JULY 2016 ELANews

Posted on: Mon 04 Jul, 2016

ELAN talks two solitudes on MAtv's CityLife

Posted on: Fri 20 Nov, 2015

Does Montreal still have "two solitudes"? Do French and English artists and audiences collaborate, interact, see each other's work as much as they could?

ELAN's Program Coordinator Amy Macdonald contributed to CityLife's recent roundtable discussion on the topic along with Beryl Wajsman of The Suburban and François Parenteau, co-host of Mise à jour on MAtv Montréal.

Watch the full episode here, and get a recap of all of MAtv's new English-language programs in this article from the Montreal Gazette.

Two exciting arts initiatives at Concordia

Posted on: Tue 10 Nov, 2015

Concordia University's arts programs are active elements of Montreal's visual arts world, training emerging artists and employing established ones. Two new initiatives at the university will provide new chances for artists to build bridges with the broader community.

Art therapy is gaining recognition as an effective and meaningful way to promote wellbeing among individuals and communities alike. Concordia already trains many art therapists, and is now breaking ground by entering into a partnership with the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA).

Federal election 2015: #ArtsVote resources

Posted on: Fri 16 Oct, 2015

As you’re getting ready to vote in the federal election on Monday, October 19, we encourage you to consider what’s at stake for arts and culture.

Here are some useful resources to help you make your decision:

The Canadian Arts Coalition’s #ArtsVote Election Toolkit includes a summary of the federal parties’ positions on arts and culture, a social media primer, and facts about the importance of the arts in Canada.

Another breakdown of the parties’ arts and culture platforms from the Arts Advocate (via the Cultural Human Resources Council).

Culture Montréal has assembled its own platform of recommendations for arts and culture that you can use to help evaluate your options.

On Twitter, check the CAC’s hashtag #artsvote for the very latest news, articles, and resources.

Canada Council’s New Six Program Funding Model

Posted on: Thu 18 Jun, 2015

source - http://visualartsalberta.com/

 On June 3rd the Canada Council for the Arts released the first glimpse of its new funding model. The Council has condensed the current 147-program system into six non-disciplinary programs. The six new programs are as follows: Explore and Create; Engage and Sustain; Renewing Artistic Practices; Creating, Knowing and Sharing Aboriginal Arts; Arts Across and Arts Abroad. The Council’s ambition is to move away from fragmentation that currently exists within the funding agency, and towards a moresimple and flexible system.


Announcing Arts Alive! Québec!

Posted on: Fri 08 May, 2015

This summer, from June through October, ELAN presents Arts Alive! Québec – a province-wide celebration of the arts in six different Québec communities. This is the first time that artists and art lovers from major English-speaking communities in Québec are joining forces to promote their own creative and cultural vitality.

Hudson(June 4 to 7)
Québec (June 12 & 13)
West Island (June 26 & 27)
Knowlton (July 3 & 4)
Huntingdon (August 8 & 9; 14 & 15)
Wakefield (October 1 to 4)


Thu 01 Sep, 2016 - Member News
Posted on: Thu 01 Sep, 2016


Whether you're just starting out in the arts or already a seasoned painter, writer or performer, you're likely grappling with lack of time, survival issues, creative blocks or other concerns - on top of everything else that life throws at you. A creativity coach can help you work through these obstacles in pursuit of a meaningful, productive life in the arts.

I'm offering free creativity coaching sessions this fall, via email or by phone, as part of my certification training through the Creativity Coaching Association. You can choose what we focus on, with the option of including any of the topics listed below.

If you'd like to register, please email me at clare.thorbes@gmail.com. I'd love to work with you!

September 19, 2016: Six weeks of coaching for writers. Resistance to writing; picking and protecting your writing space; craft; who's who in publishing.

October 31: Six weeks of coaching for visual artists. Artist's identity; rekindling desire; mindfully dealing with circumstances; subject matter and meaning; art-making as calling; art marketplace relationships.

December 12: Four weeks of coaching for dancers, actors, comics. Identifying as a performer; turning ordinary situations into performances; types of performances; performers and criticism; handling performance anxiety; performers' relationships.

ABOUT THE COACH: I am an exhibiting visual artist who has performed as an amateur musician, studied dance and explored creative writing. I worked as a journalist, editor, librarian and job coach before returning to painting full-time.

the lawn chair soirée

Start Date: Thu 15 Sep, 2016
End Date: Thu 15 Sep, 2016

Community Events
Posted on: Tue 30 Aug, 2016

the lawn chair soirée

@ Chez Boris 5151 av. Parc
19h - 21h

Join us for an evening of words and laughter (and tantalizing doughnuts - and other delicious food)

Brad MacDonald, Guest MC / maître de cérémonie invitée

Invited Guests / Invitees: Paule Guérard, Leigh Kotsilidis, Joshua Levy, Jeffrey Mackie

Joignez-nous pour une soirée de mots et de rire (et des beignets alléchants)

Micro Overt / Open Mic
For more information: Jan - lawnchairsoiree@gmail.com
a Face Book event

MWOS Auditions 2016

Tue 30 Aug, 2016 - Calls for Submissions
Posted on: Tue 30 Aug, 2016

The Montreal West-End Operatic Society will spice up your life with its musical revues beginning with ‘Around the World in 80 Minutes’. This coming year, MWOS will showcase local talent in a series of concerts. Songs from opera to Broadway (including selections from our Gilbert & Sullivan repertoire) will be presented. Funds raised will be used for our next fully-staged production.
AUDITIONS for all voices, soloists and choristers: throughout September 2016. For an appointment: 514-990-8813 x3; casting@mwos.org. www.mwos.org

Artists in Their Environment Studio Tour - Chelsea to Wakefield

Start Date: Sat 24 Sep, 2016
End Date: Sun 02 Oct, 2016

Artistic Events
Posted on: Tue 30 Aug, 2016

18 artists exhibit in 15 studio locations from Chelsea to Wakefield.

Two weekends in a row - Sept 24 - 25 and Oct. 1- 2.

Come and see the beautiful art in funky studios and drink in the gorgeous colours of the Gatineau valley.

Our 28th year - not a 'Johnny-Come-Lately' event - serious cool.
Check out Rob Snikkar's musical synaesthesia paintings.

Google - Artists in Their Environment Studio Tour for website and f/b

MACES Creative Workshops

Fri 26 Aug, 2016 - Workshops
Posted on: Fri 26 Aug, 2016

Dear students,


MACES is excited to announce a NEW opening for the Creative Workshops in September. Each workshop is 15 hours over 5 weeks (12 hours in class + 3 hours Final Project).


These creative workshops are open with a reduced price to maces students 130$ per workshop, and is also open to non-maces students - the cost will be 170$. All materials (computer, program, exercise etc.) are provided and the workshops will take place at maces building: 3437 Peel Street.



Photoshop Basics + Professional Photo Retouching

Two Workshops:

- Starting Saturday September 24, 2016. 10 AM - 1 PM

- Starting Monday September 26, 2016. 6 - 9 PM


Illustrator Basics + Logo Design and Typography

Two Workshops:

- Starting Sunday September 25, 2016. 10 AM – 1 PM

- Starting Tuesday September 27, 2016. 6 – 9 PM


ELAN is Hiring a Membership Assistant - News

Posted on: Mon 22 Aug, 2016

Job Posting: Membership Assistant

Duration: approx. 16 weeks Wage: 12.50 per hour, 35 hours per week

Start and End Dates: Candidate must be available to work for approximately 16 consecutive weeks between September 1 – December 21, 2016.

Language(s) of work: Intermediate to excellent oral and written English and basic (working knowledge of) oral and written French

Location: Montreal, Quebec

[Free eBook] 23 Ways Musicians Can Make Money - News

Posted on: Tue 16 Aug, 2016

[Free eBook] 23 Ways Musicians Can Make Money

One of the biggest challenges facing musicians is generating income. Although sales of
recorded music have dropped significantly, there are many new sources of income available to

Our friends at Bandzoogle have put together a free eBook called 23 Ways Musicians Can
Make Money to help musicians and bands find ways to generate more money for their careers.

Here’s what you’ll find in the eBook:

● 23 ideas for generating revenue for your career
● Resources and expert tips for each revenue stream
● Musician tools and services to help you make more money
● Details on a new form of currency for musicians
● Eyeopening  statistics on the most important marketing tools for musicians

It’s a quick read, has a ton of great tips and resources, and will no doubt help spark some ideas
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Posted on: Fri 12 Aug, 2016


 Montreal English Theatre Awards
The Unsung Hero of the Theatre (UHOT) Award
The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Award

Submission Deadline: September 15, 2016

Hudson Schmoozer - News

Posted on: Mon 01 Aug, 2016

Hudson Schmoozer

August 4th 5:00PM

The Hudson Music Festival has invited ELAN members and friends to visit Hudson on Thursday August 4th for a Schmoozer, which will begin at 5:00PM in the beautiful setting of the Auberge Willow sur la lac. ELAN members will receive free admission to evening performances by showing your ELAN membership card. The opening group, at 6:00PM, will be The HMF Root System Heptet, a collective of Hudson musicians interested in presenting classic and contemporary jazz. Georges Doxas’ LE BIG BAND, with special guest vocalist Megan Griffin, will perform at 8:00PM.   Please RSVP to admin@quebec-elan.org.

Call for Input on Cultural Policies - News

Posted on: Mon 01 Aug, 2016

Call for Input on Cultural Policies

Part of ELAN’s mandate is to support English-speaking artists as an official language minority in Quebec. The federal government is undertaking a major review of its official languages policy.