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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

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

Frankfurt 2020 (purchasing translation rights and publishing in Germany)

Strategic Funds

Conseil des arts de Montréal

General Funding Programs

Cultural Exchanges and Special Projects (for organizations receiving operating grants only)

Fiscal Sponsorship

Factor – The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings

Artisan / Crafts

  • École d’ébénisterie d’art de Montréal is offering a Woodworking Workshop: Introduction to traditional cabinet making. Explore the basics of traditional cabinet making by creating a small chest. Learn about back saws, wood chisels through tenons and dovetails. This course will be taking place on NOVEMBER 15, 22, and 29, 2018 from 9:30 AM 4:30 PM. Deadline to register: NOVEMBER 8, 2018. Click here for details.

Film / Media

  • Surplace Media presents Screenwriting for Film led by Yuval Daniel, a 5-week workshop starting OCTOBER 8, 2018. Click here for details.
  • Surplace Media presents Make a Short High-Impact Video for the Web led by Paul Shore on  OCTOBER 20 and 27 2018. Click here for details.
  • Surplace Media presents Video Editing Bootcamp led by Ted Strauss, a 5-week workshop starting OCTOBER 28, 2018. Click here for details.
  • Surplace Media presents Storytelling for Film: How to get started led by Wiebke von Carolsfeld, a 5-week workshop starting NOVEMBER 13, 2018. Click here for details.

Literature / Writing

  • Quebec Writers’ Federation presents How Does a Pear Taste? Writing About Food Using Your Senses with Susan Semenak on OCTOBER 2NOVEMBER 20, 2018 Click here for details.
  • Quebec Writers’ Federation presents Contemplating the Poetic: Responsibility, Hatred, and Meaning with Shannon Webb Campbell on OCTOBER 2NOVEMBER 20, 2018 Click here for details.
  • Surplace Media presents Creating Visual Journalism led by Emma Clara Jacobs, a 5-week workshop starting OCTOBER 11, 2018. Click here for details.
  • Quebec Writers’ Federation presents Writing from a Defining Moment: A Sensory Approach to Creative Writing with Oonya Kempadoo on OCTOBER 20, 2018. Click here for details.
  • Quebec Writers’ Federation presents Break into Freelance Lifestyle Writing: A Guide for the Digital Age with Lindsay Burgess on OCTOBER 27, 2018. Click here for details.
  • Surplace Media presents Write Like a Pro led by Colleen Kimmett, a 5-week workshop starting NOVEMBER 8, 2018. Click here for details.
  • Quebec Writers’ Federation presents Science Fiction and Fantasy Characters with Jo Walton on NOVEMBER 10, 2018. Click here for details.
  • Quebec Writers’ Federation presents Jump-Start Your Prose: How to Think Critically About Your Writing and Making it Shine with Cora Siré on NOVEMBER 17, 2018Click here for details.

Multidisciplinary / Interdisciplinary / General

  • YES Montreal presents Jump-Start Your Art & Financing Options (also available online). Learn how to make money through your art. After the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to have a 15 minutes 1-on-1 session with a YES Artist Coach. OCTOBER 1, OCTOBER 22, NOVEMBER 12, AND DECEMBER 3, 2018, 1:30 PM 3:30 PM. This workshop is free, however handouts are $2.00. Click here for details.
  • YES Montreal presents Why Entrepreneurs Need Focus And Time Management. Led by Zoonie Nguyen, this practical workshop introduces you to critical principles and techniques for maximizing your return on every minute of the day.  OCTOBER 2, 6:30 PM 8:30 PM. Price $20.00. Click here for details.
  • YES Montreal presents Tips For Multimedia Storytelling. Led by David Phu, this workshop will highlight narrative concepts and provide tips to help you develop and improve your own unique storytelling style so you can forge meaningful connections with your audience. OCTOBER 10, 6:30 PM 8:30 PM. Price $20.00. Click here for details.
  • YES Montreal presents Promoting Your Business Online Bundle. Over these three workshops, learn how to select the right e-commerce platform for your business, create a powerful web presence and fine tune your marketing plan. Website Builders & E-Commerce Fundamentals (OCTOBER 16, 6:30 – 8:30 PM), SEO for Beginners (OCTOBER 23, 6:30 – 8:30 PM), and Google Analytics for Beginners (OCTOBER 30, 6:30 – 8:30 PM). Price $20.00each, or 3 for $50.  Click here for details.
  • YES Montreal presents The Art & Science Of Creating Your Personal Brand. Led by Alvin Lee, this workshop will teach you how to market your value as a professional, create a compelling career narrative, and how to differentiate yourself from other applicants. OCTOBER 10, 6:30 PM 8:30 PM. Price $20.00. Click here for details.
  • YES Montreal presents Jump-Start Your Job Search Express .This workshop will help you uncover strategies that work and gain a better understanding of the local and hidden job markets. In order to have access to workshops or appointments with a Job Search Counsellor, participants must first attend this session. TUESDAYS & FRIDAYS, 2:00 PM 3:30 PM. This workshop is free. Click here for details. 
  • YES Montreal presents Jump-Start Your Business (also available online). Learn about the different types of financing options avaialble to get your new or existing venture funded. After the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to have a 15 minutes 1-on-1 session with a YES Business Coach. WEDNESDAYS, 2:00 PM 3:30 PM. This workshop is free, however handouts are $2.00.
  • YES Montreal presents Registering Your Business (also available online). Learn step-by-step how to register your business with the Quebec government with guidance of a Legal Information Officer, Kelsey Millward.  OCTOBER 1, OCTOBER 22, NOVEMBER 12, AND DECEMBER 3, 2018, 1:30 PM 3:30 PM. This workshop is free, however handouts are $2.00. Click here for details.
  • Surplace Media presents Podcasting Bootcamp led by Pascal Huynh, a 5-week workshop starting OCTOBER 10, 2018. Click here for details.
  • Surplace Media presents Learning to Play: The Foundations of Game Design led by Allison Cole, a 6-week workshop starting NOVEMBER 12, 2018. Click here for details.

Music

  • Surplace Media presents Audio Editing and Sound Design led by Aaron Lakoff, a 5-week workshop starting NOVEMBER 14, 2018. Click here for details.

Theatre

  • National Theatre School presents Playwriting Classes for Youth and Adults led by Leah Jane.  Classes take place SUNDAYS from OCTOBER 7 – DECEMBER 9  for Adults 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Surplace Media and for Youth (ages 15 – 17) from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Visual Arts

  • Surplace Media presents Doing Graphic Design led by Anna Weksej and Lo lo Sirois, a 5-week workshop starting OCTOBER 9, 2018. 7 PM 9:30 PM. Click here for details.
  • Centre Culturel Georges Vanier is offering Portrait painting courses from now till DECEMBER 10, 2018. Price is $5.00 for 3 hours. Click here for details. Please note that details are only available in French.
  • Centre Culturel Georges Vanier presents: Dessin académique, pastel sex ou portrait – with Céline Bélec till DECEMBER 4, 2018. Price is $240.30 for all 12 courses. Click here for details. Please note that details are only available in French.
  • Centre Culturel Georges Vanier presents: Peinture à l’huile académique ou pastel sec – with Céline Bélec on till DECEMBER 6, 2018. Price is $166.71 for all six courses. Click here for details. Please note that details are only available in French.
  • Centre Culturel Georges Vanier presents: Trouvez votre langage pictural – Peinture acrylique – with Anne-Laure Bixquert till NOVEMBER 5, 2018. Price is $166.71 for all six courses. Click here for details. Please note that details are only available in French.
  • Centre Culturel Georges Vanier presents: Initiation à la création de motifs et sérigraphie for children ages 8 – 12 years old with Anne-Laure Bixquert on OCTOBER 13 and 20, 2018 from 10 AM 12:30 PM. Price for two workshops is $58.00. Click here for details. Please note that details are only available in French.
  • Centre Culturel Georges Vanier presents: Initation à la création de motifs et sérigraphie for adults with Anne-Laure Bixquert on OCTOBER 27 and NOVEMBER 3, 2018 from 10 AM to 12:30 PM. Price is $82.78. Click here for details. Please note that details are only available in French.

Dance

  • Conseil des arts de Montréal along with Prix de la danse de Montréal is seeking applicants for their annual prize, the Envol Award, which celebrates inclusion in the arts. Submissions are open to choreopgraphers, performers, costume or set designers / lighting directors, cultural workers, artists’ collectives, organizations, and more. Deadline is OCTOBER 1, 2018. Click here for details.

Literature / Writing

  • VALLUM Contemporary Poetry is seeking submissions for Vallum 16:1 on the theme of Connections. Send in your best work. Deadline is NOVEMBER 15, 2018. Click here for details.

Theatre

  • Labyrinth Stage Productions is having auditions for Daughters of Mile End by Pearl Lottner Rothenberg and Claudia Litvak Polachek, directed by Rachelle Glait. This is an original production, which will be performed at the D.B. Clarke Theatre from APRIL 3 – 6, 2019. Auditions will take place on OCTOBER 14, 2018 and Wednesday evening on OCTOBER 17, 2018. To book an audition, email: litpol@sympatico.ca with a headshot and resume. Click here for details.

Visual Arts

  • The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, with the support of Conseil des arts de Montréal is seeking candidates for an upcoming artist residency: Impressions. The residency will span 8 weeks from JANUARY – MARCH, 2019. Deadline is OCTOBER 9, 2018. Click here for details.
  • Diagonale is accepting open submissions from artists and curators. Deadline is OCTOBER 15, 2018. Click here for details.
  • 2018 Annual Accenti Photo Competition is seeking submissions on the theme: “Capture an Italian Moment.” Top prize is $1000.00 and publication. Deadline is NOVEMBER 1, 2018. Click here for details.
  • CLARK’s EXHIBITION is seeking proposals from artists, collectives, and curators. Deadline is NOVEMBER 1, 2018. Click here for details.
  • ITSLIQUIDGROUP is seeking interesting photos, paintings, video art, installations / sculptors, and performance art works to include in their next exhibition in Venice, Italy. Send your work(s) with a resume and biography, as well as some still images (for video-art), and any relevant links. Email: lucacurci@lucacurci.com. Deadline is NOVEMBER 9, 2018. Click here for details.

Film/Media

  • National Film Board of Canada is hiring an Administrator, Pay Systems. Deadline is OCTOBER 8, 2018. Click here for details.

Multidisciplinary / Other

  • ELAN is hiring an Administration / Human Resources Manager. This is a permanent, full-time position. Review of applications will begin OCTOBER 5, 2018. Click here for details.

Theatre

  • Geordie Theatre is hiring a Box Office Manager. Deadline is OCTOBER 12, 2018. Click here for details.
  • Labyrinth Stage Productions is interviewing potential Stage Managers. Email: litpol@sympatico.ca for more information.

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

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

Frankfurt 2020 (purchasing translation rights and publishing in Germany)

Strategic Funds

Conseil des arts de Montréal

General Funding Programs

Cultural Exchanges and Special Projects (for organizations receiving operating grants only)

Fiscal Sponsorship

Dance

  • Conseil des arts de Montréal along with Prix de la danse de Montréal is seeking applicants for their annual prize, the Envol Award, which celebrates inclusion in the arts. Submissions are open to choreopgraphers, performers, costume or set designers / lighting directors, cultural workers, artists’ collectives, organizations, and more. Deadline is OCTOBER 1, 2018. Click here for details.

Film & Media

  • fliQs queer film night is seeking submissions for short videos, films, animations, and experimental videos. Deadline is SEPTEMBER 9, 2018. Click here for details.

Literature / Writing

  • VOLUME 1 MTL : ART AND THE BOOK, launches its first edition from OCTOBER 15 – 21, 2018, featuring Montreal’s first annual art book fair on OCTOBER 20 – 21, 2018 at the SAT, 1201 St-Laurent. Artists and publishers can apply for a table online. This is an opportunity to make sales, promote yourself, as well as network and discover other publishers and artists. Deadline is SEPTEMBER 13, 2018. For more information, email info@volumemtl.art. Click here for details.
  • Art/iculation is seeking submissions on “The Art of Healing.” Stories, illustrations, personal essays, poetry, photography, and / or other creative practices that helped your or others through difficult times. Deadline is SEPTEMBER 15, 2018. Click here for details.
  • 100 Thousand Poets 4 Change Blues Festival is seeking submissions for their open mic poetry event. Sign up and submit your performance by emailing: 100TPCMONTREAL@gmail.com. Event will take place on SEPTEMBER 28, 2018. Click here for event details.
  • VALLUM Contemporary Poetry is seeking submissions for Vallum 16:1 on the theme of Connections. Send in your best work. Deadline is NOVEMBER 15, 2018. Click here for details.

Music

  • Adleisia Women’s Choir is looking for new singers. Auditions are taking place on SEPTEMBER 5, 2018 from 6:30 PM9:30 PM at Christ Church Cathedral in Montreal. Contact adleisia@gmail.com for more information and to book an audition. Click here to learn more about Adleisia Women’s Choir.

Theatre

  • Infinithéâtre’s annual play-writing competition Write-on-Q! is seeking submissions from Indigenous playwrights from across Canada and local playwrights based in Québec. Deadline is SEPTEMBER 4, 2018. Click here for details.
  • National Theatre School of Canada is seeking applicants for Artistic Leadership Residencies. Deadline is SEPTEMBER 11, 2018. Click here for details.

Visual Arts

  • Journeys Through Health is an annual community-based visual arts exhibition offering a space of reflection for all who are touched by illness. The exhibition will be displayed at the Montreal General Hospital. Artists are invited to submit their artworks exploring the transformative potential of illness and healing. Deadline is SEPTEMBER 10, 2018. Click here for details.
  • The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, with the support of Conseil des arts de Montréal is seeking candidates for an upcoming artist residency: Impressions. The residency will span 8 weeks from JANUARY – MARCH, 2019. Deadline is OCTOBER 9, 2018. Click here for details.
  • Diagonale is accepting open submissions from artists and curators. Deadline is OCTOBER 15, 2018. Click here for details.
  • 2018 Annual Accenti Photo Competition is seeking submissions on the theme: “Capture an Italian Moment.” Top prize is $1000.00 and publication. Deadline is NOVEMBER 1, 2018. Click here for details.
  • Blank Gallery is a platform to connect artists with local venues that offer wall space. Browse their roster of local venues that offer wall space, and match with a venue to showcase your work. There is not deadline. Click here for details.
  • MCLL (McGill Community for Lifelong Learning) is seeking art submissions. The MCLL hosts art exhibits each session – fall, winter, and spring. Art work must be able to be hung on the wall. Exhibit will take place from 5 – 10 weeks at the McGill Continuing Education Building. Contact Jackie Cytrynbaum for information by email: jackiecytrynbaum@gmail.com or by phone: 514-487-4956. Deadline is not listed.


Artisan / Crafts

  • École d’ébénisterie d’art de Montréal is offering a Woodworking Workshop: Introduction to cabinetmaking power-tools. Discover the main tools used in a cabinetmaker’s workshop: table saw, jointer, planer, band saw, press-drill, and mitre saw. This course will be taking place on SEPTEMBER 27, 2018 from 6 PM 10 PM and SEPTEMBER 29, 2018 from 9:30 AM 4:30 PM. Deadline to register: SEPTEMBER 20, 2018. Click here for details.
  • École d’ébénisterie d’art de Montréal is offering a Woodworking Workshop: Introduction to traditional cabinet making. Explore the basics of traditional cabinet making by creating a small chest. Learn about back saws, wood chisels through tenons and dovetails. This course will be taking place on NOVEMBER 15, 22, and 29, 2018 from 9:30 AM 4:30 PM. Deadline to register: NOVEMBER 8, 2018. Click here for details.

Literature / Writing

  • Quebec Writers’ Federation presents True Tales: The Art of Personal Storytelling with Nisha Coleman and Taylor Tower on OCTOBER 1NOVEMBER 20, 2018. Click here for details.
  • Quebec Writers’ Federation presents How Does a Pear Taste? Writing About Food Using Your Senses with Susan Semenak on OCTOBER 2NOVEMBER 20, 2018 Click here for details.
  • Quebec Writers’ Federation presents Contemplating the Poetic: Responsibility, Hatred, and Meaning with Shannon Webb Campbell on OCTOBER 2NOVEMBER 20, 2018 Click here for details.
  • Quebec Writers’ Federation presents Crime Fiction: The Eclectic Platform with Peter Kirby on OCTOBER 3NOVEMBER 28, 2018. Click here for details.
  • Quebec Writers’ Federation presents Crafting Stories with Style and Substance: A Short Fiction Master Class with Dimitri Nasrallah on OCTOBER 3NOVEMBER 28, 2018. Click here for details.
  • Quebec Writers’ Federation presents Why Small is Big: Approaching Literary Magazines with Susan Scott on OCTOBER 13, 2018. Click here for details.
  • Quebec Writers’ Federation presents Writing from a Defining Moment: A Sensory Approach to Creative Writing with Oonya Kempadoo on OCTOBER 20, 2018. Click here for details.
  • Quebec Writers’ Federation presents Break into Freelance Lifestyle Writing: A Guide for the Digital Age with Lindsay Burgess on OCTOBER 27, 2018. Click here for details.
  • Quebec Writers’ Federation presents Science Fiction and Fantasy Characters with Jo Walton on NOVEMBER 10, 2018. Click here for details.
  • Quebec Writers’ Federation presents Jump-Start Your Prose: How to Think Critically About Your Writing and Making it Shine with Cora Siré on NOVEMBER 17, 2018Click here for details.

Multidisciplinary / Interdisciplinary / General

  • The Space Between: Embodying Relationship in Performance with Gabriela Petrov and Daphne Lorian is a workshop for artists who want to investigate and awaken an embodied awareness of relationship to themselves, to others, and to the spaces they inhabit using somatic and improvisational practices and compassionate communication. SEPTEMBER 8, 9, 2018 from 12:30 PM5:30 PM at the MAI. Click here for details.
  • YES Montreal presents Jump-Start Your Art & Financing Options (also available online). Learn how to make money through your art. After the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to have a 15 minutes 1-on-1 session with a YES Artist Coach. SEPTEMBER 10, OCTOBER 1, OCTOBER 22, NOVEMBER 12, AND DECEMBER 3, 2018, 1:30 PM 3:30 PM. This workshop is free, however handouts are $2.00. Click here for details.
  • YES Montreal presents French for Job Seekers. Improve your French-language skills and gain confidence! Price is $75.00. WEDNESDAYS and FRIDAYS at 9:30 AM12:30 PM. Click here for details.
  • YES Montreal presents Quickbooks 101: Understanding the Basics. Price is $20.00. SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 from 6:30 PM8:30 PM. Click here for details.
  • École d’art Pointe St-Charles Art School is offering a Mandala and Yoga Workshop – combining yoga with art therapy, led by Yoga Instructor Kat Teller and Art Therapist Catherine Wells. SEPTEMBER 23, 2018. Click here for details.

Music

  • YES Montreal presents How to Release Music Independently with NJ Taylor (also available online). Learn how to successfully launch your next music project and how to find publicists, radio trackers, and social media managers. Price is $20.00. SEPTEMBER 26, 2018 from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Click here for details.

Theatre

  • MTL Acting Classes for Children & Teens 2018-19 Program with Julia Ainsworth offered on Saturdays 10:30 AM 12 PM starting SEPTEMBER 15, 2018 at 6889 Blvd. St Laurent for children. Classes for teenagers run Thursday 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM starting SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 at 1208 avenue Van Horne. Click here for details.

Visual Arts

  • Centre Culturel Georges Vanier is offering Modèle vivant, pose longue (live model, long poses) courses on SEPTEMBER 4 to DECEMBER 11, 2018. Price is $15.00 for 4 hours. Click here for details. Please note that details are only available in French.
  • Centre Culturel Georges Vanier is offering Portrait painting courses from SEPTEMBER 17 to DECEMBER 10, 2018. Price is $5.00 for 3 hours. Click here for details. Please note that details are only available in French.
  • Centre Culturel Georges Vanier presents: Dessin académique, pastel sex ou portrait – with Céline Bélec  on SEPTEMBER 18 to DECEMBER 4, 2018. Price is $240.30 for all 12 courses. Click here for details. Please note that details are only available in French.
  • Centre Culturel Georges Vanier presents: Peinture à l’huile académique ou pastel sec – with Céline Bélec on SEPTEMBER 20 to DECEMBER 6, 2018. Price is $166.71 for all six courses. Click here for details. Please note that details are only available in French.
  • Centre Culturel Georges Vanier presents: Trouvez votre langage pictural – Peinture acrylique – with Anne-Laure Bixquert on SEPTEMBER 24 to NOVEMBER 5, 2018. Price is $166.71 for all six courses. Click here for details. Please note that details are only available in French.
  • Atelier de Brésoles is offering a landscape oil painting workshop with Allana Benham at Mt. Rigaud on SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 from 10 AM 4:30 PM (rain date: SEPTEMBER 28, 2018). Price is $125.00 (taxes included). Click here for details.
  • Centre Culturel Georges Vanier is presents: Exploration artistique et impression textile for children ages 4 – 8 years old (parents present) with Anne-Laure Bixquert on SEPTEMBER 29, 2018 from 10 AM12:30 PM. Price is $35.00. Click here for details. Please note that details are only available in French.
  • Centre Culturel Georges Vanier presents: Initiation à la création de motifs et sérigraphie for children ages 8 – 12 years old with Anne-Laure Bixquert on OCTOBER 13 and 20, 2018 from 10 AM 12:30 PM. Price for two workshops is $58.00. Click here for details. Please note that details are only available in French.
  • Centre Culturel Georges Vanier presents: Initation à la création de motifs et sérigraphie for adults with Anne-Laure Bixquert on OCTOBER 27 and NOVEMBER 3, 2018 from 10 AM to 12:30 PM. Price is $82.78. Click here for details. Please note that details are only available in French.

Dance

Film/Media

  • Wapikoni Mobile is hiring a Youth Outreach Worker for a four-week contract between MAY OCTOBER, 2019. Click here for details. 
  • Wapikoni Mobile is hiring Filmmaker Mentors for a four-weekend contract between MAYOCTOBER, 2019. Click here for details.

Music

  • Pop Montreal is hiring a Financial Manager. Deadline is not listed but paid training begins SEPTEMBER 17 30, 2018. The position begins officially JANUARY 7, 2019. Click here for details.

Theatre

  • Infinithéâtre is hiring a Box Office and Sales Coordinator. Deadline is not listed. Click here for details.

Visual Arts

  • La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines is hiring an Administrative Assistant. Deadline is SEPTEMBER 7, 2018. Click here for details. Please note that the job description is only available in French.