August ELANews

Posted on: Tue 11 Aug, 2015

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.


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)

Guy Rodgers interviewed in Les Versants

Posted on: Tue 14 Apr, 2015

Guy Rodgers, ELAN's Executive Director and longtime Saint-Bruno resident, was recently profiled in his hometown newspaper, Les Versants du Mont Saint-Bruno, upon receiving the title of compagnon of the Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec.

Rodgers spoke with journalist Frédéric Khalkhal about his path to Quebec and his drive to spread the word about the province's vibrant English-speaking arts community among his Francophone colleagues. "There's still work to do to make sure English-speaking artists are the pride of all Quebecois," Rodgers says.

Check out the interview (in French) here.

Photo: © Anis Hammoud. Guy Rodgers stands between Marie Côté, President of the Board of Directors of CALQ, and Stéphan La Roche, President-Director General of CALQ.

Les Inrocks puts « le rap franglais » in the spotlight

Posted on: Mon 13 Apr, 2015

Franglais is nothing new to most Montrealers, and is a recurring subject of debate in Quebec press. Now, well-known French music publication Les Inrockuptibles has taken an interest in the recent crop of Quebecois artists rapping and singing in a homegrown mix of Canada's two official languages.

As Le Journal de Montréal reports, Les Inrocks interviews members of Alacair Ensemble and Montreal rap expert Laurent K. Blais, and leads off with an excerpt from Dead Obies' "Montréal $ud". Another of the genre's standard-bearers, Loud Lary Ajust, told the Journal in an earlier interview: "I don't think people in our generation really speak in Franglais. It's more of a Quebecois rap thing. I don't think French is in danger for young people today. We only sing in Franglais for aesthetic reasons."

ELAN to be represented on MAtv Advisory Committee

Posted on: Wed 08 Apr, 2015

In response to Videotron's application to create an English-language community TV channel, and to ICTV's complaint about Videotron's track record with respect to representing the community, the CRTC has mandated the creation of a Citizen Advisory Committee for MAtv.

This Committee will represent eight facets of Montreal's community that have been underserved by Videotron's past efforts, including social economy, gender equality, and ethnic communities. In its press release, Videotron says its intention "is to give voice to the city’s cultural, economic and social life and to reflect its multicultural character."

ELAN board member Fortner Anderson is among the nine citizens serving on the committee, representing the English-speaking community.

Black days, Red Nights - Artistic Events

Start Date: Mon 01 Jan, 2035
End Date: Mon 01 Jan, 2035

Artistic Events
Posted on: Fri 28 Aug, 2015

August 29 - September 11
Aug 29 at 1:00pm to Sep 11 at 5:00pm in EDT
Show Map
Galeries d'Art Contemporain du Belgo
372 Ste-Catherine Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H3B 1A2

"Black days, Red Nights" is a new Arian Photo exhibition which is a compilation of old and new photographs of his viewpoint of Islam, women and torture.

Address: 372, St Catherine O (Belgo Art Galleries), Gallery 411.

Vernissage: Saturday August 29, 1pm-5pm

Exhibition Hours:

Monday-Wednesday 9am-5pm
Thursday-Friday 9am-6pm
Saturday 1pm-5pm

Announcement of the 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize Longlist - Community Events

Start Date: Wed 09 Sep, 2015
End Date: Wed 09 Sep, 2015

Community Events
Posted on: Tue 25 Aug, 2015

Presented by Sean Michaels, BA'04,
2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize Winner

Live Graphic Recording by Sara Heppner


(Sara poses with her graphical rendition of the 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist - Photo by Owen Egan)

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
11:00 a.m. ET


Back to Geordie Theatre School - Workshops

Tue 25 Aug, 2015 - Workshops
Posted on: Tue 25 Aug, 2015

GEORDIE THEATRE SCHOOL is back with new classes, new location, new promotion and a new Facebook page!


Registration for our upcoming Fall and Winter Sessions are underway! The following classes are being offered: ages 6-7 / ages 8-9 / ages 10-12 / Teens.


Tue 25 Aug, 2015 - Workshops
Posted on: Tue 25 Aug, 2015

Do you feel as if every day is the same? That work is a boring routine? Do you lack energy and long for the days when you were happy to get up in the morning to start a new day? Looks like you are lacking creativity in your life! Learn how to get it back in this interactive workshop. Given by Elizabeth Johnston, author, professor, creativity coach.

DATE: 26 Sept. TIME: 2 to 3pm PLACE: 1001 rue Lenoir. To save your free spot, sign up at


Tue 25 Aug, 2015 - Workshops
Posted on: Tue 25 Aug, 2015

Learn about video poems -- what they are and how to make them -- in this interactive workshop with Elizabeth Johnston, filmmaker, author, professor.

DATE: 27 Sept. TIME: 2 - 3pm PLACE: 1001 rue Lenoir. To save your free spot sign up at

#ArtsAliveQC– Share your photos of arts alive! - News

Posted on: Mon 03 Aug, 2015

As part of Arts Alive! Québec, ELAN and our media sponsor CBC Montreal want you to share stories, snapshots, and special moments that show arts coming alive in your community!

ELAN Membership Benefit Spotlight – Eastern Bloc - News

Posted on: Mon 03 Aug, 2015

A Montreal gallery space for new media and interdisciplinary arts, Eastern Bloc offers ELAN members 15% off regular space rental rates. Eastern Bloc’s gallery spaces are available to rent for one-night events and exhibits (like ELAN’s 10th anniversary bash last year), long-term projects, and occasional production rentals such as rehearsals, photo shoots, and film or video shoots.

Attention Visual Artists! Call for Submissions - News

Posted on: Mon 03 Aug, 2015

Last year, thanks to funding from the Canada Council for the Arts as part of its market access initiative, ELAN brought gallerists from New York and Boston to Montreal to visit artists’ studios and meet ELAN members and friends at OBORO and Parisian Laundry. Now, the Canada Council has approved funding for a second edition of studio visits next spring. ELAN is now accepting applications from visual artists to be visited by the gallerists.

RIDEAU Info Session Summary - News

Posted on: Mon 03 Aug, 2015

On June 30, we teamed up with the Réseau indépendant des diffuseurs d'événements artistiques unis (RIDEAU) to host an information session on the network and its projects. If you missed it, check out our summary here to find out what RIDEAU is all about!

Grantwriting Workshops and Artists Connect 5-à-7s - Coming to Montreal and the regions this fall! - News

Posted on: Mon 03 Aug, 2015

presented by ELAN

in partnership with YES Montreal

Details and registration: click here 

This workshop will provide English-speaking artists of all disciplines, at all stages of their careers, with the information, tools, and resources to create and deliver the most impactful and persuasive grants possible – including tried-and-true tips from artists and experts.