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ELANews reports to the community on our own activities. Here you will find information on ELAN's upcoming events, programs for artists, partnerships with other organizations, as well as information on arts-funding advocacy work and important policy developments.

Aaron Saloman featured on Music, Money, & Life podcast

Sun 23 Jun, 2013 - Member News

Aaron Saloman was recently the featured guest on the podcast "Music, Money, & Life", discussing making a living from "stock music" licensing. You can listen to the interview here

Aaron's also been a regular guest blogger at, and you can read his latest blog here

Don't forget ELAN members get a special discount on Aaron's music licensing audio course by using this link:

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Lukas Grant "Apartment 43" set for release, produced & recorded by ELAN member Aaron Saloman

Sun 23 Jun, 2013 - Member News

Ottawa singer/songwriter Lukas Grant's new album, "Apartment 43", is back from the pressing plant and set to be released on August 16th at Irene's in Ottawa. Produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by ELAN member Aaron Saloman, the album features a mix of classic acoustic ballads with lush strings, and some louder indie/garage rock. You can listen and purchase the first single, "Choice", here

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Job Opportunities for the Montreal West Operatic Society's 75th Season

Tue 16 Jul, 2013 - Job Opportunities

The Montreal West Operatic Society, a community theatre group, celebrating its 75th anniversary this season, has opportunities this season for:

Stage Director
Music Director
Rehearsal Pianist/Assistant Music Director

Please submit your resume to:
Applicants for Stage Director should be prepared to speak on their concept for this year's production of "La Vie Parisienne" by Jacques Offenbach.

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Dance/music group Woo me myth seeking management and grant writing help - paid opportunity

Mon 29 Jul, 2013 - Job Opportunities

Woo me myth is a unique Montreal dance/music group. We have been accepted for residency and performance opportunities for 2014 and are busy preparing our new show. We are looking for a part-time help to pursue new performance opportunities (e.g. dance festivals), apply for production grants, enhance web presence, and press relations.

If you have in experience in any of the above areas and are highly motivated, we are prepared to pay a hourly wage plus bonus for any shows booked or grants received. Please contact Ted at, and include a resume of your relevant experience.

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J.P. Mortier live @ Casa del Popolo August 9

Start Date: Tue 09 Aug, 2016
End Date: Tue 09 Aug, 2016

Artistic Events

J.P. Mortier live @ Casa del Popolo.
Invited guest : Bella Cat

August 9


Tickets : 15$ in advance / 20$ at the door.

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540 sq ft St Henri artist studio available Aug 1 for $500/m

Mon 18 Jul, 2016 - ELAN Classifieds

N.B.: This studio is not suitable for loud band practices. 

Bright private unfurnished artist studio to rent for August 1st. 
It is one floor above street level and has four windows facing north. 
The rent is $500 / month + remainder of annual municipal taxes 2016 ($114) 
This studio has a long history with Montreal artists including Tom Hopkins and Guido Molinari. 
The studio is 540 sq ft studio with 11' high ceiling and wooden floors. 
It is a five-minute walk from the orange line Place Saint Henri metro. 
There is access to washroom, sink and freight elevator on the same floor in this 4-storey, former factory complex. 

 (Pics are with current tenant's things in them, these will be gone by Aug 1)



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The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever MONTREAL EDITION

Start Date: Tue 28 Jun, 2016
End Date: Tue 28 Jun, 2016

Community Events

Out on the wiley, windy moor of Jeanne-Mance park, we will dance out our hot, greedy tempers and chase away our bad dreams. This is the Montreal version of the international Wuthering Heights dance event started in Berlin and having simultaneous events ALL OVER the world.

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Arts Alive! Québec: Multi-region Arts Festival Returns for 2nd Summer

Wed 15 Jun, 2016 - News

ELAN presents Arts Alive! Québec




Where Quebec arts and culture comes alive from June to September!

For Arts Alive! Québec, six Quebec regions band together to create an exciting summer festival series. Take advantage of the season – enjoy day trips to pretty Quebec towns or local area artists


MONTREAL, June 2016 –The English Language Arts Network (ELANcelebrates the return ofArts Alive! Québec. Between June and September, HudsonQuebec CityHuntingdonKnowltonWakefieldand Montreal's West Island, will host weekend celebrations of Quebec arts and culture. Some communities focus around a main venue and its environs; others transform the entire town. Programming is highly individual, reflecting local tastes, arts and cultures. There’s something different to experience and taste at each region's event, from local artists and visiting headliners to puppet shows, literary activities, contemporary dance, theatre performances, visual arts, chamber music, film, and even a Celtic party! On offer are indoor and outdoor events for all ages, including hands-on creative activities led by musicians, theatre professionals, dancers, filmmakers, and craftspeople. Through the universal language of art, Arts Alive! Québec’s inclusive, family-friendly atmosphere builds bridges between English-speaking and French-speaking communities. Many free events.


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Music of Mari Sild at La Bastringue

Start Date: Sat 14 May, 2016
End Date: Sat 14 May, 2016

Artistic Events


Estonian singer, pianist and composer Mari Sild will play mainly her original music, Nordic jazz-pop fusion, with lyrics in Estonian, English and French at La Bastringue, on May 14th. 7.30 PM, 1335 Beaubien Est.  Possibility of intriguing guest artists. Free entrance (voluntary contribution).

FB event:    

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I am... / Je suis... Concert by Adleisia Women's Choir

Start Date: Sat 07 May, 2016
End Date: Sat 07 May, 2016

Community Events


“I am… / Je suis…”: Adleisia is proud to present a spring concert celebrating and exploring the complexities of identity, freedom, and womanhood.

Adleisia is an 18-voice women’s choir, composed primarily of and directed by former members of the award-winning chamber choir Concerto Della Donna, which was led by Iwan Edwards until his retirement in 2014.

This concert will highlight the works of many young contemporary composers, such as Costas Dafnis and Marie-Claire Saindon, in conjunction with well-known classics such as Gabriel Fauré and Lili Boulanger.

The concert will explore a variety of cultures from across the globe: for instance, we will be performing a welcome chant from the Tsimshian indigenous community of British Columbia, an arrangement by Abbie Betinis combining the Buddhist “Great Compassion Mantra” with two poems which signify the hurt and pain of the world and emphasize the need for compassion and good karma. A composition by Joan Szymko based on a Bantu adage from Uganda is also included in the program.

A central theme throughout this concert is the various facets of womanhood and femininity. We thus explore a variety of these different sides, including motherhood, with Don MacDonald’s Tabula Rasa, sensuality and seduction with Lili Boulanger’s Les Sirènes, as well as female strength with Joan Szymco’s Malala, Kim Baryluk’s Warrior, and Libby Larsen’s Womanly Song of God.

The show will feature Adleisia, under the artistic direction of Amelia McMahon and Virginie Pacheco, along with cellist Jane Chan, percussionist Ben Duinker, and pianist Pamela Reimer.

The concert will take place on May 7th at Christ Church Cathedral, at 8pm. Tickets are 20$ for adults and 10$ for students and seniors.

For more information, please contact Emma Elbourne-Weinstock at or, or 514-467-3763

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Gilbert & Sullivan's 'The Gondoliers'

Start Date: Sat 07 May, 2016
End Date: Sun 22 May, 2016

Community Events

Two brothers are informed that the Kingdom of Barataria is theirs - but which brother is the king and which, the gondolier? No one knows for sure...
The Montreal West-End Operatic Society is proud to announce this year's Gilbert and Sullivan operetta (our 77th production!) - 'The Gondoliers' - playing at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke St. West, Westmount on May 7 & 14 (19:30) May 8 (14:00); and at the Harold Greenspon, 5801 Cavendish Blvd., Côte Saint-Luc on May 20, 21 (19:30) & May 22 (14:00). Tickets: $25/20$/$15/10$; inquiries: 514-990-8813 ext. 2 or or via Paypal at

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FESTIVAL ACCÈS ASIE 21th EDITION - Takemitsu Flute and guitar recital

Start Date: Fri 06 May, 2016
End Date: Fri 06 May, 2016

Artistic Events


This year’s Festival will pay special tribute to the late composer Toru Takemitsu at Jeunesses Musicales du Canada on Friday, May 6th.

Specialists in Japanese music, Canadian guitarist Jérôme Ducharme and Japanese born flautist Yuki Isami, will commemorate the 20th anniversary of Takemitsu’s passing with a recital dedicated to his works. From 1974 until his final days, Takemitsu wrote many compositions for guitar, an instrument he was very passionate about.

As an epilogue for the original 60-minute program, Jérôme Ducharme has included a chamber music piece, as well as three flute solo pieces. Toward the Sea, a guitar and flute duet, will add the final touch to this splendid recital.

$ 20

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Spring Workshops at Centre Culturel Georges Vanier

Fri 22 Apr, 2016 - Workshops

The Centre Culturel George Vanier is hosting a variety of spring workshops in the arts. 

Including "Introduction to Ukelele":

Terry Joe Banjo
Small group course
Thursday, 18: 30 am to 20: 30
From April 28 to June 2
6-week session: $ 98 + tx. = $ 112.68

The ukulele is a versatile instrument that lends itself perfectly to multiple musical genres, from choir singing to American ragtime.

In the company of Terry Joe Banjo, you will learn one or two songs per course and some notions of music theory. Come and share the pleasure of playing this little instrument and ideal travel companion.


It costs $ 75 for a new basic ukulele. Your Ukulele must have 4 strings, but the size of it (soprano, alto, etc.) does not matter for learning the instrument.

Terry Joe Banjo, multi-instrumentalist, has been part of the landscape of the acoustic scene in Montreal for several years. He is especially recognized, as his name suggests, as a banjo player but he offers this session to learn the ukulele.He proposes to share your joy of making music, using his banjo-lele (neck ukulele banjo on a fund). "Learning the banjo can be long and arduous, but with the ukulele, music is literally at your fingertips! The instrument may look like a toy but it's a real pleasure to play and everyone can put if, from 7 to 77 years. "

at Centre culturel Georges-Vanier
2450, Rue Workman,
Montréal, Québec, H3J 1L8
514 931-CCGV (2248)

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Montreal City Voices - for women who love to Sing!!

Wed 27 Apr, 2016 - ELAN Classifieds

Are you looking for a new challenge? Are you a singer keen to try something new? Want to meet up with women who share a passion for top quality singing? Would you like to sing with an award winning a cappella chorus? Then Montreal City Voices is for you!! A women's a cappella chorus singing 4 part harmony in the Barbershop Style. We would love to meet you! Come and join us at our Wednesday evening rehearsals. Check out our website for more information!! Tel: 514-433-8114

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In-School Creative Residencies for Professional Artists

Wed 13 Apr, 2016 - Calls for Submissions

Apply for the In-School Creative Residencies for Professional Artists, part of the Cree School Board’s Arts Concentration Program Mikw Chiyâm, taking place in the 2016-2017 School Year.


Mikw Chiyâm is an interdisciplinary enrichment program that aims to increase student retention by reinforcing Cree identity through artistic expression. Our aspiration for the program is to inspire youth by creating contexts for students to collaborate with professional Canadian Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists. Four intensive five-week creative residencies will be offered in schools during the academic year. This program is projected to take place in three CSB high schools in Northern Quebec for the 2016/17 school year.


Program and application details can be found on our website at

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Group Coaching for Artists

Wed 16 Mar, 2016 - Workshops

Group Coaching for Artists

Thursday mornings: April 7 (Repeats April 21)
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Hosted and moderated by the YES Artists’ Coach, this informal, open coaching block is available on a first-come, first-served basis and encourages the exchange of ideas, information, resources and strategies between peers working towards careers in the arts and/or in arts-entrepreneurship. Group maximum is 8 participants. Participants are required to have opened a client file at YES for these coaching.

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From O'Carolan to Clarke

Start Date: Thu 07 Apr, 2016
End Date: Thu 07 Apr, 2016

Community Events

From O’Carolan to Clarke
April 7, 2016 at 7:30pm
Christ Church Cathedral
685 rue Ste-Catherine (metro station McGill)
Free concert (voluntary contribution)

Over three centuries of music for string quartet written by Irish composers. Featuring Birds on a Wire String Quartet (Montreal-based all-female string quartet). Produced by Birds on a Wire String Quartet and the School of Canadian Irish Studies at Concordia University. This concert will expose listeners to another side of Irish music that they may not be familiar with, including a world premiere of a contemporary classical work, as well as familiar traditional melodies.

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ELAN is hiring a Membership and Communications Assistant

Wed 06 Apr, 2016 - Job Opportunities

Job Posting: Membership and Communications Assistant

Duration: 13 weeks 
12.50 per hour, 35 hours per week 
Start and End Dates:
Candidate must be available to work for 13 consecutive weeks between May 9 - August 26, 2016. Preferred start date of May 30.
Language(s) of work:
 Intermediate to excellent oral and written English and basic (working knowledge of) oral and written French 
 Montreal, Quebec 


Job Description

The English-Language Arts Network is a non-profit organization devoted to helping Quebec's English-language artists make connections with one another, with their francophone colleagues, and with their audiences in Quebec, Canada and internationally.

ELAN is searching for a Membership and Communications Assistant for a thirteen-week period. This position will provide valuable experience for candidates considering a career in arts and cultural administration, marketing, and communications, especially in the not-for-profit sector. The Membership and Communications Assistant will have three principal duties:

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Jump-Start Your Art & Financing Options

Wed 16 Mar, 2016 - Workshops

Jump-Start Your Art & Financing Options
Cost : FREE ($2 for handouts)
Monday, April 4, 2016 (1:30PM-3:30PM)
(Repeats April 25)

Are you an artist seeking to make a living from your creativity and talent, but don’t know how? This orientation session outlines the support services available to artists through YES and other arts organizations, and touches upon key things to consider when building a career or business in the arts.

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ELAN launches ACE Initiative

Fri 01 Apr, 2016 - News

Announcing the ACE Initiative!

A two-year project that will significantly and sustainably increase connections between Quebec’s English Arts & Culture sector - organizations & artists and Community & Education partners in all regions.

A two-year project that will significantly and sustainably increase connections between Quebec’s English Arts & Culture sector - organizations & artists and Community & Education partners in all regions.
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