Our favourite moments of 2016 at the CCFM

2016 was an exciting year for the CCFM. It was full of new projects, amazing performances and so many great moments. The CCFM launched an art curator training program which also benefits La Maison des artistes visuels; Mârdi jazz celebrated its 30th anniversary; for the first time La Galerie presented an art exhibit designed for children; the Gala Juste pour rire was preceded by a ‘mini-Gala’ for young local comedians, the Coupe Canot was disputed in a packed Pauline-Boutal Hall; just to name a few!


As the year draws to an end, the CCFM staff took some time to reflect on their favourite moments of 2016 at the CCFM:


160305_qd7xr_etincelant_8If I have to choose just one project it would have to be the Etincelant project because it highlights the work of young artists and gave the Conseil jeunesse provincial, La Maison des artistes and the CCFM the opportunity to create a beautiful partnership and leave a legacy that favours young people and the arts! And also the improv matchs, the activities in dance, the Pavillon canadien-français: all these activities put on by local people for local people and highlight the talent in our community and the generosity of our volunteers! Thank you, thank you, thank you to all the artists and the audiences who attend our events!
– Sylviane Lanthier, CEO


Every day brings something different; to see the diversity in the events, whether they are organized by the CCFM or by other organizations, and to see our clients happy and excited to plan their next event with us is very satisfying! It’s such a pleasure to work with a team that has so much heart at the CCFM! Can’t wait to see what 2017 brings!
– Anita Pantel-Wiebe, Customer Service Manager



To see and hear the little kids, all bundled up and on their way to Santa’s Village, happy to be out of their daycares or schools, and excited to meet Santa (one who speaks French) after such a long journey!
– Céline Gotsiridze, Executive Assistant


1It’s impossible to think of the 2016 programming without reliving the invasion of the rabbits during the One-Eyed-Rabbit exhibit. The CCFM is very proud to be among the first in Manitoba to present an art exhibit designed specifically for children. It was more than amusing to watch the wonderment of children and adults alike as they explored the gallery and interacted with the works.
– Hélène Molin-Gautron, Artistic Programming Coordinator



For me, the highlight of the year was the launch of our new website in March! It’s now much easier to navigate the site and to update it, making life easier for our audience (and for me)!
– Marianne Champagne, Communications Coordinator


My favourite moments, among many, are the presence of children in our building during events such as Santa’s Village, the Festival théâtre jeunesse, the Freeze Frame Film Festival, the Louis-Riel School Division Orff Days, the circus shows by the Centre Scolaire Léo-Rémillard, and many more. Indeed, for me, these are the moments of happiness that give the CCFM a joyful ambiance and also showcase that we are a center with a cultural vocation. 
– Lassana Traoré, Assistant Customer Service Manager


Season’s Greetings and a Happy New Year from all of us at the CCFM!

Please note that the CCFM offices will be closed at noon on Friday, December 23rd, and all day on December 25 ,26, December 27 and January 2nd. The Centre will be closed to the public as of 4 PM on December 24th and as of 10 PM on December 31st.

Call to Artists in Visual Arts

La Galerie of the Centre culturel franco-manitobain

Call to Artists in Visual Arts

The Centre culturel franco-manitobain invites you to submit a proposal for a visual arts exhibit for the programming period of June 2017 to September 2018.


Since it’s opening in 1974 the Centre culturel franco-manitobain (CCFM) houses a public art gallery situated at the heart of the building on the main floor. Throughout its operation, La Galerie of the CCFM has presented numerous important exhibits initiating the francophone community of Manitoba to the visual arts. The Centre culturel franco-manitobain is presently seeking exhibition proposals for its visual arts programming period starting June 2017 through September 2018. This call is open to professional artists who have completed their art education, have been actively practising their art and have a significant body of work.


Proposals must include:

  • Identification Form;
  • a letter of intent (please state the title of the project and the context of its presentation);
  • a detailed description of the project you wish to present;
  • Support material and completed List of Works Form;
  • the artist statement;
  • a curriculum vitae including a list of exhibitions and pertinent experience
  • a short current biography;
  • 10-12 digital images of current work on CD (only digital formats are accepted);
  • the technical requirements of proposed project;
  • a self-addressed stamped envelope (optional for the return of submissions);
  • a press kit (optional).



Proposals will be reviewed and selected by a jury according to artistic merit and respecting the CCFM’s mandate to present, promote, foster and sponsor cultural and artistic activities in the French language for all Manitobans.

When selecting the exhibits priority is given to francophone artists from Manitoba and the rest of the Canada, but non-francophone artists are not excluded from the process. The language of operation is French but all information is made available in English as well.

The CCFM will assume the costs of publicity and the opening reception. The works must be professionally presented.



Please keep in mind the Floor plan and size (1550 sq. feet) of the gallery when submitting your proposal. Number of pieces and artwork size should relate to the exhibit area of the gallery. Solo or group exhibitions are accepted.

Only complete submissions including all requested documents will be submitted to the jury. All exhibits are subject to funding. If your proposal is selected, it may be submitted to the Manitoba Arts Council grant program or any other funding programs available. La Galerie of the Centre culturel franco-manitobain respects CARFAC recommended artist fees.


All submissions must be received by Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Applications submitted by fax or e-mail are NOT accepted


Please send submissions and inquiries to:

Hélène Molin-Gautron, artistic programming coordinator
Centre culturel franco-manitobain
340, boulevard Provencher, Saint-Boniface (MB) R2H 0G7
Telephone : (204) 233-8972 ext. 434
Courriel : [email protected]