Last week we met with a group of enthusiastic arts professionals to talk about Canadian content in a digital world, and how to move forward in the arts as media changes.

We received so many creative ideas and insightful feedback. Thank you to all those who attended! We incorporated what we heard from you into our brief for the Government of Canada.

READ THE BRIEF

The McGill music mixer is back for a 3rd year after a very successful event last December!

Music students (from any institution): Need a break from studying? Want to connect with professional musicians?

Professional musicians and music aficionados: Need some inspiration from fresh talent?

Come wind down with a free glass of wine and good conversation!

Thursday, December 1st, 6:30-8:30pm
Elizabeth Wirth Music Building, Room A-832 (8th Floor)
527 Sherbrooke St. West

FREE and open to all
RSVP to admin@quebec-elan.org
Or click ‘going’ in the Facebook Event

Did we mention the complimentary wine and snacks?

The Minute Market is a great opportunity for artists and organizations to promote their current projects – and for the audience to win books, tickets, music, and other prizes. The first ten ELAN members and students (membership is FREE for students!) to contact admin@quebec-elan.org with an explanation of the project and a related door prize receive one minute in the spotlight!

Thank you to our schmoozer partners, McGill Career Planning Service and the Schulich School of Music Booking Office.

General/Multidisciplinary

  • Sign up for CALQ’s webinar to find out all the details on the new programs for organizations before DECEMBER 5. The webinar takes place on DECEMBER 6. 
  • Eastern Bloc is looking for interactive installation/performance, Net art, bio art, audio/video installation, A/V performance, and sound performance submissions for its winter residency. Submit by DECEMBER 16. 
  • The Banff Centre for the Arts is seeking applicants from leaders of arts and culture organizations for it’s Social Innovation Residency. Apply by DECEMBER 16.
  • Studio XX call for proposals for the 2017-2018 artist in residency program in research & creation for interdisciplinary works. Apply by JANUARY 15.
  • Spark Box is seeking Canadian visual artists, printmakers, photographers, performance artists, and filmmakers of all levels for a national residency. Apply by FEBRUARY 1.
  • Nuit Rose, Toronto’s annual festival of queer-focused performance and art is  accepting submissions from artists, performers, writers, curators, cultural organizations and community businesses. Submit by FEBRUARY 10.

Music

  • Instruments of Happiness is seeking professional and amateur guitarists to participate in a 100 guitar tribute to Jimi Hendrix. Audition on DECEMBER 3.
  • Call for Musicians: School of Music Montreal (SoMM) is looking for musicians of all genres for a fundraising concert on JANUARY 13. Apply by DECEMBER 30.

Theatre

  • ARTISTA, Imago Theatre’s FREE theatre mentorship program for women and women-identifying youth aged 16-21 is seeking submissions. Apply by JANUARY 11. Want to support the ARTISTA program? Donate to the Indiegogo campaign before DECEMBER 23.
  • Thanks to the support of the Evenko foundation, the Geordie Theatre School Bursary, for youth from families in lower economic backgrounds, is back for the Winter Session. Apply by JANUARY 13.
  • The Quebec Drama Federation is seeking designer submissions from past, current and upcoming productions for the upcoming winter calendar launch and designer vernissage! Apply by JANUARY 13 by e-mailing workshop@quebecdrama.org.

Writing

  • The Montreal Review of Books is looking for new publications for its next issue.  Fiction, non-fiction, poetry, graphic novels, criticism, children’s & YA are all welcome. Submit by DECEMBER 14. 
  • 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.
  • The SLS 2017 fiction/poetry contest is now open to submissions! Winners will have the choice of attending a writing program in Georgia or Kenya, all expenses paid. Apply by FEBRUARY 28.

Multidisciplinary

  • CJLO 1690AM is hiring a Program Director, Magazine Editor and RPM Music Director. Apply by DECEMBER 2.
  • CUTV is looking for several media instructors to teach Adobe Premier Pro, Adobe After Effects, Lighting & Green Screen, Protools & Cubase and Scriptwriting & Storyboarding. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis but apply by DECEMBER 5 to teach next semester.

Theatre

  • The Centaur is hiring a Customer Outreach Coordinator, an Artistic & Executive Director and a Head Technician. Apply ASAP.

The year 2016 will go into the annals as the year of policy consultation. ELAN invested an exceptional amount of time and energy consulting with our members and community and writing briefs.

Our efforts began with the Quebec Ministry of Culture’s first review of its cultural policy in 25 years. We submitted a brief in April and met with Quebec Minister of Culture and Communication, Luc Fortin in August.

Then came the Department of Canadian Heritage’s quinquennial review of Official Language programs, which are of vital importance to ELAN and our members. We submitted our brief in November. Next week ELAN will accompany the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) to Ottawa for a consultation with senior officials from Canadian Heritage and Mr. Randy Boissonnault, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage.

Our third brief was written for the Canadian Content in a Digital World consultation launched in April by the Minister of Canadian Heritage. The goal of Minister Joly’s ambitious and far-reaching public consultation is to bring Canada’s cultural properties – laws, institutions, policies and programs – into the digital age. Thank you to ELAN members who provided valuable insights and suggestions for our brief, submitted November 25.

Congratulations are in order to ELAN’s board member Fortner Anderson who was elected to a two-year term on Culture Montréal’s board of directors to represent ELAN and Montreal’s English-speaking artists. I had the pleasure of serving on Culture Montréal’s board for four years and am pleased that Fortner will continue this valuable collaboration. I also want to congratulate the NFB, particularly Annette Clark (Executive Producer Quebec/Atlantic Studio), Kat Baula (Producer Quebec/Atlantic Studio), and Michelle Van Beusekom (Executive Director, Programming and Production) for hosting an open-house information session on November 17. This was the first of many future opportunities for directors, screenwriters, composers, editors, and designers to connect with the NFB.

ELAN’s final public event of 2016 is tonight’s schmoozer at McGill in collaboration with the Schulich School of Music Booking & Ensemble Offices and McGill’s Career Planning Service. We hope to see many of you there.

The musical connection could not be more appropriate as we pay tribute to Leonard Cohen, an outstanding artist, Montrealer, and human being. Over the years I have spoken to many people who knew him as a friend or colleague. He is always membered as a thoughtful, considerate, and compassionate soul, forever striving for the highest expressions of artistry and humanity. Leonard Cohen was a great inspiration to all.

Guy Rodgers

Executive Director

The Ministère de la Culture, et des Communications (MCC) invites artists interested in presenting activities in schools to apply to the Répertoire de ressources culture-éducation directory.

This biannual call, open until JANUARY 27, 2017, provides an opportunity to enrich the array of cultural activities available to schools.

The directory, available on the MCC website, includes 1,800+ artists, writers, and cultural organizations—making it an indispensable resource for teachers, school governing boards, artists, and cultural organizations alike.

It is associated with the Culture in the Schools program, where students in every region of Québec are invited to take part in creativeactivities led by professional artists and writers.

REGISTER (FR Only)

Culture in the Schools program information

ELAN’S Application Guide
*This guide was produced in 2013. Please consult the program officer for the most up to date information*

FAQ (FR Only)

CALQ has added two new financial aid programs for arts organizations:

Mission Support (Info in FR Only)

Offered to organizations who have existed for 5 years or less, Mission Support is available to support all activities related to the organization’s artistic mission. Organizations must have a permanent administrative structurte and have activities planned in the medium to long term.

Deadline: February 1, 2017. Offered every 4 years.

Program Support (Info in FR Only)

Offered on a rolling basis, program support is available to organizations 1 year old or more, that provide seasonal activities or are generally based around specific projects.

Deadline: Rolling

More information (Info in FR Only)

Sign up for CALQ’s free upcoming webinar about its new programs (FR Only)

Is your organization interested in attending an information about new programs? E-mail admin@quebec-elan.org to be the first to find out about upcoming sessions in the new year. 

Job opportunities, calls for submissions, events, workshops, advocacy news, and so much more.

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