CONNECT. SHOWCASE. PROMOTE.
4 Day Showcase & Conference
Network and promote your way to success in 2023
Conference Registration Now Open
Early Bird Registration Deadline: September 22
SAVE THE DATE: October 26-29, 2023
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.
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Benefits of Attending
THE MANITOBA shoWCASE
We support, educate, and help aspiring, emerging, and accomplished Canadian artists from diverse backgrounds.
Get peer-to-peer and one-to-one career advice and information from Manitoba Arts Network staff, specialist advisors, and other showcase artists.
The showcase engages over 150 artists, presenters, agents, managers, and industry stakeholders. MAN concludes Manitoba Showcase with a block booking meeting collecting the interest from presenters for the performances they saw and want to bring to their communities.
MAN liaises between presenters and artists/agents over the next five months to collect bids from presenters and submit tour offers to the showcasing artists/agents. For theatre and dance groups for whom showcasing is financially prohibitive, digital showcasing will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Besides being an opportunity to showcase, the conference also features seminars, workshops, visual art exhibitions, one-on-one meetings, an artist trade-show exhibit room, and networking events; all focused on connecting artists, agents, industry professionals, and arts presenters. It’s a weekend of entertainment, inspiration, and the ultimate place to connect with artists, presenters, industry professionals, colleagues, and friends.
It’s an excellent opportunity to learn from the best in the industry and get exposed to the latest techniques, and digital trends that will help you stand out from your competitors.
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.
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
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 various disciplines to fit their programming needs and budget — and to begin booking their upcoming season. Artists will be announced in August 2023.
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.
*4 Meals included
*4 Meals included
*Meals not included
We invite you to check out our FAQs below for more information.
How many artists will be showcased?
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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.
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!
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!
Eastern Manitoba Concert Association (EMCA)
As Presenters, Manitoba Showcase is the most important event for us each year. We use the Manitoba Arts Network to select several of the shows we present in our season, they help us afford better acts to attract bigger audiences, and they teach us new event management skills through Workshops.