Manitobans for the Arts Annual General Meeting

Manitobans for the Arts invites you to join our 5th Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Light refreshments will be served alongside a cash bar.

Please share this Facebook event with anyone in your network who would benefit from connecting with a network of arts and cultural supporters in our community and learning about the work that Manitobans for the Arts does in our province.

Event details:
Manitobans for the Arts Annual General Meeting
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
4:00pm – 5:30pm
Location: John Hirsch MainStage (174 Market Ave.)

Slate of Directors for AGM 2017

Returning Directors standing for a new two-year term:

Kathleen Christensen has been active with Heritage and Museums for over 30 years. She has a Masters of Arts in Museum Studies from the University of Leicester. She is currently Acting Director of The Royal Canadian Artillery Museum and is serving as President of Association of Manitoba Museums.

Evan Klassen is the Production Manager for the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and is on the Board of the Winnipeg Arts Council.

Dr. Moti Shojania is Dean of Studies at St. Paul’s College at the University of Manitoba where she also teaches in the Department of English, Film and Theatre. She served as Chair of the Winnipeg Arts Council and on the Boards of Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers and the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, the Education and Access Committee of the Winnipeg Art Gallery, and the Arts Advisory Committee of the Manitoba Arts Council.

Lynne Skromeda is the Executive Director of the Winnipeg Folk Festival. Prior to joining the Folk Fest, Lynne produced original award-winning film & television programming at Frantic Films.
Directors standing for the second year of their two-year term:

Alan Freeman, a former cultural economist with the Mayor of London, has retired to Winnipeg and loves it.

Camilla Holland is the General Manager of the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, and an active volunteer with the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres, the Canadian Arts Coalition, Dalnavert Museum and the National Theatre School.

Katarina Kupca is a fundraising consultant with 20 years experience in a variety of non-profit sectors.

Nicole Matiation is the Executive Director of On Screen Manitoba (the film and television production industry association). In 1996 she founded Freeze Frame Media Arts Centre for Young People with her partner and ran the organization for 12 years.

Thom Sparling is the Executive Director of the Creative Manitoba and has worked in the arts and cultural industries for 25 years.

Jamie Wright is an accomplished visual artist, instructor and curator and works in the Gallery at the University of Manitoba School of Art.

There are two vacancies on the Board.

We welcome all arts and cultural supporters to attend our AGM, but please note that only paid members of receive voting rights. If you want to learn more about why and how to become a member of Manitobans for the Arts click here!



The Province has launched a cultural policy review to examine the role of the arts, creative industries, heritage, libraries, Indigenous culture, and cultural infrastructure in Manitoba.

This is the first cultural policy review in 25 years and it is poised to have a major impact on arts, culture and heritage in Manitoba. We are excited about the opportunity to provide input to the government, and make the case for how a robust arts and culture sector contributes to the provincial economy and enriches the lives of citizens. It’s critical that those who work in the arts, heritage and creative industries participate in the cultural review.

Click here to read Manitobans For the Arts response to the Provincial discussion



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.

Click here to sign up for a FREE membership with Manitobans for the Arts!