Education and outreach has been an integral part of GroundSwell’s activity for decades. This will continue in 2020-21 through ongoing partnerships with the Winnipeg Film Group’s Cinematéque Theatre, send + receive: a festival of sound, and the biennial Emerging Composers’ Competition (electroacoustic edition). We’ve also got a few other projects in the works including: a collaboration with the Winnipeg Classroom Guitar Society & the Winnipeg Classical Guitar Society; a creative band project with educator Steve Denby at JH Bruns Collegiate and composer Peter Meechan; a collaboration with Flipside Opera highlighting the famous Manitoba tough guy, “Bloody Jack” Krafchenko. Our dis/Organized Sound Series, GroundFloor Concerts, and Radio Sandbox will also continue as opportunities arise. We’ll update everyone as things develop.