aceartinc. is an Artist Run Centre dedicated to the support, exhibition, and dissemination of contemporary art.

We do this via an open call for submissions and special projects through which we work with contemporary artists, curators, and art writers, including emerging artists and those from queer, Indigenous, and underrepresented communities.

Contemporary art is at its most powerful when engaged with and thought about, and so we actively welcome the public, with all of its nuanced communities.


Anti Oppression Policy

aceartinc. is dedicated to working in service of the innovative and striking diversity that makes up the fabric of our community. aceartinc does not tolerate any form of discrimination, and recognizes that many people face oppression due to imbalances of power in terms of race, culture, ethnicity, language, country of origin, ability, class, age, religion or faith, mental health, gender (including gender expression) and/or sexuality and any intersection of these identities.

aceartinc commits to providing a safe space that fosters activism and empathy, and that supports and champions the underrepresented, and those our society systemically silences. This commitment is founded in our conviction that change is absolutely necessary, and can be achieved through a clearly intentioned process.

The ways in which aceartinc.’s active commitment to the dismantling of systemic oppression is manifested includes but is not limited to equitable representation within our artistic programming, prioritizing diversity among our staff/board, continuous engagement in anti-oppression training (staff/board/volunteers), backing the anti-oppression initiatives of other community members/organizations and ensuring that this policy is always under examination and evolves alongside the communities it aims to support.


About aceartinc.

aceartinc. is an Artist-Run Centre located in the Exchange District of Winnipeg, Canada. We were founded in 1983.

aceartinc. exhibits 5 major exhibitions a year by contemporary visual artists and we welcome submissions from all emerging contemporary artists and curators working in any media to our annual call for submission each August.

The gallery also runs several ongoing projects and hosts numerous one-offs; among other things we are the proud home of Flux Gallery and the Cartae Open School. This Artist Run Centre is passionate about the work being produced by contemporary artists and arts writers and critics in Canada and abroad. Many successful, well known and not so well known Canadian artists have shown work at ace early in their careers- we are an established (but not establishment) part of the unique ecosystem of Canadian contemporary art.

Founding members: Donna Jones, Douglas Melnyk, Larry Glawson, Janice Dehod, Gail Noonan, Vern Hume, Pauline See, Lorraine Wright, Gord Arthur, Karen Busby.


Space: To maintain a physical space for the public where exploration of the ideas and materials of contemporary art are facilitated through exhibition, events, critical writing, and dialogue.

Art: To support the emergence, development, production and exhibition ofcontemporary art by local and national artists at all levels, with a focus on emerging artists.

Professional Development: To provide concrete opportunities for the professional development of artists, writers, curators, gallery workers, volunteers and members.

Resources: To facilitate artistic research and development by making available the resources, library and archives of the centre.

Dissemination: To communicate ’s activities and programs locally, nationally and internationally through press release, invitation, and dissemination of educational and critical materials.

Dialogue: To provide a forum for dialogue and new ideas in contemporary art.

Peer Adjudication: To commit to prioritizing the peer adjudication process for gallery programming.

Community Relations: To ensure a strong connection with the Winnipeg Arts community through our willingness to partner with individuals, groups and other organizations.






aceartinc. est un Centre d’artistes autogéré dédié à l’appui, à l’exposition et à la diffusion de l’art contemporain.

Nous fonctionnons en faisant un appel à propositions pour des soumissions ou des projets spéciaux ouvert aux artistes contemporains, aux conservateurs/conservatrices, aux écrivains/écrivaines d’art y compris les artistes émergents, allosexuels, indigènes ainsi que les membres de toute communauté sous-représentée.

L’art contemporain a un effet plus fort quand les gens sont engagés et y pensent, alors nous accueillons le public, y compris toutes les strates de la société, d’une façon active.




Espace : De maintenir un espace physique pour le public où l’exploration des idées et des matériaux d’art contemporain sont rendus à travers l’exposition, les événements, les critiques et le dialogue.

Art : D’appuyer l’émergence, le développement, la production et l’exposition          de l’art contemporain par des artistes régionaux et nationaux de toutes les compétences, avec un accent sur les artistes émergents.

Le développement professionnel : De fournir des occasions concrètes de développement professionnel aux artistes, auteurs.res, commissaires, des travailleurs.euses de la galerie, des bénévoles et des membres.

Ressources : De faciliter la recherche artistique et le développement en donnant accès aux ressources, à la bibliothèque et aux archives du centre.

Diffusion : De communiquer les activités et les programmes de aceartinc. aux niveaux local, national et international par l’entremise des communiqués de presse, des invitations et de la diffusion de matériel éducationnel et critique.

Dialogue : De fournir un forum pour le dialogue et les nouvelles idées en art contemporain.

Le jugement par les pairs : De s’engager à prioriser le jugement par les pairs de la programmation de la galerie.

Les relations communautaires : De s’assurer qu’il y ait un lien solide avec la communauté des arts de Winnipeg rendu évident par notre désir de vouloir créer des partenariats avec des individus, des groupes et d’autres organisations.


Translation/traduction : Simone Hébert Allard