ACI Manitoba re-designed and re-launched their website and they’re excited to show off the new creativemanitoba.ca.
“Our old website needed a bit of a face-lift,” says ACI Manitoba’s Communications & Outreach Manager Teri Stevens. “The new site puts the information users need to know at their finger tips. It does a better job of communicating the information our visitors are looking for and the navigation is more intuitive, allowing users to find what they need on the site more easily.”
The site now features a more dynamic homepage, with news, events and job postings featured right on the main page. The navigation has been streamlined and simplified. Events listings have been separated into two categories- ACI Manitoba events and member events. The listings have been improved to include more information and better serve the members that ACI Manitoba posts events for.
The look of the site has been upgraded as well, with a fresh new colour scheme and beautiful photography by local photographer Ryan McBride. The images are meant to capture public art and arts and cultural spaces within Winnipeg, showing off what this city, and by extension, the province, has to offer.
It’s easier than ever for ACI members to submit events listing, job postings, calls for submissions and volunteer opportunities through re-designed web forms. As the job listing portion of the website is the most visited, all opportunities are now listed in one place. Arts and cultural career exploration is now presented solely on ACI’s youth-oriented site growcreatively.ca.
“As an umbrella organization for the arts and cultural sector in Manitoba, ACI provides our members with access to training opportunities, resources, networking tools, youth mentorship and Aboriginal programming, whether it’s something that has been organized by ACI or our member organizations, ” Stevens says. “The upgrade to our website is just one tool for sharing information with those working in the arts and cultural industries. A well-designed and well-presented website allows us to meet our goal of helping arts and cultural workers further their careers through business skill development.”
About the Arts and Cultural Industries Association of Manitoba (ACI Manitoba):
ACI Manitoba is a member driven, not for profit organization dedicated to supporting the arts and cultural industries of Manitoba and helping to develop sustainable careers for those working in arts and culture. To these ends, ACI Manitoba provides arts specific management training, networking opportunities, youth mentorship programs, urban and rural Aboriginal programming, for a wide range of Manitoba based arts and cultural organizations, businesses and individual artists.
Membership in ACI Manitoba provides discounted training fees and student bursaries; access to the ACI Manitoba web site job bank, events listings and member profiles, the weekly Muzine – an email bulletin with arts news, jobs, call for proposals and training opportunities, and advertising in the monthly newsletter “Creative Connections”(distributed beyond the ACI Manitoba membership) ACI Manitoba members are also associate members of the Cultural Human Resource Council (CHRC) – and all the HR tools and training opportunities offered there.
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Within our web site, you will find resources and information that can help develop or sustain your career in the arts. This current version of the ACI Manitoba web site is Phase I of a three Phase web development program and we are continually trying to improve our services. We welcome feedback about the site, please feel free to drop us an email to [email protected] with your comments.
Whether you are a self employed artist or a member of one of the larger cultural organizations ACI Manitoba has programs that will help you to expand your career in the Arts and Cultural Industries of Manitoba.
The Arts and Cultural Industries Association of Manitoba Inc. (ACI Manitoba) is Manitoba’s sector council for culture.
ACI Manitoba is an umbrella organization created to serve all arts and cultural workers in Manitoba, wherever they live in the province, whatever their background and whatever kind of creative work they do.
We are not an arm of the government. ACI Manitoba is an independent, not-for-profit organization.
We do, however, receive support from government to serve the training and human resource needs of the cultural workforce. ACI Manitoba is also supported through membership fees, registration fees, partnerships, donations and sponsorships.