Digital Solutions Prototype

ARTSCAST Live Broadcast and Québec Relations teamed up to present a webinar on live streaming, which took place on March 3, 2021. Missed the event? Don’t fret! You can view a recording of the video on the left.

ELAN’s ARTS2U project was created to help artists increase their visibility on digital platforms. Covid-19 left many live performers navigating a very murky and difficult reality. Thus, ARTS2U launched ARTSCAST, a pilot project that aims to compile best practices and guides for artistic live broadcast productions.

To read more about ARTSCAST’s finding, you can see their latest webinar on live streaming here and consult their Compendium here.

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ARTS2U presents ARTCAST Live Broadcast Series, showcasing Québec arts & culture with quality live stream performances. ARTCAST is calling artists of all disciplines to apply if they would like to be hosted!

Fill out this form to apply!

Learn more about ARTCAST:

ARTS2U is a feed of arts and culture events listings.

Information about arts events is compiled into a structured database and fed to media for display on their websites, and directly to arts audiences, saving producers time and by-passing marketing intermediaries.

Scans your Website

After producers opt in, the ARTS2U scans the website for published events.

Producer Approves Data

Producer approves the data before the event is published to ARTS2U and distributed to media.

Data Renders into ARTS2U Feed

Your event is publish onto the ARTS2U feed, appearing in public searches and easy to find by category.

Media Distribution

Feed is distributed to media and public across different channels.

Making Technology Accessible

Technologies including data structuring, natural language processing, AI, and machine learning must be understood and made available to arts producers. ARTS2U is connected with a network of arts producers in multiple disciplines across the country who are participants in the digital transformation of the sector.

What are the Benefits?

The immediate benefit for the arts sector is an improved visibility for arts events. Producers have access to query-able metadata that was previously given away to transnational intermediaries such as Facebook and Google.

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Photo by Kinga Michalska (2018).

Discover our Research

ISED Report

Between August 2018 and March 2019, ELAN’s Prototype Digital Solutions research project conducted prototype development toward a more effective digital marketing system for Quebec-based English-language arts producers.


With the ​Developing Connections & Collaborations Among Digital Initiatives​ ​(DCCADI​) project, ELAN’s ARTS2U has​ worked with Canada-wide digital initiatives in the arts, and provides recommendations for increased visibility on digital platforms.

Validate ARTS2U Business Model Project Report

ARTS2U has completed the validation of its business planning phase, aka VABM (Validate ARTS2U Business Model) project which was funded by Innovation Science Economic Development Canada. The research has detailed revenue and cost structures to define more completely the ARTS2U business model. Consult the report to learn more!

All ARTS2U Reports

In January 2020, the beta version of the website went live! You can discover more of the research that informed this initiative by the visiting the project website.

Developing Connections and Collaborations Among Digital Initiatives

Our free ARTS2U – Developing Connections and Collaborations Among Digital Initiatives (DCCADI) Webinar, took place on January 14.

Moderator and theatre creator Johanna Nutter hosted and interviewed an expert panel comprised of the DCCADI project team members. Experts included ARTS2U Project Manager Daniel Webster, ELAN’s Executive Director Guy Rodgers, ELAN Program Manager Swati Khanna, and Technology Developer Robert Brockie.

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Photo by Kinga Michalska (2017).

Project Evolution

Latest from ARTS2U

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ARTSCAST Post Pandemic Action Plan – Survey Results collected!

Thanks for your participation! The ARTSCAST Post Pandemic Action Plan, Issues and ways forward, Artist and Producer has gathered responses with regard to the relaunch of live events along with additional opportunities to include digital value…
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Participate in Post Pandemic Action Research, Issues and Ways Forward

  The ARTSCAST Post Pandemic Action Plan, Issues and ways forward, Artist and Producer survey is gathering responses with regard to the relaunch of live events along with additional opportunities to include digital value added options…
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ARTSCAST at Centre de Création O Vertigo

ARTSCAST is currently recording pieces at Centre de Création O Vertigo in collaboration with their arts residencies, with a focus on theatre and dance. Upcoming broadcasts include contemporary dance residents Nien Tzu Weng, and Victoria Mackenzie.…
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ARTSCAST Live Broadcast SPRING 2021

Stay up to date with our upcoming events schedule! Wednesday, April 7, 8:00 p.m. (EST)  Teke Teke @ Société des Arts Technologiques (SAT) Reminiscent of 1960’s – 70’s era psychedelic Japanese soundtracks, though vibrantly modern…
ARTSCAST Live Broadcast Webinar on March 3, 2 PM
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ARTSCAST – March 2021 Update

ARTSCAST Live Broadcast Webinar March 3 at 2PM Release of ARTSCAST Compendium V.1    ARTSCAST is hosting a webinar for artists on March 3, 2021 at 2:00 PM EST. In this webinar you will get to know ELAN’s project, ARTSCAST Live Broadcast…
Québec Relations: Our 2021 Webinar Series Begins with Live Streaming and ARTSCAST
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Québec Relations: Our 2021 Webinar Series Begins with Live Streaming and ARTSCAST

The wait is over: Québec Relations is ready to kick off our webinar series for 2021, and we’re starting with a special presentation in collaboration with ELAN’s ARTSCAST project! As a follow-up to last year’s Introduction to Live Streaming…

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