Artbeat Studio Inc.

4th Floor, 62 Albert Street
Winnipeg, MB R3B 1E9
ph: 204-943-5194

Registered Charitable Number: 857638340RR0001

Arts & Culture (Main Focus Area)

Health (Secondary Focus Area)


To provide studio space, community and opportunity for creative initiative to facilitate mental, spiritual and economic health.

To enable consumers of mental health services to engage in artistic expression that promotes recovery, empowerment and community.


Artbeat Studio Inc. is a unique community based, peer directed program that provides social supports, free working art studio/gallery space and mentorship for individuals living with mental illness for the purpose of recovery and empowerment. Artbeat Studio is committed to decreasing stigma and discrimination that coincides with mental illness and poverty through positive action, mental health education and advocacy.


Established in 2005, Artbeat Studio is the first of its kind in Manitoba and stems from one family’s personal experience with mental illness. Nigel Bart, founder and Studio Facilitator of Artbeat Studio, was diagnosed with schizophrenia at the age of 19 and has since been using various forms of art to help with recovery from the illness and the stigma that surrounds it.


Artbeat Studio Inc. Artist's Residency Core Program
The studio facilities accommodate a group of nine artists who are given space to develop a body of work over a six-month period. The artists are guided through the process of preparing a professional portfolio. The program culminates with a public art opening and one week exhibition.
The Satellite Studio at 444 Kennedy
Artbeat Studio facilitates and coordinates community services provided by the alumni of its core program through the Kennedy St.  Studio. This program promotes community life by providing a sustainable ‘centre for art activities’ that facilitates healthy living and wellness.


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