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Manitoba Showcase 2023

Manitoba Showcase 2023

Save the date: October 26-29, 2023

4 Days Showcase & Conference

Conference Information

Venue: Steinbach Arts Council

4 Days . 32 Artist . 150 Delegates

Featuring The Best Canadian Visual and Performing Artists.

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. Find out more about the Manitoba Showcase and read our frequently asked questions here.

Don’t wait. Reserve your spot today.


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.

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

If you have any questions/issues, reach us at or 1.866.919.2787.

We look forward to seeing you!

Please note: 2023 brochure will be uploaded in Aug -Sep 2023.

  • 12 performing artists showcase
  • 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

Make sure to share your experience during the Conference using the hashtag #MBSHOWCASE23 by tagging us.

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Primary Location: The Mennonite Heritage Village.

* Wheelchair accessible*

Our Members

Get the most out of one-on-one career advice from industry professionals

Meet the Facilitators

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.

benefit of membership

Get a valuable inside perspective on today’s Canadian landscape from the professional development series

Attend The Workshops

These offerings are meant to help local arts organizations and artists by increasing skills, insight, and capacity through hands-on knowledge and resource sharing. Discover what’s transferable in your organization, community, or region.

Connecting artists with opportunities in rural Manitoba


Showcasing artists receive bookings from our members based on interest gathered from Showcase. They can also receive future bookings beyond the next touring season. The rural Manitoba touring market is valued at an estimated $300,000 per year.

A presenter attends the conference to gain access to artists in various disciplines to fit their programming needs and budget — and to begin booking their upcoming season. Artists will be announced in August 2023.

Spark innovative ideas and gain insights from industry leaders, mentors & experts

Book a 20-minute time slot with:

  • TBA

*Note: Registration is required as we cannot guarantee you will be able to participate in the session if you show up on the day.

RAMP Conflux

Find the perfect handmade gift item made by local artisans and crafters

Artisan Market
& Gift Shop

TBA | 6-7 PM
Location: TBA

Locally crafted and created. The Artisan Market is a space for local vendors and business owners to provide access to unique offerings to our Showcase attendees.

Art Gallery

Get recommended
to curators, exhibitors & buyers

Premier destination for meeting & Networking

View MAN’s Touring Exhibitions that will be presented at Showcase. The Manitoba Arts Network sends high-quality exhibitions to rural communities across the province. The Arts Network covers all expenses such as shipping, insurance, packing and crating, signage, didactic labels, and artist fees for a one-month member booking fee of $150 and $200 for non-members.


Regular price

$225 CDN

*4 Meals included


Regular price

$275 CDN

*4 Meals included

Showcase Artists

Regular price

$225 CDN

*Meals not included

Don’t wait. Reserve your spot today.

We are now accepting Manitoba Showcase 2023 Travel Subsidy Applications

This application is for those wishing to attend Manitoba Showcase.
(Application Deadline: September 28)

If you need assistance, contact Sarah Brereton at

*Travel Subsidy available for Manitoba presenters


We invite you to check out our FAQs below for more information.

How many artists will be showcased?
We have the answers!

What Our Showcase Artists Are Saying!

The opportunity to network and present my music to Manitoba arts organizations was invaluable and I would recommend showcasing to other artists who would like to bring their shows to Manitoba in the future. Now, more than ever, us artists need these essential opportunities to build up our networks, and rebuild our national tours to be able to grow our business.”

Chris McKhool

Sultans of Strings Showcase Artist 2021

What Arts Organization Delegates Are Saying!

I urge you to attend if at all possible. I have learned so much from Showcase over the years and it is a great way to connect with funders!

Jane Ireland

Killarney Turtle Mountain Arts Council

As always, Manitoba Showcase was vital to our programming year. The scope of the offerings, from performing arts to visual arts to professional development, was amazing considering how we managed to pack it all into one weekend.

We were particularly pleased with the focus on Indigenous arts, culture, and practices at this year’s Showcase event. We came away with reams of new ideas and advice on how to carry on and move forward as an arts centre in rural Manitoba. Lots to work on in the coming year!

Arts Forward, Neepawa

Our Funders

Thank you to our generous sponsors & partners

Our Host Partner

Steinbach Arts Council