Winnipeg Arts Council

103-110 Princess Street
Winnipeg, MB R3B 1K7
ph: 204-943-7668
fx: 204-942-8669

Registered Charitable Number: 860978139RR001

Arts & Culture (Main Focus Area)

Photo Gallery


The Winnipeg Arts Council funds, supports, and fosters development of the arts on behalf of the people of Winnipeg.


Winnipeg is a creative city, where art is integrated into all people’s lives. The Winnipeg Arts Council is a not-for-profit corporation at arm’s length from the City of Winnipeg that helps ensure that all people have access to the arts, are able to participate in the arts, value the arts, and are enriched by the arts. Through grant administration, Public Art Management, arts development and special projects, the Winnipeg Arts Council serves the people of Winnipeg by supporting the arts in our city.


The Winnipeg Arts Advisory Council (WAAC) was established in 1984 by Winnipeg City Council to assist the City in determining funding to arts and cultural organizations, and to provide advice on cultural policy development. At the direction of City Council, in April 2002 its successor, the Winnipeg Arts Council (WAC), was incorporated as an independent arm’s length agency.


Grant Programs Grants are made available to not-for-profit arts organizations and individuals working in all artistic disciplines. Applications are peer assessed, and the existence of high professional standards, community and audience support, and financial viability.
Public Art In 2001 WAC was directed by City Council to develop a Public Art Policy for the City. The Mayor’s Task Force on Public Art worked with WAC’s Committee on Public Art, to develop a policy and program for public art in Winnipeg. The Policy was adopted by City Council in 2003.
artsVest Winnipeg artsVest is a national sponsorship training and matching incentive program created and administered by Business for the Arts (BftA). In Winnipeg, it is delivered in partnership with WAC with funding from Canadian Heritage and The Winnipeg Foundation.


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