Benefits of Membership
Membership Application & Renewal
Annual Manitoba Showcase Conference
Each October, the Manitoba Arts Network produces Manitoba Showcase. The weekend of events is hosted in a different Manitoba community each year. Delegates participate in a series of professional development workshops and seminars, network with their peers, enjoy a variety of visual and literary arts events, and preview the performances of artists hoping to tour Manitoba under the Network’s Performing Arts Program.
The Network hosts Manitoba Showcase in different member community each year. Showcase boasts over 250 participants who attend a conference that allows them to network, exchange best practices and preview acts from 15 talented performers from across the country. Showcase is estimated to have a direct economic benefit of over $25,000 for the local host community.
Performing Arts Program Block Booking Services
The Network's Performing Arts Touring Program arranges single performances and block-booked tours throughout the province featuring our Showcased artists. The Performing Arts Coordinator acts as a liaison between our members and the performers, negotiating show fees and dates, clarifying technical requirements, and helping to ensure that events run smoothly. Members play a key role in selecting artists to showcase and tour and receive priority when booking show dates.
Network Members pay a reduced fee for the Block Booking service:
Performing Arts Touring Program Committee
As a Network member, you will be invited to provide input for our touring program, by participating in three to four conference calls per year. These calls are an opportunity to talk about upcoming and past shows, and get fresh perspectives on artists and presenter issues.
Visual Arts Program Touring Exhibitions
The Network's Visual Arts Touring Exhibition Program makes a variety of visual art exhibitions available at a subsidized rate to arts organizations throughout the province of Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario. Touring exhibition booking fees are based on a per-month rate, which covers all general costs of the exhibition, including shipping, insurance and educational supplements. Members are charged a 20% lower fee for bookings than non-members. New exhibitions are developed every year.
News, Promotion & Marketing
Email updates: Members will receive regular email updates about emerging issues in the arts, including information about new programs, services and projects that may be of benefit to your organization and your community.
Social Media & The Network News: All Network member events are promoted through weekly online postings. Members are invited to connect with MAN on both Facebook and Twitter (to make sharing easier!) or submit content for The Network News.
The Manitoba Arts Directory
Hosted by the Manitoba Arts Network, the Manitoba Arts Directory is a new online directory, event listing and news publishing platform dedicated to serving the Manitoba arts and cultural community. The site was created to serve as a hub drawing together artists, arts presenters, and arts lovers in a one-stop-shop for everything arts & culture related in Manitoba. The Manitoba Arts Directory includes artist and arts industry listings, arts and cultural events listings, and arts news from all of Manitoba’s arts communities.
LEARN ABOUT DIRECTORY BENEFITS FOR ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBERS
LEARN ABOUT DIRECTORY BENEFITS FOR INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS
Board of Directors: Full members are eligible to nominate their organization’s representative to sit on MAN’s Board of Directors and to participate in three of the Manitoba Arts Network’s committees.
Voting Privileges: Full members in good standing are entitled to one AGM vote per organization.
Showcase Jury: Members are eligible to apply to be a jury member and play a role in selecting artists to perform at the annual Manitoba Showcase Contact. Jury members rotate each year, and travel costs associated with the Jury meeting are paid by the MAN.
Types of Membership
Any not for profit arts and cultural organization which has a constitution, an elected Board of Directors, and has been in existence in Manitoba for a minimum of one year.
Voting privileges: Each full member in good standing is entitled to one vote per organization. There are no voting privileges by proxy.
Full memberships are $100.
Any not for profit organization that is not eligible for full membership.
Associate members do not have voting privileges.
Associate memberships are $100.
Anyone who is a Supporter of arts and culture, a performing artist, or a visual artist.
Individual members do not have voting privileges. Individual memberships are $25.