Saturday, April 7, 1 PM – 4 PM
MAI – Studio 428
3680 rue Jeanne-Mance, H2X 2K5
Montreal, Quebec

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Thank you for your interest in this Savvy Sessions!
We have received a high abundance of registrations and this session is full!
Feel free to browse through other upcoming sessions here!


How to Register

1) Email  admin@quebec-elan.org  to register for this Savvy Sessions workshop.

We are proud to inform participants that Savvy Sessions are now free, which is made possible by Canada Council for the Arts. Without their funding, each Savvy Session workshop would cost anywhere from $80.00 – $250.00 per person.

 


About

Everything You Never Wanted to Know about Taxes
What expenses are deductible? Do you need a GST number? How do I keep track of my receipts? In this jargon-free and surprisingly entertaining workshop, Joel Fishbane guides you through both the federal and Quebec tax systems from the artist’s point of view. Reduce your tax burden and get the information you need to understand your rights and obligations as a taxpayer.


Workshop Leader

Joel Fishbane is a novelist, playwright, screenwriter, and actor who has also been helping artists and companies navigate the tax system since 2005. He has participated in workshops and panels for QDF, the National Theatre School of Canada, and ACTRA. www.joelfishbane.net 



We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.

New date!
*Waiting list
Sunday, April 15, 1 PM – 4 PM

Milton Park Recreation Centre
3555 rue St-Urbain, H2X 2N6
Montreal, Quebec

Click here to view the Facebook event


How to Register

1) Email  admin@quebec-elan.org  to register for this Savvy Sessions workshop.

We are proud to inform participants that Savvy Sessions are now free, which is made possible by Canada Council for the Arts. Without their funding, each Savvy Session workshop would cost anywhere from $80.00 – $250.00 per person.


About

Behind the scenes of successful touring and showcasing
Whether you are an up-and-coming event coordinator interested in concert organization, or a musician organizing your own shows and self-producing your own tours, this workshop is for you!
 
Focusing on the music industry, this workshop will aim to cover all aspects of successful showcasing and tour production.
 
Mariam Assaf who has been working in the field for the past 10 years, will share tips and tools to properly coordinate, negotiate, schedule, budget, market, and wrap up music events.

 


Workshop Leader

Mariam Assaf has been working in the arts, mostly in music, since 2008. She has worked for festivals, associations promoting local talent, managed bands, organized countless concerts and events, and coordinated tours for both local and international artists. 

Mariam is currently managing the music segment of ELAN’s Performing Arts Market Access project for Quebec’s OLMC artists.


We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

Sunday, March 18, 1 PM – 4 PM
MAI – Studio 428
3680 rue Jeanne-Mance, H2X 2K5
Montreal, Quebec

Click here to view the Facebook event

Register now!


How to Register:

1) Email  admin@quebec-elan.org  to register for this Savvy Sessions workshop.

2) This event is made possible with the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts. The cost has been subsidized to allow for true accessibility. There is a PWYC fee ($10.00 suggested) to hold your spot. You may choose to pay in-person on the day of the workshop (cash only) or you may pay by Paypal.

 


About

Over the course of this workshop, participants will examine and articulate how and where to disseminate and encourage their work to companies, touring circuits, and presenters.  Both individuals and independent company representatives are welcome although space is limited and a diverse range of participants will be encouraged.


Workshop Leader

Mike Payette is an actor and director who has appeared at some of Canada’s finest theatres including The Citadel, MTYP, Vertigo, Banff Centre, The Grand, Factory Theatre, Neptune, and the National Arts Centre, as well as with great local companies Geordie, Black Theatre Workshop, Imago, Repercussion Theatre, Scapegoat Carnivale, Infinitheatre and Segal Centre among others.  Directing credits include A Line in the Sand (Guillermo Verdecchia/Marcus Youssef), Harlem Duet (Djanet Sears), Another Home Invasion (Joan MacLeod), Angelique (Lorena Gale), Pinky Swear (Kalale Dalton-Lutale), Water Weight (Jesse Strong), and the Montreal English-language premiere of Michel Tremblay’s Hosanna.

He is co-founder and past Artistic Director of Tableau D’Hôte Theatre, a founding member of Metachroma Theatre, has served as Artist-in-Residence for Neworld Theatre in Vancouver, and was Assistant Artistic Director for Black Theatre Workshop.  He has been a guest artist for McGill University, Dawson College, and the National Theatre School of Canada, and sits on the boards of the MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) and the Quebec Drama Federation.

He is currently the Artistic Director of Geordie Productions, one of Canada’s leading Theatre for Young Audiences companies which – through touring and Mainstage work – reaches close to 40,0000 youth and families annually.


Pay-what-you-can

Pay-what-you-can




We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

Tuesday, March 20, 5 PM to 7 PM

Conseil des arts de Montréal offices – Édifice Gaston-Miron
1210 rue Sherbrooke East, H2L 1L9 –
Montreal, Quebec
(Near Sherbrooke Metro)

Email admin@quebec-elan.org to RSVP


ELAN is in regular contact with arts councils and funders, seeking better support for artists at every stage of their careers. Le Conseil des arts de Montréal has agreed to host an  information session – in English – for English-language arts and cultural organizations.

Please note: Le Conseil des arts de Montréal funds organizations and artistic collectives, rather than individual artists, so this information session is designed for arts and cultural organizations located on the island of Montreal.

Saturday, March 17, 10 AM – 4 PM
Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal – #103
7250 rue Clark, H2R 2YR
Montreal, Quebec

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Please note the new date and venue. This workshop is taking place on March 17 at Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal.

Register now!


How to Register:

1) Email  admin@quebec-elan.org  to register for this Savvy Sessions workshop.

2) This event is made possible with the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts. The cost has been subsidized to allow for true accessibility. There is a PWYC fee ($10.00 suggested) to hold your spot. You may choose to pay in-person on the day of the workshop (cash only) or you may pay by Paypal.

 


About

Increasingly, people are spending more time in spaces mediated by digital technology. How is that tendency affecting and affected by the creation of performance works?

This workshop will take participants through an understanding of digital integration through the lens of ‘social design’. This approach creates a distinction between the use of digital tools for marketing and their use artistically in a project. This workshop will centre primarily on the artistic implementation through an emerging design department: ‘social design’. Participants will be provided an understanding of the concepts through examples and concepts before being encouraged to develop their own designs for feedback.

“There are subtle and profound ways that the internet will impact the theatre in the 21st century. A new generation is being raised with a supremely intimate and agency-fueled relationship with narrative… It’s something eminently democratic, where ideally anyone can share an experience and anyone has the ability to watch and respond to it. Theatre has to increasingly contend with this new relationship to narrative and audience agency… The internet is reconditioning us to experience narrative in increasingly new ways.

– “Theatre of the Unimpressed, Jordan Tannahill, Coach House (2015)

 


Workshop Leader

Michael Wheeler is the Artistic Director of SpiderWebShow Performance, Canada’s first live digital performance company. He was previously Executive Director and Transformation Designer of Generator, a mentoring, teaching, and innovation incubator that empowers independent artists, producers and leaders in Toronto. He has also been a co-curator of The Freefall Festival with The Theatre Centre, co-curator of HATCH emerging artist projects with Harbourfront Centre, and an Intern Director at The Shaw Festival.
 
He is a regular instructor at Queen’s University and The National Theatre School where he teaches the integration of online and digital technologies with live performance.
 
As Artistic Director of Praxis Theatre Michael produced and created theatre for over a decade, including Rifles (2 Dora nominations), Jesus Chrysler by Tara Beagan in association with Theatre Passe Muraille, and a National Tour of the award-winning G20 drama “You Should Have Stayed Home”, which crowd-sourced over 300 volunteer performers, including 2 Members of Parliament.
 
He holds a Masters of Fine Arts from The American Repertory/Moscow Art Theatre Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University.

Twitter: @
michaelcwheeler
Website: spiderwebshow.ca
 

Pay-what-you-can

Pay-what-you-can




We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

Saturday, March 3, 11:00am – 3:00pm
MAI
3680 rue Jeanne-Mance, H2X 2K5
Montreal, Quebec

Interested in attending?

Email admin@quebec-elan.org to register

Click here to view the Facebook event

This is a PWYC event. Suggested entry – $10.00.

Please note that all attendees MUST register prior to attending this workshop. Due to limited spots, participants who have not registered beforehand will be refused at the door.


This workshop will teach you how to put your best grant forward! Participants will be informed of the updates on the new Canada Council Funding model, and given insights into making CALQ and CAM applications. Moreover, this workshop will focus on using appropriate “grant” language, developing budgets, and other details contributing to producing a polished submission. A segment of the workshop will be dedicated to developing social media skills.


June Park is an arts consultant, writer and cultural connector based in Montreal. She has worked in Montreal for several arts organizations including Youtheatre, Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal and RUBBERBANDance Group. She sat on the Executive Board of the Quebec Drama Federation as Treasurer and was Director of Marketing for Opera Ontario/Opera Hamilton, and Development Associate at the Royal Ontario Museum. She continues to work with various groups committed to increasing the visibility and integration of culturally diverse artists from all disciplines. June has her M.A. from the University of Toronto, B.A. from U of Calgary, and studied arts management at the University of Waterloo, Cultural Careers Council of Ontario. She is currently finishing a manuscript while working as a freelance grant writer, agent, and arts administrator.



Pay-what-you-can




 

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

Sunday, February 25, 11:00am – 3:00pm
MAI
3680 rue Jeanne-Mance, H2X 2K5
Montreal, Quebec

Interested in attending?

Email admin@quebec-elan.org to register

Click here to view the Facebook event

This is a PWYC event. Suggested entry – $10.00.

Please note that all attendees MUST register prior to attending this workshop. Due to limited spots, participants who have not registered beforehand will be refused at the door.


This workshop will teach you how to put your best grant forward! Participants will be informed of the updates on the new Canada Council Funding model, and given insights into making CALQ and CAM applications. Moreover, this workshop will focus on using appropriate “grant” language, developing budgets, and other details contributing to producing a polished submission. A segment of the workshop will be dedicated to developing social media skills.


June Park is an arts consultant, writer and cultural connector based in Montreal. She has worked in Montreal for several arts organizations including Youtheatre, Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal and RUBBERBANDance Group. She sat on the Executive Board of the Quebec Drama Federation as Treasurer and was Director of Marketing for Opera Ontario/Opera Hamilton, and Development Associate at the Royal Ontario Museum. She continues to work with various groups committed to increasing the visibility and integration of culturally diverse artists from all disciplines. June has her M.A. from the University of Toronto, B.A. from U of Calgary, and studied arts management at the University of Waterloo, Cultural Careers Council of Ontario. She is currently finishing a manuscript while working as a freelance grant writer, agent, and arts administrator.


This workshop is FULL.


 

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

Sunday, March 4, 1 PM – 4 PM
MAI
3680 rue Jeanne-Mance, H2X 2K5
Montreal, Quebec

Click here to view the Facebook event

Register now!


How to Register:

1) Email  admin@quebec-elan.org  to register for this Savvy Sessions workshop.

2) This event is made possible with the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts. The cost has been subsidized to allow for true accessibility. There is a PWYC fee ($10.00 suggested) to hold your spot. You may choose to pay in-person on the day of the workshop (cash only) or you may pay by Paypal.


In this workshop, Rodrigo Vergara of Genius Marketing will teach you how to market yourself as an artist in today’s online world. Learn how to make the greatest impact and the most connections possible. Vergara will review the skills you need to communicate, and the best platforms to reach your audiences and maximize your revenue.

Genius Marketing was recently inducted into the Forbes Agency Council, and is a Google & YouTube certified agency with over 10 years of experience. Along with their sister company, Pyramid Films, their Advertising & Artistic Video Projects have generated nearly 900 Million YouTube views.

About Genius Marketing:
Genius Marketing, recently inducted into the Forbes Agency Council, is a Google & YouTube certified agency with over 10 years of experience. Along with your sister company, Pyramid Films, our Advertising & Artistic Video Projects have generated nearly 1.1 Billion YouTube views. In 2015, Genius Marketing founded GeniusVR, a team of 360 virtual reality storytellers and VR app developers.


Pay-what-you-can

Pay-What-You-Can




We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

Saturday, February 17, 1 – 5 PM
MAI
3680 rue Jeanne-Mance, H2X 2K5
Montreal, Quebec

Interested in attending?

Email admin@quebec-elan.org to register

Click here to view the Facebook event

This is a PWYC event. Suggested entry – $10.00.

Please note that all attendees MUST register prior to attending this workshop. Due to limited spots, participants who have not registered beforehand will be refused at the door.


This workshop is an overview of independent theatre producing. It covers the fundamentals such as forming a company or ad-hoc collective, creating a project timeline and budget, fundraising, publicity, and everything in between. Questions explored throughout the workshop will include: Why self-produce? What’s the context for the production? What is the desired impact? If you’ve ever toyed with the idea of self-producing or have a project on the horizon, this workshop is for you.

Jen will share tips, tricks and tools that she has accumulated through her years of self-producing experience and will aim to apply her know-how directly to your producing aspirations.


Jenn Quinn

Jen Quinn is a Director, Dramaturge, Curator and Producer who has just started a Graduate Diploma program in Management of Cultural Organizations at HEC Montréal. She holds a BFA from the University of Victoria’s Theatre Department where she studied Directing, Design and Production Management. Hailing from the West Coast, Jen has worked with a number of Victoria based theatre companies, including William Head on Stage, where she taught workshops to inmates of a minimum security prison. Jen has participated in the Director’s Lab North and was a part of the Black Theatre Workshop’s Artist Mentorship Ensemble. For four years, Jen was Head Administrator of Freestanding Room, where she founded, curated and produced the ShortStanding Festival of Short Performances. Her direction for Composite Theatre Co.’s I’m Not Here at SummerWorks earned her an Honourable Mention in the Canadian Stage Award for Direction. Jen’s work with Imago Theatre (first as Artsitic and Administrative Assistant in 2016/17, then as Director of Margaret Atwood’s The Penelopiad in Imago’s Her Side of the Story: Revision to Resist) has played an integral role in Jen’s continued development of an intersectional feminist art practice.


 

Pay-what-you-can




We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

 

Saturday, February 24, 1 – 4 PM
MAI, studio 428
3680 rue Jeanne-Mance, H2X 2K5
Montreal, Quebec

Email admin@quebec-elan.org to register now!

Click here to view the Facebook event

Please register prior to attending this workshop. Due to limited spots, participants who have not registered beforehand may be refused at the door.


Everything You Never Wanted to Know about Taxes

What expenses are deductible? Do you need a GST number? How do I keep track of my receipts? In this jargon-free and surprisingly entertaining workshop, Joel Fishbane guides you through both the federal and Quebec tax systems from the artist’s point of view. Reduce your tax burden and get the information you need to understand your rights and obligations as a taxpayer.


Joel Fishbane is a novelist, playwright, screenwriter, and actor who has also been helping artists and companies navigate the tax system since 2005. He has participated in workshops and panels for QDF, the National Theatre School of Canada, and ACTRA. www.joelfishbane.net 



We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.