Member Benefits: The Power of the Network
|NAME OF BENEFIT PARTNERS||DEALS & DISCOUNTS|
|Centaur Theatre||Industry/student rate tickets, to be purchased by phone/in person in advance|
|Cinema du Parc||2 for 1 admission on Monday nights after 6PM|
|Drawn & Quarterly Bookstore||10% discount|
|Eastern Bloc||15% off regular/rehearsal space rental rates|
|MainLine Theatre||$8/hour rehearsal rate on MainLine's Minimain (reg. $10)|
|Montreal Arts Interculturels (MAI)||20% discount on MAI’s shows for the 2015-16 season|
|Musicians of the World Symphony Orchestra (MWSO)||10% discount|
|Quebec Drama Federation (QDF)||QDF member rates for QDF workshops|
|Rubiks Publishing/Printing||10% discount|
|Segal Centre Theatre||15% discount on ONE regular ticket in advance, and
Arts Industry Discount on Monday nights: $20 tickets at the door (subject to availability)
|TOHU||15% discount on TOHU productions|
ELAN constantly improves its member services, so keep an eye on our website and newsletter for updates.
Schmoozers: These bimonthly hangouts offer an excellent opportunity to get to know other ELAN members and staff in an informal setting. Schmoozers are held in a bar or café after work on a Monday or Tuesday evening. The venue rotates around Montreal’s downtown neighbourhoods, with summer forays into the regions, notably to the Townships and Gatineau.
Minute Market: Our Minute Market is a great opportunity to promote your current projects. The first ten members to contact firstname.lastname@example.org will be given a one-minute spot to market their latest work at the next Schmoozer. (You will also be asked to provide a book, CD, art object, or pair of tickets to be offered as a door prize.)
Workshops and Panels: Through the course of the year, ELAN organizes a number of discipline-specific workshops or panels. Typically, these events are discounted or free for members and focus on developing specific skills or knowledge based on requests from our membership. We also run large-scale events, such as our four-day series of panels and other events, the State of the Arts summit. Please address any questions or requests to email@example.com.
Arts Services Kit: An online directory of arts service providers, organizations and funders to help you find the support you need. Everything is in there--from videographers to translators to accountants to yoga teachers. Login to the ELAN webpage and click on ‘Artists’ Resources’ to learn more.
Arts and Community Culture on the Road - ACCORD Touring Project: The ACCORD project aimed to increase touring and production of artistic events in the English-speaking communities of Quebec’s regions. ELAN works to build partnerships with regional associations and venues, while simultaneously recruiting artists to join the network. ACCORD also funded a number of regional artistic events, launched a dedicated website with artist profiles, presenter profiles, and a tool kit for artists, presenters and educators who wish to produce cultural events in the regions. While the ACCORD pilot project has officially ended, it is still possible to join the ACCORD network as a presenter, artist or educator, as well as check out presenters and artists you may wish to contact. Visit quebecelan.server277.com/accord to list your contact information, projects and rates.
Other projects: ELAN is always developing new initiatives for its members. Some are on a one-time basis, whereas others are longer term. Examples of other projects we have developed in the past include artists-in-residence, mentorship, and language exchange. Joining ELAN will ensure your eligibility to take part in future projects as they happen.
Member Profile and Artistic Showcase (Professional/Organizational/Student Only): Promote yourself with your very own profile bio, image and contact information on quebecelan.server277.com. Add video, audio, images, and written texts to the Profile slideshow. Update them as often as you like.
ELANews: Our website is updated regularly with information about job opportunities, calls for submissions, events, news, classifieds, and key advocacy issues impacting your field. As a member, you can login and post your news and announcements to the Community News section. Community News posts are included in our monthly ELANews e-newsletter, which reaches more than 2,500 professionals, students, and organizations. Every member also receives the ELANews mailer automatically.
Facebook/Twitter: “Like” our Facebook page and “Follow” our Facebook feed for a daily digest of links to stories by and about Quebec’s English-speaking arts community: www.facebook.com/QCELAN / www.twitter.com/ELANQuebec. We also cross-promote posts on our website by our members on social media.
Recognizing Artists: Enfin Visibles! – RAEV Artist Showcase: After an extensive nomination process, ELAN launched a ‘group portrait’ of 150 artists selected by jury to demonstrate the deep and vibrant community of artists who live and work in English in Quebec. The www.RAEV.ca portal has grown to include video profiles of 24 RAEV artists, as well as detailed histories of the evolution of the English-language writing/publishing, theatre, dance, visual arts, film/TV, and music scenes. These histories are available online and in Minority Report: An Alternate History of English-Language Arts in Quebec, published as a book by Guernica Editions. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for your copy ($20 retail, $15 for members).
A VOICE FOR OUR COMMUNITY
ELAN’s board of directors represents the English-language minority arts community among key funders including the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Canada Council for the Arts, as well as federal agencies like CBC, NFB, CRTC and Telefilm. This advocacy work aims to increase recognition, secure new funding, and advance the general interests of Quebec's English-speaking artists. Although this work happens largely behind the scenes, it is essential for the prosperity of our community. Your membership gives the community a collective voice and presence in the larger province and nation.
ELAN creates networks in four ways:
1) Stimulating conversation between thousands of artists working in different disciplines, neighbourhoods and regions.
2) Building bridges with francophone colleagues.
3) Developing new connections between artists and partners/funders.
4) Encouraging an evolving Quebec identity that recognizes French as the public language, and celebrates the benefits of social, cultural and artistic diversity.
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Although Friend members do not have voting privileges, they still enjoy all the benefits of full membership except for the Member Profile/Artistic Showcase. Membership is 33% off for friends!