Manitoba Craft Council Blog


C2 Centre for Craft

make it happen

The Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library (MCML) and the Manitoba Craft Council (MCC) are excited to be joining forces to develop a new centre for craft, set to open in winter 2016. Located in a historic building in Winnipeg’s Exchange District, the 3,025 sq ft facility will include an exhibition gallery, shop, library, museum and programming space featuring the best of contemporary and historical craft this province has to offer.

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To become a sponsor please contact MCC or MCML.

Tammy Sutherland (204) 946-0803 |

Andrea Reichert (204) 487-6117 |








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Volunteer with Nuit Blanche

The Manitoba Craft Council is excited to be partnering with the Winnipeg Art Gallery and artist Brook Drabot to provide a glass workshop in celebration of Nuit Blanche 2016.

Nuit Blanche :: Saturday October 1, 6pm

We are looking for a few volunteers to assist with the workshop from 5:30 – 11pm. If you are interested in coming for the entire evening or would just like to assist for an hour or two, this is a great opportunity to share your passion for craft and culture – and skip the long lines! Please contact Jessica at for more information.




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Summer Student Employment at the MCC

Programme and Gallery Assistant

Term: June 22 to August 23, 2016 (9 weeks)
Hours: 40 hrs/week
Hourly wage: $13.00
Deadline to apply: June 8, 2016

The Manitoba Craft Council (MCC) is a member-centered, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Contemporary Craft in Manitoba since its inception in 1978.

The MCC is seeking an arts-focused, post-secondary student to fill the position of Gallery and Programme Assistant. Students in the fields of Fine Arts/Crafts, Visual Arts, Curatorial/Museum Studies, Arts Education/Management, and Graphic Design and Communications are encouraged to apply. Candidates will be judged on their ability to communicate effectively, think creatively, act responsibly and demonstrate professionalism. The Gallery and Programme Assistant position is an excellent opportunity for students to gain valuable, hands-on experience within a thriving arts organization. The successful candidate will receive training and mentoring through job shadowing and one-on-one contact with the Director.

Responsibilities will include:
-exhibition and event planning and coordination
-member services including renewals, outreach to new members, and assisting members with developing online portfolios
-communications including the production of an enewsletter and content development for social media and website
-administrative duties including answering phone calls and email, updating databases, processing invoices, preparing correspondence and providing support to the Director and other staff.
-MCC is anticipating a move into a new facility in fall 2016. The summer employee’s role will therefore include tasks related to the move including sorting, archiving, and packing as well as assisting with the planning of new programme initiatives enabled by the new space.

Applicants must be between the ages of 18-30 years old and legally eligible to work in Canada.
Applicants must be registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year.

How to apply:
To apply for this position, please submit a resume and cover letter to The application closing date is June 8, 2016.

Funding for this position was made possible through the Canada Summer Jobs programme.


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