WINNIPEG — The federal government is providing funding to the Manitoba Printmakers Association to purchase new equipment for the Martha Street Studio.
Through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund, $17,976 will help the organization purchase a large flatbed scanner, seven iMac office computers, and seven ergonomic chairs.
The improvements will help to upgrade the studio’s digital suite, which is widely used by professional artists, participants in the studio’s education programs and school outreach activities, as well as the general public.
“These improvements will support our mission, namely, to provide unparalleled, accessible facilities and education in the print arts,” said Kristin Nelson, director, Manitoba Printmakers Association.
The project also includes repainting the cement floors of the meeting area, archive and collections reading room, main gallery, and office space using environmentally friendly clear epoxy.