Entries by ELAN Communications

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Director’s Message – November 2019

A federal election is always an important opportunity for a public conversation about our collective priorities. Arts and Culture were not particularly prominent this time around, although ELAN joined with two dozen other arts organization to take out a full page ad in Le Devoir addressed to the party leaders. Part of the reason that […]

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Performative Discussion: burn-out

Image courtesy of Studio 303. What is burn-out? We are beginning Creative Resilience, our new mini-series on arts and health, with an open discussion on burn-out. Burn-out, a word increasingly familiar in creative industries, is not just synonymous with exhaustion, but describes the specific mix of exhaustion, cynicism, and professional inefficacy that is usually a […]

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ELAN 15: 2008

ELAN’s 5th AGM. What do official language minority-language artists need in Quebec? In ELAN’s foundational years, this essential question guided our efforts to better understand and serve our members (and potential members), and shape our programming in years to come. Prior to ELAN’s surveys and community outreach, there was little cohesive data available that portrayed […]

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Organization Spotlight – Studio 303

ELAN staff Camille Horrocks-Denis sat down with Kim-Sanh Châu and Miriam Ginestier, co-directors of Studio 303. Miriam Ginestier has been involved with Studio 303 since 1990 whereas Kim-Sanh Châu joined the team in 2013, and became co-director in 2018. Ginestier is a former dancer and queer event organiser. Châu is in the process of completing […]

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Director’s Message – October 2019

Photo from State of the Arts “TEXTURES” by Nasuna Stuart-Ulin. ELAN’s ArtistsInspire Grants project is in full delivery mode this month, after months of promoting the new opportunity to schools, registering experienced artists, developing the website, and creating an entire administrative process in collaboration with LEARN. ArtistsInspire Grants is the largest project ELAN has ever […]

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ArtEd Initiatives Begin the 2019-20 “Connect” Phase

In 2016, ELAN developed a project to explore how the organization could support its network of Artists in connecting with schools across the province.  Funding from the Government of Canada enabled ELAN to design, test, and scale strategies to connect Arts, Communities and Education (ACE). When the Secretariat for Relations with English-speaking Quebecers was created […]

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Press Release: 15 Years of ELAN

On Monday, August 26, ELAN (English Language Arts Network) will be celebrating 15 years of serving the English-speaking arts community of Québec! “ELAN is an organization for artists, by artists, and as a result, our projects and advocacy work address the real needs of our community.” ELAN Board Director Bettina Forget. During the past 15 […]

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ARTS2U @ IETF Hackathon

Image from IETF Hackathon, by Dan Webster. Working to improve the discovery and circulation of arts events on the internet, ARTS2U took part in the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) Hackathon 105, held in Montreal on July 20-21. IETF Hackathons encourage developers to collaborate and develop utilities, ideas, sample code and solutions that show practical […]

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Director’s Message – August 2019

Image from ELAN’s 2016 AGM: Front row, centre: Bettina Forget; second from left: Kristelle Holliday. Back row, second from left: Amy Macdonald; fourth from right: Fortner Anderson. This month ELAN is saying farewell to Amy Macdonald, who has worked with ELAN for six years. Arriving shortly after a near-death financial crisis in the summer of […]