Circus Arts

Film/Media

  • Porte Parole is hiring an Administrative Assistant. Deadline is not listed but position will be begin as soon as possible. Click here for details.
  • Porte Parole is hiring a Producer (full-time, maternity leave contract.) Deadline is not listed but position will begin in SEPTEMBER, 2018. Click here for details.
  • Wapikoni Mobile is hiring a Youth Outreach Worker for a four-week contract between MAY OCTOBER, 2019. Click here for details. 
  • Wapikoni Mobile is hiring Filmmaker Mentors for a four-weekend contract between MAYOCTOBER, 2019. Click here for details.

Multidisciplinary / General

  • Folie / Culture is hiring an Administrative Assistant. Deadline is AUGUST 3, 2018. Click here for details. Please note that this posting is only available in French.
  • Mikw Chiyâm is hiring a Materials Coordinator. DEADLINE is AUGUST 8, 2018. Click here for details.
  • Mikw Chiyâm is hiring a Communications Coordinator. DEADLINE is AUGUST 8, 2018. Click here for details.
  • OBORO is hiring an Administrative Assistant. Deadline is AUGUST 10, 2018. Click here for details.
  • OBORO is seeking a candidate to fill in a Front Desk position. Deadline is AUGUST 15, 2018. Click here for details.

Music

  • Pop Montreal is hiring a Financial Manager. Deadline is not listed but paid training begins SEPTEMBER 17 30, 2018. The position begins officially JANUARY 7, 2019. Click here for details.

Theatre

  • Centaur Theatre is hiring a  Seasonal Assistant Box Office Manager. Deadline is not listed but applications will be reviewed mid August. Click here for details.
  • Centaur Theare is hiring an Administrative Assistant. Deadline is AUGUST 8, 2018. Click here for details.

Visual Arts

  • Articule is hiring a Communications and Events Assistant. Deadline is AUGUST 6, 2018. Click here for details.
  • Atelier Circulaire is hiring a Gallery and Administrative Assistant. Deadline is AUGUST 13, 2018. Click here for details.
  • McCord Museum is hiring a Curator, Textile Archives. Deadline is AUGUST 26, 2018. Click here for details.
  • McCord Museum is hiring Head of Client Development and Partnerships. Deadline and start date are not listed. Click here for details.
  • SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art is hiring a Head of Public Programmes and Outreach. Deadline is AUGUST 31, 2018. Click here for details.

Artisan / Crafts

  • École d’ébénisterie d’art de Montréal is offering a Woodworking Workshop: Introduction to cabinetmaking power-tools. Discover the main tools used in a cabinetmaker’s workshop: table saw, jointer, planer, band saw, press-drill, and mitre saw. This course will be taking place on SEPTEMBER 27, 2018 from 6 PM 10 PM and SEPTEMBER 29, 2018 from 9:30 AM 4:30 PM. Deadline to register: SEPTEMBER 20, 2018. Click here for details.
  • École d’ébénisterie d’art de Montréal is offering a Woodworking Workshop: Introduction to traditional cabinet making. Explore the basics of traditional cabinet making by creating a small chest. Learn about back saws, wood chisels through tenons and dovetails. This course will be taking place on NOVEMBER 15, 22, and 29, 2018 from 9:30 AM 4:30 PM. Deadline to register: NOVEMBER 8, 2018. Click here for details.

Film / Media

  • Vues d’Afrique is seeking submissions for the 35th Vue d’Afrique International Film Festival in 2019. Deadline is NOVEMBER 30, 2018. Click here to submit. Click here for details. Please note that this listing is only available in French.

Multidisciplinary / Interdisciplinary / General

  • Studio 303 presents The Grid with Indrit Kasapi (from Toronto), artistic producer of lemonTree creations. This workshop will aim to encourage creation as participants move around the space through an imaginary grid. Open to artists of all disciplines. This workshop is part of Studio 303’s annual Queer Performance Camp series. Sliding scale: $15.00 – $30.00. AUGUST 16, 2 PM4 PM at Studio 303. Click here for details.
  • Studio 303 presents A is for Animal with Antonia Baehr and Neo Hülcker (from Berlin). This workshop examines animal-human relation, seen under a queer light and revealed through performance, musical composition, and choreography. This workshop is part of Studio 303’s annual Queer Performance Camp series. Sliding scale: $70.00 – $125.00. AUGUST 17 18 19, 2018, 10 AM1 PM at Studio 303. Click here for details.
  • Studio 303 presents Stand-up comedy with Tranna Wintour (from Montreal). The objective of this workshop is to encourage underrepresented / marginalized voices to write and perform stand-up comedy, by offering tools, exercises, advice, and tips. Open to artists of all disciplines. This workshop is part of Studio 303’s annual Queer Performance Camp series. Sliding scale: $15.00 – $30.00. AUGUST 17, 2018, 2 PM4 PM at Studio 303. Click here for details.
  • Studio 303 presents Empathie & Impro / Colour Outside the Lines. This workshop is an introduction to improvised comedy and its foundations of celebrating failure and learning to say “yes” to the ideas of others. Open to artists of all disciplines. This workshop is part of Studio 303’s annual Queer Performance Camp series.  Sliding scale: $15.00 – $30.00. AUGUST 18, 2018, 2 PM4PM at Studio 303. Click here for details.
  • YES Montreal presents Jump-Start Your Art & Financing Options (also available online). Learn how to make money through your art. After the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to have a 15 minutes 1-on-1 session with a YES Artist Coach. AUGUST 20, 1:30 PM 3:30 PM. This workshop is free, however handouts are $2.00. Click here for details.

Theatre

  • Geordie Theatre and Repercussion Theatre present Shakespeare before the Show, a workshop for kids and teens that focuses on the fun side of Shakespearean language and plays. Participants will also interact with stars from Repercussion Theatre’s play: Romeo & Juliet: Love is Love. AUGUST 3, 4 PM6:15 PM in Beaconsfield. Click here for details.  To register, click here.

Looking for grant writing help? Check out ELAN’S grant writing resources and notes from our CALQ information session!

Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ)

Funding for individuals:

SODEC (Info in FR only)

SODEC provides funding primarly to organizations. Please check your discipline for specific deadlines.

Canada Council for the Arts

Creating, Knowing and Sharing: The Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples components

Supporting Artistic Practice components

Arts Across Canada components

Arts Abroad components

Frankfurt 2020 (purchasing translation rights and publishing in Germany)

Strategic Funds

Conseil des arts de Montréal

General Funding Programs

Cultural Exchanges and Special Projects (for organizations receiving operating grants only)

Fiscal Sponsorship

Mécènes Investis Pour Les Arts (Patrons Invested in the Arts)

Film & Media

  • The National Film Board of Canada’s Quebec / Atlantic Studio is seeking proposal submissions from emerging and established filmmakers. Deadline is AUGUST 8, 2018. Click here for details.

Literature / Writing

Multidisciplinary / General

  • Surplace Media is calling for proposals for its upcoming  Fall 2018 / Winter 2019 workshop series. Do you have skills and knowledge that you would like to share with fellow creatives? Sign up to be a workshop leader! Deadline is not listed but workshops will begin in OCTOBER, 2018. Click here for details.
  • Les Territoires is calling emerging artists to sign up for their second edition of The Externship. Develop practical skills from mentors who are established artists! Deadline is AUGUST 10, 2018. Click here for details.

Music

  • Adleisia Women’s Choir is looking for new singers. Auditions are taking place on SEPTEMBER 5, 2018 from 6:30 PM9:30 PM at Christ Church Cathedral in Montreal. Contact adleisia@gmail.com for more information and to book an audition. Click here to learn more about Adleisia Women’s Choir.

Theatre

  • Infinithéâtre’s annual play-writing competition Write-on-Q! is seeking submissions from Indigenous playwrights from across Canada and local playwrights based in Québec. Deadline is SEPTEMBER 4, 2018. Click here for details.

Visual Arts

  • Articule is accepting proposals for their 2019/2020 programming from local, national, and international artists, artists’ collectives, and arts institutions. Deadline is AUGUST 7, 2018. Click here for details.
  • Journeys Through Health is an annual community-based visual arts exhibition offering a space of reflection for all who are touched by illness. The exhibition will be displayed at the Montreal General Hospital. Artists are invited to submit their artworks exploring the transformative potential of illness and healing. Deadline is SEPTEMBER 10, 2018. Click here for details.
  • Diagonale is accepting open submissions from artists and curators. Deadline is OCTOBER 15, 2018. Click here for details.
Monday, August 27, 2018
AGM: 6:30-8:00 PM
Schmoozer: 8:00-10:00 PM

Centre St-Pierre, 1212 rue Panet, Montreal
(south of metro Beaudry)


Free entry + Free food + Free drinks!

This venue is accessible to individuals with reduced mobility
If you have any questions about accessibility at this event, please feel free to contact us at admin@quebec-elan.org or you may call us at 514-935-3312

RSVP by email: admin@quebec-elan.org
or by selecting ‘Going’on our Facebook event.

 

We’ve had a momentous year and we’re excited to share the results of our work with you! Come out and celebrate our community, and learn about what awaits us next year! Your participation matters to us. Thank you for your engagement!

ELAN members in good standing as of August 7 are eligible to vote on important agenda items such as approving ELAN’s budget and electing new board members. Renew your membership by August 7 to ensure your participation! Members in good standing will also be given priority to attend this event. Friend members and observers can’t vote but are welcome to attend!

*Audited statements will be available as soon as possible. We thank you for your patience.

Supplementary documents

2018 AGM Agenda

2017 AGM Minutes

Audited Statements (to come asap)

Photography by: Nasuna Stuart-Ulin


ELAN is excited to welcome some new summer staff members! Please welcome our new Arts Alive! Québec Communications Assistant Krista Muir, our new Membership Services Assistant Isabelle Shi, and our new Special Projects Assistant Jennifer Broydell.

Moreover, Emily Enhorning – previously our Membership Services Assistant is now ELAN’s Interim Membership Services Coordinator. Along with the assistance of Isabelle Shi and Jennifer Broydell, Emily will be implementing new systems to improve ELAN’s services.

We asked Krista, Isabelle, Jennifer, and Emily seven questions.
Read their answers here!

You can learn more about our new team members here.

With this, we are sad to announce that Naima Phillips has left the ELAN team. We thank her immensely for her contribution towards membership services, including her work in developing a strong vision for ELAN’s membership services, which we aim to honour and exercise short and long-term.

Photography by: Nasuna Stuart-Ulin

We asked Emily Enhorning, Isabelle Shi, Jennifer Broydell, and Krista Muir seven questions…
(Shortcut tip: click on the names!)

 

Emily Enhorning – Membership Services Coordinator

  1. What attracted you to work for an organization like ELAN?
    I wanted to do work that prioritized and supported the arts, and I wanted to do work in community building and organizing. I’d done both separately but never at once, so ELAN presented an exciting opportunity.
  1. What was your background before coming to ELAN?
    I’m originally from Toronto, but moved to Montreal to study at McGill.
  1. Do you practice any art forms on a professional or amateur level — if so, what are they?
    I do photography and printmaking. I also write!
  1. What inspires you?
    The people I love! Also views, smells, colours, windows, food…
  1. If you could suggest a local cultural activity (series, festival, theatre, venue, etc) to someone, what would it be — and why?
    Ooh, it’s hard to say! There’s so much that goes on here, and there is a lot of movement towards safer, more inclusive festivals and spaces. Lux Magna is a new one that I enjoyed. The first show that I went to after moving to Montreal was in the Red Roof Church, which was weird and funny and memorable.
  1. What’s your favourite word, and why?
    Cozy!
  1. What’s your least favourite word, and why?
    Precisely.


Isabelle Shi – Membership Services Assistant

  1. What attracted you to work for an organization like ELAN?
    Working in the arts and culture sector is something I’ve always been interested in, but didn’t think would actually be possible. So I was quite excited when the opportunity arose. Also, I thought it would be a great way of becoming more involved with the artistic communities of Montreal.
  2. What was your background before coming to ELAN?
    I’m a Political Science student at McGill University. Still am, actually. I’ve done some editing and translating work.
  3. Do you practice any art forms on a professional or amateur level — if so, what are they?
    Nothing on a professional level, but I write and draw. Writing is probably my biggest artistic passion. Writing a novel has been one of my life goals for as long as I can remember. I used to play the piano competitively, too—but not non-competitively, somehow—but that was several years ago.
  4. What inspires you?
    All sorts of things, often at unpredictable times. Association of ideas can get really weird. I think it’s more fun to just let it happen and not question it too much.
  5. If you could suggest a local cultural activity (series, festival, theatre, venue, etc) to someone, what would it be — and why?
    This is a difficult question! Montreal has so many great cultural events and activities going on. There’s definitely something for everyone. That said, if you’re interested in comic books, graphic novels, movies, video games, and other kinds of popular media, I would definitely recommend checking out the Montreal Comiccon. These types of conventions are always a great blend of popular entertainment and both professional and fan creativity.
  6. What’s your favourite word, and why?
    I think instead of one favourite word, I’d say that there are tiers of words. Three tiers. Maybe even four. That said, I think “serenely” is one of the funniest possible adverbs to tack onto a verb depending on context.
  7.  What’s your least favourite word, and why?
    I don’t hate it, but “harbinger” let me down pretty personally when I realized that it wasn’t spelled “harbringer.” Now reading it the right way makes me think of Bing, the search engine.


Jennifer Broydell – Special Projects Assistant

  1. What attracted you to work for an organization like ELAN?
    As a student of Art History imagining professional life after graduation, I’ve been trying to find my place in the arts community. A not-for-profit arts organization like ELAN seemed to be a good fit for my skills, interests and values.

  2. What was your background before coming to ELAN?
    My background is in research, education and communications. I’ve worked in a variety of professional environments, from tech start-ups to contemporary art galleries to academia, Ottawa to Seoul to Montreal (I moved here on a whim in 2014 and haven’t looked back).
  3. Do you practice any art forms on a professional or amateur level – if so, what are they?
    I like to experiment with film photography and collage, but I am by no means a professional.

  4. What inspires you?
    When people I admire are open about their own flaws, insecurities and failures, breaking the illusion that they are some kind of superhuman.

  5. If you could suggest a local cultural activity (series, festival, theatre, venue, etc) to someone, what would it be – and why?
    I appreciate the work that Slut Island Festival does to showcase marginalized artists, like those who identify as queer, trans/non-binary/gender-nonconforming, POC and/or people with disabilities. The organizers do their best to ensure that event venues are safe(er) and accessible (a huge issue in Montreal), prioritizing an anti-oppressive approach.

  6. What’s your favourite word, and why?
    To be honest, I’m having a challenging time answering this question as there are so many words that I hold dear – some for the way my fingers feel when I handwrite their letters (especially letters with loops), others for the way my mouth feels when I speak their sounds (“phenomenological”), and many more for the meaning they evoke.

    I especially love words with silent letters or interesting phonetic features, like “knife” and “phlegm.” More often, I use the words “wonderful,” “lovely” and “super” a lot in casual text/in-person conversation.

  7. What’s your least favourite word, and why?
    I know some exist, but I genuinely can’t think of any at this moment.


Krista Muir – Communications Assistant for Arts Alive! Québec

  1. What attracted you to work for an organization like ELAN?
    Ultimately the community. As an artist, arts advocate and long-time ELAN member, when the opportunity arose for me to work in-house on the regional project Arts Alive! Québec my curiosity was piqued.
  2. What was your background before coming to ELAN?
    It’s a long, long story… After graduating from Mcgill I worked in film and television for several years in Toronto. Missing school (!) I completed a Grad Dip in Communications at Concordia that segued into life as a full time professional touring musician. After seeing my quirky electro pop alter ego Lederhosen Lucil at a great little dive bar, DJ Kid Koala (friend/creative co-conspirator) invited me to tour North America/Europe. After touring and recording albums for over a decade I dug my heels into arts education – studying with ukulele virtuoso James Hill and facilitating collaborative songwriting workshops. Composing for film/tv/interactive media and writing custom commissions are also still ongoing.
  3. Do you practice any art forms on a professional or amateur level — if so, what are they?
    Yes! Many art forms at various levels. I’m primarily a professional composer, multi-instrumentalist, singer and performer and have engineered, produced and mixed several albums. I’ve also produced, hosted and performed at many multi-disciplinary shows where I enjoy conceptualizing and constructing costumes and working with designers to create sets in order to create an immersive experience. I’m also an embroiderer, culinary enthusiast, baladi dancer, digital storyteller…
  4. What inspires you?
    Nature, people, food…the moon!
  5. If you could suggest a local cultural activity (series, festival, theatre, venue, etc) to someone, what would it be — and why?I love organ music – the rich sound and beauty of being in a grandiose space – so I would suggest checking out one of the organ festivals Montreal has on offer. ELAN is located opposite the St. James United Church and they have a beautiful Casavant organ and have both PWYC concerts and ticketed events this summer.
  6. What’s your favourite word, and why?
    Plethora. It’s just fun to say and randomly popped into my head!
    So favourite word of the moment…
  7. What’s your least favourite word, and why?
    Moist. Just because.

 

Looking for grant writing help? Check out ELAN’S grant writing resources and notes from our CALQ information session!

Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ)

Funding for individuals:

SODEC (Info in FR only)

SODEC provides funding primarly to organizations. Please check your discipline for specific deadlines.

Canada Council for the Arts

Creating, Knowing and Sharing: The Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples components

Supporting Artistic Practice components

Arts Across Canada components

Arts Abroad components

Frankfurt 2020 (purchasing translation rights and publishing in Germany)

Conseil des arts de Montréal

General Funding Programs

Cultural Exchanges and Special Projects (for organizations receiving operating grants only)

Fiscal Sponsorship

Mécènes Investis Pour Les Arts (Patrons Invested in the Arts)

Artisan / Crafts

  • École d’ébénisterie d’art de Montréal is offering a Woodworking Workshop: Introduction to cabinetmaking power-tools. This course will be taking place on SEPTEMBER 27, 2018 from 6 PM – 10 PM and SEPTEMBER 29, 2018 from 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Deadline to register: SEPTEMBER 20, 2018. Click here for details.
  • École d’ébénisterie d’art de Montréal is offering a Woodworking Workshop:  Introduction to traditional cabinet making. This course will be taking place on NOVEMBER 15, 22, and 29, 2018 from 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Deadline to register: NOVEMBER 8, 2018. Click here for details.

Film / Media

  • Surplace Media presents: Guerrilla Filmmaking 101 with Paul Shore from JULY 9 – AUGUST 20, 2018. Click here for details.

Multidisciplinary / General

  • YES Montreal is offering a free workshop on how to make a living with your art: Jump Start Your Art & Financing Options on JULY 9, 2018. Click here for details.
  • YES Montreal is offering a free workshop with the Legal Information Clinic at McGill: Learn@Lunch: Consumer Protection Act on JULY 10, 2018. Click here for details.
  • YES Montreal is offering Business Skills for Creative Youth, a free program to help young artists of all disciplines develop their artistic careers. Summer session begins JULY 13, 2018. Deadline to apply is JULY 8, 2018. Click here for details.

Music

  • Orford Music is offering a series of free courses, lectures, and master classes in English throughout the month of JULY, 2018. Click here for details.

Visual Arts

  • Atelier de Brésoles is offering drawing and painting classes for all levels in a stimulating small-group environment. Learn new skills to improve your drawing and painting process. Two locations: Old Montreal and Hudson, Quebec. Click here for details.

Writing / Literature

  • Surplace Media is offering a poetry workshop: Tentacular Thinking & Writing with Sarah Burgoyne on JULY 8, 2018. Click here for details.
  • Surplace Media is offering a poetry workshop: Fail Better: Reading Group & Poetry Workshop with Domenica Martinello on JULY 12, 2018. Click here for details.
  • Surplace Media is offering a writing workshop: Promiscuous Forms: Reading and Writing Across Genres with Kasia van Schaik on JULY 22, 2018. Click here for details.

Artisan / Crafts

  • ELAN Member Marilynn Vanderstaay is seeking jewellery artisans who work with silver to create unique pins / brooches for an exciting new cottage industry community project to be launched in SEPTEMBER. Contact Marilynn Vanderstaay (marilynn@regardsmarilynn.com). Click here for details.

Film & Media

  • The National Film Board of Canada’s Quebec / Atlantic Studio is seeking proposal submissions from emerging and established filmmakers. Deadline is AUGUST 8, 2018. Click here for details.

Multidisciplinary / General

  • YES Montreal is hosting What the Pop! A pop-up boutique featuring performing arts, music, writing, visual arts, ceramics, jewelry, clothing, and multimedia! Want to participate? Deadline to submit is JULY 22, 2018. Click here for details.

Music

  • Founded by ELAN member Aaron Salomanaaronmusic productions is a new music publishing company focusing on sync licensing. Aaron is seeking submissions from all artists in all styles, who have existing music (new or old) and lack time or insight in sync placements. Submissions should be professionally recorded. Send them to MusicForTV@gmail.com.

Visual Arts

  • Journeys Through Health is an annual community-based visual arts exhibition offering a space of reflection for all who are touched by illness. The exhibition will be displayed at the Montreal General Hospital. Artists are invited to submit their artworks exploring the transformative potential of illness and healing. Deadline is SEPTEMBER 10, 2018. Click here for details.
  • Diagonale is accepting open submissions from artists and curators. Deadline is OCTOBER 15, 2018. Click here for details.

Writing / Literature

  • Vallum Magazine is seeking submissions for The Vallum Award for Poetry 2018. Submit to win $750.00 and a publication in an upcoming issue of Vallum. Second prize is $250.00 and publication in Vallum. Click here for details.
  • War. Colonization / Decolonization. Displacement. Safety. Welcome. Home. ELAN Member Jan Jorgensen is seeking poetry and flash fiction for a chapbook anthology to be sold as part of a fund-raising effort to benefit a Syrian family sponsored by Christ Church Cathedral. Contributors based in Montreal are invited to read their accepted submission. Payment: contributor’s copy. Authors retain their respective copyrights. For more information or to submit your poem or flash fiction, send a PDF attachment and a word or .odt document to Jan at lawnchairsoiree@gmail.com. Deadline is AUGUST 1, 2018. Click here for details.