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Manitoba Showcase 2014 App for iPhone, Android & Balckberry Now Available!

Thanks to MyEventApps, this app is your guide to everything that Manitoba Showcase has to offer, it includes:

• Directions & GPS map of key locations
• A full list of speakers, seminars and events
• Real time updates to schedule
• Links to online ticketing
• Performer’s bios, videos, photos and sharing to Twitter and Facebook
• Access to Manitoba Art Network’s social media networks
• FrameIt Cam that can be used to post pictures to Facebook and Twitter
• Art exhibition and film touring program information
• And more!

CLICK HERE to get the app now!

 


2015 Artist Directory Now Available!

CLICK HERE to download an electronic copy of the 2015 Artist Directory

The Network's Artist Directory is an essential resource for arts and cultural programmers from across Manitoba who look to it to fulfill a variety of needs ranging from booking musical and theatrical performances to identifying artists available to teach workshops and specialty programs. Printed copies of the Artist Directory are provided to all member organizations attending the Network's annual Manitoba Showcase conference held each fall. An electronic version of the Artist Directory is also available for free download from the Network's website.


Read All About It!

CLICK HERE for the Fall 2014 Issue of The Network News

Photo by Mike Grandmaison from Prairie & Beyond Touring Exhibition


Manitoba Arts Network: Call for Board Members

MAN is currently seeking to fill two vacant positions on our Board of Directors.

Deadline for Nominations: October 9th, 2014 at 4pm

Click here for complete info & nomination forms


2014 Manitoba Showcase Performing Artists Announced!

Click here to find out more about the great acts Showcasing in Brandon

 

All Showcase performances are open to the public and free for Showcase conference delegates to attend.

Showcase performances take place at the

Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium

205-20th St., Brandon, MB | 204.728.9510 | www.wmca.ca

CLICK HERE FOR TICKET INFO & TO BUY TICKETS

SHOWCASE ONE | Friday, October 24, 2014
Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium 
Doors: 7:00 pm | Show: 7:30 pm

Featuring:

• Buzz Brass
• Elizabeth Shepherd
• Jaron Freeman-Fox & the Opposite of Everything
• Royal Wood
• Terry Barber


SHOWCASE TWO | Saturday, October 25, 2014
Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium 
Doors: 1:30 pm Show: 2:00 pm

Featuring:

• Chris Funk: The Wonderist
• Fortunate Ones
• Leaf Rapids
• Fubuki Daiko

SHOWCASE THREE | Saturday, October 25, 2014
Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium 
Doors: 7:00 pm Show: 7:30 pm

Featuring:

• Duo Rendezvous
• Find The Others
• Lucas Chaisson
• Sierra Noble
• Jesse Peters


Registration for Manitoba Showcase 2014 Now Open!

Early Bird Registration Deadline: September 25th, 2014

NEW! Conference Schedule & Program is online including conference highlights, workshops and special events!

CLICK HERE FOR PROGRAM INFO & REGISTRATION


NEW! Film Touring Program

a woman is not an island:

a tour of short films by Manitoban women media artists

In partnership with the Winnipeg Film Group and with generous support from the Manitoba Arts Council and the Winnipeg Foundation, the Manitoba Arts Network is pleased to announce the launch of our new film touring program!

Coinciding with celebrating 30 years of Mentoring Women for Women’s Art (MAWA), the Manitoba Arts Network is partnering with the Winnipeg Film Group to tour 12 short films throughout the province.

Click here to find out more about bringing these films to your community.


The Opening Reception for the 12th Annual Rural & Northern Art Show took place at the Assiniboine Park Pavillion Gallery on Sunday, September 6th.

On exhibition daily until September 28th, this year’s Rural & Northern Art Show features award-winning artworks in a wide variety of media by over thirty of the best emerging artists from throughout rural and northern Manitoba. This year’s show includes works selected from the four regional juried exhibitions held in 2014 in the Central, Westman, Selkirk/Interlake, and Northern regions of Manitoba. 

New this year, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards where selected by a three member jury and presented to the most outstanding pieces in the show. $300, $200 and $100 dollar prizes, respectively, were awarded to:

Damoiselle Siren by Teresa Burrows of Thompson, Manitoba

Cliff's Edge by Larry Hall of Thompson, Manitoba

Redwood Pines by Margaret Law of Cartwright, Manitoba

Congratulations to all the artists who participated in this year's show, helping to create an impressive collection and a fine showing of the calbre of artwork being created beyond the perimeter.

Read an article written by a young Winnipeg student visiting the Rural & Northern Art Show for the first time.

Read an article about the show published in the Uniter, the University of Winnipeg Newspaper.


Calling all Visual Artists!

Submissions are now being accepted for M.A.N.'s Visual Art Touring Exhibition Program.

This is a great opportunity for artists to have their work toured throughout the province of Manitoba. The program, which pays artists CARFAC rates for each exhibition booking, is open to both emerging and professional artists working in any medium.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: Friday, August 22, 2014

Click here for complete info & to download the detailed Call for Submissions and Application Forms


Artists! Get Listed! Get Noticed! Get Connected!

The Manitoba Arts Network is now accepting submissions for artists listings in our 2015 Artist Directory. Open to artists of all kinds, including visual and performing artists, the Artist Directory is an essential resources for arts and cultural programmers from across Manitoba who look to it to fulfill a variety of needs ranging from booking musical and theatrical performances to identifying artists available to teach workshops and specialty programs. 

Printed copies of the Artist Directory will be provided to all member organizations attending the Network's Manitoba Showcase conference October 23-26 in Brandon, Manitoba, while an electronic version will be available as a free download from the Network's website.

All listings include a one-year individual membership to the Manitoba Arts Network!

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: Friday, August 15, 2014

Click here for more info & to submit a listing


Call for Applications: Central Region Visual Artists

Click Here for Complete Info & Application Guidelines


Read all about it!

Click here for: The Network News: Summer 2014


A Sad Sort of Clean: Exhibition Tour Launches

 

Commissioned by Interchurch Council on Hydropower, this thought-provoking exhibition takes a closer look at the huge northern hydropower system Manitobans rely on and the ipact that hydro development has had on First Nations communities in northern Manitoba—a reality few of us ever see.

Winnipeg photographer Matthew Sawatzky and Elder Ellen Cook of the Misipawistik Cree Nation travelled north in the fall of 2012 to document part of the troubling and seldom-reported reality at the northern end of the transmission line.

The exhibition tour makes its debut in June at the McCreary & District Library in McCreary, Manitoba, and then moves on to The Pas Regional Library for July, the Heritage North Museum in Thompson for August, followed by a stop in September at the Tiger Hills Arts Centre in Holland, Manitoba

Click here for upcoming tour dates or for information on bringing this exhibition to your community.



For the Love of Craft: Exhibition Tour Launches

The Manitoba Arts Network is pleased to announce the launch of a new touring exhibition: For the Love of Craft making its debut at the Heritage North Museum in Thompson, Manitoba for the month of May, 2014

Curated through a collaboration between the Manitoba Arts Network and the Manitoba Craft Council, the exhibition comprises 15 works by 15 artists in a variety of mediums, including glass, ceramics, metal, fiber, wood and paper which were selected by jury from the Manitoba Craft Council's 2014 Member Exhibition and Sale held at the Cre8ery Gallery in Winnipeg.

From Thompson, the exhibition moves to the Carberry/North Cypress Library in Carberry, Manitoba for the month of June 2014.

Click here for upcoming tour dates or for information on bringing this exhibition to your community.

 


M.A.N. Welcomes New Marketing & Visual Arts Coordinator

The Manitoba Arts Network recently bid a fond farewell to Visual Arts Coordinator, Tim Schouten and Communications Assistant, John Towns. Thanking both for their exceptional contributions and tireless efforts towards raising the profile of arts and culture throughout Manitoba, the community at M.A.N. extends best wishes to both Tim and John in all their future endeavors.

Stepping into the newly created role of Marketing & Visual Arts Coordinator is Alix Reynolds. Alix has worked as a professional photographer, graphic designer and community journalist, also specializing in book design and providing publication support services to independent authors. With over 13 years in non-profit program administration, recent positions Alix has held include Coordinator for the Winnipeg Irish Festival, Executive Director of the Pembina Hills Arts Council in Morden, and Photography Coordinator at Art City here in Winnipeg.

In addition to taking on the coordination of marketing and communications activities for M.A.N. and providing marketing support for all M.A.N.’s touring performances and exhibitions, Alix will also be coordinating the Visual Arts program, the annual Rural & Northern Art Show, as well as the Rural Art Mentorship program. With two new touring exhibitions—For the Love of Craft and A Sad Sort of Clean—set to launch in spring 2014, and four additional exhibitions available to tour, contact Alix to arrange to bring one or more of these stellar exhibitions to your community.



M.A.N. Hosts Successful Audience Development Workshop
Digital copy of workshop available soon!

The Audience Development Workshop: A roadmap to Engaged Audiences and Vibrant Communities led by Inga Petri took place in Portage La Prairie on Tuesday March 25, 2014 with 34 participants attending on behalf of arts and cultural organizations from across Manitoba.

With a focus on helping performing arts organizations develop and implement practical, hands-on approaches to solving their most pressing concerns, Inga led the group in an exploration of actions that increase audience and community investment and demonstrate audience appreciation. Covering topics such as marketing and messaging, building relationships and reputation, defining your market, understanding the dynamics of the purchase decision, and the role of community engaged partnerships, the feedback from participants was overwhelmingly positive.

If you weren’t able to attend, there’s good news! We will be making digital copies of this workshop available for purchase in June, so stay tuned for the announcement or contact M.A.N. to reserve your copy.


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 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.

Click here to read more.


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

         

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The Network News

Published quarterly in the Spring (March), Summer (June), Fall (September) and Winter (December), The Network News is an electronic newsletter from the Manitoba Arts Network including news, events, opportunities, and resources of note to all those active in the arts & culture sector in Manitoba. All Arts Network members are encouraged to submit content and events listings.

Click Here to Subscribe to The Network News

The Network News: 2014

Spring 2014: not issued

Summer 2014

Fall 2014


Upcoming Events

September

(Exhibition: Winnipeg)
12th Annual Rural & Northern Art Show

September 6-28 | Winnipeg, MB
Assiniboine Park Pavilion Gallery
Open Daily: 9 am – 5 pm, Wednesdays until 9 pm
Info: Manitoba Arts Network

(Exhibition: Central)
A Sad Sort of Clean

September 2014 | Holland, MB
Info: Tiger Hills Arts Centre

(Concert: Northern Ontario)
Ennis

September 25 | Kenora, ON
Knox United Church
Info: Lake of the Woods Concerts

(Concert: Eastman)
Ennis

September 26 | Pinawa, MB
Pinawa Community Centre
Info: Eastern Manitoba Concert Association

(Concert: Central)
Ennis

September 27 | Morden, MB
Access Event Centre
Info: Southern Manitoba Concerts

(Concert: Interlake)
Ennis

September 28 | Gimli, MB
Gimli Theatre
Info: New Iceland Heritage Museum

(Concert: Westman)
Ennis

September 30 | Deloraine
Deloraine Winchester Theatre

Info: Southwest Showcase

 

October

(Exhibition: North)
Prairie & Beyond I: Photography by Mike Grandmaison

October & November | The Pas, MB
Info: Sam Waller Museum

(Exhibition: Winnipeg)
Prairie & Beyond II: Photography by Mike Grandmaison

October | FLASH Photographic Festival
Aspire Studios | 289 King St., Winnipeg
Info: Manitoba Arts Network & FLASH Photographic Festival

(Exhibition: North)
For the Love of Craft

October 2014 | The Pas, MB
Info: The Pas Regional Library

(Concert: Westman)
Ennis

October 1 | Minnedosa, MB
Minnedosa United Church
Info: Minnedosa Performing Arts Committee

(Concert: Central)
Ennis

October 2 | Carman, MB
Active Living Centre
Info: Golden Prairie Arts Council

(Artist Talk: Winnipeg)
Mike Grandmaison talks photography

Opening of Prairie & Beyond II @ FLASH Photographic Festival
October 3 | 7:30 pm | Aspire Studios | 289 King St. Winnipeg
Info: Manitoba Arts Network & FLASH Photographic Festival

(Concert: Central)
Ennis

October 3 | Gladstone, MB
Venue & Info: Gladstone & District Community Centre

(Concert: Westman)
Ennis

October 4 | Carberry, MB
Royal Canadian Legion
Info: Carberry Plains Arts Council

(Concert: Central)
Ennis

October 5 | Portage la Prairie, MB
Venue & Info: William Glesby Centre

(Concert: Westman)
Ennis

October 7 | Virden, MB
Virden Auditorium Theatre
Info: Virden Community Arts Council

(Concert: Westman)
Ennis

October 8 | Neepawa, MB
Roxy Theatre
Info: Kaleidoscope Concerts

(Concert: Westman)
Ennis

October 9 | Souris, MB
Souris & Glenwood Community Hall
Info: Souris District Arts Council

(Concert: Westman)
Jimmy Rankin

October 19 | Brandon, MB
Venue & Info: Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium

(Conference: Westman)
2014 Manitoba Showcase 

October 23-26 | Brandon, MB
Early Bird registration deadline: Sept. 25
Info: Manitoba Arts Network

(Concert: Westman)
Showcase Concert

Featuring: Buzz Brass, Elizabeth Shepherd, Jaron Freeman-Fox & the Opposite of Everything, Royal Wood & Terry Barber
October 24 | 7 pm | Brandon, MB
Venue & Tickets: Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium
Info: Manitoba Arts Network

(Concert: Westman)
Showcase Concert

Featuring: Mat Velvet & Charlie Show, Fortunate Ones, Leaf Rapids, Fubuki Daiko
October 25 | 1:30 pm | Brandon, MB
Venue & Tickets: Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium
Info: Manitoba Arts Network

(Concert: Westman)
Showcase Concert

Featuring: Duo Rendezvous, Find The Others, Lucas Chaisson, Sierra Noble & Jesse Peters
October 25 | 7 pm | Brandon, MB
Venue & Tickets: Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium
Info: Manitoba Arts Network

(Concert: North)
David James & Big River

October 29 | Flin Flon, MB
R.H. Channing Auditorium
Info: Flin Flon Arts Council


November

(Exhibition: North)
Prairie & Beyond I: Photography by Mike Grandmaison

October & November | The Pas, MB
Venue & Info: Sam Waller Museum

(Concert: Central)
David James & Big River

November 1 | Portage la Prairie, MB
Venue & Info: William Glesby Centre

(Concert: Westman)
Jimmy Rankin

November 4 | Deloraine, MB
Deloraine Winchester Theatre

Info: Southwest Showcase

(Concert: North)
Jimmy Rankin

November 6 | Snow Lake, MB
Snow Lake Community Hall
Info: Aurora Borealis Arts Council

(Concert: Eastman)
David James & Big River

November 7 | Pinawa, MB
Pinawa Community Centre
Info: Eastern Manitoba Concert Association

(Concert: North)
Jimmy Rankin

November 7 | The Pas, MB
Kelsey School
Info: The Pas Arts Council

(Concert: Central)
Red Moon Road

November 7 | Holland, MB
Holland Hall
Info: Tiger Hills Arts Association

(Concert: Westman)
Red Moon Road

November 8 | Carberry, MB
Carberry Legion
Info: Carberry Plains Arts Council

(Concert: North)
Jimmy Rankin

November 8 | Thompson, MB
Letkemann Theatre
Info: City of Thompson

(Concert: Parkland)
David James & Big River

November 8 | Russell, MB
George P. Buleziuk Centre
Info: Russell Regional Multiplex

(Concert: Central)
The Fung & Chiu Duo

November 10 | Carman, MB
Carman Collegiate
Info: Golden Prairie Arts Council & Prairie Debut

(Concert: Westman)
David James & Big River

November 13 | Neepawa, MB
Roxy Theatre
Info: Kaleidoscope Concerts

(Concert: Westman)
David James & Big River

November 14 | Minnedosa, MB
Minnedosa Hall
Info: Minnedosa Performing Arts Committee

(Concert: Parkland)
David James & Big River

November 15 | McCreary, MB
McCreary Community Centre
Info: Burrows Trail Arts Council

(Concert: Westman)
Autumn Hill

November 15 | Virden, MB
Virden Auditorium Theatre
Info: Virden Community Arts Council

December

(Exhibition: Westman)
Portraits of Winnipeg

The River City in Pen & Ink by Robert Sweeney
December 2014 | Neepawa, MB
Info: Viscount Cultural Centre

(Concert: Eastman)
Borealis String Quartet

December 12 | Pinawa, MB
Pinawa Community Centre
Info: Eastern Manitoba Concert Association

(Concert: Central)
Borealis String Quartet

December 14 | Portage la Prairie, MB
Venue & Info: William Glesby Centre


Visit our Events & Opportunities page for upcoming MAN member events from around the province.

For info on Upcoming Grant Deadlines

For info on Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

For info on Upcoming Calls for Submissions