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Manitoba Showcase Frequently Asked Questions

Manitoba Showcase 2023

Save the date: October 26-29

4-Day Showcase & Conference

Frequently Asked Questions

4 Days . 32 Artist. 150 Delegates

Featuring The Best Canadian Visual and Performing Artists.

Venue: Steinbach Arts Council

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We have put together some answers to the most frequently asked questions about
Manitoba Showcase 2023 for you.

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

Manitoba Showcase 2023

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

12 showcasing, and 6 emerging over two days

We have our room rate reserved until September 27th. After that, the rate increases to their regular pricing.

You can cancel your showcase registration up to two weeks prior by emailing

Many sessions are open to artists and we recommend attending as many as possible to connect with presenters and develop relationships.

You can learn more about the workshops HERE.

For most sessions, pre-registration is not required.

Only one session requires pre-registration due to limited capacities:

  • Pick the Brain of an Expert meetings – we will send out registration info in October.

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 will send out registration info in October).

The Mennonite Heritage Museum is the primary location for the Manitoba Showcase workshops. The workshops take place on the main floor in the Auditorium, or in the Pavilion, which is located in a separate building beside the Auditorium and will also host the 3 meals. The Steinbach Regional Secondary School is the Showcase venue. The Steinbach Arts Council building will host the exhibitions, and late-night networking. All are wheelchair accessible through the buildings’ main entrances.

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

This replaces our former pitch session and provides a fun networking activity where presenters, agents and artists learn more about each other and the realities that each industry player faces.

This networking event aims to foster quick and meaningful connections among attendees, facilitating efficient relationship-building. It provides an opportunity for participants to interact with each other, enabling them to identify individuals they would like to engage with and have focused discussions on specific topics for the duration of the conference.

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.

Your delegate badge will be located in your hotel room when you arrive. There you can pick up your delegate badge needed to access the meals and events along with the event program.

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

A detailed schedule is available on our website HERE. A schedule will also be 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 2024.

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 easiest way to Portage from Winnipeg is by car, a 1 hour drive. Once there, it is only a 5 minute 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 is on the website.

  • Each professional performer has 15 minutes to perform, followed up with a 5 minute interview with our Emcee on stage immediately following the performance.
  • RBC Touring and Showcase program participants get to play 3 songs (10 minutes).
  • There will be 1 table each for the Showcase artists, plus 3 tables for the 6 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.