When was the last time you went to a video store to rent a movie?

Do you buy a newspaper, catch the news on the radio or tv, or get your news online or through social media?

Have you ever created or watched a tutorial online?

Do you ever hit your monthly mobile data limit because you’ve streamed one too many songs?

Wednesday November 16, 5pm-7pm
Bar Le Ritz PDB (179 Jean Talon West)
Close to Metro Parc and Metro de Castelnau
Accessibility info:
Wheelchair accessible with a metal ramp on the inside of the front entrance. Located on the ground floor, entry facing directly onto Jean-Talon Ouest. Washrooms are also wheelchair accessible and gender-neutral. 

FREE and open to all
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The Government of Canada is updating its cultural policy, encouraging Canadians to join the conversation and have their say on how to strengthen the creation, discovery and export of Canadian content in a digital world.

Changes in the production and distribution of local content will directly affect Quebec’s English-language artists. ELAN wants to make sure your voice is heard.

At this meeting, we’ll brief you on the issues at stake and invite you to share your thoughts. ELAN will incorporate insights and feedback from the discussion into our brief to be submitted to Canadian Heritage.

Even if you can’t attend, we encourage you to share your thoughts online, use the hashtag #DigiCanCon on social media, and send us your feedback: admin@quebec-elan.org. Check out what Canadians are saying so far.

More information on what’s at stake:

Mélanie Joly : Canadian Content in a Digital World video
Summary of the Consultation Paper
Pre-consultation Questionnaire Results

Are you a producer, director, writer, creator or craftsperson working in documentary, interactive or animation? Are you from the Anglophone minority community in Quebec? Have you ever considered creating with the NFB? Do you have a portfolio or CV you’d like to share?

As part of the ongoing collaboration with ELAN and QEPC, The National Film Board of Canada’s English Program and the Quebec/Atlantic Studio, is hosting an information and networking session.

Thursday, November 17th from 5-7pm
INIS, Studio Séries +
301, boul. De Maisonneuve Est

**Please note that a member of our team will be at the door until 5:15 pm to greet you and show the way to the Studio Séries +. After that time, doors will be closed.**

RSVP before November 14th to Mylene Augustin: m.augustin@nfb.ca


  • Black Theatre Workshop is now accepting submissions for the Gloria Mitchell-Aleong Award for an emerging professional Black artist between the ages of 20-35. Submit before NOVEMBER 27.
  • Articule is launching a call for proposals and invites artists, artists’ collectives and curators interested in establishing a dialogue with contemporary art to submit an exhibition or research project for 2017-2018 or 2018-2019. Apply by NOVEMBER 21.


  • Festival Accès Asie is having a video competition! Emerging artists are invited to create a promotional video for the festival. The winner will be offered a contract to create a series of videos for the 2017 edition. Apply by NOVEMBER 30.


  • Repercussion Theatre and Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal are looking to commission a brand-new Canadian play exploring the connection between Shakespeare and Montréal/Canada. Submit by DECEMBER 1.


  • The Quebec Writers’ Federation is seeking writing mentors and mentees to help promising emerging writers make the transition to the next stage of their careers. Apply by NOVEMBER 21.
  • Vallum Mag is accepting poetry, essay, interview, review and audio/video poetry submissions. Submit by NOVEMBER 20.
  • Disquiet is currently accepting contest submissions for The Disquiet Literary Prize for writing in any genre. The top winners in each genre will be published in Guernica (fiction), Ninthletter.com (nonfiction) and The Common (poetry). Apply by JANUARY 31, 2017.
CALQ Information Session 2016

Photo by Amy Macdonald: CALQ Information Session with Laurent Rozencwajg, October 26, 2016.


ELAN’s Arts, Community, Education (ACE) Initiative is entering its second phase. Back in June, more than 50 artists and educators gathered together for the ACE Jam, a brainstorm day to imagine projects that would incorporate art and education in new ways. The goal was to think beyond ideas from existing cultural education programs, for example by pairing schools that don’t normally work together, combining elementary and high school classes, working with more than one artistic discipline, and linking schools with the larger community. ELAN circulated an ACE Initiative Projects Applicant Guide in August to solicit partners to bring projects to life. In October, five partners were selected.

Laura Teasdale, a well-known Eastern Townships artist, will coordinate a multidisciplinary, intergenerational project to take students from three local schools into seniors’ homes. Christina Croce, from St-Lambert Elementary school, presented a project for grade 5 and 6 students to study their family histories in collaboration with schools in a remote region of Quebec. Deirdre Potash, a visual artist in Vaudreuil-Dorion, will collaborate with nine local schools which are neither urban nor rural and are often passed over for cultural opportunities. Ana Osborne, of the Lower North Shore, will increase opportunities for youth and community members to access professional arts and culture experiences in the remote communities of Chevry, Harrington Harbour and Unamen Shipu. François Couture and Bob Matthey, from the Cedar Street and St-Lawrence schools in the Montérégie, will integrate arts in developing students’ awareness of the need for reconciliation with local Indigenous communities.

These ACE project coordinators will develop their projects over the current school year and document their experiences so that other artists and educators can learn from these ambitious projects. ELAN’s ACE Initiative seeks to create a community of like-minded artists and educators who value collaboration between art and education. If you wish to receive regular reports about the progress of ACE projects – or share your own experiences in arts and education – please email ace-initiative@quebec-elan.org with ACE Updates in the subject line.


Guy Rodgers

Executive Director

**THE INFORMATION SESSION IS NOW FULL! E-mail us at admin@quebec-elan.org to be wait listed. We will post notes after the session is over for anyone who was unable to attend***

Many members of the English-speaking arts community have questions about the provincial granting agency Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) – Do I have to submit applications in French or can I apply in English? Will the juries understand my work?

In addition, CALQ is reviewing and updating its entire range of programs. If you have questions about CALQ, its existing programs, or the new programs being introduced this winter, this is your opportunity to ask your questions – in English (or French).
Join us for a presentation and Q&A by program officer Laurent Rozencwajg.

Wednesday October 26, 5 à 7
MAI Café (3680 Rue Jeanne-Mance)
FREE and open to all!
To be added to the wait list e-mail admin@quebec-elan.org


For more information regarding upcoming CALQ program changes:
Website (FR Only)
Press Release (FR Only)

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