Manitoba Showcase Frequently Asked Questions


Manitoba Showcase Frequently Asked Questions

October 27-30, 2022

4 Day Showcase & Conference

Venue: Prairie Fusion Arts & Entertainment

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We have put together some answers to the most frequently-asked questions about
Manitoba Showcase 2022 for you.


If you are looking for further information or need personal assistance, our staff will be pleased to help. If you have any question/issue, do not hesitate to reach us at admin@mbartsnet.ca or call Toll Free: 1.866.919.2787.

2022 Manitoba Showcase
FAQs

Click here and complete the registration form and then pay by either cheque, e-transfer, credit card or paypal.

12 professional and 9 emerging artists and 5 Pitch artists over two days

We have our room rate reserved for one month before the Showcase. After that the rate increases to their regular pricing.

Yes, you can cancel your showcase registration up to two weeks prior by emailing admin@mbartsnet.ca

A lot of the sessions are open to artists and recommend attending as many as possible to connect with presenters and develop relationships.

Mounting a concert takes work from both the artist and presenter and we want the artist to be part of all the conversations moving forward to re-engage audiences coming out of COVID.

Come share your ideas with us! We highly recommend all the marketing sessions, the kairos blanket exercise and the Indigenization and multiculturalism session.

Most of the sessions you can just decide on the day.

Only two sessions require pre-registration due to limited capacities:

  • Kairos Blanket Exercise – we will send out registration info in October.
  • One on one meetings with experts.

Yes. In your registration form you can include dietary restrictions such as gluten free, vegetarian or food allergies.

Four meals are included in the delegate passes Friday Lunch and Supper, Saturday Lunch and Supper. Meals are not included in the Showcase artist passes. Showcase artists can pick and choose and pay for any meals they wish to attend.

We have venue accessibility information here.

3 emerging artists perform first at each Showcase, followed by performances by 4 Professional artists.

Pitch artists are selected by the jury but only receive 10 minutes and is a format the better serves theatre, circus or dance that is cost prohibitive to bring the entire cast to showcase. This is a way for members to see more artists.

MAN convenes a jury of 5 composed of MAN member presenters, an Indigenous artist and a board member. We try to achieve equity, diversity and inclusion in the jury composition.

The registration desk will be in the main lobby of the Canada Inns Hotel. There you can pick up your delegate badge needed to access the meals and events along with the event program.

You certainly can and if you would like them to attend any events or meals you would need to register them and pay the full delegate price.

A detailed schedule is available on our website. A schedule will also available in our program.

No we will not have a conference app this year. Our mobile app provider closed their business due to COVID and we are looking for a new provider for 2023.


Our MB Showcase website pages will be mobile friendly and we will change our home page to have quick links to the Showcase schedule and Artist information.

No we will not have a conference app this year. Our mobile app provider closed their business due to COVID and we are looking for a new provider for 2023.


Our MB Showcase website pages will be mobile friendly and we will change our home page to have quick links to the Showcase schedule and Artist information.

The only way to Portage from Winnipeg is by car, a 1.5 hour drive. Once there, it is only a 5 drive between the hotel and Showcase venue.

All travel and accommodation costs are the responsibility of the delegate or performers. A list of recommended hotels on the website.

Sound checks are mandatory and are scheduled during the day, a few hours prior to each performance timeslot – a stage manager, sound technician and a stage hand will be available at this time. Please arrive minimum 20 minutes before your Sound Check time. Sound Checks are 30 minutes. Our performing arts coordinator will give you your sound check time.

  • Each professional performer has 15 minutes to perform followed up with a 5 minute interview with our Emcee (local radio host) on stage immediately following the performance.
  • Pitch artists get 10 minutes and no interview.
  • RBC Touring and Showcase program participants get to play 3 songs only (10 minutes).
  • There will be 1 table each for the Showcase and Pitch artists, plus 3 tables for the 9 emerging artists.
  • We may allow other arts organizations to purchase a table that wish to connect with our delegates, provided space is available.

Manitoba Arts works closely with other Canadian Showcase events to support and nurture the touring sector across Canada. These include:

Through working together we can continue to showcase the arts and foster creative communities in the process.