Mission + Vision + Values

The Manitoba Arts Network connects, showcases, and promotes visual and performing artists with communities across Manitoba. The Network is dedicated to connecting Manitoba’s communities to the arts.

Our Mandate

We are a member-driven not-for-profit provincial arts service organization for performing and visual arts organizations in rural Manitoba. We support and strengthen arts organizations by fostering a collaborative arts marketplace and ecosystem that is vibrant, sustainable and resilient.

Our Vision

We help build a thriving Manitoba that is attractive to both residents and visitors by working with our members to connect artists with communities and contribute to the economic capacity, and healthy and social well-being of rural Manitobans through the arts.

Our Mission

  • to increase access to visual and performing artists in rural communities by showcasing, creating directories, touring performances, touring exhibitions, block booking, and fostering equity initiatives
  • to increase artists and arts’ organizational skills and capacity through professional development programs such as online learning, workshops, coaching, mentorships, and resource sharing
  • to create productive connections between all players in the arts eco-system, through networking and collaborative initiatives
  • to increase the profile of rural arts and artists from Manitoba through promotion and advocacy
  • to bring Manitoba artists to national attention and to promote touring artists visiting rural Manitoba
  • to stimulate virtual innovation and the use of digital platforms in the arts.

Core Values

  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Inclusion
  • Relevance
  • Collaboration
  • Sustainability
  • Empowerment

Organizational Impact

  • Connects 7 regions with over 50 member organizations and 60 individual artist members
  • Engages 150 delegates at our annual conference MB Showcase
  • Showcases 15-20 performing artists and 4 visual artists each year
  • Promotes 200 national performing artists through our online directory
  • Coordinates 150 performances annually
  • Coordinates 20-25 Exhibition bookings annually
  • Delivers an economic impact of over $50,000 at MB Showcase
  • Operating for over 39 years in Manitoba
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Board of Directors

Annual General Meeting