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Performing Arts Touring Program

The Manitoba Arts Network coordinates block-booked performance tours throughout the province, featuring artists who showcase at our annual Conference and who are listed on our online performing arts directory. The block-booking provides an effective, economically viable, focused touring system that benefits rural and northern communities and artists. For the arts organization, participating in a block-booked tour offers reduced artist’s rates- sometimes up to $1000- compared to booking an artist independently. For the artist, it means tour coordination assistance and collaboration between communities resulting in a profitable tour.

Under the Performing Arts program we also offer Concerts in Care; a program that pairs professional musicians with long-term care homes in rural and northern communities across Manitoba.

How to Book a Showcase Artist
Contact Leah Borchert, Performing Arts Coordinator at (204) 943-0036 or

Visual Arts Touring Program

MAN is the only organization in the province that regularly tours five visual art exhibitions to rural and northern communities across Manitoba. For over twenty years MAN has provided rural communities with high quality, cost-effective exhibitions by covering all expenses such as shipping, insurance, packing and crating, signage, didactic labels, and artist fees for a one month member booking fee of $150.

Exhibitions that are selected each year are from emerging and professional artists, present a range of media and themes, and feature both challenging contemporary work and traditional approaches to art-making through solo, two-person and group exhibitions.

Our goal is to facilitate the exchange of provincial and national artwork across Manitoba.

Under the Visual Arts Touring Program we coordinate the Annual Manitoba Rural and Northern Juried art Show, as well as the Rural Art Mentorship Program.

How to Book a Visual Art Exhibition:
Contact the Visual Arts Coordinator at (866) 919-2787 or