Studio Central is a project of Artbeat Studio Inc. Programming at Studio Central aims to facilitate the production of art as a means of inspiring personal passion, connecting generations, bridging diverse groups, and serving as a catalyzing symbol of the people as a community.
Studio Central is located on the second floor of the Manitoba Housing complex at 444 Kennedy Street serving the Central Park and North Portage area.
STUDIO CENTRAL MISSION
- Alumni of Artbeat Studio’s core program gain ‘career path’ momentum by participating in the implementation of a comprehensive community-based arts program.
- Residents of the Manitoba Housing complex at 444 Kennedy St. are provided with professional mentorship in the arts, space to work on projects and an opportunity to participate in a range of social activity (e.g. musical performances and community building events).
- Citizens of the Central Park and North Portage area access art programming that contributes to their opportunity for dialogue and development of their unique community cultural fabric.
Creative Technique: daily 1:00 – 3:00 PM, activity-based presentations by alumni artists on various techniques and mediums including; drawing, painting, sculpture, fabric arts, photography and others.
Performance: daily 3:00 – 3:30 PM coffee and performance by alumni and local musicians, singer-songwriters, poets, and actors.
Open Studio: 1:00 PM– 5:30 PM artists work individually and/or collaboratively on art projects initiated in Creative Technique sessions.
Community Projects: clients and collaborators work with artists on projects that contribute to community capacity building. Examples include: wall murals, exhibitions and installations, nutrition education, Central Park Festival and others.
Mentorship: Alumni artist instructors and performers are mentored by professional volunteers from the local community in a range of technical and social endeavours.
Studio Central serves the Central Park neighbourhood by providing participants with:
- Safe and functional space for undertaking meaningful work on personal and community projects.
- Engagement with clients, patrons, and colleagues resulting in opportunities for economic and social development through the arts.
- Opportunity to participate in a discourse of ‘social inclusion’, to challenge and critique ‘social exclusion’ in its various forms and manifestations.
Studio Central invites local artists to participate in efforts to democratize the arts by:
- Becoming contributing members of Studio Central.
- Collaborating with local businesses and organizations on community projects.
- Mentoring and encouraging emerging artists
- Challenging personal, social, political, and environmental concerns through the arts
The Studio Central project is supported by organizations including; Neighbourhoods Alive, WRHA, Culture, Heritage and Tourism (Community Arts), Winnipeg Foundation, and the Central Neighbourhood Development Corporation.
444 Kennedy St. (2nd FLOOR)
1 (204) 943-8290