Urban Shaman Gallery
Program and component
Creating, Knowing and Sharing, Indigenous Organizations
Field of practice
Indigenous arts - Visual Arts
$280,000 over two years
Funding for Winnipeg gallery supports efforts to showcase Indigenous art
Urban Shaman Gallery in Winnipeg is an educational arts resource for local and national galleries, arts organizations, educational institutions, community-based organizations, businesses and the general arts community.
An Indigenous art resource for Canada
As the only Indigenous contemporary, non-profit art gallery in Winnipeg—and one of just three Indigenous artist-run centres in Canada—Urban Shaman Gallery is an educational arts resource for local and national galleries, arts organizations, educational institutions, community-based organizations, businesses and the general arts community. It works diligently to provide thought-provoking programming while supporting Manitoba’s Indigenous artists. It also invites national and international artists, and supports work by emerging artists.
Socially engaged art
Urban Shaman Gallery also makes a conscious effort to look for socially engaged art. An example is the recent exhibition A Place Between – A 60’s Scoop Arts Project, a ground-breaking installation that brought new faces into the gallery from both the arts and general community. It was accompanied by events like film screenings, a public-art billboard and a symposium and feast.