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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 Jerry Sereda as the touring artist scheduled for July/August 2022.
Jerry Sereda, a Canadian country musician of Métis descent originally from Ethelbert, Manitoba, currently resides in Alberta, so we are pleased to be bringing him back to Manitoba for this summer tour.
What to expect?
7 Dates for Northern Communities
8 Dates for Southern Communities
Southern Tour – July 24-31
Northern tour – August 9-18
Each tour will feature two Indigenous artists alumni from our RBC emerging artist mentorship program who will perform and be mentored by Jerry Sereda.
Each performance can range from 80-120 minutes, where each community will receive a participatory arts activity before the concert led by Jerry Sereda.
Community Outreach &
Jerry Sereda 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 be providing poster and social media graphics and run radio ads on NCI radio to help communities spread the word.
Future Touring Artists
2023 featured artist will be R&B singer-songwriter Sebastian Gaskin based in Winnipeg, who grew up in Tataskweyak Cree Nation, or Split Lake. Gaskin is the recipient of the 2021 Western Canadian Music Award for R&B Artist of the Year.
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
Concerts to 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 provide a wide range of music styles, entertainment, and experiences.
Each concert is valued at $3,500 CDN.
Meet The Artists
2022 Emerging Artists
“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.”