The Manitoba Arts Network is gearing up to take over Morden for this year's edition of its Manitoba Showcase, which runs October 20-23. Manitoba Music is joining in the fun again this year with a workshop and industry showcase.
Manitoba Music will host an invite-only showcase of emerging acts, including roots outfit Hay Fever, world/roots singer/songwriter Elessar Thiessen, folk duo The New Customs, and award-winning blues vocalist/harmonica player/songwriter Tracy K.
Manitoba Music will present an opportunity for event participants to hear from Flin Flon Arts Council’s Crystal Kolt and Sol James’ Heitha Forsyth in the Touring Rural Manitoba workshop.
Every fall, the Manitoba Arts Network brings some of the best Canadian talent in music, dance, theatre, and visual and literary art together in a different Manitoba community to showcase their work for delegates from arts organizations across the province. Both artists and delegates have the opportunity to check out performances, participate in professional development workshops, see visual art exhibitions, attend literary readings, and network with their peers over the course of three days structured toward celebrating and sharing the arts.
Meanwhile, the showcases of talented artists from across the country gives delegates the chance to preview and meet acts they might want to bring to their community during the following season. The preeminent event of its kind in Manitoba, Showcase provides opportunity for rural and northern arts presenters to exchange ideas and renew professional relationships.