Canada Council for the Arts and Manitoba Hydro’s
Summer Tour 2023
Strengthening relationships with
Indigenous peoples throughout Manitoba.
WITH SPECIAL GUEST DAWN MARIE CHARTRAND
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The Manitoba Arts Network is thrilled to announce that we have received funding from Canada Council for the Arts over the next three years to bring diverse, inclusive, and accessible live events to 10 Indigenous communities and 5 MAN member communities each year. This tour is also supported by Manitoba Hydro, who will help us strengthen our relationships with Indigenous peoples throughout Manitoba.
ABOUT THE TOUR
Strengthening relationships with Indigenous peoples throughout Manitoba.
To continue our goal of providing diverse programming for rural Manitoba communities, Manitoba Arts Network (MAN) is excited to introduce Dawn Marie Chartrand as the touring artist scheduled for July/August 2023.
Dawn Marie Chartrand is an Indigenous singer/songwriter
based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and is from Rolling River First
What to expect?
7 Dates for Northern Communities
8 Dates for Southern Communities
Southern Tour – Stun, Kwiat
Northern tour – Jesse Bandura, Greg Personius
Each tour will feature two Indigenous artists alumni from our RBC emerging artist mentorship program who will perform and be mentored by Dawn Marie Chartrand.
Each performance can range from 80-120 minutes, where each community will receive a participatory arts activity before the concert led by Dawn Marie Chartrand.
Community Outreach &
Dawn Marie Chartrand will offer each community a participatory arts activity (youth music class, masterclass, pre-concert talk to the audience, songwriting workshop, etc.) before each concert.
MAN will provide posters and social media graphics and run radio ads on NCI radio to help communities spread the word.
Future Touring Artists
The 2024 featured artist will be Anishinaabe country singer Gator Beaulieu from Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation and Ebb and Flow First Nation. We are so proud of Beaulieu’s success being a 2019 Indigenous emerging artist mentorship program alumni.
What will it cost to
participate in the tour?
We have the answers!
Concerts for Indigenous communities will be free and we ask that the community provide accommodations for the artists. While we ask for a $500 contribution plus provision of accommodations from MAN member communities. The concerts will offer a wide range of music styles, entertainment, and experiences.
Each concert is valued at $3,500 CDN.
Meet The Artists
2023 Emerging Artists
Kwiat (kwai·uht) is a Métis Polish avant-pop artist heavily influenced by post-romanticism. With sophisticated vocals and elaborate piano melodies, the Winnipeg-based songstress captivates audiences through raw, intimate, and dramatic performances. Each song blossoms into its own lush and distinct sound while drawing inspiration from notable artists such as Fiona Apple, Japanese Breakfast, and Regina Spektor. Kwiat plans to make her official debut in the Fall of 2022.
Jesse Bandura is a singer-songwriter, recording artist
born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Bandura infuses his love of country and rock into his music. Jesse got his first guitar at age nine and has honed his craft playing live across Western Canada over the past 14 years. Bandura’s musical style has been linked to Jason Aldean, Steve Earl, and Kidd Rock. Bandura has a new single, set for release September 2022, guaranteed to keep you country!
Stun (known off stage as Winston Chubb) is a Winnipeg-based Indigenous hip-hop artist recognized by #FirstUp with RBCxMusic, the International Indigenous Hip Hop Awards, the Indigenous Screen Awards, and more.
His performance brings the vibe of the moment to life. With cleverly written punchlines and adjacent wordplay, Stun involves his own aspect of lyricism into the music. He is an inspirational role model for young indigenous men and boys. Displaying his ethnicity and culture to the full potential, while practicing the general outlook of an indigenous being.
“As an Artist this was my first time showcasing. The opportunity to showcase has given me access to an incredible network that I would have otherwise needed years of effort to reach. It was really and trly a game-changer for someone who has put in serious time developing a show, but just didn’t have the reach and relationships to turn that into a viable business.”