Meet The Team

Creative . Collaborative . Committed

Meet The Team Behind Manitoba Arts Network

Manitoba Arts Network consists of a team of 6 professionals, often
augmented by interns and volunteers, who support, promote, and advocate for the arts and culture.

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Rose-Anne Harder

Rose-Anne is a graduate of the University of Winnipeg’s Manitoba Arts and Cultural Management Certificate Program, the University of Manitoba’s Theatre program, and is a certified Event Coordinator.

As Executive Director of the Manitoba Arts Network, she aims to increase access to the arts in rural and northern Manitoba. Rose-Anne has been Chair of Creative Manitoba and a board director for Artspace.

Prior to working at MAN, Rose-Anne had 10 years of experience working at two sector councils the Manitoba tourism education Council and Film Training Manitoba. Before that, she has been a director, stage manager, production manager and scenic artist.

Art is an amazing tool for cultural exchange, education, expression, therapy, connection and interaction.

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Rhonda Head

Thirteen-time international award-winning Mezzo-Soprano vocalist, Rhonda Head is from the Opaskwayak Cree Nation in northern Manitoba.

Rhonda recently won a 2022 LIT Talent award for her single 500 Years for Best Social Impact Song and for Kisahkihitin I Love You for Best Collaboration. She also won a 2022 One World Music Award for her single 500 Years and a Global Music award for Coming Home for Best Protest Song. She is the official recipient of the Global Music Awards for a pair of her most celebrated songs. Judged by Emmy and Grammy Award-winning artists, Head’s impactful anthem, 500 Years, received a Bronze Medal in the Protest Music category. The lyrics share her emotional journey, moving through the pain of being an intergenerational Residential School Survivor.

“500 years of pain – song shows our incredible resilience and how we are finally coming together, all of humanity, to love and to be kind to one another, despite our differences and our past.”

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Kait Evinger

Kait Evinger is a seasoned graphic design professional with over 12 years of diverse experience in both private, government, and non-profit arts sectors. With a tenure as Communications Chair on the Board at Sunshine House and as a Project Manager at Artbeat Studio Inc., Kait brings a wealth of non-profit arts expertise to our team. Her recent role in the Manitoba film industry as a graphic artist demonstrates her commitment to creativity and aligns seamlessly with her passion for film and visual arts
Cheryl Ewing

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Cheryl Ewing

Throughout her career, Cheryl Ewing has developed creative and innovative solutions for the cultural sector and has helped organizations with strategic planning, event and project management, and administration.

Working with organizations such as Atlantic Presenters Association, Guelph Jazz Festival, Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival, CCI – Ontario’s Presenting Network, Great Canadian Theatre Company (Ottawa), Lakeshore Arts (Etobicoke), St. Jamestown Festival (Toronto), Cheryl appreciates the time, energy and commitment invested in the cultural field as well as the challenges that face the sector.

As project manager for a provincial performing arts conference – Ontario Contact and a cutting-edge marketing research project, the Values & Benefits Study, she brings an overall perspective to the assets and resources of the cultural sector.

Cheryl brings strong facilitation skills, passion, an ability to engage others in my sessions, whether training or planning, and an intense interest in communicating the value of the arts in our communities.

“I will guide your organization and your stakeholders through an approach that develops effective and creative solutions. Working together, we will create a plan that stimulates participants to a quick implementation of the plan creating confidence in your organization and its future”.
Cheryl Ewing
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Nicole Shimonek

Nicole is MAN’s Visual Arts Coordinator. Outside coordinating touring exhibitions at the ArtsNetwork she is a visual and multi-media artist.

Nicole has an MFA from the Chelsea College of Arts and Design, University of the Arts London and a BFA Honours degree from the University of Manitoba. She works in the arts professionally; in curated exhibitions, set and audio design, self-initiated projects and as an instructor. She makes art at home in her studio and in national and international residencies.