February ELANews

Posted on: Mon 02 Feb, 2015




ELAN Board of Directors update: Peter MacGibbon moves on, Bettina Forget welcomed as Interim President

Posted on: Fri 13 Feb, 2015

From Guy Rodgers, in February's ELANews:

"Peter MacGibbon, ELAN's president for the past two years, decided in January that he would have to step down from the board for personal and health reasons. Peter has been a vital member of ELAN's board for almost six years, a constant champion of regional activities outside Montreal, and a key contributor to ELAN's Arts Alive! Quebec project which connects his town of Wakefield with Hudson, Huntingdon, Knowlton, Quebec City and the West Island of Montreal. At our January 13 board meeting, board members expressed their gratitude to Peter for his years of leadership, and Peter thanked the board for their support and understanding of his personal situation.



Canada Council announces big changes for 2017

Posted on: Thu 22 Jan, 2015

During its Annual Public Meeting on Tuesday January 20, the Canada Council for the Arts announced some pretty big changes set to be implemented in 2017.

For one: No more disciplinary divisions in its funding programs. The new programs - whittled down from 142 to 10 - will be national in scope and multidisciplinary. The Council also intends to make the overall application process easier, at least in part through increased digitization.

 



Montreal Budget 2015: Culture Montréal breaks it down

Posted on: Thu 11 Dec, 2014

Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre's administration tabled its 2015 budget in the last week of November, and there was some good news for arts and culture among the announcements.

As Culture Montréal highlights in a press release, the Conseil des arts de Montréal will see its budget increased by $500,000 over its 2014 allotment, and the Société des célébrations du 375e anniversaire de Montréal will receive $10 million from the municipal government.

However, in a deeper analysis of the budget, Culture Montréal notes that cultural expenses are lumped in with "recreational activities" such as sports and park maintenance. 

 



Quebec arts attendance stats: Museums and galleries up, performance arts down

Posted on: Thu 04 Dec, 2014

As Canadian Art reports, Quebecers visited museums and galleries in record numbers last year. The 2013 attendance figures for the province's museums, interpretive centres, and exhibition spaces reached 14.2 million.

This data emerges from a report by the Observatoire de la culture et des communications, Dix ans de statistiques sur la fréquentation des arts de la scène - available here (in French). Though the view was rosy for museums and galleries, some other sectors - and specific regions - were not as lucky. Attendance at shows in the performing arts was down 8% from 2012, while box office revenues were down 14%. Another notable statistic: attendance was down a significant 26% for anglo music shows.



Montreal music scene doc now available for viewing

Posted on: Tue 02 Dec, 2014

The film Montreal Underground documents Montreal's thriving underground music scene, featuring interviews with bands like Parlovr (RIP) and Duchess Says. First released in 2013, it's recently been posted on YouTube by its creators. Read Cult MTL's review of the film here, and click "Read more" to watch the whole thing.






ArtWill STUDIO Spring Registration - Workshops

Mon 02 Mar, 2015 - Workshops
Posted on: Mon 02 Mar, 2015

ArtWill STUDIO

Atelier d'expérimentation des arts

2 à 5 ans, 6 à 12 ans et adultes. Bilingue

Dans un environnement studio relaxant et propice à la création,

faites l'essai de divers techniques et matériaux tout en apprenant le langage de l'art.

Puisez dans votre créativité. Matériel fourni. Venez vivre l'expérience.




MAI presents SÉRIE PUBLIC PLUS: SKIN - Community Events

Start Date: Sat 07 Mar, 2015
End Date: Sat 07 Mar, 2015

Community Events
Posted on: Mon 02 Mar, 2015

SÉRIE PUBLIC PLUS: SKIN

SATURDAY MARCH 07
FROM 3PM TO 5PM

    
For 2014/2015 Public Plus is axed on three themes with multiple stratums each: Skin, the older artist, and the queer culturally diverse community. Explored through a variety of forums, the objective of there focuses is to de-marginalize the marginalized, to provide space for the 'other'.




The Chateauguay English Community Network Annual Fundraiser Supper and Show - Community Events

Start Date: Mon 02 Mar, 2015
End Date: Mon 02 Mar, 2015

Community Events
Posted on: Mon 02 Mar, 2015

The Chateauguay English Community Network will be having its Annual Fundraiser Supper and Show “A tribute to Elvis” Saturday, March 21st, 2015 at the BLVD BAR & GRILL.




QWF Workshops - Workshops

Mon 02 Mar, 2015 - Workshops
Posted on: Mon 02 Mar, 2015

The Quebec Writer's Federation will be offering a number of writing workshops through March and April in one-day, eight-week, and ten-week formats. From writing your novel and editing skills to documentary film writing. For a full listing of their upcoming workshops, check out the workshops section of their webpage by clicking here.




APPEL DE COURTS MÉTRAGES – CINÉMA SOUS LES ÉTOILES 2015 - Calls for Submissions

Mon 02 Mar, 2015 - Calls for Submissions
Posted on: Mon 02 Mar, 2015

APPEL DE COURTS MÉTRAGES – CINÉMA SOUS LES ÉTOILES 2015

Date limite 5 avril 2015.

Le Cinéma sous les étoiles de Funambules Médias est à la recherche de courts métrages sociopolitiques pour sa programmation 2015.






Art Souterrain - News

Posted on: Mon 02 Mar, 2015

The team behind Art Souterrain gave a great presentation at our Parisian Laundry 5-à-7 on February 26 and got us all excited for the festival! Here’s the rundown for those who missed it:




March Director's Message - Director's Message

Posted on: Mon 02 Mar, 2015

When a month is relentlessly and brutally cold, you can either hibernate or keep busy. Bravo to all the stalwart souls who ventured out for ELAN's February schmoozer, the two Grant Writing Essentials workshops co-produced with YES Montreal, and our two 5-à-7s for visual artists to meet visiting gallerists from New York and Boston.




Job opportunity: ELAN seeks Market Access Coordinator - Performing Arts - News

Posted on: Thu 19 Feb, 2015

Market Access Coordinator  - Performing Arts - Job Description

ELAN has received funding from the Canada Council to hire a Market Access Coordinator to create a strategy focussed on the performing arts. See objectives below. Ideally the Market Access Coordinator will be hired by April 1 and will complete the research and draft the strategy within the following six months. The Market Access Coordinator will be paid an honorarium of $24,000 for six months work and will be provided with a budget for travel costs.

For the complete job posting, click here.




Grant Program Changes at the Canada Council - News

Posted on: Wed 28 Jan, 2015

During its Annual Public Meeting on Tuesday January 20, the Canada Council for the Arts announced some pretty big changes to be implemented in 2017.




Attention Visual Artists - News

Posted on: Wed 28 Jan, 2015

ELAN has received funding from Canada Council for a Visual Arts Market Access project to bring several gallerists from New York and Boston to Montreal from February 25-27 (the days preceding Nuit Blanche). It is impossible for the gallerists to visit every worthy artist so we are holding two public events where all interested artists can meet the visiting gallerists.