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

Factor – The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings

Artisan / Crafts

  • 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

  • Surplace Media presents Screenwriting for Film led by Yuval Daniel, a 5-week workshop starting OCTOBER 8, 2018. Click here for details.
  • Surplace Media presents Make a Short High-Impact Video for the Web led by Paul Shore on  OCTOBER 20 and 27 2018. Click here for details.
  • Surplace Media presents Video Editing Bootcamp led by Ted Strauss, a 5-week workshop starting OCTOBER 28, 2018. Click here for details.
  • Surplace Media presents Storytelling for Film: How to get started led by Wiebke von Carolsfeld, a 5-week workshop starting NOVEMBER 13, 2018. Click here for details.

Literature / Writing

  • Quebec Writers’ Federation presents How Does a Pear Taste? Writing About Food Using Your Senses with Susan Semenak on OCTOBER 2NOVEMBER 20, 2018 Click here for details.
  • Quebec Writers’ Federation presents Contemplating the Poetic: Responsibility, Hatred, and Meaning with Shannon Webb Campbell on OCTOBER 2NOVEMBER 20, 2018 Click here for details.
  • Surplace Media presents Creating Visual Journalism led by Emma Clara Jacobs, a 5-week workshop starting OCTOBER 11, 2018. Click here for details.
  • Quebec Writers’ Federation presents Writing from a Defining Moment: A Sensory Approach to Creative Writing with Oonya Kempadoo on OCTOBER 20, 2018. Click here for details.
  • Quebec Writers’ Federation presents Break into Freelance Lifestyle Writing: A Guide for the Digital Age with Lindsay Burgess on OCTOBER 27, 2018. Click here for details.
  • Surplace Media presents Write Like a Pro led by Colleen Kimmett, a 5-week workshop starting NOVEMBER 8, 2018. Click here for details.
  • Quebec Writers’ Federation presents Science Fiction and Fantasy Characters with Jo Walton on NOVEMBER 10, 2018. Click here for details.
  • Quebec Writers’ Federation presents Jump-Start Your Prose: How to Think Critically About Your Writing and Making it Shine with Cora Siré on NOVEMBER 17, 2018Click here for details.

Multidisciplinary / Interdisciplinary / General

  • 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. OCTOBER 1, OCTOBER 22, NOVEMBER 12, AND DECEMBER 3, 2018, 1:30 PM 3:30 PM. This workshop is free, however handouts are $2.00. Click here for details.
  • YES Montreal presents Why Entrepreneurs Need Focus And Time Management. Led by Zoonie Nguyen, this practical workshop introduces you to critical principles and techniques for maximizing your return on every minute of the day.  OCTOBER 2, 6:30 PM 8:30 PM. Price $20.00. Click here for details.
  • YES Montreal presents Tips For Multimedia Storytelling. Led by David Phu, this workshop will highlight narrative concepts and provide tips to help you develop and improve your own unique storytelling style so you can forge meaningful connections with your audience. OCTOBER 10, 6:30 PM 8:30 PM. Price $20.00. Click here for details.
  • YES Montreal presents Promoting Your Business Online Bundle. Over these three workshops, learn how to select the right e-commerce platform for your business, create a powerful web presence and fine tune your marketing plan. Website Builders & E-Commerce Fundamentals (OCTOBER 16, 6:30 – 8:30 PM), SEO for Beginners (OCTOBER 23, 6:30 – 8:30 PM), and Google Analytics for Beginners (OCTOBER 30, 6:30 – 8:30 PM). Price $20.00each, or 3 for $50.  Click here for details.
  • YES Montreal presents The Art & Science Of Creating Your Personal Brand. Led by Alvin Lee, this workshop will teach you how to market your value as a professional, create a compelling career narrative, and how to differentiate yourself from other applicants. OCTOBER 10, 6:30 PM 8:30 PM. Price $20.00. Click here for details.
  • YES Montreal presents Jump-Start Your Job Search Express .This workshop will help you uncover strategies that work and gain a better understanding of the local and hidden job markets. In order to have access to workshops or appointments with a Job Search Counsellor, participants must first attend this session. TUESDAYS & FRIDAYS, 2:00 PM 3:30 PM. This workshop is free. Click here for details. 
  • YES Montreal presents Jump-Start Your Business (also available online). Learn about the different types of financing options avaialble to get your new or existing venture funded. After the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to have a 15 minutes 1-on-1 session with a YES Business Coach. WEDNESDAYS, 2:00 PM 3:30 PM. This workshop is free, however handouts are $2.00.
  • YES Montreal presents Registering Your Business (also available online). Learn step-by-step how to register your business with the Quebec government with guidance of a Legal Information Officer, Kelsey Millward.  OCTOBER 1, OCTOBER 22, NOVEMBER 12, AND DECEMBER 3, 2018, 1:30 PM 3:30 PM. This workshop is free, however handouts are $2.00. Click here for details.
  • Surplace Media presents Podcasting Bootcamp led by Pascal Huynh, a 5-week workshop starting OCTOBER 10, 2018. Click here for details.
  • Surplace Media presents Learning to Play: The Foundations of Game Design led by Allison Cole, a 6-week workshop starting NOVEMBER 12, 2018. Click here for details.

Music

  • Surplace Media presents Audio Editing and Sound Design led by Aaron Lakoff, a 5-week workshop starting NOVEMBER 14, 2018. Click here for details.

Theatre

  • National Theatre School presents Playwriting Classes for Youth and Adults led by Leah Jane.  Classes take place SUNDAYS from OCTOBER 7 – DECEMBER 9  for Adults 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Surplace Media and for Youth (ages 15 – 17) from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Visual Arts

  • Surplace Media presents Doing Graphic Design led by Anna Weksej and Lo lo Sirois, a 5-week workshop starting OCTOBER 9, 2018. 7 PM 9:30 PM. Click here for details.
  • Centre Culturel Georges Vanier is offering Portrait painting courses from now till DECEMBER 10, 2018. Price is $5.00 for 3 hours. Click here for details. Please note that details are only available in French.
  • Centre Culturel Georges Vanier presents: Dessin académique, pastel sex ou portrait – with Céline Bélec till DECEMBER 4, 2018. Price is $240.30 for all 12 courses. Click here for details. Please note that details are only available in French.
  • Centre Culturel Georges Vanier presents: Peinture à l’huile académique ou pastel sec – with Céline Bélec on till DECEMBER 6, 2018. Price is $166.71 for all six courses. Click here for details. Please note that details are only available in French.
  • Centre Culturel Georges Vanier presents: Trouvez votre langage pictural – Peinture acrylique – with Anne-Laure Bixquert till NOVEMBER 5, 2018. Price is $166.71 for all six courses. Click here for details. Please note that details are only available in French.
  • Centre Culturel Georges Vanier presents: Initiation à la création de motifs et sérigraphie for children ages 8 – 12 years old with Anne-Laure Bixquert on OCTOBER 13 and 20, 2018 from 10 AM 12:30 PM. Price for two workshops is $58.00. Click here for details. Please note that details are only available in French.
  • Centre Culturel Georges Vanier presents: Initation à la création de motifs et sérigraphie for adults with Anne-Laure Bixquert on OCTOBER 27 and NOVEMBER 3, 2018 from 10 AM to 12:30 PM. Price is $82.78. Click here for details. Please note that details are only available in French.

Dance

  • Conseil des arts de Montréal along with Prix de la danse de Montréal is seeking applicants for their annual prize, the Envol Award, which celebrates inclusion in the arts. Submissions are open to choreopgraphers, performers, costume or set designers / lighting directors, cultural workers, artists’ collectives, organizations, and more. Deadline is OCTOBER 1, 2018. Click here for details.

Literature / Writing

  • VALLUM Contemporary Poetry is seeking submissions for Vallum 16:1 on the theme of Connections. Send in your best work. Deadline is NOVEMBER 15, 2018. Click here for details.

Theatre

  • Labyrinth Stage Productions is having auditions for Daughters of Mile End by Pearl Lottner Rothenberg and Claudia Litvak Polachek, directed by Rachelle Glait. This is an original production, which will be performed at the D.B. Clarke Theatre from APRIL 3 – 6, 2019. Auditions will take place on OCTOBER 14, 2018 and Wednesday evening on OCTOBER 17, 2018. To book an audition, email: litpol@sympatico.ca with a headshot and resume. Click here for details.

Visual Arts

  • The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, with the support of Conseil des arts de Montréal is seeking candidates for an upcoming artist residency: Impressions. The residency will span 8 weeks from JANUARY – MARCH, 2019. Deadline is OCTOBER 9, 2018. Click here for details.
  • Diagonale is accepting open submissions from artists and curators. Deadline is OCTOBER 15, 2018. Click here for details.
  • 2018 Annual Accenti Photo Competition is seeking submissions on the theme: “Capture an Italian Moment.” Top prize is $1000.00 and publication. Deadline is NOVEMBER 1, 2018. Click here for details.
  • CLARK’s EXHIBITION is seeking proposals from artists, collectives, and curators. Deadline is NOVEMBER 1, 2018. Click here for details.
  • ITSLIQUIDGROUP is seeking interesting photos, paintings, video art, installations / sculptors, and performance art works to include in their next exhibition in Venice, Italy. Send your work(s) with a resume and biography, as well as some still images (for video-art), and any relevant links. Email: lucacurci@lucacurci.com. Deadline is NOVEMBER 9, 2018. Click here for details.

Film/Media

  • National Film Board of Canada is hiring an Administrator, Pay Systems. Deadline is OCTOBER 8, 2018. Click here for details.

Multidisciplinary / Other

  • ELAN is hiring an Administration / Human Resources Manager. This is a permanent, full-time position. Review of applications will begin OCTOBER 5, 2018. Click here for details.

Theatre

  • Geordie Theatre is hiring a Box Office Manager. Deadline is OCTOBER 12, 2018. Click here for details.
  • Labyrinth Stage Productions is interviewing potential Stage Managers. Email: litpol@sympatico.ca for more information.

From Left to Right: Isabelle Shi, Amy Macdonald, Jennifer Broydell, Sufia Duez, Emily Enhorning, and Guy Rodgers at ELAN’s 14th AGM. Photo by: Nasuna Stuart-Ulin.

 

ELAN has an excellent board of directors that takes its responsibilities very seriously as representatives of various artistic disciplines and communities. At our first meeting with the new board, we took a moment to discuss ELAN’s new funding, which greatly increases ELAN’s ability to provide services and to advocate for Quebec’s English-speaking artists. A board member expressed concern that increased funding for ELAN should not cause reduced funding for individual artists and organizations. The ensuing conversation was important, and I would like to take a minute to share the highlights with you.

ELAN has four significant projects underway in 2018/19. None of them has received funding from sources that are available to individual artists or companies. Our State of the Arts project is the third time (previously 2004 and 2011) that ELAN has undertaken outreach to identify community needs and connect with previously unserved groups of artists. The project is funded through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s Strategic Initiatives program. These federal funds are not available to individual artists and are only occasionally allocated to the Quebec region.

Next, the App that ELAN is developing to connect artists and audiences is funded by the federal department of Industry, Science and Economic Development (ISED). These funds are never available to individual artists and are rarely available to the cultural sector. ISED has funded ELAN for two research grants because the potential economic benefits of this work are considerable.

What’s more, ELAN’s Arts, Communities and Education (ACE) project is funded by Quebec’s new Secretariat for Relations with English-Speaking Quebeckers (SRESQ). The Secretariat’s mandate covers the entire spectrum of community needs: health, education, youth, seniors, employability, economic development etc. Because the ACE pilot project (2016-18) demonstrated clear benefits for schools and youth, the SRESQ selected this new ACE project (2018/20) for funding.

ELAN’s most recent project, also funded by SRESQ is somewhat of an anomaly. The three other projects funded in August responded to community-wide needs: health, seniors and literacy. The decision to fund ELAN was recognition of the important work of artists to give our communities a voice and an identity by telling our stories. Over the next three years, this new project will identify provincial sources of funding that are currently unknown or unavailable to English-speaking artists, and will help artists apply for this additional support, which could range from infrastructure and touring to training, translation and many other needs. As I said at the Annual General Meeting in August: This is the most important project ELAN has undertaken. We will keep you posted on progress.

 

Guy Rodgers

Executive Director

Guy Rodgers with Board Members Bettina Forget and Kristelle Holliday presenting at ELAN’s 14th AGM.

Photo by: Nasuna Stuart-Ulin

It was a pleasure to see so many of you at ELAN’s 14th Annual General Meeting on August 27th. For those who could not attend, the full AGM package of activity reports, financial statements, budgets and bios is available here. I want to thank outgoing board members Khosro Berahmandi, Amy Blackmore, Farah Fancy, Warona Setshwaelo, Dan Webster, and two board members who served ELAN with dedication and enthusiasm for the maximum period of six years: Rob Lutes, and Vice-President Valerie Buddle. ELAN is an artist-driven network and our community is extremely well served by passionate, knowledgeable directors who contribute a wealth of knowledge. I look forward to working with the newly elected board members, as well as returning board members.

ELAN is now embarking on its 15th year and much has changed since 2004. Many of the historical obstacles faced by English-speaking artists in Quebec, important at the time of ELAN’s creation, have decreased as ideas about diversity and inclusion have gained prominence. But as we observed during last year’s consultations for Quebec’s new Cultural Policy, there is still a malaise in some quarters about fully recognizing the value of English-language artists and their contribution to Quebec’s cultural life. The creation of a new Secretariat for Relations with English-Speaking Quebecers (SRESQ) last fall signaled that the government of Quebec is committed to identifying and eliminating barriers, real and received.

On August 13th, the SRESQ announced funding for four major long-term projects. The arts and culture project is called Un Nouvel Élan Pour les Artistes Anglophones du Québec (A New Momentum for Québec’s English-Speaking Artists). This three-year project will enable us to identify sources of funding within all culture-related provincial agencies (Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Société de development des enterprises culturelles) and Ministries (Culture and Communications, Education), as well as funding for infrastructure, employment and training, and economic development. Over the next three years, we will work to connect community needs with government resources, and provide community members assistance to write applications. In addition, we will seek to create a working group of artists and senior government officials to continually identify new needs and opportunities. This project has the potential to change the dynamic for Québec’s English-speaking artists in ways that were unimaginable a few years ago. We’ll keep you posted on progress.

 

Executive Director
Guy Rodgers

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