November ELANews

Posted on: Mon 02 Nov, 2015

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.


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)

Les Syli d'Or de la Musique du Monde is Calling for Submissions!

Fri 27 Nov, 2015 - Calls for Submissions
Posted on: Fri 27 Nov, 2015


Les SYLI D’OR DE LA MUSIQUE DU MONDE is offering a chance to all participating artists to reach out to a new audience and be discovered by the musical industry. Throughout 22 evenings of concerts, this event is an exceptional showcase of the best talents of the Canadian world musical scene. The 3 finalists who will be awarded Syli d’Or, d’Argent and Bronze will share more than $45,000 of prestigious prizes. The SYLI D’OR recipient will be awarded all the necessary tools allowing him to develop his career nationally and internationally.

All World Music artists living in Canada are invited to apply.


1. Download and fill the form
2. Please, unclude the following:    

  • a portfolio (biography, artist statement, press kit)     
  • Three (3) musical excerpts on mp3 format      
  • Three (3) promotional pictures (in high resolution jpeg)

3. Send your filled form and attached documents at :

Deadline Submission : December 15, 2015

Articule's Call for Proposals: Montréal Monochrome IV

Fri 27 Nov, 2015 - Calls for Submissions
Posted on: Fri 27 Nov, 2015

Deadline: January 12, 2016
Submit to: 
More info | Facebook link


We are delighted to announce that the 4th edition of Montréal Monochrome will be held April 21-23, 2016 at articule and elsewhere throughout Montreal. MONTRÉAL MONOCHROME IV: STUDY HALL offers a framework to explore how artistic modes of production can challenge conventional systems of education. It will be an opportunity to actively exchange knowledges on alternative, misrepresented and marginalized ways of learning and unlearning. The theme of this edition signals a concern with questions about conventional forms and spaces of education, and its intersection with other practices and other modes of cultural production. It indicates a growing interest in a body of artistic production that engages with knowledge production and sites of resistance. By and large, MONTRÉAL MONOCHROME IV: STUDY HALL is an attempt to critically respond to institutionalized education that perpetuates systemic oppression.

We invite proposals from people of all practices and backgrounds for group activities to be led and developed over the course of three days. These could be workshops, interactive roundtable discussions, collective artworks, open mics, events in public spaces, interventions, performances, protests, pop-up actions or other, to take place at articule and in other parts of the city. MONTRÉAL MONOCHROME IV seeks proposals that not only offer clear, unique and innovative perspectives on study and knowledge production, but also participate in the “disruption of colonial meta-narrative.”* We encourage open-ended ideas that foster group collaboration.

OFFRE D'EMPLOI - Culture Montréal est à la recherche d'un directeur général ou d'une directrice générale

Fri 27 Nov, 2015 - Job Opportunities
Posted on: Fri 27 Nov, 2015

Production Team Applications: Beautiful City Theatre's PUNK ROCK

Thu 26 Nov, 2015 - Volunteer Opportunities
Posted on: Thu 26 Nov, 2015

Beautiful City Theatre is now accepting production team applications for Punk Rock by Simon Stephens, which opens in May 2016 at Centaur Theatre.
The following positions are available:

Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
Costume Designer
Sound Designer
Lighting Designer
Marketing Assistant

Please send cover letter and c.v. to
Deadline to submit applications is Monday, December 14th, 2015.

Centaur Theatre's Butcher: extended until December 5!

Start Date: Thu 03 Dec, 2015
End Date: Sat 05 Dec, 2015

Artistic Events
Posted on: Thu 26 Nov, 2015

There are discounted tickets available to ELAN MEMBERS for Centaur Theatre's Butcher extensions!

From Thursday, December 3 to Saturday, December 5!
Tickets are $28/person but in limited quantities, so should be bought ASAP!

BOX OFFICE : 514 288 3161
(Mention that you are an ELAN member, and have your membership number ready!)

For more information about Butcher, please click here.

November 2015 Director's Message - Director's Message

Posted on: Sat 31 Oct, 2015

The final Arts Alive! Québec weekend took place in Wakefield under sunny skies October 1-4, and representatives from all six participating communities congregated two weeks later in Knowlton to evaluate successes and lessons learned. Most of the Arts Alive! weekends incorporated music, theatre, dance, literature and visual arts. Photos from the various weekends (see ELAN's Facebook page) show the creative diversity that is alive and flourishing. The direct goal of the Arts Alive! project was to assist venues and producers in increasing their audiences. More production means greater opportunities for artists. More important still are relationships created between artists, producers and audiences. These will have a lasting impact.

CRCL Census of Laval Artists - News

Posted on: Sat 31 Oct, 2015

Calling all Laval artists: the Conseil régional de la culture de Laval (CRCL) is undertaking a census of artists, writers, and cultural workers who live or work in Laval.

If you fit the bill, take a moment to fill out the questions (FR) and help develop a clear picture of Laval's cultural workforce!

December Networking Event: Music Mixer! - News

Posted on: Tue 27 Oct, 2015

December Music Mixer with McGill University
In partnership with McGill CaPS and Schulich School of Music Booking Office

When? Monday, December 7, 6-8 PM
Where? Clara Lichtenstein Hall
in McGill's Schulich School of Music (555 Rue Sherbrooke West, Montreal, QC)

Free + open to all! Complimentary wine and finger food!

RSVP: on Facebook or by email to

This December, we're calling all musicians and music students from any institution to come network with one another. So come by to wind down with free wine and good conversation. Students, you deserve the break on your last day of classes! Our aim is to connect students interested in pursuing a career in music with professionals in the area – a great way for both parties to inspire and be inspired! But as always, artists and arts lovers of all disciplines are more than welcome to attend and take part.

ELAN members can sign up for a spot in our Minute Market (ELAN membership is FREE for students), which gives artists 60 seconds to promote their latest creative work. The first ten interested parties to write to will receive one minute to plug their project to a captive audience of arts-loving attendees. Get in touch to reserve your spot!

Grantwriting Workshops and Artists Connect 5-à-7s - News

Posted on: Wed 30 Sep, 2015

Still a few left!

presented by ELAN
in partnership with YES Montreal
Details and registration: click here

October Schmoozer with QWF and the Montreal Press Club - News

Posted on: Wed 30 Sep, 2015

Monday, October 19

6-8 PM

Irish Embassy 1234 Bishop St. (Montreal)


Free + open to all!

Complimentary finger food and happy hour prices