Profile: Martha Street Studio/Manitoba Printmakers Association
Status: Not-for-profit organization, registered charity
Community served: Youth, adults, seniors, First Nations, Newcomers, grassroots community groups, professional artists
Region served: Winnipeg Region mainly, Southern Manitoba in general.
Languages used: English, some staff are bilingual English/French
Arts focus: visual arts, production house and gallery in traditional and digital printmaking
Summary of Main Art Activities: Martha Street Studio is the only not-for-profit printmaking studio and exhibition space in Manitoba. As a unique organization we work with professional and community based organizations towards a common goal of enriching the lives of Manitobans through the production and dissemination of the arts and the art of printmaking. We do this by providing adult classes in all forms of printmaking, production studio rental to member printmakers, professional exhibitions of print based work and custom designed intensive workshops (geared to community groups as well as the professional community) both on site and off. We have a sales area that markets prints from local and national artists. We also feature an extensive youth outreach program that provides free training in all forms of print based art making to youth aged 16 to 25.
Vision: “Unparalleled, accessible facilities and education in the print arts”
The Manitoba Printmakers Association maintains the heritage of excellence in printmaking while advancing artists and innovation through technique, education and community engagement at its sustainable Martha Street Studio facility.
MPA encourages innovation in printmaking and education while maintaining a standard of excellence and our printmaking heritage.
MPA is an open and inclusive environment which engages actively with the community through education and outreach and welcomes new and long-term artists from many disciplines.
MPA is sensitive to diversity, individuality and its place in the community, which is realized in the way we treat our members, each other and our partners.
MPA supports artists, encourages their growth and well-being, and acts as a stable hub for excellence in printmaking practice, international networking and promotion of work.
MPA believes in the education and mentorship of artists, creating printmaking experiences for the community, and informing the public about our tradition and activities.
Contact: Larry Glawson, Executive Director
Phone number: 204-779-6253
Address: 11 Martha Street, Winnipeg Manitoba, R3B 1A2
-submitted by Larry Glawson, Executive Director, Martha Street Studio
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