Manitoba Arts Network is a non-profit arts programming organization, showcasing and advancing arts and culture in all regions of Manitoba. The Network is dedicated to connecting Manitoba's communities by celebrating and sharing the arts.
- Creating opportunities for all to experience and participate in arts and cultural activities
- Promoting visual, performing and literary art and artists through touring programs
- Providing professional development for artists and community organizations
- Developing and supporting a strong network of Manitoba Arts organizations
MAN is Hiring
Manitoba Arts Network has undergone some restructuring and has created a new position, Marketing and Visual Arts Coordinator. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, March 25, 2014.
The Marketing and Visual Arts Coordinator will report to the Director and work in collaboration with the Performing Arts Coordinator to fulfill the Marketing and Communications activities for all of MAN’s programs, including website and online platforms. This position is also responsible for the coordination of MAN’s visual arts touring exhibitions, the Annual Rural and Northern Art Show, Rural Art Mentorship Program (RAMP) and assist with the annual Conference Manitoba Showcase Contact.
Showcase 2014 Artist Applications Now open
Manitoba Showcase 2014 is now accepting applications from Perfoming Artists who want to be considered for inclusion at our annual showcase in October. If you're interested in applying, head over to www.iwanttoshowcase.ca. The deadlline to apply is May 5, 2014.
Make sure to check out our Showcase FAQs to learn more about Showcase.
Save the Date for the Culture Days National Congress
On May 22 and 23, arts and culture decision makers, guests, media influencers and policy makers will be descending on the Winnipeg Art Gallery to discuss some of the challenges facing arts promotion and presentation, as well as some of the ways to meet those challenges head on. Click here for more information (en français) and try to take part in May!
MAN offering Audience Development Workshop
The Network, with support from Manitoba Arts Council, Canadian Heritage and CAPACOA, is offering a 6-hour workshop about audience development, presented by Inga Petri, who just completed one of the most thorough looks at arts presenting in Canada today, The Value of Presenting (Click here to see the Manitoba Report).
The workshop will explore a number of facets of cultivating an audience within your community, but at its heart, it's designed to "explore what you can do so your audiences and your community truly care about you; and what you can do to show that you love your audience back."
Take a look at the this information sheet for more in-depth information about the the workshop and registration information.
The workshop is slated for March 25, and will cost $25 for members and $40 for non-members. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
MAN gets cash injection for visual arts
The Manitoba Arts Network is thrilled to have been chosen as a recipient for one of the Canada Council for the Arts' "Project Grants for Organizations in the Visual Arts" program.
The $5,900 grant was awarded last month, though MAN staff only found out about the funding on Jan. 10. The funding will go toward touring Janet Shaw-Russell's exhibition Traces, to communities throughout Manitoba as part of MAN's current visual arts touring season and has been very well received so far. The grant will help pay Shaw-Russell's artist fees as per MAN's agreement with CARFAC, offset touring costs for the show and travel costs to have Shaw-Russell travel and deliver Artist Talks at exhibiting venues.
Showcase Contact 2014 and 2015 dates announced
We're excited to announce that we've got the dates in place for our next two Showcase events: Manitoba Showcase Contact 2014 will be held in the City of Brandon, from October 23 to 26, 2014, hosted by the City of Brandon and Brandon First. We’re also pleased to announce that Showcase 2015 is slated for October 22 to 25, 2015 in Flin Flon, hosted by the Flin Flon Arts Council.