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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

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

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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Job Opportunities – February 2018

 Multidisciplinary

Film

  • Wapikoni is hiring a filmmaker/mentor for a one-month contract. Deadline is MARCH 30, 2018. Click here for details.

Theatre

  • A Montreal tech company is looking for an English-speaking Voice Artist. Click here to view the job posting and contact YES Montreal for more information on how to apply. Deadline is FEBRUARY 9, 2018.

 Writing

  • The Quebec Writers’ Federation is seeking writers to design and facilitate workshops for their “Writers in the Community” Program. Deadline is MARCH 1, 2018. Click here for details.
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Calls for Submissions – February 2018

Dance

Multidisciplinary/General

  • ELAN member  Robert Snikkar is seeking artists to collaborate with for a multidisciplinary art exhibition on white privilege. If you would like to participate or if you have any questions, contact Robert Snikkar here – snikkar.paintings@gmail.com.
  • Le Mile End s’articule is seeking submissions for their community arts festival. They are looking for projects, performances, workshops and activities revolving around this year’s theme of games, play, and sport. Deadline for submissions is MARCH 12, 2018. Click here for details. 

Music

  • If you love to sing or have always wanted to sing, Sing! Ensemble is the group for you. Facilitated by ELAN Board Member Louise Campbell, Sing! Ensemble delves deep into song learning in many languages and traditions, vocal improvisation, song writing and more. Contact Louise at mlouisecampbell@gmail.com for more information.
  • Atelier d’Art Métèque and Mariposa Café invite all musicians to participate in their upcoming event: Sing For The Birds. This competition will be part of a greater community event to raise awareness of the value birds have in our lives. Ten musicians will compete for three awards during a concert held at Métèque on MARCH 26, 2018, 6PM. Visit their website or contact info@meteque.ca for more information.

Theatre

Visual Arts

  • Articule is always seeking new compelling art projects. Why wait? Send them your submission. Click here for details.
  • Atelier d’Art Métèque invites visual artists to submit their bird-related works for their upcoming exhibit For the Birds. This show will be part of a greater community event to raise awareness of the value birds have in our lives. The show will be held MARCH 22, 2018 at 5PM. Visit the Atelier d’Art Métèque website or contact info@meteque.ca for more information.
  • The Quartier des Spectacles is calling for applications for an Artist Residency. The artist selected for this project will imagine, create and animate a group of garden gnomes custom designed for the particular world of Les Jardins Gamelin. Proposals must be submitted by 12PM on FEBRUARY, 26, 2018Click here for details.
  • Forest City Gallery is calling for submissions from artists and curators for their 2019-2020 programming year. Deadline is MARCH 15, 2018 at 5PM. Click here for details.

Video and Film

  • fliQs queer film night is seeking short video and film submissions for their next event on February 5th from 8-10PM. Submit by FEBRUARY 4, 2018 to be eligible. More details on submission guidelines can be found here. Visit the Facebook event page to learn more about the upcoming film night.

Writing

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Workshops – February 2018

Multidisciplinary / General

  • Centre culturel George Vanier is holding a workshop: Gravure – Introduction à la point-sèche (FR) by Anna Jane McIntyre on FEBRUARY 8 till MARCH 22, 2018 (6 sessions). Click here for more information. 
  • YES Montreal is offering a free workshop for artists: Jump Start Your Art & Financing Options. Learn about the support services that are available to artists through YES and other arts organizations, and get an overview of how you can finance your work. FEBRUARY 12, 2018 from 1:30 – 3:30 PM. FREE. Visit www.yesmontreal.ca for more information. Find more workshops hosted by YES here.
  • Genius Marketing is hosting a workshop: Marketing and Social Media for Artists with Rodrigo Varera FEBRUARY 18, 2018 from 1 – 4 PM 
  • The Savvy Sessions presents Accounting for Artists with Joel Fishbane. Learn the basics about the tax system, eligible artistic expenses, and the differences between the Quebec and Federal tax systems. There will be information on GST/QST, an overview of corporations, and the costs and benefits of being incorporated. FEBRUARY 24, 2018 from 1 – 4 PM.
  • Career Labs presents Risk and Resilience: Living Artistically with Yourself and with Others. This workshop will be led by Jacob Wren and Moe Clark. Details to come. MARCH 7, 2018.

Theatre

  • The Savvy Sessions presents On Stage: Self Producing for theatre artists, with Jenn Quinn and Julie Tamiko Manning. Details to come. FEBRUARY 17, 2018  from 1-5PM.

Music

Visual arts

Writing

  • The Surplace Media Co-op is offering a writing workshop: Write like a Pro with Colleen Kimmett (4 sessions x 3 hrs). This workshop will guide participants through the stylistic and technical elements that make a great piece of writing. It will draw heavily from the art and craft of narrative non-fiction, but will be relevant for anyone who wants to communicate more effectively through the written word. Over the course of the workshop, we’ll cover shaping ideas; planning and organizing material; elements of storytelling; wordcraft and style; finding your voice; tough-love editing; and, finally, putting your work out there. This workshop starts on FEBRUARY 6, 2018. ELAN Members get a 10% discount. Email us at admin@quebec-elan.org to learn how.  Click here to register.
  • The Quebec Writers’ Federation presents Less is More: The A to Z of Poetry Chapbooks. Join two current publishers, Jim Johnstone and Karen Schindler, for an overview of their chapbook work and small-press experiences. The workshop will focus on how line-ups are chosen, best practices for submissions, how revisions proceed between editor and author, book design and construction, marketing, and event planning. MARCH 19, 2018, 5-8PMClick here for registration and additional information.
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Grant Deadlines – February 2018

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

Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des Arts du Canada launched its new online application portal on JUNE 5.

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

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