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Manitoba Showcase

Manitoba Showcase 2022

October 27-30, 2022

4 Day Showcase & Conference

Venue: Prairie Fusion Arts & Entertainment


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 Manitoba showcase and read our frequently asked questions here.

Don’t wait. Reserve your spot today.

WHAT’S NEW FOR MANITOBA SHOWCASE 2022?

Manitoba Showcase is a place to discover innovative ideas, opportunities for leadership development, and skill-building workshops, along with networking events and one-on-one business meetings between artists/agents and presenters/buyers.

If you have any question/issue, do not hesitate to reach us at admin@mbartsnet.ca or call Toll Free: 1.866.919.2787.

We look forward to seeing you!

*2022 brochure will be uploaded soon.

4 days, 32 artists, 150 delegates featuring some of the best Canadian visual and performing artists.

  • 12 performing artist 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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Our Members

GET 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 valuable inside perspective on today’s CANADIAN LANDSCAPE FROM THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPEMNT 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 2022.

Don’t wait. Reserve your spot today.

MEMBERS

Regular price

$275 CDN
PER PERSON

*4 Meals included

NON-MEMBERS

Regular price

$300 CDN
PER PERSON

*4 Meals included

Showcase Artists

Regular price

$275 CDN
PER PERSON

*Meals not included

We are now accepting Manitoba Showcase 2022 Travel Subsidy Applications

Application Deadline: Friday, August 26, 2022

This application is for those wishing to attend Manitoba Showcase in Portage, October 27-30, 2022 hosted by member Prairie Fusion Arts and Entertainment.

If you need assistance or have questions when filling out the contact Sarah Brereton 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!

The benefits of

attending the conference

We support, educate, and help aspiring, emerging, and accomplished Canadian artists from diverse backgrounds.

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 5 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 towards 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, digital trends that will help you stand out from your competitors.


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Peer-to-peer and one-to-one career advice and information from Manitoba Arts Network staff, specialist advisors, and other showcase artists.

Art Gallery

Get recommended to curators and exhibitions

Meet the Curators

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.

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 manage 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