JULY 2016 ELANews

Posted on: Mon 04 Jul, 2016

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

source - http://visualartsalberta.com/

 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)

Making Your Brick and Mortar Business Shine

Wed 24 Aug, 2016 - Workshops
Posted on: Wed 24 Aug, 2016

Tuesday, September 20 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Cost: $20.00

How do you take control of your online reputation and make it shine?

Right now, somewhere online, your business is being reviewed, talked about and commented on, whether you have a website or not. Yelp Montreal’s Senior Community and Marketing Director will show you how to cultivate a strong online community and turn any feedback, good or bad, into your best friend. Since 2004, Yelp has taken root in 32 countries becoming the leading local guide for word-of-mouth on everything from boutiques and mechanics to restaurants and dentists. In fact, they’ve “Yelped” their way to 100 Million Reviews!

Speaker: Risa Dickens, Senior Community and Marketing Director, Yelp Montreal

Pre-registration is required.

For more information, please call 514-878-9788

Introduction to Negotiation

Wed 24 Aug, 2016 - Workshops
Posted on: Wed 24 Aug, 2016

Tuesday, September 13 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Cost: $20.00

We all negotiate on a daily basis, but do we do it well?

Negotiation is the key to business success. No business can survive without profitable contracts. In this workshop you will learn the different types of negotiations as well as how to plan a strategy, apply key tactics, control emotions and determine your walk-away point. Hear from an expert that is trained in advanced negotiation from Harvard, MIT and The Kellogg School of Business.

Speaker: Georges Levesque, Partner, Speed of Trust Ventures

Pre-registration is required.

For more information, please call 514-878-9788

Funding the Dream

Wed 24 Aug, 2016 - Workshops
Posted on: Wed 24 Aug, 2016

Wednesday, September 21 6:30 PM–8:30 PM

Costs: $20.00

Learn how a team of four creative people with diverse backgrounds came together and amassed funding from various sources including: venture capital, government funds, corporations and Kickstarter - in order to pursue their creative vision and grow into an award-winning games company. Tanya Short, Creative Director at Kitfox Games will discuss the setbacks, variables for success, and strategies for young artist-entrepreneurs in Quebec looking to finance their creative project using Crowdfunding, an alternative financing source. She will also cover the complete cycle of a Crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter and IndieGoGo, beginning with strategic planning to delivering on campaign promises.

Speaker: Tanya Short, Creative Director at Kitfox Games

Pre-registration is required.

For more information, please call 514-878-9788

Connect: Networking Event For Artists

Start Date: Wed 28 Sep, 2016
End Date: Wed 28 Sep, 2016

Community Events
Posted on: Wed 24 Aug, 2016

Wednesday, September 28 6:00 PM–8:30 PM

Cost: FREE

Participate in this FREE, unique networking opportunity to connect with like-minded artists, exchange ideas and interact with your community. This animated event held at the YES Centre will gather creative souls from various artistic disciplines and give you the opportunity to learn new networking techniques. Light refreshments will be served.

Pre-registration is required. Go to http://bit.ly/YESARTSCONNECT to register.

For more information, please call 514-878-9788

Group Coaching for Artists

Wed 24 Aug, 2016 - Workshops
Posted on: Wed 24 Aug, 2016

Group Coaching for Artists

Thursday mornings, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Hosted and moderated by the YES Artist Coach, this informal open coaching block offers the benefits of coaching and peer support all in one. Encouraging group and individual learning through the exchange of ideas, information, resources and strategies between peers working towards careers in the arts and/or in arts-entrepreneurship, this session is available on a first-come, first-served basis and will cover the following themes:

Networking: Sept 8
Goal Setting & Time Management: Sept 22

Please Note: Clients wishing to obtain artist coaching must first attend a Jump-Start Your Art & Financing Options. To book an appointment with an artist coach, please call 514-878-9788 ext. 316.

For more information, visit www.yesmontreal.ca or call us at 514-878-9788.

ELAN is Hiring a Membership Assistant - News

Posted on: Mon 22 Aug, 2016

Job Posting: Membership Assistant

Duration: approx. 16 weeks Wage: 12.50 per hour, 35 hours per week

Start and End Dates: Candidate must be available to work for approximately 16 consecutive weeks between September 1 – December 21, 2016.

Language(s) of work: Intermediate to excellent oral and written English and basic (working knowledge of) oral and written French

Location: Montreal, Quebec

[Free eBook] 23 Ways Musicians Can Make Money - News

Posted on: Tue 16 Aug, 2016

[Free eBook] 23 Ways Musicians Can Make Money

One of the biggest challenges facing musicians is generating income. Although sales of
recorded music have dropped significantly, there are many new sources of income available to

Our friends at Bandzoogle have put together a free eBook called 23 Ways Musicians Can
Make Money to help musicians and bands find ways to generate more money for their careers.

Here’s what you’ll find in the eBook:

● 23 ideas for generating revenue for your career
● Resources and expert tips for each revenue stream
● Musician tools and services to help you make more money
● Details on a new form of currency for musicians
● Eyeopening  statistics on the most important marketing tools for musicians

It’s a quick read, has a ton of great tips and resources, and will no doubt help spark some ideas
for how to make more money for your career! Download the eBook FREE



Posted on: Fri 12 Aug, 2016


 Montreal English Theatre Awards
The Unsung Hero of the Theatre (UHOT) Award
The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Award

Submission Deadline: September 15, 2016

Hudson Schmoozer - News

Posted on: Mon 01 Aug, 2016

Hudson Schmoozer

August 4th 5:00PM

The Hudson Music Festival has invited ELAN members and friends to visit Hudson on Thursday August 4th for a Schmoozer, which will begin at 5:00PM in the beautiful setting of the Auberge Willow sur la lac. ELAN members will receive free admission to evening performances by showing your ELAN membership card. The opening group, at 6:00PM, will be The HMF Root System Heptet, a collective of Hudson musicians interested in presenting classic and contemporary jazz. Georges Doxas’ LE BIG BAND, with special guest vocalist Megan Griffin, will perform at 8:00PM.   Please RSVP to admin@quebec-elan.org.

Call for Input on Cultural Policies - News

Posted on: Mon 01 Aug, 2016

Call for Input on Cultural Policies

Part of ELAN’s mandate is to support English-speaking artists as an official language minority in Quebec. The federal government is undertaking a major review of its official languages policy.