Art Matters!

Art Matters is the Winnipeg Arts Council‘s exploration into the relationship between citizens and the arts.  Through public events, lectures, and other programs, Winnipeggers have the opportunity to express for themselves why the arts are important.  Reaching across lines of genre, discipline, and gender, Art Matters seeks out the connections that the arts make for everyday people in their everyday lives.

The Art Matters video series highlights the significance of the arts in Winnipeg by exploring our diverse landscape of music and arts festivals, public art projects, and cultural institutions – and giving Winnipeg’s citizens the opportunity to explain why Art Matters in their lives.

Winnipeg's Nuit Blanche

In this edition of Art Matters we look at Winnipeg's Nuit Blanche: a free all night exploration and celebration of contemporary art.

Winnipeg's Community and Professional Arts

In this edition of the Arts Matters series, we highlight Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers and Martha Street Studio.

Winnipeg's Summer Music Festivals

In this edition of Art Matters we explore two of Winnipeg's greatest summer music festivals - The Winnipeg Folk Festival & The TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival to find out why Art Matters to Winnipeggers!

Winnipeg's Public Art

In this edition of Art Matters we explore two pieces of Public Art in Winnipeg - "emptyful" at the Millennium Library Park and "Écobuage" at St. Vital Park and ask why Public Art Matters to Winnipeggers!

Winnipeg's Theatre & Literary Festivals

In this edition of Art Matters we explore the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival and the Envoi Poetry Festival to find out why Art Matters to Winnipeggers!