COVID-19 and the Winnipeg Arts Council

The Winnipeg Arts Council office remains closed to the general public at this time, however staff are working in the office and are available by phone or email during regular office hours. If you would like to arrange an in-person meeting (respecting physical distancing requirements) please contact us directly.

Public Art Tours

The Winnipeg Arts Council summer walking and biking tours are back! In the wake of the many event cancellations due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the tours season will be a welcome opportunity for audiences to celebrate arts and culture.

WAC’s public art tours will include only outdoor artworks this season and feature some modifications to ensure guests can respect physical distancing guidelines. Group sizes will be limited and participants are required to register in advance. Please do not attend tours if you are experiencing any cold or flu-like symptoms.

Sign up for tours by clicking the links on our tour page.

Grants Information

Multiyear grant applications (deadline: November 24, 2020) are currently being updated and will be available on our website in late summer.

Guidelines and forms for the 2021 Project Grant (deadline: February 2, 2021) will be available by the end of September.

Any individual, collective or organization currently holding a WAC grant which has been affected by COVID-19 should contact Program & Arts Development Manager Dominic Lloyd with an update on your plans. We understand that each situation is unique and circumstances are constantly changing and we will do our best to accommodate the challenges our community is facing as a result of the pandemic.