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Manitoba Showcase

Manitoba Showcase 2022

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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.

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Manitoba Showcase 2021 will feature 9 professional development workshops/sessions as part of the conference. 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.

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Manitoba Arts Network is the only organization
that organizes performing arts and visual art showcases and coordinates tours in rural Manitoba. An average touring season coordinated by MAN yields 10-15 tours and 50-60 performances in member communities across Manitoba — resulting in up to $190,000 in artist fees throughout the year.

Collaborate

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 in the performances they saw and want to bring to their communities.

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, 34 artists, 150 delegates Featuring some of the best Canadian visual and performing artists.

  • 12 performing artist showcases: Theatre, Dance, Music, Variety
  • 9 emerging performing artist showcases
  • 5 exhibitions: Visual art showcase
  • 5 collectives: Performing arts pitches
  • 8 webinars/seminars
  • 11 networking opportunities

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ATTEND AND LEARN FROM THE WORKSHOPS

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.

Connecting artists with opportunities in rural Manitoba

Meet the Showcase 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.

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.

Get recommended to curators and exhibitions

Meet the Curators

Curators are always looking for artists whose work they can include in an exhibition. They will have their own specialism or interest in particular types of art work.

Time is running out if you want to register
for the Manitoba Showcase 2022.

Register by Thursday, September 22, 2022 to receive Early Bird pricing.

MEMBERS

Regular price

$275 CDN / per person

SAVE 10% WITH EARLY-BIRD

$225 CDN
PER PERSON

*Meals included

NON-MEMBERS

Regular price

$300 CDN / per person

SAVE 10% WITH EARLY-BIRD

$275 CDN
PER PERSON

*Meals included

Showcase Artists

Regular price

$275 CDN / per person

SAVE 10% WITH EARLY-BIRD

$250 CDN
PER PERSON

*Meals not included

Frequently Asked Questions

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