Conference Schedule*

January 27-29, 2022 | Fort Benton, Montana

*Conference schedule subject to change. Use this schedule as a general reference.

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

Location: Elementary School

7:15 AM Artist Tech continues

Location: Agricultural Center

8:00 AM Registration/check-in

8:00 AM Booth setup continues

Location: Elementary School

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

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

9:00 AM Showcase I (7 artists)

11:05 AM Bus provides return trip to Ag Center

Location: Agricultural Center

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

12:30 PM Lunch (advance purchase required)

Location: Elementary School

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

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

4:35 PM Bus provides return trip to Ag Center

Location: Agricultural Center

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

6:30 PM Strike Resource Room

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

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

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

Location: TBD

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

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.