Building Bridges through Education and the Arts 2018

May 2018

We held a think tank and arts education workshop to build bridges with the community, explore, and express ideas about the value of the arts in their learning and development as individuals and citizens.

With performers like dance artist Tanja Woloshen, Artistic Director of Sarasvati Productions Hope McIntyre, visual artist and potter Donna Garofalo, and Indigenous performer Erica Wilson we had an incredible day on inspiration and creativity.

The day opened with a beautiful performance by Indigenous hoop dancer Emilie McInney and continued later in the day with the music of Nadia and Jason Brunstick.

And continued throughout the day with workshops for students where they explored ideas and creative expression.

Many arts educators in community came together to talk about the importance of arts education, brainstorm and share ideas.

It was an inspired day of advocating for the arts.





Sounding the Drum-drum Circles

February 2018


Creative Manitoba and Manitoba Moon Voices has partnered to create regular opportunities to honour the knowledge, art, and music of our Indigenous Culture. This bi-weekly event includes guest speakers, artists, elders, and musicians. A great opportunity for students and teachers!

Children’s Programming @ WSO

February 2018

The symphony is not just for adults, there are so many opportunities to introduce children and students to a unique cultural experience.

From playing a live soundtrack of a Charlie Chaplin film or the Wizard of Oz, to shows by children’s entertainers like Al Simmons and Mr. Mark and Manny Tuba go to the birds!

There are plenty of ways for kids to get involved with hands on crafts and sing-a-longs!

Check out their website for more details.

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


Holiday Crafts

December 2017

Christmas is the perfect time to get crafty! Whether it’s with the kids or just for yourself.

You can use the snow and ice to make creative snow sculptures and candle holders, create holiday inspired crafts, or make outdoor ornaments to feed the birds!

There’s so much inspiration to be found in the cold holiday season!

Check out this link with a few really great holiday craft ideas.

Community Programs at WECC

September 2017

Did you know that Winnipeg’s West End Cultural Centre offers many fantastic creative programs for free?

Music programs for kids, art workshops, and yoga!

Whether your kids want to express their creativity or you need to unwind so that you can be more present and creative, there are opportunities for everyone.

Check out their monthly calender here.

Norway House Drama

June 2017

The community of Norway House faces some unique challenges. But with the help of a drama program these students find a way to express their concerns and find hope.

ArtSpark Concert Highlights

June 2017

What a night! The ArtSpark Concert in October 2015 was a celebration in support of vibrant arts education in Manitoba, and we are grateful for all of the support of attendees, performers, and speakers!

“In this province I feel like we all have responsibilities as educators, as neighbours, and as relatives to ensure that we provide opportunities for young people to feel like they belong, and that’s what art can do.”
— Michael Redhead Champagne

“By giving students a chance to welcome chaos, to challenge their own assumptions, to take risks, to create from a place of not knowing, to move forward into the unknown — I may not help them to become artists, but I definitely help them become human.”
— Debbie Patterson

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.