At Spur Festivals in Winnipeg (May 4-7) and Halifax (October 27-29) Spur Canada 150 artists and scholars in residence program will integrate artistic practice and scholarly perspectives into the conversation, building networks and creating exposure for the next generation of creative thinkers.

This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between Spur Festival, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.

Cette initiative est rendue possible grâce au Fonds communautaire pour le 150e anniversaire du Canada, qui est une collaboration entre Spur Festival, les fondations communautaires canadiennes, le gouvernement du Canada et des leaders extraordinaires de l’Atlantique au Pacifique à l’Arctique.



In Spur Winnipeg we welcomed six Artists-in-Residence and two Scholars-in-Residence and invited them to reply in what ever form they chose to comments and thoughts on Canada 150 provided by audience members during the festival.

Our six Canada 150 Winnipeg Artists-in-Residence were:

Chimwemwe Undi



Chimwemwe Undi Cisha Genie

Lise McMillan




Joshua Whitehead

Lise McMillan Haitia Joshua Whitehead


Our two Canada 150 Winnipeg Scholars-in-Residence were:

Dr Jenny Heijun Wills


Dr Jennifer Jacobson-Konefall

Over the course of July, August and December 2017 we will be posting the responses and reflections of the Canada 150 Scholars and Artists.


Canada 150: Reflections on Spur Winnipeg and Risk


Canada 150: GeNie on Being Canadian


Canada 150: Relationships to the Land


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