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Our Mission, Mandate and Impact

The Manitoba Arts Network connects, showcases, and promotes visual and performing artists with communities across Manitoba. The Network is dedicated to connecting Manitoba’s communities to the arts.

Our Mandate

We are a member-driven not-for-profit provincial arts service organization for performing and visual arts organizations in rural Manitoba. We support and strengthen arts organizations by fostering a collaborative arts marketplace and ecosystem that is vibrant, sustainable and resilient.

Our Vision

We help build a thriving Manitoba that is attractive to both residents and visitors by working with our members to connect artists with communities and contribute to the economic capacity, and healthy and social well-being of rural Manitobans through the arts.

Our Mission

  • We connect visual and performing artists to communities and increase access to the arts in rural communities through showcasing, directories, touring (performers and visual arts exhibitions), block booking, and equity initiatives.
  • We help local arts organizations by increasing skills, knowledge, and capacity through professional development including online learning, workshops, coaching, mentorships, knowledge/resource sharing
  • We catalyze productive connections between all players in the arts eco-system through networking and collaborative initiatives
  • We raise awareness and increase the profile of rural arts and artists from Manitoba through promotion and advocacy
  • We champion the use of digital platforms to bring Manitoba artists to national attention and promote touring artists visiting rural Manitoba.

Core Values

–  Respect
–  Integrity
–  Inclusion
–  Relevance
–  Collaboration
–  Sustainability
–  Empowerment

Organizational Impact

• Connect 7 regions with over 45 member organizations and 77 individual artist members
• Showcase 20 performing artists and 5 visual artists each year
• Promote 200 artists through our online directory and social media
• Reach 20,000 Manitobans per year through attendance
• Book over 140 performances and tour 5 art exhibitions to 25 communities resulting in $194,000 in artists’ fees paid
• Encompass hundreds of volunteers through our network
• Deliver an economic impact of over $35,000 at MB Showcase.

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Support the Manitoba Arts Network and our efforts to advance arts and culture in all regions of Manitoba. Click the “Donate Now” button above to make a safe and secure online donation today. Thank you!

Board of Directors

Annual General Meeting