PLATFORM is an artist-run centre dedicated to considering the expanded role of photography in contemporary art. We are a multidisciplinary centre that supports and showcases local, national and international artists. Through exhibitions, lectures, workshops, production facilities and publications – we are committed to fostering and sustaining a critically engaged community of artists.

PLATFORM accepts submissions for exhibitions yearly from artists and curators. All submissions are reviewed by the Director and a rotating Advisory Panel comprised of the Board of Directors and members of the community. Please reflect upon PLATFORM’s mandate before submitting. If you are interested in having a studio visit with PLATFORM’s Director, please contact the gallery.

On the 12 June 1981, The Winnipeg Photographer’s Group / Floating Gallery is established. In April of 2003, the organization changes its name to PLATFORM centre for photographic + digital arts. On the 1 September 2004, PLATFORM relocated within the ARTSPACE building to its current main floor / street-level gallery space with full accessibility, including wheel-chair lift.

PLATFORM is a not-for-profit artist-run centre that has charitable organization status.


  • Dave Grywinski | President
  • Meganelizabeth Diamond | Vice President
  • Orest Kinasevych | Treasurer
  • Kristiane Church | Secretary
  • Members at large:
    Noor Bhangu, Sarah Ciurysek, Tim Dyck,  Luther Konadu, Marijana Mandusic, Tracy Peters.


PLATFORM wishes to acknowledge the support of its membership, board of directors, volunteers and staff. Operating support for the centre is provided by Manitoba Arts Council, Winnipeg Arts Council and The Winnipeg Foundation. Additional project support provided by Canada Council for the Arts.