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.

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.

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.

Film / Media

  • Vues d’Afrique is seeking submissions for the 35th Vue d’Afrique International Film Festival in 2019. Deadline is NOVEMBER 30, 2018. Click here to submit. Click here for details. Please note that this listing is only available in French.

Multidisciplinary / Interdisciplinary / General

  • Studio 303 presents The Grid with Indrit Kasapi (from Toronto), artistic producer of lemonTree creations. This workshop will aim to encourage creation as participants move around the space through an imaginary grid. Open to artists of all disciplines. This workshop is part of Studio 303’s annual Queer Performance Camp series. Sliding scale: $15.00 – $30.00. AUGUST 16, 2 PM4 PM at Studio 303. Click here for details.
  • Studio 303 presents A is for Animal with Antonia Baehr and Neo Hülcker (from Berlin). This workshop examines animal-human relation, seen under a queer light and revealed through performance, musical composition, and choreography. This workshop is part of Studio 303’s annual Queer Performance Camp series. Sliding scale: $70.00 – $125.00. AUGUST 17 18 19, 2018, 10 AM1 PM at Studio 303. Click here for details.
  • Studio 303 presents Stand-up comedy with Tranna Wintour (from Montreal). The objective of this workshop is to encourage underrepresented / marginalized voices to write and perform stand-up comedy, by offering tools, exercises, advice, and tips. Open to artists of all disciplines. This workshop is part of Studio 303’s annual Queer Performance Camp series. Sliding scale: $15.00 – $30.00. AUGUST 17, 2018, 2 PM4 PM at Studio 303. Click here for details.
  • Studio 303 presents Empathie & Impro / Colour Outside the Lines. This workshop is an introduction to improvised comedy and its foundations of celebrating failure and learning to say “yes” to the ideas of others. Open to artists of all disciplines. This workshop is part of Studio 303’s annual Queer Performance Camp series.  Sliding scale: $15.00 – $30.00. AUGUST 18, 2018, 2 PM4PM at Studio 303. 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. AUGUST 20, 1:30 PM 3:30 PM. This workshop is free, however handouts are $2.00. Click here for details.

Theatre

  • Geordie Theatre and Repercussion Theatre present Shakespeare before the Show, a workshop for kids and teens that focuses on the fun side of Shakespearean language and plays. Participants will also interact with stars from Repercussion Theatre’s play: Romeo & Juliet: Love is Love. AUGUST 3, 4 PM6:15 PM in Beaconsfield. Click here for details.  To register, click here.

Artisan / Crafts

  • École d’ébénisterie d’art de Montréal is offering a Woodworking Workshop: Introduction to cabinetmaking power-tools. 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. 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: Guerrilla Filmmaking 101 with Paul Shore from JULY 9 – AUGUST 20, 2018. Click here for details.

Multidisciplinary / General

  • YES Montreal is offering a free workshop on how to make a living with your art: Jump Start Your Art & Financing Options on JULY 9, 2018. Click here for details.
  • YES Montreal is offering a free workshop with the Legal Information Clinic at McGill: Learn@Lunch: Consumer Protection Act on JULY 10, 2018. Click here for details.
  • YES Montreal is offering Business Skills for Creative Youth, a free program to help young artists of all disciplines develop their artistic careers. Summer session begins JULY 13, 2018. Deadline to apply is JULY 8, 2018. Click here for details.

Music

  • Orford Music is offering a series of free courses, lectures, and master classes in English throughout the month of JULY, 2018. Click here for details.

Visual Arts

  • Atelier de Brésoles is offering drawing and painting classes for all levels in a stimulating small-group environment. Learn new skills to improve your drawing and painting process. Two locations: Old Montreal and Hudson, Quebec. Click here for details.

Writing / Literature

  • Surplace Media is offering a poetry workshop: Tentacular Thinking & Writing with Sarah Burgoyne on JULY 8, 2018. Click here for details.
  • Surplace Media is offering a poetry workshop: Fail Better: Reading Group & Poetry Workshop with Domenica Martinello on JULY 12, 2018. Click here for details.
  • Surplace Media is offering a writing workshop: Promiscuous Forms: Reading and Writing Across Genres with Kasia van Schaik on JULY 22, 2018. Click here for details.

Artisan / Crafts

  • ELAN Member Marilynn Vanderstaay is seeking jewellery artisans who work with silver to create unique pins / brooches for an exciting new cottage industry community project to be launched in SEPTEMBER. Contact Marilynn Vanderstaay (marilynn@regardsmarilynn.com). Click here for details.

Film / Media

  • fliQs queer film night is seeking submissions of short videos, films, animations, and experimental shorts. Deadline is JUNE 13, 2018. Click here for details.

Multidisciplinary / General

  • North Media Arts Centre (NAISA) seeks submissions for Off the Beat(en) Track. Artists of all ages and nationalities are encouraged to submit works on the theme Off the Beat(en) Track. Deadline is JUNE 4, 2018. Click here for details.
  • Studio 303 are seeking submissions for their third Curator-in-Residence program 2018/2019. The residency aims to provide a framework for developing ideas through research, discussion, and practice. Studio 303 will help the resident curator with many aspects of programming, including: artistic direction, budget, fee policy, communications, funders, venues, etc. Emerging curators have the opportunity to imagine and program a live performance event to be held at Studio 303 on APRIL 13 or 14, 2019.  Deadline is JUNE 20, 2018. Click here for details.

Music

  • Founded by ELAN member Aaron Saloman, aaronmusic productions is a new music publishing company focusing on sync licensing. Aaron is seeking submissions from all artists in all styles, who have existing music (new or old) and lack time or insight in sync placements. Submissions should be professionally recorded. Send them to MusicForTV@gmail.com.

Visual Arts

  • Diagonale is accepting open submissions from artists and curators. Deadline is OCTOBER 15, 2018. Click here for details.

Writing / Literature

  • The Quebec Writers’ Federation is accepting submissions for their QWF Literary Prize for Young Writers. This prize will be awarded to an emerging writer residing in Québec and is between the ages of 16 – 24. Short stories, poetry, and non-fiction are all accepted! Deadline is JUNE 15, 2018. Click here for details.
  • Vallum Magazine is seeking submissions for The Vallum Award for Poetry 2018. Submit to win $750.00 and a publication in an upcoming issue of Vallum. Second prize is $250.00 and publication in Vallum. Click here for details.
  • This summer 9 Montréalers from 9 different cultural communities will participate in the creation of Montréal’s first Poesie dans la cité event. Local poets, Fortner Anderson and Geneviève Létarte, are looking for 9 participants of all ages and backgrounds (who are not artists) to spend an afternoon this summer observing the events that occur around them in one of nine iconic locations in Montréal. In OCTOBER, 2018, the 9 participants will present a public reading of their lists, in a choir directed by Kathy Kennedy. ELAN is happy to partner with Poesie dans la cité in this unique cultural event celebrating English culture in Montréal. Click here for details.