About the Manitoba Arts Network

Founded in 1984, the Manitoba Arts Network is a non-profit, charitable arts service organization. We connect, showcase, and promote visual and performing artists with communities across Manitoba. The Network is dedicated to connecting Manitoba’s communities by celebrating and sharing the arts.

Our Mandate

· To create opportunities for all to experience and participate in arts and cultural activities; · To promote visual and performing art and artists through touring programs; · To provide professional development for artists and community organizations; and · To develop and support a strong network of Manitoba Arts organizations.

Organizational Impact

• Connect 7 regions with over 45 member organizations and 77 individual artist members • Showcase 20 performing artists and 5 visual artists each year • Promote 200 artists through our online directory and social media • Reach 20,000 Manitobans per year through attendance • Book over 140 performances and tour 5 art exhibitions to 25 communities resulting in $194,000 in artists fees paid • Encompass hundred’s of volunteers through our network • Deliver an economic impact of over $35,000 at MB Showcase.

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Accessibility Statement

The Manitoba Arts Network strives to be transparent about the accessibility of all our event venues and locations. The accessibility details for our 2018 Showcase can be found here.

Our offices are located at 203-100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, MB, Treaty 1 Territory. There are nine stairs in both entryways. From the Western entrance, a lift (that can be independently operated) is provided. Our offices are on the second floor and can be accessed by stairs (two flights of eleven steps) or elevator. The elevator provides access to every floor of the Artspace building.

If you have questions or concerns about accessibility within the Manitoba Arts Network, please contact us by email, info@mbartsnet.ca, or phone, 204-943-0036.

Diversity Statement

The Manitoba Arts Network is committed to fostering a culture of inclusion in which diversity can thrive within our workplace, events, and every aspect of our organization. MAN acknowledges that systemic discrimination and exclusion are prevalent in many institutions’ policies, practices, and traditions. MAN is invested in the full and equal participation of all people including women, people of colour, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBT* peoples in all areas of arts and culture. We will strive to remove barriers to success by actively nurturing a professional and inclusive network, ultimately creating a culture founded on intersectionality, compassion, and respect.

Land Acknowledgement

The Manitoba Arts Network is located on Treaty 1 territory. We acknowledge the past, present, and future generations of the Anishinabe (Ojibway), Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, Dene peoples, and is the birthplace of the Métis Nation. We would also like to acknowledge the contribution of the Inuit people who have a strong community here in Manitoba.