Mission, Mandate + Values

A litho stone in progress by Heather Robinson, 2013.


“Unparalleled, accessible facilities and education in the print arts”


The Manitoba Printmakers Association maintains the heritage of excellence in printmaking while advancing artists and innovation through technique, education and community engagement at its sustainable Martha Street Studio facility.


MPA encourages innovation in printmaking and education while maintaining a standard of excellence and our printmaking heritage.

MPA is an open and inclusive environment which engages actively with the community through education and outreach and welcomes new and long-term artists from many disciplines.

MPA is sensitive to diversity, individuality and its place in the community, which is realized in the way we treat our members, each other and our partners.

MPA supports artists, encourages their growth and well-being, and acts as a stable hub for excellence in printmaking practice, international networking and promotion of work.

MPA believes in the education and mentorship of artists, creating printmaking experiences for the community, and informing the public about our tradition and activities.

MPA is a fiscally responsible organization, committed to ensuring that its operations and diverse programming remain viable in the long-term.


Martha Street Studio strives to treat our community and the public with respect and dignity. Our Code of Conduct is intended to guide our public engagement and provide resources in the event of conflicts and concerns.

Martha Street Studio’s Code of Conduct can be accessed below:

MPA Code of Conduct 2023

If you would like to submit a complaint, please click here to access the submission form. Alternatively, you can email director@printmakers.mb.ca.