Winnipeg Arts Council
103—110 Princess Street
Winnipeg MB, R3B 1K7
E: [email protected]
Monday - Friday, 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Due to public health orders, the office is currently closed to the public. Staff are mostly working remotely and are available by email during regular office hours. Contact info is below.
Carol A. Philllips
As a cultural executive, Carol Phillips has been successful in arts administration, program creation, and management at the senior leadership level and in arts-related positions. She has effectively directed a multi-disciplinary arts environment specializing in professional development and production, with additional extended experience in visual arts and the art museum.
As Director of Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art in Winnipeg, she has overseen management of Canada's representation to the 2001 Venice Biennale and has worked to position the ICA for program and facility expansion.
From 1992 to 2000, Carol Phillips was Vice-President and Director of the Banff Centre for the Arts. She was responsible for maintaining the Centre's international reputation as a leader in the professional development and advanced training of artists from Canada and around the world. Carol brought to the Centre a passion for the arts and a strong track record in arts management, innovative program development, project creation, and community relations. She remains concerned with pushing the boundaries of art forms in Canada; adding new layers while preserving and enlivening worthy traditions. She has made the creation of Indigenous arts programs a priority in each institution with which she has been associated. Most recently, international relations were a preoccupation in a project of brokering international agreements for Banff with countries in Europe and Latin America.
Previously, she directed the Winnipeg Art Gallery and the Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery in Regina; presiding over a period of transformation for the Winnipeg Art Gallery into one of Canada's most progressive regional galleries, and earlier preparing the Mackenzie for its new constitution and new building.
Carol has been a jurist and advisor for arts boards, councils, and cultural agencies across Canada and internationally. For six years she was Chair of the Subcommission for Culture and the World Decade for Cultural Development, Canadian Commission for UNESCO, and has represented Canada at many UNESCO international gatherings. Awarded the Queen's Jubilee Medal, 2002.
tamara rae biebrich
Senior Project Manager, Public Art
tamara works with City administration, communities and artists to integrate art into Winnipeg’s public spaces. She holds a BFA Honours from the University of Manitoba. Her art practice has included performance, drawing, printmaking, craft, collaboration, and volunteerism at galleries and festivals, and in community.
Tanya Christensen has worked with the Winnipeg Arts Council since 1998 and has a great knowledge of the history of the organization. She has a background in Human Resource Management and accounting.
Programs & Arts Development Manager
Dominic Lloyd is originally from the Yukon Territory where he worked with numerous arts organizations including the Dawson City Music Festival, the Yukon International Storytelling Festival, the Dawson City International Short Film Festival, and the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture. In 2004 he became Artistic Director of Winnipeg’s West End Cultural Centre, a position he held for nearly six years before taking on the role of Project Manager for Winnipeg Cultural Capital of Canada 2010. He has been in his current role overseeing WAC's grant programs and Arts Development activities since 2011. Throughout his career, Dominic has served on numerous arts and community boards, been a juror and advisor for agencies across the country, and presented at conferences in Canada and Australia. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Canadian History and Political Science from Simon Fraser University. In his spare time he enjoys four seasons in the prairie wilderness with his family, and obsesses over baseball statistics.