Art Festivals & Art Organizations – Supported by CanWest
CanWest focused much of its arts support in Winnipeg, the location of its head office and a city renowned for its vibrant arts community. Funding of these festivals created opportunities for Winnipeggers, both as performers and as audiences, to be given access to rich Canadian culture. The Foundation supported arts festivals, whatever the style, including the Winnipeg International Jazz Festival, Freeze Frame, the International Children’s Festival, the Winnipeg International Writers Festival, Prairie Music Week and the Winnipeg Folk Festival.
The CanWest Global Foundation provided support to arts organizations in Manitoba and across the country including:
- National Arts Centre (Ottawa)
- Manitoba Theatre Centre
- The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
- Royal Winnipeg Ballet
- Prairie Theatre Exchange (Winnipeg)
- Manitoba Opera
- Winnipeg Art Gallery
- Manitoba Museum
- Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers
- Winnipeg Film Group
- and many others
CanWest Global Communication Corp’s newspapers and television stations supported the Alberta Ballet, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, the Saskatchewan Jazz Festival, the Saskatoon Symphony, Vancouver Symphony and Atlantic Theatre Festival, among many other events.