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New Normal Webinar: Live Streaming Panel

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 May 6, 2020
 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Part of Creative Manitoba’s “New Normal Webinar Series”

Join us for a series of free online workshops every Wednesday. Learn new tools to help you successfully navigate COVID-19 social distancing practices while pursuing your artistic career.

Register online and a Zoom link will be sent to your inbox on the day of the event.


Live Streaming: It’s become the new normal now that event centres are closed – but is it as easy as it looks? How can artists successfully “go live”? And which platforms are best for your event?  More importantly – should you even be going live in the first place – or are there better ways to share your artwork online? Join us for a panel discussion featuring local artists and innovative organizers who have been experimenting with live streaming during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Moderator: Jen Doerksen

Jen Doerksen is a non-binary freelance photographer and filmmaker with a background in communications and a serious interest in audio engineering. Currently, they’re creating digital content for local musicians and non-profits, and work as the assistant editor at Stylus Magazine. They are one of the three people behind BNB Studios, a video channel and photo studio for artists and musicians. They also provide digital marketing and social media management services for artists under the brand Leisure Suite.



Issa Kixen

Issa Kixen  is an Anishinaabe Two Spirit Comedian/Producer whose roots lay in Couchiching First Nation, Ontario. They have travelled across Canada and the USA as a Comedian and improviser. They use comedy as a tool in dealing with racism, homophobia and sexism. They are the Co-founder/producer of WOKE Comedy Hour, voted number one comedian in the 2019/2020 Uniter’s top 30, featured on APTN’s The Laughing Drum, a member of the Bannock Babes drag collective and they are the executive producer for Minogondaagan: the good voice podcast.


Lauren Carter

Lauren Carter is the author of four traditionally-published books and has had work appear in multiple anthologies and periodicals. An authentic and generous teacher, Lauren also holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing and a college certificate in teaching adults and regularly facilitates workshops and retreats across North America and online, designed to help individuals deeply connect with their creative work. During the pandemic, she has been leading daily live-streamed writing sessions and online write-ins over ZOOM through her Facebook group Write Ramble, and has launched the Pandemic Response Reading Series to help support writers with new spring releases. Find out more at


Makrenna Sterdan

Makrenna Rose Sterdan is a producer and writer. Sterdan owns and operates Red Lips Productions (RLP), a company that creates theatre and film pieces internationally both in person and remotely. RLP was excited to host a demonstration and round table on April 1st to discuss Virtual Theatre. RLP is currently collaborating with Joie De Survivre to produce a feature length movie shot entirely by people social distancing, as well as a Virtual Theatre show called Love Letters for Juliet. Sterdan firmly believes that Virtual Theatre, performing theatre live for an audience through online means, presents a unique challenge, and an exciting opportunity for theatre artists everywhere. For more information, go to RLP’s website at where we will be posting regular updates, Virtual Theatre blog entries, and supporting other companies taking the leap with Virtual Theatre.


Marissa Hoff

Marissa Hoff is the Art Program Director at Artbeat Studio, where she oversees the planning and daily operation of their urban arts centre, Studio Central. She acknowledges that creativity can be a vulnerable process, and values the opportunity to house a safe, accessible space where others can experience different forms of art through free workshops. Deeply rooted in the mental health network, the urban arts centre allows for peer-lead mentorship, establishing a sense of belonging in the community.

With a B.EnvD. from the University Of Manitoba School Of Architecture, Marissa has developed her design education into an appreciation for the social make up of community and a concentration on how arts and culture strengthen the built environment. She practices visual art through paper collage, print layouts, and simple form sculpture.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Studio Central, along with all initiatives of Artbeat Studio, made a swift transition to online programming offering live stream art demonstrations, recorded musical performances, and creative prompts through Facebook and Instagram.


Ashley Au

Ashley Au is a Winnipeg-based bassist, composer, sound artist, arranger, and queer creative. A multifaceted musician, Ashley specializes in the upright and electric basses—performing, touring and recording extensively. As a composer and sound artist, Ashley’s work can be found behind various theatre and dance productions as well as Winnipeg’s ephemeral pop-up stages.

Ashley is the new director of the Cluster Festival.



 May 6, 2020
 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


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