Manitoba Music and FortWhyte Alive teamed up this month to present the first-ever Manitoba Music Winter Songwriter Retreat at FortWhyte Alive. The co-writing retreat brought together nine emerging songwriters to strengthen their songwriting chops through collaboration at FWA's secluded lakeside field station and architecturally unique cabins.
One week later, all nine artists shared their collaborations live on stage in a special Manitoba Music Songwriter Concert at FortWhyte Alive. The results were fantastic.
Our thanks to Manitoba Music and the nine artists who brought their energy to FortWhyte Alive for this unique collaboration. Creating opportunities for others to become enchanted by lakeside views, roaming bison and aspen forests is an important part of our mission at FortWhyte Alive. We look forward to engaging with other groups in the local arts community looking for tranquil retreat setting close to home.
Photos by Samanta Katz.