Shelley O'Leary, Admissions Co-ordinator
1.9 million seats are filled each year by just twelve local arts and cultural organizations of Winnipeg – this is more than double the attendance for professional sports franchises in the city combined!
- source: Artsforall.ca
Winnipeg is home to 12% of [Canada's] musicians...even though it makes up just 2.25% of the country's population.
- from Who's Your City?: How the Creative Economy Is Making Where to Live the Most Important Decision of Your Life by Richard Florida, Vintage Press, 2009.