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Brittney Fox, artist in residence, poses for a portrait at Artbeat Studio in Winnipeg on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018.
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Arts and minds: Winnipeg Free Press features Artbeat Studio

For those living with mental illness or a serious medical condition, making art can offer solace and hope when they need it most Winnipeg Free Press | DECEMBER 2, 2018 | by KELSEY JAMES There have been times when Brittney Fox felt like her life was “devoid of colour.” Fox lives with mental illness. After being […]

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“Art has saved my life.” Nigel Bart on CTV Community Connection

CTV’s Community Connection features Nigel Bart (Founder and Studio Facilitator) as he discusses recovery, his recent exhibition, and the Art Saves Lives 2018 fundraising campaign.  Watch on CTV website. With the Art Saves Lives 2018 fundraising campaign, we ask for your financial support — donate today to keep Artbeat Studio alive! Our goal of $100,000 will sustain programs that directly benefit individuals living with mental […]

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CTV: Art Saves Lives 2018

Maralee Caruso of CTV speaks with Nigel Bart (Founder and Studio Facilitator, Artbeat Studio) and Lucille Bart (Executive Director, Artbeat Studio) about the Art Saves Lives 2018 fundraising campaign and Nigel’s retrospective exhibition Whale Calling and the Purpose of Rabbits. The exhibition runs at Cre8ery Gallery until March 27, 2018. Watch on CTV website. *all […]

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Winnipeg Jets help local artist find stable home, fight mental illness stigma

Jeff Lagerquist | CTVNews.ca | November 7, 2017 The Winnipeg Jets have given a local artist a big break. Not on the ice, but on the easel. Jamie Hogaboam has long been a fixture in the city’s downtown core. He spent his first night on the street at the age of 50, and began sleeping in shelters in […]

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Homeless to Hall of Fame: Artist commissioned to paint Winnipeg Jets portraits

First job was to paint portrait of Dale Hawerchuk for Hall of Fame induction CBC News | Nov 20, 2017 A Winnipeg artist who once lived on the street has landed a gig most hockey fans would be envious of. But for Jamie Hogaboam, painting the portraits of inductees to the Winnipeg Jets Hall of Fame isn’t […]

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Nigel Bart at “Rendezvous With Madness” Film Fest

Artbeat Studio is proud to join Cinematheque and the Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival in promoting a weekend of film in support of those with lived mental health experiences. Artbeat Studio has been supporting artists with who live with mental health issues for over 10 years. We believe that art saves lives, and that includes […]

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Hope mural unveiled

CTV News Winnipeg | May 13, 2017 New mural unveiled at 427 Cumberland Ave by Gibril Bangura. Project partners: CPNA, CNDC, and Studio Central, a project of Artbeat Studio.  

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Nigel and Lucille on CBC Radio with Sarah Penton

Nigel Bart (Studio Facilitator) and Lucille Bart (Executive Director) were interviewed by Sarah Penton of CBC Radio on April 5, 2017. They discussed the Art Saves Lives fundraising campaign to Artbeat Studio’s doors open.

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Art studio helping people with mental illness at risk of closing

CTV Winnipeg | March 25, 2017 A Winnipeg studio that benefits people living with mental illness is at risk of shutting its doors. Artbeat Studio has lost a major source of funding through the federal government. To get it through, it needs to raise $150,000 by the end of April. Right now, it’s halfway to its […]

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Winnipeg studio that helps those suffering from mental illness may be forced to close its doors

Global News | Brittany Greenslade| Focus Manitoba | March 27, 2017 Artbeat Studio is paving the road to mental health recovery for many Manitobans. The community based studio has been a safe haven for many who take part in its residency program. But now it’s in the midst of a financial battle and at risk of […]

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ShawTV interviews Nigel Bart

Blair Malazdrewich |  ShawTV Winnipeg | March 23, 2017 We chat with Artbeat Studio Inc who enable consumers of mental health services to engage in artistic expression that promotes recovery, empowerment and community.

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Vibrant Lives, Vibrant Communities

Evaluating the Impacts of Studio Central Programming Authors: Fran Schellenberg, Melissa Hiebert November 2016 In 2011, Studio Central was established as a project of Artbeat Studio Inc. The programs at Studio Central focus on facilitating the creation of art as a means of “inspiring personal passion, connecting generations, bridging diverse groups, and serving as a […]

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Making connections at Upbeat Artworks

Community News Commons | DECEMBER 1, 2016 | by ANNE HAWE As I rounded the corner past Dollarama onto the south east corridor of Portage Place Shopping Centre, the music got louder as I approached the new Upbeat Artworks gallery-boutique. The Grand Re-opening on Nov. 18 was in full swing. Marty Green was providing some rollicking Eastern European tunes […]

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(R): Nigel Bart and his father, Ernie Bart, after his presentation in the Gordon R. Doak Gymnasium on October 25th ~ photo by Marc Jackson

The Underground Press: A leaf in the wind…

The Underground Press | Volume 20, Issue 22 | November 3, 2016 | Marc Jackson How many of us have experienced loneliness in our lives, or at times felt despondent or depressed about our circumstances? Undoubtedly many; but imagine feeling that way all the time, without a break. To wake up to fear and apprehension. […]

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CTV National News: Beauty from the Unexpected

From the streets to the gallery: Homeless artist wants to end stigma Jill Macyshon | Jeff Lagerquist, CTVNews.ca | June 6, 2016 The streets of Winnipeg are Jamie Hogaboam’s studio, gallery, and home. His cardboard sign reads “homeless artist living with mental illness.” Another requests $5 donations for postcard-size paintings. Chronic depression, severe anxiety, and a […]

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