September 2014 ELANews

Posted on: Wed 03 Sep, 2014

Read the September 2014 issue of ELANews here.

Four Quebec writers nominated for Giller Prize

Posted on: Fri 19 Sep, 2014

Four writers from Quebec - all based in Montreal - have been nominated for the prestigious and lucrative Giller Prize. Heather O'Neill (The Girl Who Was Saturday Night), Claire Holden Rothman (My October), Arjun Basu (Waiting for the Man), and Sean Michaels (Us Conductors) are the lucky longlisters, and could win the $100 000 prize. The shortlist will be revealed in October, with the winner announced on November 10.

Watch the CBC report here.

Mohawk radio stations on the Gazette's wavelength

Posted on: Mon 08 Sep, 2014

The Gazette speaks with the committed folks behind Mohawk radio stations in Quebec:

K103 (CKRK-FM) was launched on March 30, 1981, by the late Conway Jocks, whose picture hangs in the hallway of the new building, and whose voice can be heard every day on the air in recorded vignettes about Iroquois history.

The station’s mission is to promote the community and its culture and keep it informed. “We have to be here for every single emergency that comes up in the community,” Deer said. “We hope to never go away because of that. We need to be here for the community.”

Talisman Theatre awarded the Bourse Arrimages 2013-2014

Posted on: Wed 03 Sep, 2014

ELAN member organization Talisman Theatre has been honoured with the Bourse Arrimages 2013-2014, jointly awarded by the Conseil des Arts de Montréal and La Jeune Chambre de commerce de Montréal (JCCM). The prize is chosen by the participants in the Arrimages program, which seeks to connect young businesspeople with the arts and culture milieu in Montreal and to encourage philanthropy.

The participants were particularly impressed with the daring choice of translating the winning piece, The Aenid, into English, and by Talisman Theatre artistic director Lyne Paquette's explanations of the production.

Read all about the prize here.

The METAs matter - here's why!

Posted on: Wed 27 Aug, 2014

Montreal's English theatre community has a lot to be proud of - it's full of talented and hardworking actors, directors, technicians, designers, and so many more. The Montreal English Theatre Awards - or METAs, for short - exist to help highlight and celebrate noteworthy performances and achievements from the season past. 

The METAs are currently in the fundraising stage for the second annual gala in October, with the goal of raising $7000 before October 1. If you have the means and the inclination, find out how you can support the initiative by watching the video below and visiting!

Tax cuts affecting small-scale video game producers

Posted on: Fri 22 Aug, 2014

The CBC reports that cuts to industry tax credits, which were announced by the Quebec government in June, are already taking a toll on small-scale video game producers. In a high-risk industry, producers say, the tax credits can make all the difference in terms of an incentive to stay in the province. Read more here.

M.A.I. presents Unrelated by Daina Ashbee (Montréal) - Community Events

Start Date: Fri 03 Oct, 2014
End Date: Fri 03 Oct, 2014

Community Events
Posted on: Mon 29 Sep, 2014

Daina Ashbee began working on Unrelated in 2012, a creation that expresses the struggle of Aboriginal women through a reconstruction of their identities. It is a dark and intense work about the disappearance of Aboriginal women in Canada, but that also explores the absence of self, and addiction. With a disconcerting lucidity, Unrelated unveils the feeling of emptiness; the loss of Aboriginal language and rituals. OCT 3 & 4. For more information click here.

Abe Limonchik Intercultural Award Montreal 2014 - Calls for Submissions

Mon 29 Sep, 2014 - Calls for Submissions
Posted on: Mon 29 Sep, 2014

This award recognizes outstanding achievement by an individual, a non-profit organization and a private company.

It demonstrates their commitment to the advancement of intercultural relations and the promotion of diversity.

Eligibility Criteria

Individuals, organizations and businesses whose applications are submitted must be involved in the Montreal community for at least five years and established in the City of Montreal.

carte blanche/CNFC creative nonfiction contest - Calls for Submissions

Mon 29 Sep, 2014 - Calls for Submissions
Posted on: Mon 29 Sep, 2014


We’re doing it again! carte blanche and the Creative Nonfiction Collective Society (CNFC) have teamed up to bring you a Canada-wide creative nonfiction contest sponsored by the University of King’s College.

The winner will receive $750 and her/his text will be published in carte blanche. The winner will be announced in April 2015 at the CNFC 11th Annual Conference in Victoria, B.C.

Doc Circuit Montréal is pleased to announce an exciting new collaboration with EURODOC - Calls for Submissions

Mon 29 Sep, 2014 - Calls for Submissions
Posted on: Mon 29 Sep, 2014

This year, Doc Circuit Montréal is pleased to announce an exciting new collaboration with EURODOC, one of Europe’s leading training programs for integrating emerging documentary film producers into the marketplace and developing international projects. For the first year, EURODOC will join forces with DCM to offer a spot within the program to an emerging producer from Québec.

Doc Circuit Montréal presents the first edition of its Talent Lab - Calls for Submissions

Mon 29 Sep, 2014 - Calls for Submissions
Posted on: Mon 29 Sep, 2014

Brand new! Doc Circuit Montréal presents the first edition of its Talent Lab, a creative and professional development initiative that will offer specialized conferences and exploratory workshops as well as a mentorship program for independent Canadian talent. The Talent Lab hopes to promote independent creation and encourage a landscape that supports documentary art while giving emerging filmmakers the tools and knowledge they need to better market and distribute their films. The call for participants is pan-Canadian.

A travel grant in honour of Peter Wintonick will be awarded to a participant from out of the province, courtesy of Films We Like.


Registration for Talent Lab runs from September 26th to October 26th.


Posted on: Mon 29 Sep, 2014

STEVEN ORNER                                                                                                                                            
From October 2nd to November 8th, 2014
Opening – October 1st from 5 to 8 p.m.
Galerie Bernard’s Team is pleased to invite Artist Steven Orner who will present Banlieue narrative, from October 2nd to November 8th, 2014 – an exhibition of his most recent pictorial artworks.
The art of Steven Orner is a kind of a tale, portraying different aspects of an imaginary American Suburb. For several years, the Artist explores utopia and its opposed concept: dystopia. Figurative, his artworks are structured as interrupted stories/legends, or suspended where forms and fragments are often presented as settings.

ELAN Membership Benefit Spotlight – MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) - News

Posted on: Mon 01 Sep, 2014

The MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) is a pluridisciplinary presenter of professional contemporary art (dance, theatre (French and English), music, interdisciplinary, visual and media arts) mandated to promote intercultural artists (emerging, and established), and their intercultural artistic practices. The only cultural organization within Montréal and Canada invested with such a mandate, the MAI presents original works with cultural bonds throughout the globe and supports the creation, production, dissemination and outreach of intercultural arts for a diversified audience.

New decade, new benefits, new fees. Renew at the old rate until Sept 12! - News

Posted on: Mon 01 Sep, 2014

The good news is that ELAN has added many services and members' benefits since membership fees were introduced. Starting September 12, 2014, we’ll be implementing a new membership fee structure and a slate of new, improved and very exciting perks. The even better news is that, until September 12, you can join ELAN or renew your membership at the old rates - and with all the new benefits.

ELAN Legacy Panels at POP Montreal Symposium - News

Posted on: Mon 01 Sep, 2014

ELAN is excited to team up with POP Montreal to co-host two FREE discussion panels at the POP Symposium! Their themes are pretty different, but they have in common the goal of celebrating the contributions of English-speaking arts to Quebec’s cultural life.

Literary Legacies: A Montreal Story
September 21, 12 PM
POP Quarters (3450 Saint-Urbain)

ELAN's 10th Anniversary Celebration - News

Posted on: Mon 01 Sep, 2014

Thursday, September 11

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Eastern Bloc • 7240 Clark, 2nd Floor • Montreal

One block west of Metro de Castelnau. Parking available along Clark.

RSVP via Eventbrite: