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ELANews reports to the community on our own activities. Here you will find information on ELAN's upcoming events, programs for artists, partnerships with other organizations, as well as information on arts-funding advocacy work and important policy developments.



Jump Start Your Art/Artists' Grants & Loans Session

Mon 15 Jul, 2013 - Workshops

Are you an artist seeking to make a living from your creativity and talent, but don't know how? This orientation session outlines the support services available to artists through YES and other arts organizations, and touches upon key things to consider in building a career or business in the arts. Topics include: getting to know your industry, marketing/ promotion, governance, developing relationships with key stakeholders, understanding the funding landscape and essential grant-writing tips. After the workshop, there will be the opportunity for a one-on-one consultation session to establish the YES resources that best suit your needs.

Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 1:30PM-3:30PM
This workshop is also available online.

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Volunteers needed for Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal's 50th Anniversary Celebration

Mon 25 Feb, 2013 - Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers needed for Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal's 50th Anniversary Celebration Event on May 6, 2013.

 

We need your help to make a spectacular memorable event happen. Be a part of a committee, or volunteer just a few hours

Let us know if you have any special skills you could share with us (marketing, media, film editing, projections, etc).

 

Please contact Stephen Orlov at 514-751-2548 or email info@playwrights.ca for more information.

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Jump Start Your Art/Artists' Grants & Loans Information Session

Thu 22 Aug, 2013 - Workshops

Jump Start Your Art/Artists' Grants & Loans Session
Thursday, Sept 5, 2013 (Session repeats Sept 19), 1:30PM-3:30PM
This workshop is also available online.

Are you an artist seeking to make a living from your creativity and talent, but don’t know how? This orientation session outlines the support services available to artists through YES and other arts organizations, and touches upon key things to consider in building a career or business in the arts. Topics include: getting to know your industry, marketing/ promotion, governance, developing relationships with key stakeholders, understanding the funding landscape and essential grant-writing tips. After the workshop, there will be the opportunity for a one-on-one consultation session to establish the YES resources that best suit your needs.

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Call to participate in the 20th edition of the Journées de la culture

Mon 21 Mar, 2016 - Calls for Submissions

20th Edition of the Journées de la cultureSeptember 30th, October 1st and 2nd

All the Culture We Can Wish for!

Dear organizers and new organizers,

It’s now time to register your activities for this very special anniversary edition of the Journées de la culture.

For this great year of celebrations, music, the ideal artistic discipline for festive occasions, will be the highlighted theme. Although it will not be mandatory for activities, the music theme will be the common thread for the entire program. So feel free to incorporate music into your artistic activity. If you are looking for ideas for how to do that, consult the Organizer’s Guide.

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Artists in Their Environment Studio Tour - Chelsea to Wakefield

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

Artistic Events

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

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the lawn chair soirée

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

Community Events

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

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Adjoint-e à la direction / Executive assistant

Fri 12 Aug, 2016 - Job Opportunities

Adjoint(e) à la Direction (Temps plein)

Le Studio 303, un centre d'artiste spécialisé en danse contemporaine et en performance interdisciplinaire, cherche une personne motivée et passionnée des arts pour se joindre à son équipe. Sous la direction de la Directrice artistique et générale, cette personne assurera les responsabilités et tâches d'adjoint(e) à la direction.

Responsabilités principales
• Assistance à la préparation et rédaction des demandes de subventions
• Gestion et rédaction des demandes de financement et relations auprès de fondations
• Organisation et coordination d'un événement de campagne de financement
• Coordination et suivi des Conseils d'administration (5 par année)
• Compilation et mise à jour des statistiques (artistes, résidence, ateliers professionnels)
• Autres tâches connexes administratives

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Ta Da! Festival - Wakefield - Performing and Visual Arts Festival - September 9 to 11

Mon 28 Mar, 2016 - Calls for Submissions

This year the Ta Da! Festival will take place September 9 to 11 in lovely Wakefield, Quebec - the beautiful, vibrant and artistic community just north of Ottawa/Gatineau.

Ta Da! is a multi-disciplinary arts festival showcasing local, Canadian and international productions.
We present a wide variety of shows - from world premieres to touring favourites.
We will consider submissions from all performing arts disciplines. See description below or check out our website: www.tadafestival.ca .

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Ta Da! Festival - Wakefield - Performing and Visual Arts Festival - September 9 to 11

Thu 25 Feb, 2016 - Calls for Submissions

 

The Ta Da! Festival is now accepting submissions for all genres of the Performing Arts.

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Arts Alive! Québec 2016

Mon 01 Aug, 2016 - News

ELAN presents: ARTS ALIVE!

SUMMER 2016 HUDSON – QUÉBEC CITY – HUNTINGDON – KNOWLTON – WAKEFIELD – WEST ISLAND

For the second year, ELAN is helping to empower 6 English-speaking regions to build their own mini-festivals celebrating vibrant arts communities in Québec.

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CREATIVITY COACHING PROGRAM

Thu 01 Sep, 2016 - Member News

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 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.

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MACES Creative Workshops

Fri 26 Aug, 2016 - Workshops

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

 

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IMPRO-GYM- IMPROVISATION FOR ACTORS

Thu 25 Aug, 2016 - Workshops

IMPRO-GYM-   IMPROVISATION FOR ACTORS.

Monday evenings from 7:30-9:30 PM. Starting Monday September 12th 2016

Group Maximum: 14

*Recommended for committed enthusiasts and professionally minded individuals who are not impressed by age, but rather attitude.

Age range 16-66

Location: Danse 1…2…3, 7927 Newman blvd. Free Parking

Reserve your spot by September 6th: info@danse123.ca

 Tel.: 514-366-7927

8 weeks: 300$

Every performer has a unique identity, a singular talent that when fit and challenged allows them to deliver their best performance.  IMPRO-GYM is designed for the enthusiastic ACTOR who wants to remain sharp and who knows that where ‘energy flows, creativity goes’. Many top achievers have quoted, "Success is when Opportunity and Preparation meet."

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Cabaret Tollé

Tue 23 Aug, 2016 - Calls for Submissions

Cabaret Tollé

Mad, rad, and tired of being had? Be part of an evening of artful indignation and creative protest.

On Wednesday December 14, Cabaret Tollé returns for its fourth edition to present an unconventional evening of visionary tantrums hosted at La Sala Rossa.

Originally a response to unethical funding behaviour by Canadian Heritage, and more widely to the troubling climate of austerity in Quebec, in Canada and beyond, Cabaret Tollé has become known as
a place for the Studio 303 community to come together and blow off steam, performing diverse short works responding to the ills of the current political landscape.

Since its launch in February of 2014, radically undisciplined artists have used Cabaret Tollé as a platform to creatively explore grievances of all stripes, from life under the Harper regime, to the student strike, to oppressive ‘beauty’ standards, to violence against sex-workers, to Islamophobia.

Three years and a new federal government later, the more things change the more they stay the same as artists suffer at the hands of neo-liberal cultural policy. Is there a topic or issue that you have
been itching to address on stage? Got an idea, work in progress or ready-made performance that is provocative and stimulating? This is your chance to showcase your most subversive work! Studio 303
is seeking short creations (under 7 minutes) of any discipline, (or better yet, radically undisciplined!) to be performed at the Sala Rossa this December.

Submissions are encouraged from both established and emerging creators. We particularly encourage francophone artists, queer artists, indigenous artists, artists of color, and artists with disabilities to apply.

Practical information:
• Public performance is at the Sala Rossa on Wednesday December 14, 2016.
• Performances receive a $200 performance fee (short videos $50)
• Stage performances should not exceed 7 minutes.
• Access info: the venue is up 3 flights of stairs and unfortunately without an elevator. Contact technique@studio303.ca with accessibility questions.

Online form (copy/paste the link) https://goo.gl/forms/JOaXYkhnNVR36tDa2

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Celebrate Community at Townshippers’ Day 2016

Start Date: Mon 15 Aug, 2016
End Date: Mon 15 Aug, 2016

Community Events

Celebrate Community at Townshippers’ Day 2016

Townshippers’ Day has been celebrating the Eastern Townships English-speaking community since 1979! Join in on the fun at the 37th edition on Saturday, September 17, 2016, from 9am to 5pm, in Brome.

 

The one-day bilingual festival will feature more than 100 artisans, exhibitors and entertainers, inflatable farm and petting zoo for the kids and a day of activities, food, music and family fun! Enjoy onsite demonstrations, heritage bus tours to the Brome County Historical Society and back to the festival grounds for a book launch with a very special announcement for aspiring and current authors and visual artists!

 

Organized by the Town of Brome Lake and Townshippers’ Association, a non-profit community organization, in collaboration with Brome Village and West Bolton, T-Day is more than just an event; it is an experience. Generation after generation, families, friends and groups use the festival to reunite, meet new friends and strengthen old connections. Thanks to those relationships and an audience that stretches from babies to elders, T-Day is a strong, successful and vibrant festival.

 

Come and be a part of it all! Discover Brome while celebrating the creativity, heritage and vibrancy of the region’s English-speaking community on Saturday, September 17 from 9 to 5 at the Brome fairgrounds, 345 Stagecoach Road. Parking $2.  This festival is family friendly but not pet friendly, thank you for leaving your pets at home. 

 

Visit TDay.ca for details or call 1-877-242-4421

 

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Soirée de performances artistiques "Le bal des abeilles" Studio 303 et Miel Montréal

Thu 11 Aug, 2016 - Calls for Submissions

APPEL DE DOSSIERS
Date limite : 15 septembre 2016

En collaboration avec le Studio 303.

MIEL MONTRÉAL RECHERCHE des projets artistiques de toutes disciplines pour une soirée de performances artistiques au Studio 303.

Qui sommes-nous ?
Miel Montréal est une coopérative de solidarité qui a pour but de développer et offrir, dans un cadre concerté, des services d’ordre éducatif, de soutien apicole et des services à la communauté en lien avec la présence de l’abeille en ville et la biodiversité.

À propos de l’événement « Le Bal des abeilles » au Studio 303
Dans le cadre du mois de l’abeille urbaine nous investissons l'espace du Studio 303 pour une fin de semaine de voyage au cœur de la ruche. Une exposition de ruches et des ateliers auront lieux durant la journée et nous cherchons des performances artistiques de toutes disciplines pour deux soirées à la programmation identique le samedi soir et le dimanche après-midi.

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City Ambassador for Montreal: Community based story collecting & photography (APATHY IS BORING)

Wed 10 Aug, 2016 - Volunteer Opportunities

City Ambassador for Montreal:
Community based story collecting & photography
150 Years Young Campaign
Application deadline: Thursday August 25th, 2016


This project is a National Initiative for Canada’s 150th anniversary.

 

Title: Montreal City Ambassador
Requirement: Must be between 18 and 30 years of age
Starting date: September 26th, 2016
Position Type: Volunteer, Part Time (15 hrs/month for 12 months), 1000$ stipend provided
Location: Montreal, Quebec
Website: www.apathyisboring.com
To APPLY: Send a resume and cover letter to Sophie Babinski, Campaign Manager at
outreach@apathyisboring.com and indicate “Montreal” in the email subject

All City Ambassadors are required to attend a 2-day orientation and working session at the end of
September at Apathy is Boring headquarters in Montreal (all expenses covered). Date to be confirmed.
We thank everyone for applying but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

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Invitation to Become Member of the Women's Art Society of Montreal

Fri 15 Jul, 2016 - Community Bulletins

As an art lover, would you like to connect with like minded people in becoming a member of the Women's Art Society of Montreal. We get together every second Tuesday from September to December, then from February to May at the McCord Museum, 690 Sherbrooke West from 1:30 to 2:30 pm to listen to speakers on any topic of the Arts or are entertained by artist musicians, singers, dancers etc. Please look at our website: www.womensartsociety.com for more details. The first event for 2016-17 is Sept. 20, 2016 with Rita Briansky, well known Montreal Artist. We will have the upcoming program for 2016-17 in Mid August 2016 on our website. Hope to see you there! :)

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Jump-Start Your Art & Financing Options

Wed 15 Jun, 2016 - Workshops

Jump-Start Your Art & Financing Options
*ALSO AVAILABLE ONLINE*
Cost : FREE ($2 for handouts)
Monday, July 25, 2016: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Are you an artist seeking to make a living from your creativity and talent, but don’t know how? This orientation session outlines the support services available to artists through YES and other arts organizations, and touches upon key things to consider when building a career or business in the arts. Topics include: getting to know your industry, marketing/promotion, governance, developing relationships with key stakeholders, understanding the funding landscape and essential grant-writing tips. During this workshop there will be the opportunity for an individual consultation to establish the YES resources that best suit your needs.

The Artists’ Program is open to artists of all ages and artistic disciplines, and offers a range of services to help artists develop the tools, skills and strategies to turn their artistic passion into an economically viable profession. To best meet the diverse and particular needs of our artist clients, this program works closely with our Entrepreneurship and Job Search departments, which offer many workshops and other services pertinent to artists.

If it is your first time visiting YES, please arrive at least 15 minutes before the workshop.
For more information visit us at www.yesmontreal.ca or please call 514-878-9788

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540 sq ft St Henri artist studio available Aug 1 for $500/m

Mon 18 Jul, 2016 - ELAN Classifieds

N.B.: This studio is not suitable for loud band practices. 

Bright private unfurnished artist studio to rent for August 1st. 
It is one floor above street level and has four windows facing north. 
The rent is $500 / month + remainder of annual municipal taxes 2016 ($114) 
This studio has a long history with Montreal artists including Tom Hopkins and Guido Molinari. 
The studio is 540 sq ft studio with 11' high ceiling and wooden floors. 
It is a five-minute walk from the orange line Place Saint Henri metro. 
 
There is access to washroom, sink and freight elevator on the same floor in this 4-storey, former factory complex. 

 (Pics are with current tenant's things in them, these will be gone by Aug 1)

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