

March 27, 28; April 10, 11, 24, 25; May 8, 9: The Art of Managing Your Career (Brandon, MB)
Registration deadline: March 20, 2015. The course is open to anyone with an existing arts practice including actors, craftspeople, dancers, filmmakers, musicians, new media content creators, visual artists and writers. If you are a self-employed artist, or looking to increase the portion of your employment derived from your art, then this course is for you.

April 6, April 13, April 17, May 4: Cultural Human Resource Management
Learn the essentials of Human Resource Management in this concise primer tailored for arts and cultural organizations, including small non-profits.

To register for any of these events, email Lindsey or phone 204.927.2787.