Please mark your calendars for our Annual General Meeting, which will be taking place at ace on Friday, December 13 at 7 PM.

ace is a community organization that is enriched by its community. To support that, we truly value the input of all those who choose to attend.

accessibility:

aceartinc. is not located in a fully accessible building. The public entrance, which is via 288 McDermot Avenue, (four steps up from the street) is at the top of a large flight of stairs. However, there is an alternative entrance at 290 McDermot Avenue. There is a step up from the street to the door and then 7 steps inside the lobby entrance. Here a passenger elevator (with a 2 foot, 8″ wide door) can take you to the second floor.

Once in ace, the galleries are spacious and simple to navigate.

The staff is very happy to assist in any way we can. Please call ahead (204 944 9763) to let us know of any special arrangements that would make your visit as comfortable as possible.

The following describes how to enter the space from the 290 McDermot Avenue entrance.

Entering the building via 290 McDermot Avenue

There are 2 steps up to the street entrance door

The door swings into the building and is on a strong spring.

There are an additional 5 steps up to reach the area in front of the passenger elevator. ace is located on the 2nd floor.

Upon leaving the elevator turn left and then left again.

This entrance to ace has a gently declining ramp (with a half-inch lip at the end)  which leads into a corridor. After a few steps, you will enter the resource area and be able to see the office on your left.

The Main Gallery and the Flux Gallery are spacious and simple to navigate. The Cartae Studio has a narrower than standard door frame and is generally not open to the public.

Washrooms are not accessible to those using wheelchairs. They are located in a narrow corridor and have narrow doorways.

Call for Programming Director

aceartinc. is seeking a new Programming Director.

Applications have been extended to Friday, November 1st. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed November 4th. Successful candidates will be notified by November 7th. Programming Director start date November 28, 2019. Please send a cover letter and CV to vacancy@aceart.org.

Programming Director will report to the Board of Directors. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate and schedule all programming: five annual exhibitions, artist talks, workshops, screenings, events, member activities, etc.
  • Develop and initiate new programming directions within the aceartinc. mandate.
  • Manage Cartae Open School, an alternative learning program.
  • Work closely with the FLUX Gallery Committee.
  • Initiate and pursue the planning of the Indigenous Curatorial Residency Program.
  • Develop policies that support the mandate.
  • Oversee and implement strategic plans with the board of directors.
  • Oversee the project room.
  • Work in partnership with the Director of Finance and Administration to achieve goals and pursue the mandate.
  • Manage contract staff, interns, volunteers, and temporary workers in coordination with the Director of Finance and Administration.
  • Conduct studio visits with members and other artists.
  • Solicit submissions for the program and other activities.
  • Liaise with local, national, and international arts organizations for program and partnership development.
  • Coordinate the Regular Exhibition jury.
  • Grant writing, reporting, and budget management.
  • Edit and coordinate all Critical Distance Essays, including the selection of emerging writers and thinkers to write about the five Regular Exhibitions.
  • Edit and manage PaperWait, maintaining this as an annual, high-quality, printed publication.
  • Attend monthly board meetings and report to the board on programming updates monthly.

Qualified candidates will have a background in contemporary art, including an applicable combination of education, production, writing, and/or dissemination. They will have experience, education, or training in arts administration. They will have experience with artist-run centres and/or non-profit organizations, including volunteer experience. They will have had previous success in grant writing or fundraising experience. They will have excellent time management skills, communication, presentation, and writing skills.

The end of an era…

It is with a bittersweet feeling and much gratitude that we announce that hannah_g, the director of 10 years, will not be returning to aceartinc.

hannah’s contribution is immeasurable and we, as an organization and community, are so grateful to her. In many ways, hannah has become synonymous with ace as an organization. There is an entire generation of Winnipeg artists who emerged under her caring, watchful eye, and supportive embrace.

hannah, you have touched this community in a serious way and we are so excited to see where your good work will take you next. You will be greatly missed.

Thank you, hannah.

Call for Director of Finance and Administration

aceartinc. is seeking a new Director of Finance and Administration.

Applications have been extended to Friday, November 1st. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed November 4th. Successful candidates will be notified by November 7th. Director of Finance and Administration start date December 11, 2019. Please send cover letter and CV to vacancy@aceart.org.

Director of Finance and Administration will report to the Board of Directors. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • creating, maintaining, and revising the global budget for monthly board approval.
  • Prepare month-end files for the bookkeeper.
  • Administrator payroll, source deductions and tax documents with the bookkeeper.
  • Ensure prompt payment of bills, artist fees, and contract fees.
  • Regularly update CADAC and generate reports when necessary.
  • Meet regularly with the bookkeeper, accountant, financial assistant and Treasurer.
  • Prepare and coordinate year-end.
  • Meet with funding representatives and assist in fundraising.
  • Maintain insurance for the gallery, board directors, equipment, and artists.
  • Arrange any travel, hospitality, etc.
  • Organise the AGM with the board and staff.
  • Prepare and dispatch newsletters.
  • Attend or ensure a gallery host is present at all openings.
  • Work in partnership with the Programming Director to achieve goals and maintain the mandate.
  • Manage contract staff, interns, volunteers, and temporary workers in coordination with the Programming Director.
  • Identify potential partnerships with other organizations locally, nationally, and internationally.

Qualified candidates will have a background in contemporary art, including an applicable combination of education, production, writing, and/or dissemination. They will have the experience, education, or training in arts administration. They will have experience with artist-run centres and/or non-profit organizations, including volunteer experience. They will have had previous success in grant writing and/or fundraising experience. They will have excellent time management skills, communication, presentation, and writing skills.

We wish you well, Chantel!

Chantel Mierau has announced that she will be leaving aceartinc. at the end of this year to focus full-time on her artistic practice in 2020, supported by a Canada Council grant.

Congratulations, Chantel!! Her last day will be December 17th when we close for the holidays. Please join us in expressing gratitude for Chantel’s hard work over the last 4 years, and wishing her the very best for her future projects.

send + receive: a festival of sound | October 17 – 18, 20

Once again, aceartinc. will be hosting send + receive for Days 1, 2, and 4 of the festival. For more details, see send + receive.

$15 admission, 7:30 pm doors, 8 pm concert

October 17 / Day 1

VOR, Toshimaru Nakamura, Cecilia Lopez

October 18 / Day 2

Sound of the Mountain with Tetuzi Akiyama and Toshimaru Nakamura, Mira Martin-Gray, Zachary James Watkins

October 20 / Day 4

Erik Tisu, Chloe Alexandra Thompson, Rusalka

Résistance Ball Fundraiser

7-11 pm, 31 August 2019

The Strawberry Heart Protectors, QPOC, & Rainbow Warriors are hosting the Rèsistance Ball Fundraiser *THIS SATURDAY* from 7-11pm at aceartinc. Come check out this amazing event to learn more about Indigenous twospirit and QPOC Resistance! Harm reduction space, all ages, safe space policy.

$20 entry, twospirit & QPOC: FREE!

To make donations to Indigenous youth please e-transfer:
strawberryheartprotectors@gmail.com

Tayler Buss Awarded Scott Wachal Memorial Bursary

We would like to congratulate Tayler Buss on being awarded the Scott Wachel Memorial Bursary. 

Those students who are curated into the annual student exhibition are invited to apply to this bursary, founded in the memory of a student, Scott Wachal, who exhibited with ace in May 2013 and very sadly passed away later that year.

$500 is awarded to contribute to the costs associated with a contemporary art project such as materials, residencies, etc. The student is then invited to deliver a public artist talk about the project the bursary supported.

Tayler will give an artist talk within the 2019/2020 programming year.

Image: still from Red, recently exhibited in Tayler’s solo exhibition at Flux Gallery. 

Luther Konadu Wins BMO 1st Art! National Prize

Congratulations to Luther Konadu on winning the national prize for the 2019 BMO 1st Art! Competition. The national prize includes $15,000 and inclusion in the  BMO 1st Art! exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Toronto from November 21 to December 16.

Luther sat on the jury for our 2019-2020 Regular Exhibition Program and we wish him well as he continues with his practice. 

Image: Figure as Index by Luther Konadu.2019; C-print triptych.