Conference Schedule

January 27-29, 2022 | Fort Benton, Montana

Friday, January 27

All Friday events take place at the Fort Benton Agricultural Center except Artist Tech Times.

3:00 PM  Check in desk opens 

3:55 PM Welcome! Check out the materials in your conference folder

4:00 PM WESTAF TourWest grant information

4:30 PM Artist Tech Times start (at Elementary School)

4:45 PM Workshop / conference event 1

5:30 PM Turn the Tables

6:30 PM Reception / Silent auction begins / Sign up for a WESTAF consultation

7:00 PM Dinner (advance purchase required)

8:00 PM Keynote / conference event 2

Saturday, January 28

7:15 AM Artist Tech continues

(Elementary School)

8:00 AM Registration/check-in

(Elementary School)

8:00 AM Booth setup continues

(Agricultural Center)

8:15 AM Coffee & rolls by the GFCCA of Fort Benton / WESTAF individual consultations

(Elementary School)

8:45 AM Auditorium doors open / Bus provides transport from Ag Center to Elementary School

(Elementary School)

9:00 AM Showcase I (7 artists)

(Elementary School)

11:05 AM Bus provides return to Ag Center

(Elementary School)

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM Resource Room open

(Agricultural Center)

12:30 PM Lunch (advance purchase required)

(Agricultural Center)

1:15 PM Auditorium doors open / Bus provides transport to Elementary School

(Elementary School)

1:30 PM Showcase II (10 artists and intermission)

(Elementary School)

4:35 PM Bus provides return to Ag Center

(Elementary School)

4:45 PM - 6:00 PM Resource room open

(Agricultural Center)

6:30 PM Strike Resource Room

(Agricultural Center)

6:45 PM Dinner (advanced purchase required), silent auction ends

(Agricultural Center)

7:45 PM Artist meeting: evaluate conference and elect board member

(Agricultural Center)

7:45 PM Presenters only: Preliminary block-booking meeting

(Agricultural Center)

9:00 PM Artist Jam session with no-host bar (don't forget to enter badge raffle!)

(Location TBA)

Sunday, January 29

All Sunday events take place at the Grand Union Hotel.


8:00 AM Coffee and conversation for those who like mornings

8:45 AM Presenters only: election and block-booking meeting

10:15 AM Joint artist/presenter closing session and badge raffle

11:00 AM MPAC winter board meeting (public welcome)

The Montana Performing Arts Consortium annual artist showcase and conference relies on grant support from Montana’s Cultural Trust, the Montana Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.