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.
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).
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.
Thu 18 Jun, 2015
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.
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
CREATIVITY COACHING PROGRAM:
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 email@example.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.
Thu 15 Sep, 2016
End Date: Thu 15 Sep, 2016
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
a Face Book event
Calls for Submissions
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; email@example.com. www.mwos.org
Sat 24 Sep, 2016
End Date: Sun 02 Oct, 2016
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
Fri 26 Aug, 2016
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
- Starting Saturday September 24, 2016. 10 AM - 1 PM
- Starting Monday September 26, 2016. 6 - 9 PM
Illustrator Basics + Logo Design and Typography
- Starting Sunday September 25, 2016. 10 AM – 1 PM
- Starting Tuesday September 27, 2016. 6 – 9 PM
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
Posted on: Tue 16 Aug, 2016
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Posted on: Fri 12 Aug, 2016
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Award
Submission Deadline: September 15, 2016
Posted on: Mon 01 Aug, 2016
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.