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Notes from Afield

Thursday, March 1, 2018
Doors/Show: 7:30/8:00pm
FortWhyte Alive Alloway Reception Centre
1961 McCreary Rd.

Polycoro sing songs that resonate in our natural and digital environments...


Friday, March 2, 2018
Pre-concert Lightning Talks 7:00pm
Doors/Show: 7:30/8:00pm
Poolside Gallery, Artspace building
221 - 100 Arthur St.

Seth Parker Woods performs an intimate recital of works for solo cello and electronics...

A Lingering Darkness

Saturday, March 3, 2018
Meetup/Show: 7:30/8:00pm
Meet outside 339 Waterfront Dr.

Cluster guest co-director Leigh Anne Parry brings us outdoors on an immersive sound walk that explores the experience of forgotten darkness... Featuring Artistic contributions by: Jaime Black, Irene Bindi, Rosanna Deerchild, Ken Gregory, Helga Jakobson, Leigh-Anne Kehler and Merle (in partnership with Sunshine House), Kristin Nelson, Kaoru Suzuki, Anders Swanson and storytellers Jennifer Brant and Leigh-Anne Kehler

Tickets from this event will be by donation, with 25% of proceeds being donated to to Drag the Red.

Homescape Dreamscape

Sunday, March 4, 2018
Show: 8:00pm
171 McDermot Ave

Cluster takes over Forth, combining a dream-like exhibition tour by Matthew-Robin Nye, a streamed performance by Hannah Heilmann, projections by jaymez, and a live performance curated by Janell Henry featuring b.p. and PelmuSnowbird to form an evening balanced on the edge of reality…

Public Lectures

Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 2:30pm-4:30pm
Desautels Faculty of Music, U of M
136 Dafoe Rd.

Lectures by composers Stephanie Moore and Chatori Shimizu at the University of Manitoba

Lightning Talks

Friday, March 2, 2017, 7:00pm
PoolSide Gallery, VideoPool
ArtSpace Building Unit 221
100 Arthur St.

Guest artists from the 2018 Cluster Festival discuss what inspires them to create.

Full 2018 Program
3d graphic designed by Ted Sterchi

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

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Past Programs

View programs from Cluster Festivals past.

Submit to Cluster Festival

Cluster: New Music + Integrated Arts Festival has two different ways to submit projects.

#1 An annual call for submissions for inclusion in the next year’s festival. This submission is usually active from August until October with results being announced in late October for inclusion in the following year’s festival.

(currently closed)

#2 An open rolling call for submissions of any type at any time. This submission form serves as preliminary contact between artists and Cluster Festival. Projects received by this submission form will generally be considered for a festival 18 months+ from the submission date. Cluster will endeavor to respond to all submissions by this form within 6 weeks. No submissions by unsolicited email will be accepted.

Submit for future consideration

If you are not sure which form to submit your project to, please email Please note: do not include your project or any attachments in this email. Please use the appropriate submission form once you are ready to submit your project.

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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