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2016 Provincial Electoral Platform

On Monday, November 16th, the Manitoba Government delivered its Speech from the Throne, which outlines the Government’s future plans.

We were pleased to see that in addition to other creative sector announcements, two of the priorities identified in our Provincial Election platform were included. Specifically, the Manitoba Government committed to “providing more funding to arts and culture, and developing a new strategy to help Manitoba’s dynamic creative industries grow and compete.”

This is a good first step, however, we need to ensure that we demonstrate widespread support for our Provincial Election platform as we approach an election in April 2016 so that it continues to be top of mind.

Government has said their vision is to build on Manitoba’s known strength as a creative hub for the arts, modernize and increase their investments in arts and culture, and expand our province’s talent pool of creative innovators. So let’s show our support for this!

I encourage those of your associated with an organization to ask your Boards to endorse the Manitobans for the Arts 2016 Provincial Platform.

To date the following organizations have endorsed the platform:

  • Artists in Healthcare Manitoba
  • Arts and Disability Network Manitoba
  • Artspace
  • Arts and Cultural Industries Association of Manitoba
  • Association of Manitoba Museums
  • I.A.T.S.E Local 856: International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, its Territories and Canada
  • Manitoba Chamber Orchestra
  • The Manitoba Museum
  • Manitoba Opera
  • Manitoba Writers’ Guild
  • On Screen Manitoba
  • Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art
  • Prairie Theatre Exchange
  • Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre
  • Sarasvàti Productions
  • Theatre by the River
  • White Rabbit Productions
  • Winnipeg Art Gallery
  • Winnipeg Folk Festival
  • World Trade Centre Winnipeg

Once your organization has endorsed the platform, please let us know so that we can add your organization’s name to this growing list.

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Arts and Culture are essential to Manitoba’s prosperity and quality of life.

Manitobans for the Arts was created to bring people together to celebrate, support and promote arts, culture, heritage and creativity in our province.

More than 25,000 people work in the arts and culture sector, a critical part of Manitoba’s economy. Together with the 99% of Manitobans who participate in cultural activity each year, we are helping set the path for the future. Our stories define us, and tell the world who we are.

You can play a part in Manitobans for the Arts through advocacy, participation and volunteerism.

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