The Manitoba Arts Council has revealed the recipients of its first round of the Prizes in the Arts. The Rural Recognition Award goes to the Flin Flon Arts Council. In nominating the Arts Council for the Award the Manitoba Arts Networks Rose-Anne Harder wrote the Flin Flon Arts Council believes that arts and culture are the heart of any community. They provide numerous initiatives to support and promote arts and culture in their community including donating complimentary tickets to students and seniors. Always searching for new youth initiatives the Flin Flon Arts Council is one of the few art councils that has a youth representative on their Board. Concluding because of the Flin Flon Arts Council Flin Flon has proven to be a driving cultural force in northern Manitoba.
The prize recipients were selected by a peer jury and will be awarded a ten thousand dollar prize in recognition of the high quality of their work and all the contributions they have made to the arts in our province, Canada and beyond. The Prizes in the Arts reception will take place June 18th at the Forks in Winnipeg.