Learn, Experience and Connect

Education through the voices of art is a cornerstone of the WAG’s mission. Next to its exhibition areas, most of the WAG Inuit Art Centre’s 40,000 square feet will be dedicated to school and public learning spaces.

The WAG Inuit Art Centre will engage people of all ages in transformational experiences with guest educators, curators, Elders and artists.

Indoor and outdoor studios and classrooms will be filled with beautiful light and the creative energy of exciting hands-on activities like carving, creating video games or connecting with Northern communities.

Students across Canada and all over the world will learn together, communicate, and understand each other through real-time video links.




The WAG and the Province of Manitoba’s Department of Education have a memorandum of understanding regarding the Gallery’s delivery of curriculum-based education programs. The WAG also has long-term relationships with all Winnipeg-area school divisions. In addition to on-site exhibitions and educational programming, the WAG Inuit Art Centre’s invaluable cultural resources will be accessible online from anywhere in Manitoba, Canada and the world.

The WAG is working in partnership with the Inuit Art Foundation and a national network of public institutions to build a strong future for Inuit art and arts workers through internships, mentorships, residencies, research opportunities and hands-on experiences. Initiatives are being developed with Arctic College, Inuit Heritage Trust, Concordia University, Ontario College of Art and Design University, and the University of Winnipeg that will nurture career skills for promoting Inuit art and maintaining collections in Inuit communities.

Photo by: Leif Norman