AAEM – Mission/Vision/Values

February 2018


The AAEM is an influential community of educators, artists and citizens
who collaborate to sustain and advance vibrant arts education for all.


The AAEM exists to:

Foster shared understandings of the power of authentic arts learning experiences in diverse contexts.

Build enduring and productive relationships amongst Manitobans involved in arts education.

Illuminate and promote the value of lifelong learning in and through the arts.



We believe in building and fostering a community of Manitobans dedicated to providing and supporting high quality arts education for all. We believe in being accessible to educators, emerging and established artists and arts organizations. We strive to represent the diversity of cultural practice and artistic expression of indigenous and non-indigenous peoples in our province.

Creative Expression

We believe that the arts provide essential and powerful ways of being, knowing and communicating.  We believe in highlighting the creative work of arts learners as an authentic and powerful form of advocacy for arts education.  We believe that artistic activity drives engagement in lifelong learning and benefits all sectors of our society.


We believe that open, clear and effective communication within the arts education community is critical to its growth and success. In all of our interactions, we strive to create and maintain environments that are welcoming, safe, accessible and respectful to all.


We believe in the power and spirit of collaboration. Through collaborative action, we access and mobilize the diverse abilities, talents and strengths of our members and maximize our influence in the larger community.

Fun Winter Activities!

December 2017


Remember when you were a kid and winter didn’t stop you from playing outside? You’d simply bundle up and enter the wintery wonderland to build a fort or a snowman, go tobagging, skating, or just trek through the snow like an arctic explorer!

Being creative requires us to tap into the playfulness of being a kid again. And Manitoba has so many fantastic ways to enjoy winter!

Be adventurous and try even one this winter season!

Fun Winter Activities in and around Winnipeg

Or take in some winter festivals all around Manitoba!

Winter festivals in Manitoba


Festival du Voyageur

July 2017

Embrace winter by attending our cities incredible annual winter festival! Festival du Voyageur celebrates our unique French heritage with so much creativity and fun! Art, crafts, music, exhibits, and festivities.

Children under 12 get in for free!

FEB 16 – 25 FEV

Sarasvati Productions presents One Night Stand

June 2017

One Night Stand  honours female playwrites and gives local writers a chance to show new material to Winnipeg audiences.

Don’t miss the first one of the season. So many fantastic local playwrites and special guest Judith Thompson!

Join this exciting event on September 23 at 7pm.

Click here for details.

Mission Potluck

April 2017

One Trunk Theatre presents a musical comedy, devised ensemble piece. Join these talented ladies June 14-15 for a unique local theatre experience!

Visit their website for more details.

Proutopia 2017

April 2017

Come out and enjoy Proutopia! An art village near Winnipeg Beach with plenty of local art, craft, music, and fun on 5 acres of land! June 10-11.

Click here for more details.


Wolseley’s Envision Festival of the Arts

April 2017

Celebrate the Arts in the heart of Wolesely! May 12 from 7-10pm and Saturday, May 13 from 11-5pm to see amazing visual art, artisans, performances, literary art and FREE workshops!! A great chance to get creative with your friends and family.