Mansfield Performing Arts Center, 2 Park Drive, Great Falls
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Friday, January 25
3:00 PM Check in desk opens, Missouri Room on second floor.
3:45-4:30 WESTAF TourWest & IM Tour program workshop, for presenters and artists, Gibson Room.
4:30 Artist Tech begins, Mansfield Theater, on-grade load-in to stage from southwest entrance. Presenter setup for “Turn the Tables” in Missouri Room, silent auction begins.
4:45 – 5:30 “Turn the Tables”—Resource Room in reverse, opportunity for artists to learn about presenting organizations and their communities, Missouri Room.
5:30 Artists may begin setting up booths in Missouri Room (or Saturday morning).
5:45 Reception with light snacks, Gibson Room.
6:30 Dinner, reserved seating for artists, tickets required; begin Missouri Room, seating in Gibson Room.
7:30 Introduction of new Executive Director Keern Haslem, Gibson Room.
7:45 – 8:45 Dessert Reception for all participants, Gibson Room.
This conference is made possible in part through grants from Montana Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, Montana’s Cultural Trust, and Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF).
Saturday, January 26
7:15 AM Artist Tech continues, Mansfield Theater.
8:00-8:45 Registration check-in Missouri Room; Resource Room artist set-up continues, Missouri Room.
8:00-8:45 Coffee and conversation, Missouri Room. WESTAF individual consultation signups, Gibson Room.
8:45 Theater doors open.
9:00 Showcase I, six artists, Mansfield Theater.
10:45-11:45 Resource Room I open, Missouri Room.
11:45-12:30 Lunch, advance purchase required, Gibson Room.
12:15 PM Theater doors open.
12:30 Showcase II, six artists, Mansfield Theater.
2:15-3:15 Resource Room II, Missouri Room.
3:15 Theater doors open.
3:30 Showcase III, five artists, Mansfield Theater.
5:00-6:00 Final Resource Room, Missouri Room.
6:00 Strike Resource Room booths.
6:15 Dinner, Silent auction results, Missouri & Gibson Room.
7:30-9:00 Artists’ meeting: elect board member and conference comments, Rainbow Room Presenters: preliminary block booking meetings, Gibson Room.
9:15-11:30 Artist Jam, no-host refreshments, Dark Horse Room in basement of Hotel Arvon.
Sunday, January 27
8:00-8:45 AM Coffee and conversation for early risers, Gibson Room.
8:45-10:15 Presenters only: election and block booking meeting, Gibson Room. Artists: enjoy sleeping late or begin travel.
10:15-10:45 Joint Artist/Presenter closing session and badge raffle, Gibson Room. Conference ends.
11:00 MPAC winter board meeting, public welcome, Rainbow Room.