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The SAVVY Sessions – Social Design & Digital Collaborations

Sunday, March 18, 10 AM – 5 PM
MAI
3680 rue Jeanne-Mance, H2X 2K5
Montreal, Quebec

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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

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.


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.
 
 

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

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The Savvy Sessions – Grant Writing Essentials

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.

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FULL! The Savvy Sessions – Grant Writing Essentials

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.

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The SAVVY Sessions – Marketing and Social Media for Artists

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.

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The SAVVY Sessions – Producing from the Ground Up

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.

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The SAVVY Sessions – Taxes for Artists

 

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.

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The SAVVY Sessions – Grant Writing Essentials

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

Interested in attending?

Email June Park 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.


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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.

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CCOV & ELAN Schmoozer

Monday, February 5 6-8 PM
CCOV (175 rue Saint Catherine West. 3rd basement.
Montreal, Quebec)

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All attendees MUST RSVP before attending the event.
Email us at admin@quebec-elan.org to confirm your presence.


Centre de Création O Vertigo and ELAN come together to bring you the CCOV & ELAN Bilingual Schmoozer. French-speaking and English-speaking dancers artists of ALL disciplines are welcome to meet, greet, learn more about CCOV, ELAN, and each other!

DANCEOKÉ:
Centre de Création O Vertigo is proud to bring you DANCEOKÉ! The CCOV community is passionate about dance, so of course, we’re gonna get our groove on! Danceoké is similar to karaoke: music videos featuring easy-to-follow choreographed dances will be projected on a screen for all of us to follow and dance to!


Not confident about your dance moves? Don’t worry about it. This is a fun ice-breaking activity and no one is obligated to participate, however, participation is strongly encouraged!

BILINGUAL MINUTE MARKET:
CCOV and ELAN community! Be sure to sign up for Minute Market! The first 10 members to contact us at admin@quebec-elan.org will be given a minute spot to market their latest projects and/or upcoming events! Additionally, don’t forget to bring a door prize! Ideas include: tickets to your next show; a CD of your performance; or something completely different!

Early in the event, Minute Market participants will be paired up (one English-speaker and one French-speaker per pair) to discuss their new projects with one another. During the Minute Market presentation, each person will present the project of the artist they were paired with. Remember, each participant has 1 minute to speak (2 minutes per pair).


ELAN has plans for other interdisciplinary bilingual schmoozers in Montreal and is always looking for partners in the regions to help organize local schmoozers. Feel free to contact us (admin@quebec-elan.org) if you have ideas!

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The SAVVY Sessions – Grant Writing & Social Media

Saturday, January 20, 10:00am – 3:00pm
Townshippers’ Association
257 Queen St, #100 – J1M 1K7
Sherbrooke, Quebec

Interested in attending?

Email June Park 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.


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.

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CBC Getting Media Attention Workshop

Wednesday, January 17. 10am-12pm
CBC Offices
1400 Réné-Levesque Blvd E.
Montreal, Quebec

Free for a limited number of ELAN members


ELAN is pleased to bring back a very popular hands-on workshop presented by CBC Montreal’s Debbie Hynes, Manager of Communications, Marketing & Brand.

Getting Media Attention is targeted to artists who struggle with the daunting task of writing their own press releases and pitching them to the media and/or arts publicists. This workshop will provide practical hands-on advice on pitching ideas, standing out from the flood of press releases vying for attention, and shaping your story so that it captures the imagination of producers and the audiences they serve.

This fact-filled workshop is FREE for ELAN members but spots are VERY limited. To apply, send us a paragraph telling us how you could benefit from participating: admin@quebec-elan.org.