May 2016 ELANews

Affichié le: lun. 02 mai 2016

ELAN talks two solitudes on MAtv's CityLife

Affichié le: ven. 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

Affichié le: mar. 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

Affichié le: ven. 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

Affichié le: jeu. 18 juin 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!

Affichié le: ven. 08 mai 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)


Date de début: jeu. 09 juin 2016
Date finale: jeu. 09 juin 2016

Community Events
Affichié le: ven. 27 mai 2016


Jeudi 9 juin 2016 | 18h
@ STUDIO XX - 4001, Berri (coin Duluth) espace 201
Contribution suggérée : 2 $, *GRATUIT* pour les membres

Le 9 juin prochain, le Studio XX célébrera le 20e anniversaire de Radio XX Files avec l'organisation d’une émission de radio en direct du Studio XX, présentée par l’équipe actuelle de XX Files : Valérie d. Walker, Nnedimma Nnebe et Vicki Lee.

The Violet Hour

Date de début: jeu. 09 juin 2016
Date finale: jeu. 09 juin 2016

Community Events
Affichié le: mar. 24 mai 2016

June 9, 2016  - BAR STOCK IN THE GAY VILLAGE -  7 pm

As night descends upon Montreal’s gay village, queer Canadian writers and performers will gather for the latest in a series of public readings and performances of original work at Stock Bar – a strip club on Ste. Catherine Street East.

On the roster: readings by Will Aitken, Shelagh Plunkett, Karen Molson, Melanie Mitzner, Bill Zaget and Carolyn Boll, with a special performance by Woodpigeon, a.k.a. Mark Andrew Hamilton. The event is hosted by Christopher DiRaddo.

Free (18+)

Job Opportunity - Infinithéâtre

mar. 24 mai 2016 - Job Opportunities
Affichié le: mar. 24 mai 2016

Infinithéâtre is looking for the right person to join our team!!!

Box Office & Sales Manager – 2016 - 2017 Season

Infinithéâtre is accepting applications for the position of Box Office & Sales Manager for their 2016-2017 Season. This position is a 30 week contract beginning in September.
His/ her tasks may include:

*Managing bookings, selling tickets and 6pack subscriptions
*Selling advertising space in programs
*Carrying out daily office tasks
*Communications between artists, staff, our partners and the audience.
*Managing the box office and create promotional campaigns, market research, audience mediation programs, and maintain Action Infini.
*Assist Artistic Director when necessary.
*Assisting with funding applications

The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications:

*Knowledge and experience in the theatrical milieu
*Previous experience and/or an interest in marketing/advertising is an asset
*Comfortable multi-tasking
*Organizational skills
*Strong knowledge of computer environment (Mac OS, Excel, Word)

While Infinithéâtre is primarily an English-language theatre company, candidates must be comfortable speaking French to interact with audience members and answer phone calls.

Contract begins in September, 2016 – Ending March 2017.

***Applicant must be eligible for an Emploi QC employment program.****

Full-time, 40hrs/wk.

Please submit applications ASAP to: 
Simon A. Abou-Fadel

Montreal Creator Exchange

Date de début: lun. 06 juin 2016
Date finale: lun. 06 juin 2016

Community Events
Affichié le: ven. 20 mai 2016


The Playwrights Guild of Canada is offering a "Montreal Creator Exchange".

The Creator Exchange is a free artist networking event that brings 10 playwrights and 10 directors together to find new working relationships and shared opportunities.

In partnership with the Festival TransAmériques.

June 6, 1-3pm

To register:

Quiet sunny 540 sq. ft studio in Saint Henri

jeu. 19 mai 2016 - ELAN Classifieds
Affichié le: jeu. 19 mai 2016

Montreal Sud-Ouest: Saint Henri artist's studio available to rent as of August 1, 2016. This studio has a long history with Montreal artists including Tom Hopkins and Guido Molinari.
$598 / month + remainder of annual municipal 2016 ($113.50) payable to lease holder.
Private 540 sq ft studio with 11' high ceiling and wooden floors.
A five-minute walk from the orange line Place Saint Henri metro.
The studio is well lit, one floor above street level, and has four windows facing north.
Same floor access to washroom and freight elevator in this 4-storey, former factory complex.
Think SOHO in the 70s!

June Schmoozer with St-Ambroise Montreal FRINGE Festival - Nouvelles

Affichié le: lun. 16 mai 2016


ELAN at the St-Ambroise Montreal FRINGE Festival!

Tuesday, June 7, 6-9 pm
Mainline Gallery – 3905 Boul. St. Laurent
RSVP to or Click “Going” on the Facebook event

Join us for an evening at the Mainline Gallery where artists and arts lovers of all disciplines and backgrounds will have the opportunity to converse and connect.

ELAN members and FRINGE participants are also eligible for the Minute Market - an opportunity to promote your latest creative work to a captive audience of arts-loving attendees. The first ten members to write to will receive one minute to plug a recent or upcoming publication, project, or event. You will be asked to offer a small door prize to the audience in return. Email to reserve your spot!

Arts Alive Québec 2016 - Nouvelles

Affichié le: lun. 02 mai 2016

Last summer ELAN worked with community partners in Hudson, Québec City, Saint-Anne de Bellevue, Knowlton, Huntingdon and Wakefield to produce local arts festivals between June and October.
ELAN has received funding from the Department of Canadian Heritage’s Community Cultural Action Fund for Arts Alive Québec 2016.

This year our partners are accepting submissions from ELAN members to propose performances or workshops.  The Community Cultural Action Fund requires each community to promote the work of local artists so they can only hire artists who live in their region. 

The contact people are:

Knowlton/Eastern Townships: Kate Holbrook ( and Laura Teasdale (
Hudson/Montérégie:  Kalina Skulska (
Huntingdon/Chateauguay Valley:  Tina Bye (
Morrin Centre/Quebec City:  Hoffman Wolff (
Wakefield/West Quebec:  Kerstin Petersson (

The Ta Da festival in Wakefield is also accepting submissions from performing artists living in all regions of Quebec. Contact Kerstin Petersson (

Projet ACE - Nouvelles

Affichié le: lun. 02 mai 2016

Depuis des années, ELAN cherche à trouver les moyens de favoriser les liens entre les artistes et le système d’éducation. De tels liens sont bénéfiques pour les artistes — qui peuvent être rémunérés pour donner des ateliers ou participer à des programmes éducatifs, mettre à profit leurs compétences dans de nouveaux contextes, et élargir leurs réseaux —, et les retombées sont extrêmement positives pour les élèves, comme cela a été maintes fois démontré. Cette approche semble donc avantageuse pour tout le monde, et pourtant, malgré toute la bonne volonté et les nombreux efforts fournis, il s’avère très difficile de créer de véritables ponts entre le secteur des arts et celui de l’éducation.

ELAN espère pouvoir changer les choses grâce à son nouveau projet, intitulé Arts, Communauté et Éducation (ACE). Financé par le gouvernement du Canada par l’entremise du Fonds stratégique de Patrimoine canadien, le projet ACE, d’une durée de deux ans, mobilisera divers partenaires du secteur des arts et de l’éducation dans toutes les régions du Québec.

Consultations pour le renouvellement de la politique culturelle - Nouvelles

Affichié le: lun. 02 mai 2016

Joignez-vous à nous pour affirmer notre présence à Québec !


Mardi le 31 mai à 18 h

Café Résonance – 5175 A, avenue du Parc, Montréal

Période de consultation : 18h à 19h 30

Échanges : 19h 30 à 21h

Entrée libre et gratuite

RSVP : ou sur Facebook.


L’ère numérique présente des défis et des opportunités d’envergure aux artistes aussi bien qu’aux consommateurs culturels. Le Ministère de la Culture et des Communications réexamine en ce moment la politique culturelle du Québec afin de l’adapter au contexte actuel.

ELAN a l’intention de faire en sorte que les besoins et les opinions de notre communauté soient bien représentés. Lors de cette réunion de consultation, nous vous renseignerons sur les questions en jeu et vous serez invités à partager vos réflexions.

Si vous ne pouvez pas assister à la rencontre, nous vous invitons à répondre au sondage en ligne diffusé par le gouvernement provincial et à nous communiquer vos commentaires à :

Le mot du directeur — 2 mai 2016 - Director's Message

Affichié le: lun. 02 mai 2016

Le ministère de la Culture du Québec a récemment annoncé qu’il allait procéder au renouvellement de sa politique culturelle , le premier effectué depuis l’adoption de ladite politique au début des années 90. C’était avant que la révolution numérique vienne bouleverser les règles en matière de création, de présentation, de promotion et de consommation des produits artistiques. Le gouvernement du Québec a amorcé sa démarche en invitant les organismes à soumettre des mémoires préliminaires à leur éventuelle participation aux audiences publiques, lesquelles devaient se tenir en mai mais sont maintenant reportées, en raison du congé de maladie du ministre Luc Fortin. Le 8 avril dernier, ELAN a présenté un mémoire préliminaire, que l’on peut trouver ici.