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Mentorship opportunties with Creative Manitoba's Career in the Arts Program
on May 29,2018 by michael

Youth and young adults, ages 19-29, can apply now until July 6, 2018 to be mentored in any artistic discipline; in creative, administrative or technical categories. Facilitated by Creative Manitoba, the annual 7 month program is an opportunity to receive mentorship from a recognized professional.

“I feel that my experience with the Creative Manitoba Mentorship Program, and especially, with my mentor was essential to further understanding my field, but also with connecting me with people who are doing interesting things in this community and around the world,” says Mathew Lacosse, visual artist and curator in Winnipeg, mentored by Jenifer Papararo, Director of Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, 2017-18. “I would highly recommend the program.”

“Participants who complete this program are almost unanimous in their praise for the lifechanging effect it has on their career trajectories and professional relationships,” says Mentorship Programs Manager, Jan Skene.

Mentors are also passionate about the program, for their ability to pass on knowledge, skills, resources, and opportunities to their mentee. “The mentorship program was a great opportunity to share my experiences with two amazing up and coming artists. I wish I had access to this program 15 years ago when I was getting started,” says Matt Peters, musician of Royal Canoe and mentor to Janell Berezowski, 2017-18.

Participants selected for this program will be required to become Creative Manitoba members at a cost of $15-$20. Mentors receive an honourarium of $2,000.

Find out more and apply now until July 6, 2018 at www.creativemanitoba.ca/mentorship.

For more information, contact:

Jan Skene, Mentorship Programs Manager, Creative Manitoba

204-927-2787, jan@creativemanitoba.ca

IT'S GAME DAY
on March 16,2018 by michael

The Canada West Champion Bison Women's hockey team are in London, Ontario to play in the National Championship series. The quarter-final match up against Queens is TODAY! Puck drop is 3:00 PM CT and our own Trevor Phillips and Trevor Alexander are at the University of Western Ontario rink to call all the exciting action live and the pre-game show starts at 2:30 PM CT on 101.5 and online.

HEAR THE HERD. CHEER THE HERD!!

Only on the home of Bison Sports, 101.5 UMFM.

UMFM Seeks Producer (Six-Month Term Position)
on January 24,2018 by jared

UMFM 101.5 is currently looking for a Producer. This six-month position is an ideal position for a creative individual with a proven experience in radio and/or podcast production. The Producer is expected to play a leadership role in developing, writing, directing, editing, and promoting a brand new13-part series about Reconciliation. The position will pay $35.50 per hour, plus MERC's, to start based on a 20-hour work-week.

Expected duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Producing a 13-part radio and podcast series about Reconciliation.
  • Leading story meetings and determining episode content.
  • Developing show line up.
  • Field and in studio audio recording.
  • Writing and vetting show scripts.
  • Directing host in studio.
  • Editing and mixing show.
  • Overseeing the work of and mentoring associate producers/researchers.
  • Liaising with marketing team to create and execute communications plan to promote the series.
  • Liaising with university partners to create learning materials that correspond with each episode.
  • Other duties based on demand.

Please forward your resume to:

Jared McKetiak, Station Manager
UMFM 101.5
310 University Centre, University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2
jared@umfm.com

Applications for this position will be received up to midnight on February 7th, 2018.

This position is only open to anyone meeting the stated requirements. UMFM is committed to achieving employment equity, therefore encourages applicants to self-declare in cover letter if Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, or Inuit).

UMFM Seeks 2 Associate Producers (Six-Month Term Positions)
on January 23,2018 by jared

UMFM 101.5 is currently looking for two Associate Producers. These six-month positions are ideal position for creative individuals with a proven experience in radio and/or podcast production. The Associate Producers are expected to play a vital role in developing and executing a brand new 13-part series about Reconciliation. The position will pay $17.85 per hour, plus MERC's, to start based on a 20-hour work-week.

Expected duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Contributing ideas for series (including guests, content).
  • Researching topics, chasing and booking guests, conducting pre-interviews, and preparing scripts.
  • Booking studio times, and/or organizing logistics for field recordings.
  • Briefing host.
  • Liaising with National Centre for Truth And Reconciliation archivists to identify audio from Truth and Reconciliation Commission to be used in the series.
  • Editing and mixing show content.
  • Contributing ideas for learning materials that correspond with each episode.
  • Other duties based on demand.

Please forward your resume to:

Jared McKetiak, Station Manager
UMFM 101.5
310 University Centre, University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2
jared@umfm.com

Applications for this position will be received up up to midnight on February 7th, 2018.

This position is only open to anyone meeting the stated requirements. UMFM is committed to achieving employment equity, therefore encourages applicants to self-declare in cover letter if Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, or Inuit).

It's Time For Big Fun!
on January 8,2018 by jared

Big Fun, Winnipeg's preminent independent music festival is back for it's 7th year, taking place January 24th through the 28th.  This year's Big Fun features more than 50 amazing artists from Winnipeg and beyond -- amazing visitors Braids, Ice Cream, Uranium Club, Big|Brave, Wares, Foonyap and more will share stages across the city alongside local favorites Super Duty Tough Work, Animal Teeth, Black Cloud, Red Moon Road, Ghost Twin plus new upstarts Spooky Eyes, the Sorels and Pout .  This year's festival will once again take place in 7 different venues throughout Winnipeg's downtown. The festival touches on many genres of music, from rock to hip-hop, folk to electronic and each show has been curated and placed in a specific venue in order to give the audience and artists a unique experience to that of the usual Manitoba music scene.

Festival passes are available now at Into the Music Osbourne and online at ticketfly.com, and will get you into 13 shows, panels and events for $75 (only $67.50 with your Friends With Benefits Card!!), or you can pick and choose and pay at the door.

Winnipeg has two reputations across the country, one for having a great  music scene, and the other for having a brutal winter.  Big Fun combines these two elements to create a music festival that our prairie town can be proud of!  Get primed for Big Fun and check out this year's festival sampler here!

 

 

The Big Fun Festival is an annual, five day music festival showcasing multiple genres of music in several venues in downtown Winnipeg every January. Manitoba maintains a reputation for having a rich artistic community as well as a bitter winter.  The Big Fun Festival brings these two elements of our Province together to create an annual festival our city can be proud of.