A message from Cluster

It is with a heavy heart that we announce to you that we will be cancelling (or postponing) Cluster 2020 due to concerns with COVID-19.

Under the current government guidelines, the festival would still be allowed to move forward. However, we do not feel that with the changing landscape we could continue promoting and planning with artists and audiences in good faith knowing that this might change within the next week or two.

Overall, we are most concerned about the health of our artists and audience members. We want to act preventatively and be on the right side of flattening the curve. It is so important that we all do our part in fighting this pandemic.

So much hard work has gone into this year’s festival from the organizers, artists, and volunteers involved. We are so sorry to have to make such a drastic move. We hope that all this labour and energy can still blossom into something in time. In the meantime, we implore everyone to stay safe and to take the health and safety of others seriously.

Let us continue to collaborate, seek solace in our communities, and make art even through these difficult times <3

(Ticket holders for 2020 Cluster Festival events will receive detailed information via email or phone regarding exchanges or refunds. If you are unsure of what to do, please contact us at info@clusterfestival.com)

Cluster is one of Winnipeg’s “most dynamic arts events”
(Winnipeg Free Press, 2015)

Presenting thought-provoking events and an annual core festival in Winnipeg, Cluster is a platform for artists to create, to experiment, and to collaborate. Cluster is propelled by strength found in numbers and the energy created by integrating diverse artistic communities – combining collective mentality with individual sensibility.

Past Festivals

Over its first eight festivals, Cluster has presented more than 250 artists from around the world, commissioning 13 large-scale artworks and over 60 smaller-scale artworks.

Past Photos

View photos from Cluster Festivals past.

Past Programs

View programs from Cluster Festivals past.

Who's Involved?

Cluster is made up of a collaborative co-directorate, supported by a board of directors and seasonal volunteers.

  • Heidi Ouellette

    combines a passion for chamber-music with a deep awareness of Canada’s cultural climate.

  • Eliot Britton

    focuses on technology and the integration of new media into music composition.

  • Luke Nickel

    combines a keen interest in non-musical artforms with an international musical sensibility.

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