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Manitoba Showcase 2023

Manitoba Showcase 2023

SAVE THE DATE: October 26-29, 2023

4 Day Showcase & Conference

Conference Information

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: Steinbach Arts Council


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.

WHAT’S NEW FOR MANITOBA SHOWCASE 2023?

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.

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, do not hesitate to reach us at admin@mbartsnet.ca or call Toll Free: 1.866.919.2787. We look forward to seeing you!

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

4 days, 31 artists, and 150 delegates featuring some of the best Canadian visual and performing artists.

  • 12 performing artists 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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Make sure to share your experience during the Conference using the hashtag #MBSHOWCASE23
You can also tag us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT

Canad Inns Portage la Prairie is the primary location for the Manitoba Showcase workshops. The workshops take place either on the main floor (Ambassador H is past the front desk on the left-hand side as your enter the building) or on the second floor, which is accessible by stairs or an elevator (Ambassador A is on your right as you enter the building). The Glesby Theatre is the Showcase venue and Prairie Fusion Arts & Entertainment hosts 3 meals, exhibitions, and late-night networking. Both are wheelchair accessible through the main entrance (western doors) of the building.

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. Get a glimpse of what’s transferable in your organization, community, or region.

Connecting artists with opportunities in rural Manitoba

Meet the Showcase & Pitch Artists

Showcasing artists receive bookings from our members based on interest gathered from Showcase. Showcasing performing artists 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 a variety of 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 ONE-ON-ONE MEETINGS WITH AN EXPERT

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 day-of.

Show Your Support
BY Wearing a conference t-shirt

Manitoba Showcase Conference Merch Now Available!

Pre-orders close TBA

The Manitoba Showcase t-shirts showcase performing artists and combine various retro and vintage elements in quite a creative way, resulting in a vibrant and memorable design. Pre-orders are available for MB Showcase Conference merch, including 4 t-shirt options and a Manitoba Showcase spiral notebook! Simply complete the merch order form and pick up your order at the Registration Desk during the conference.

RAMP Conflux

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

Artisan Market
& Gift Shop

Thursday
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.

Don’t wait. Reserve your spot today.

MEMBERS

Regular price

$225 CDN
PER PERSON

*4 Meals included

NON-MEMBERS

Regular price

$275 CDN
PER PERSON

*4 Meals included

Showcase Artists

Regular price

$225 CDN
PER PERSON

*Meals not included

We are now accepting Manitoba Showcase 2023 Travel Subsidy Applications

Application Deadline: TBA

This application is for those wishing to attend Manitoba Showcase.

If you need assistance or have questions when filling out the contact Sarah Brereton at admin@mbartsnet.ca

questions?

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!

I am grateful to have had the opportunity to participate in Manitoba Showcase as a Showcasing artist. The opportunity to showcase has given me access to a network of presenters across Manitoba, and led to our upcoming tour in 2023!


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!

ArtsForward

Our Funders

THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS & PARTNERS