Public Consultation and Mixer

Posted on: Mon 01 Feb, 2016

When: Wednesday, Feb 10, 6-8 pm
Le Cagibi (5490 St Laurent, corner St. Viateur)
RSVP: or on Facebook (click here


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

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 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.


Quebec 4-H Association's "Provincial Square Dance Competition"

Start Date: Sun 14 Feb, 2016
End Date: Sun 14 Feb, 2016

Artistic Events
Posted on: Fri 05 Feb, 2016


The Quebec 4-H Association is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to giving rural youth the opportunity to develop their skills in a time-tested learning process we call “Learn To Do By Doing”.


Sculpture: Creation in 3 Dimensions: A Visual Lecture

Start Date: Tue 12 Apr, 2016
End Date: Tue 12 Apr, 2016

Artistic Events
Posted on: Fri 05 Feb, 2016

The Women's Art Society of Montreal has invited sculptor Susan Stromberg to present Sculpture: Creation in 3 Dimensions: A Visual Lecture at the McCord Museum on APR 12, 1:30 pm.

"Shivers & Signposts: The Journey Continues" Virtual Book Tour

Fri 05 Feb, 2016 - Member News
Posted on: Fri 05 Feb, 2016

Following his Raindrops Glimpses Moments: An Unconventional Memoir of an Unplanned Journey, ELAN board member and QDF representative Len Richman recently published a sequal, Shivers & Signposts: The Journey Continues that begins a virtual book tour February 15th. (Explicit information by going to

Stainless Steel Welder Wanted

Fri 05 Feb, 2016 - Job Opportunities
Posted on: Fri 05 Feb, 2016
Sculptor looking for an equipped, experienced Stainless Steel Welder in the Montreal area, part time, beginning end of March. Call 514.592.1033 

Exploring Practice: Alternative Narrative with BRIAN DRADER

Thu 04 Feb, 2016 - Workshops
Posted on: Thu 04 Feb, 2016

Alternative Narrative Workshop Description (Brian Drader PWM workshop Feb. 29 to March 3, 2016)

Theatre is still a language-based art form, but the tools we use to tell our stories are constantly expanding and evolving, as is the form itself. The Alternative Narrative workshop is an exploration of what ‘narrative’ is, and the different ways that narrative is communicated and revealed, including imbedded narrative, the non-linear story, and subverting narrative, as well as forms that are more often thought of as the purview of other mediums, such as visual, experiential, physical, and musical narrative. This will be a practical workshop; we will be writing, and building stories with other tools, as we explore narrative outside of the dialogue-centric model most often associated with theatre.

CBC Getting Media Attention Workshop Summary - News

Posted on: Mon 01 Feb, 2016

Ever wondered how to use Twitter to get a journalist’s attention, or what time of the week is best to send an email asking for coverage?
On Tuesday January 19, a lucky group of 18 ELAN members got answers to these questions and many more in the third annual Getting Media Attention workshop presented by CBC Montreal’s Community Editor, Thom Ledwell.

Seeking Your Questions for Simon Brault of the Canada Council - News

Posted on: Mon 01 Feb, 2016

Simon Brault, Director and CEO of the Canada Council for the Arts, has offered to meet with ELAN's board on February 10 to discuss the New Funding Model and answer questions.

If you have questions about the New Funding Model please send them to We will add them to the list of questions from ELAN's board and report back to our members in the March 1 edition of ELANews.


Welcome Our New Staff Members - News

Posted on: Mon 01 Feb, 2016

We are excited to announce that ELAN has hired two new staff members! Erika LeBlanc is the Communications Assistant and Leah Paul is the Membership and Communications Assistant. Leah and Erika are eager to meet ELAN members, so don't be shy to say hi!

Director's Message- February 2016 - Director's Message

Posted on: Mon 01 Feb, 2016

ELAN will soon be 12 years old and we have been experiencing growing pains, particularly in the tentacles of our sprawling website. New projects have added entire sections: the Arts Services Kit (ASK), Recognizing Artists: Enfin Visibles!, ACCORD, Made au Québec, YEAH!, and Arts Alive! Québec. Not to mention reports, studies, interventions, press releases, and an immense photo archive of ELAN events. The time has come to re-design ELAN's website, and while we are at it we are also re-thinking the format and frequency of ELANews. 

ELAN Public Consultation and Mixer - News

Posted on: Wed 20 Jan, 2016


Wednesday, February 10 - 6-8 PMLe Cagibi - 5490 St. Laurent, Montreal
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