Call for Submissions
Visual Artists: time to prepare your applications for the
2025 Touring Exhibition Program
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About The Program
Visual Arts: Touring Exhibition Program
Manitoba Arts Network’s Visual Arts Touring Exhibition Program makes visual art exhibitions available to arts and cultural organizations throughout the province of Manitoba. The purpose of the program is to provide high quality, cost-effective exhibitions to communities enhancing the awareness and appreciation of regional and national artists.
Exhibitions are selected from both emerging and professional artists, and present a range of media and themes, featuring contemporary work and traditional approaches to artmaking through solo, two-person, and group exhibitions. MAN pays artists a basic exhibition fee each month a touring exhibition is booked. If funding/grants for exhibitions are successfully secured, then artist fees are paid at approved CARFAC rates.
MAN covers costs associated with professional crating of exhibitions, shipping and insurance of works while on tour. Selected exhibitions typically tour for a one-year period either in the current or following year.
Our programs can help you take the next step in your career, book a tour through Manitoba Arts Network, or expand your professional network.
Assessment Criteria & Process
The following outlines the assessment criteria the jury follows when selecting the exhibitions.
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Manitoba Arts Network is committed to ensuring equity, inclusivity, and representation in our sector. We especially encourage applications from artists who identify as Indigenous Métis, Inuit, Black, or People of Colour, artists with disabilities, as well as artists from the 2SLGBTQ+ community, to apply, and will be placing emphasis on representation from these communities in our selection process.
Meet the Artists
What our members have to say
We welcomed Katrina Craig’s Process of Closure exhibit. Over 1500 visitors came to the gallery to experience the exhibition. Visitors responded that the Process of Closure artwork was “beautiful and “thought-provoking”. Gallery staff appreciated how the artwork was delivered to our gallery, along with a detailed binder with specific curatorial details to assist us in installing the exhibit professionally and efficiently.”
Thunder Bay Art Gallery
What Artists have to say
Past Touring Artist
Since touring my exhibit with MAN “I’ve scheduled additional workshops in Headingly and Altona. I made connections in Flin Flon with artists who work in schools and have connected me to their school system. My teaching skills developed tremendously through the workshops I was able to do in rural Manitoba.
I got a grant to create the exhibition and once on our,
I got a log of press for my show.
Overall, it has been a positive experience.”
Past Touring Artist
“I received a Winnipeg Arts Council grant A.
I think it is directly related to this opportunity and others I have
had in the last year.”