Emerging Artist Showcase Opportunity

Emerging Artist Showcase Opportunity

Every year, Manitoba Arts Network (MAN) brings together arts presenters and artists for Manitoba’s only province-wide arts conference, Manitoba Showcase. The conference is in a different city or town each year. This year we’re coming to Gimli, MB, from October 24-27, 2019.

As part of Manitoba Showcase, we offer three emerging artists the opportunity to perform a 10 minute Showcase set alongside established musicians from Manitoba and across Canada. The three selected artists will prepare their Showcase performance with guidance from mentors who are experienced music industry professionals.

Manitoba Showcase is an excellent opportunity to network with and perform for delegates from arts organizations (presenters/buyers) from across the province, as well as agents and other members of the music industry. Performances at Manitoba Showcase often result in bookings.

“The Manitoba Showcase Emerging Artist Program was an extremely beneficial opportunity for The Middle Coast. We were able to showcase a few songs in front of a captive audience in a friendly and intimate setting. We came out with multiple bookings and made a ton of contacts who we still rub shoulders with both on the artist and presenter side of things!”

                                                                                –Dylan MacDonald, The Middle Coast

Three artists or groups will be selected. All genres are welcome to apply.

Artists applying to the Emerging Artist Showcase must:

  • Have a recording (demo, EP or full-length)
  • Be available to participate in Manitoba Showcase all day Friday Oct 25 and Sat, Oct 26
  • Be a current resident of Manitoba
  • Be in the early stages of your career(s)
  • Be age 18-35, or at least one group member must be age 18-35

Selected emerging artists do not have to pay the conference registration fee. MAN will also provide accommodations and some meals (meals listed here).

To apply, fill out this application form by September 8th, 2019.

For more information, please contact:

Thomas Kintel, Performing Arts Coordinator
Manitoba Arts Network