Manitoba Showcase 2022 Schedule

Manitoba Showcase 2022

October 27-30, 2022

4 Day Showcase & Conference

Conference Schedule

Manitoba Showcase is an annual visual & performing arts conference that features
some of the best Canadian artists, from a wide range of genres, for Manitoban presenters
and galleries, connecting them with future opportunities and collaboration.

Venue: Prairie Fusion Arts & Entertainment, Portage la Prairie

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The conference will feature speakers, performances, panel discussions, real-life testimonials from artists and educators, parallel presentations, regional discussion groups, networking opportunities, and much more. Peer-to-peer and one-to-one career advice and information from Manitoba Arts Network staff, specialist advisors, and other showcase artists.

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THURSDAY | OCTOBER 27, 2022

We will hold a series of professional development workshops where we will examine trends and issues in self-representation, art, digital marketing and career development.

PM

5 PM – 10 PM
Registration Open
Location: Canada Inns, Hotel Lobby


6 PM – 7 PM
Artisan Market & Gift Shop
PFAE – Atrium & Gift Shop


7 PM – 9 PM
Opening Reception, Art Exhibitions, & Traditional
Welcome.
Traditional Welcome & Naming Ceremony by Elder Del Assiniboine & Spirit Horse Youth Drum Group
Performances by artists Dawn Marie Chartrand & Gator Beaulieu
Location: Prairie Fusion Arts & Entertainment (PFAE) – Main Gallery

Featured Exhibits:
Location: PFAE Boardroom

Manitoba Wildlife Imaginary
Artist: Brian Longfield

Pattern making, pattern mending
Artist: Alison Davis

Playing Tag
Artist: Karen Schulz

Mind and Heart
Artist: Victoria Prince

The Magic of Still Life
Artist: Pepe Hidalgo

9 PM
Late Night Networking
Location: Canad Inns, Tavern

Manitoba Showcase 2022

FRIDAY | OCTOBER 28, 2022

We will hold a series of professional development workshops where we will examine trends and issues in self-representation, art, digital marketing and career development.

AM

9 AM – 10 AM
First-Timer Orientation Breakfast
Location: Canad Inns, Aaltos Restaurant

For the following sessions choose to attend Option A or both Option B’s:

Option A: 10 AM – 1 PM
Kairos Blanket Exercise In Partnership with Creative Manitoba
Pre-registration required, 35 participants max.
Exploring the nation-to-nation relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada.
Location: Canad Inns, Ambassador H

Option B: 10 AM – 11:30 AM
Digital Marketing
Facilitator: Reema Chopra
Increasing your reach from Websites to Google My Business events to blogs.
Location: Canad Inns, Ambassador A

Option B: 11:30 AM – 1 PM
Re-engaging Audiences and Curating for Recovery In Partnership with Creative Manitoba
Facilitator: Cheryl Ewing
Listening to what your audience values and translate that into your marketing as well as programming.
Location: Canad Inns, Ambassador A

PM

1 PM – 2 PM
Networking Lunch
Location: Canad Inns, Ambassador A

For the following sessions choose to attend Option A or Option B:

Option A: 2 PM – 3:30 PM
Indigenization & Multiculturalism
Facilitator: Albert McLeod
Strengthening inclusive communities and partnerships that respect and understand the value and importance of Indigenous knowledges and practices.
Location: Canad Inns, Ambassador H

Option B: 2 PM – 3:30 PM
Email Marketing
Facilitator: Reema Chopra
From what platform to use, how to run a concert/event campaign, to managing contact lists.
Location: Canad Inns, Ambassador B

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Free Time or,
Book a Meeting with an Expert:

Facilitators: Reema Chopra, Albert McLeod,
or Cheryl Ewing
Meetings are 20 minutes and pre-registration is required.
Location: Canad Inns, Ambassador A

5 PM – 6 PM
Artist Pitches
10 minutes each.
Artists: Chase Padgett: 6 Guitars | Geneviève Racette |
Sarah Hagen
Meet the Artists
Location: PFAE – The Glesby Theatre

6 PM – 7 PM
Dinner – Seating by region
Location: Prairie Fusion Arts & Entertainment (PFAE) – Main Gallery

7 PM – 9:30 PM
Showcase 1
Emerging Artists : Mic North | Jesse Bandura
Showcase Artists: Sammy Jackson | Obsidiana Duo | Dizzy & Fay | Buzz Brass
Meet the Artists
Location: Prairie Fusion Arts & Entertainment (PFAE) – The Glesby Theatre

9:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Visual Art Exhibitions & Contact Room (meet the Showcase, Pitch, & Emerging artists)
Location: Prairie Fusion Arts & Entertainment (PFAE) – Main & Boardroom Galleries

10:30 PM
Late Night Networking & Open Mic
Pitch Artist Performance: The Stanley County Cut-Ups
Meet the Artists
Location: Prairie Fusion Arts & Entertainment (PFAE)- The Glesby Theatre

Manitoba Showcase 2022

SATURDAY | OCTOBER 29, 2022

We will hold a series of professional development workshops where we will examine trends and issues in self-representation, art, digital marketing and career development.

AM

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Registration Open 
Location: Lobby of Canad Inns

9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Collaborative Communities – a Westman Project
Facilitator: Lynn Briand, KIK Management
Location: Canad Inns, Ambassador H

PM

1 PM – 2 PM
Lunch & Manitoba Arts Network AGM
Location: Prairie Fusion Arts & Entertainment (PFAE) – Main Gallery

2 PM – 4:30 PM
Showcase 2
Emerging Artists : Clayton Rudy | Jay Alaska
Showcase Artists: Madeleine Roger | Nelson Little | Beatrice Love | Notas de 4
Meet the Artists
Location: Prairie Fusion Arts & Entertainment (PFAE) – The Glesby Theatre
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4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Free Time or,

Book a Meeting with an Expert:
Reema Chopra, Lynn Briand, or Cheryl Ewing
Meetings are 20 minutes and pre-registration is required.
Location: Canad Inns, Ambassador A

6 PM – 7 PM
Dinner
Speech by Chase Padgett
Location: Prairie Fusion Arts & Entertainment (PFAE) – Main Gallery

7 PM – 9:30 PM
Showcase 3
Emerging Artists : Greg Personius | Kwiat | Ben Stopfel
Showcase Artists: Rory Gardiner: Laughing in the face of adversity | JP Hoe | Candy Bones Theatre: “Ideas Bobert” | Jake Vaadeland & the Strugeon River Boys
Meet the Artists
Location: Prairie Fusion Arts & Entertainment (PFAE) – The Glesby Theatre

9:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Visual Art Exhibitions & Contact Room (meet the Showcase, Pitch, & Emerging artists)
Location: Prairie Fusion Arts & Entertainment (PFAE) – Main & Boardroom Galleries

10:30 PM
Late Night Networking & Open Mic
Pitch Artist Performance: The Bromantics
Meet the Artists
PFAE The Glesby Theatre

Manitoba Showcase 2022

SUNDAY | OCTOBER 30, 2022

We will wrap up the conference with a Sharing Circle, some Group Discussions, and a Block Booking Meeting.

AM

10 AM – 11:30 AM
Sharing Circle
For Indigenous Artists & Delegates
Location: Canad Inns, Ambassador B

10 AM – 11:30 AM
Group Discussion: Engaging Volunteers
Facilitator: Cheryl Ewing
The status of the volunteer and succession planning.
Location: Canad Inns, Ambassador H

10 AM – 11:30 AM
Group Discussion: Digital Advertising
Facilitator: Reema Chopra
From Facebook/Instagram to Google.
Location: Canad Inns, Ambassador A

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Block Booking Meeting (for Performing Arts presenters)
Please bring your potential selections for all showcase, pitch and emerging artists, to provide the foundation for MAN’s touring performing program for the 2023-24 touring season.
Location: Canad Inns, Ambassador A

PM

1 PM – 3 PM
National Block Booking Tool Training Session (for Performing Arts presenters)
Learn how to use the new National Block Booking Tool that MAN will use for our Block Booking Program. Lunch will be provided.
Location: Canad Inns, Ambassador A

WHAT’S NEW FOR MANITOBA SHOWCASE 2022?

Dates: October 27-30, 2022
Venue: Prairie Fusion Arts & Entertainment

Manitoba Showcase is an annual visual & performing arts conference that features some of the best Canadian artists, from a wide range of genres, for Manitoban presenters and galleries, connecting them with future opportunities and collaboration. The preeminent event of its kind in Manitoba, Showcase engages over 150 artists, presenters, agents, managers, and industry stakeholders to exchange ideas and develop and rekindle relationships.

If you have any question/issue, do not hesitate to reach us at admin@mbartsnet.ca or call Toll Free: 1.866.919.2787.

We look forward to seeing you!

4 days, 32 artists, 150 delegates featuring some of the best Canadian visual and performing artists.

  • 12 performing artist showcases
  • 2 special guest artists: opening reception
  • 7 RBC emerging performing artist showcases
  • 5 visual art exhibitions
  • 5 performing arts pitches
  • 8 workshops
  • 12 networking events

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