For artists coping with mental health issues, Artbeat Studio is a sanctuary where one can thrive in a supportive environment. Marcus Bauer is one of the artist alumni who will be participating in Artbeat’s 24-Hour Art-a-thon this week.
It’s clear that poverty has devastating effects on children and families, but the federal government has yet to create a poverty reduction plan — despite numerous recommendations to do just that.
When New Zealander, Hai Romana came to Winnipeg ten years ago, a twist of fate and some caring individuals enabled him to live here for good, which has many in the community happy that he stayed.
It’s one thing to be aware of human rights abuses; it’s another thing to do something about it. A local course helps participants advocate and take action on issues they feel passionate about.
Contrary to what may appear in the media, Winnipeg’s North End is a community full of strong and healthy individuals who are working together to creatively address the challenges faced by families and residents.
Growing up in a home where alcoholism was prevalent and where she was often ridiculed, Kathleen Crosby turned to art. “I went to a place where I wasn’t worried about things that were too hard to think about,” she says.
When anxiety prevented Laurie Green from getting a job as a social worker, the single mom turned to art. With the help of Artbeat Studio, she’s become a popular artist who is enjoying some critical success.
Thanks to the generosity of its donors, The Winnipeg Foundation announced it was able to grant more than $21.3 million to 803 charities in 2013.
Julian Kirchmann is one of seven Artbeat Studio alumni participating in the 24-Hour Art-a-thon, an event to raise money for Artbeat Studio, an organization that supports artists living with mental illness.
Youth at risk in Winnipeg will get a fighting chance to improve their lives thanks to a new endowment fund created by the Winnipeg Police Service through The Winnipeg Foundation.