Art City Inc is a community arts not-for-profit, charitable organization, that was founded in 1998 by Wanda Koop. Its mandate is to provide high quality, free-of-charge, art programming to participants of all ages. One of Art City’s goals is to be a model for future community art centres. Staff get phone calls from within Winnipeg as well as all over the country wherein they answer questions, share info about project development, grant writing and send materials. Art City, as an established community arts centre, is interested in partnering and linking with other emerging or established community arts projects/programs/organizations/resources to share information with, and mentor. It can offer and share ideas on «how to», promising practices and policies.
The catchment area for Art City Inc. is West Broadway, Winnipeg, but all are welcome. The language of service is English. It serves/works with all ages. The average number of participants is: 25/ day; and 6,400 visits/year, (1300 different individuals attending yearly.) The hours of operation are M-F 4-8 pm, (summertime hours may extend). The arts offered are visually focused and performative and include: drawing, painting, pottery, photography, digital art, hip-hop dance, music, video, screen-printing, sculpture and more.