Multidisciplinary / General

  • Savvy Sessions presents Festival Circuits for Theatre & Dance with Emilia Alvarez. Venue TBA. This workshop is free but registration is mandatory. MAY 5, 2018.
    1PM – 4PM.
    Click here to learn more.
  • YES Montreal is offering a workshop to help build your artistic career and finances: Jump Start Your Art & Financing Options on MAY 7, 2018 from 1:30PM – 3:30PM (repeats MAY 30, 2018) This orientation session will outline the support services that are available to artists through YES and other arts organizations, and give an overview on how you can finance your work. This workshop is free. Click here to learn more or call: 514-878-9788.
  • Savvy Sessions presents Build Your Own Website with June Park at the Morrin Centre (44, chaussée des Écossais, Québec, QC, G1R 4H3). This workshop is free but registration is mandatory. MAY 13, 2018. 10AM – 1PM. Click here to learn more.
  • Savvy Sessions presents Grant Writing (Québec City) with June Park at the Morrin Centre (44, chaussée des Écossais, Québec, QC, G1R 4H3). This workshop is free but registration is mandatory. MAY 13, 2018. 2PM – 5PM. Click here to learn more.
  • YES Montreal presents Getting Permission: Legal Privacy For Artists. In this workshop for visual creatives, you will learn how to manage the legal aspects of getting permissions to ensure that you get the proper consent and that you negotiate well. This session will cover model releases and consents, location releases, working with minors, and special copyright issues. MAY 30, 2018. 6:30PM – 8:30PM. $20.00. Click here to learn more.

Dance

  • Savvy Sessions presents Self-Producing Dance with Andrew Tay at the MAI (3680 Jeanne-Mance St, Montreal, QC, H2X 2K5). This workshop is free but registration is mandatory. – MAY 6, 2018. 1PM – 4PM. Click here to learn more.

Theatre

  • Imago Theatre’s annual workshop series Atelier will take place this year over two weekends in JUNE (JUNE 2-3 and JUNE 9-10).
    Workshops include:

    The Art of Direction Led by Micheline Chevrier, Artistic Director of Imago Theatre;
    The Technique of Auditioning Led by Eda Holmes, Artistic Director of The Centaur;
    Introduction to Mask Led by Anana Rydvald, Actress, Mask Artist, and Teacher;
    Introduction to Butoh Led by Kyungseo Min, Performer, Emerging Playwright;
    Introduction to Pochinko Clown Led by Jed Tomlinson, Clown, Director, and Educator;
    Introduction to Stage Combat Led by Anita Nittoly, Fight Director and Stage Combat Instructor with Associate Instructor, David Chinchilla. Click here to learn more.

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.
  • CPAWS Ottawa Valley DRAW is accepting submissions from artists of all disciplines interested in participating in CPAWS Ottawa Valley DRAW Retreat. This retreat will take place on AUGUST 1 – 6, 2018. This is an opportunity to come together with other artists from Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec Must enjoy being outside in nature – participants will explore the Dumoine River, create, and share stories. This retreat is free. Click here to for details.

Music

  • Pop Montreal is accepting submissions from musicians to perform at their festival next year. Deadline is MAY 13, 2018. Click here for details.

Visual Arts

  • Aqua 2018: third annual juried exhibition at Galerie E.K. Voland 24″ x 24″ 2D artwork on the theme of water. This exhibition will coincide with the annual Open House of Complexe du Canal Lachine on JUNE 7 – JUNE 12, 2018. Submission deadline is MAY 18, 2018. Click here for details.
  • Call for participation and submissions THE MAGIC OF LIGHT Photography Exhibition on MAY 26 and 27, 2018 from 1 PM – 5 PM at the Funeral Complex of Mount Royal Cemetery, 1297 Chemin de la Forêt, Outremont – QC. Share your favourite works in our 12thAnnual Photography Exhibition; demonstrate how The Magic of Light affects every aspect of life. Maximum of 6 works, including at least one, depicting some aspect of the Mount Royal Cemetery.  Information: Andrew Sarrasin (aws@mountroyalcem.com); Click here for details. 
  • Mount Royal Commemorative Services is seeking art pieces on the theme the Magic of Light and how it affects every aspect of life. A maximum 6 pieces with at least one depicting some aspect of the Mount Royal Cemetery. These works will be exhibited on AUGUST 25 and 26, 2018 at the Mount Royal Commemorative Services’ 17th Annual Art Exhibition, held at 1297 Chemin de la Forêt, Outremont, QC. Email Andrew Sarrasin (aws@mountroyalcem.com) to inquire and/or submit your work. Click here for details.
  • Diagonale is accepting open submissions from artists and curators. Deadline is OCTOBER 15, 2018. Click here for details.

Writing / Literature

  • Vallum: Contemporary Poetry is calling for submissions for Issue 15:2 The Chase. Send your best poems related to this theme. Deadline is MAY 30, 2018. Click here for details.

 

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

Frankfurt 2020 (purchasing translation rights and publishing in Germany)

Conseil des arts de Montréal

General Funding Programs

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

Fiscal Sponsorship

Photo provided by QCGN (Quebec Community Groups Network)

Today, on April 23, 2018, the Secretariat for Relations with English-speaking Quebecers (SRESQ) announced $950,000 in funding for five community-based projects. The recipients are the English Language Arts Network (ELAN), the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN), Quebec English-speaking Communities Research Network (QUESCREN), Council for Anglophone Magdalen Islanders, and Eastern Townships Resource Centre (ETRC).

Kathleen Weil, Minister responsible for Access to Information and the Reform of Democratic Institutions and Minister responsible for Relations with English-Speaking Quebecers, announced that the funding will increase the amount of government representation and support provided to English-speaking communities across the province.

ELAN has received $230,000 for a two-year project to ‘establish long-term arts education collaborations.’ Based on ELAN’s ACE (Arts, Communities and Education) initiative, this new funding will greatly increase collaborations between artists and educators for the benefit of students. 10 to 15 schools and communities will receive assistance for arts-based projects that will develop transferable skills and creative thinking.

Cultural and Education are natural partners, and both are under provincial jurisdiction, however bureaucratic structures have made it difficult in the past for artists and educators to collaborate. This new funding and partnerships demonstrates that the new Anglo Secretariat is fulfilling its mandate of closer collaboration between government ministries and Quebec’s English-speaking communities.


Resources:

English-Language Arts Network

https://www.quebec-elan.org/about/

English-Language Arts Network ACE Initiative
https://www.quebec-elan.org/elans-ace-initiative-design-test-scale-wrap-up/

School of Community and Public Affairs

https://www.concordia.ca/artsci/scpa.html

Quebec English-speaking Communities Research Network

https://www.concordia.ca/artsci/scpa/quescren.html

The Secretariat for relations with English-speaking Quebecers

http://www.mce.gouv.qc.ca/ministere/centre_presse/srqea/2018-04-10-en.htm

http://www.fil-information.gouv.qc.ca/Pages/Article.aspx?lang=en&idArticle=2511247102

Council for Anglophone Magdalen Islanders

https://micami.org/en/

Quebec Community Groups Network

http://qcgn.ca/

Eastern Townships Resource Centre

http://www.etrc.ca/

Music

  • Savvy Sessions presents Touring and Showcasing with Mariam Assaf at the MAI. This workshop is free but registration is mandatory –  APRIL 15, 1 PM – 4 PM.  Click here to learn more. 
  • Join Diane Roberts, David Smuggler, and Gerry Trentham to explore the transformation of voice and movement techniques into essential Legacy Voice. Develop skill using rhythm, balance, breath, spontaneity, and resonance. This 3-day workshop is from APRIL 20 – APRIL 22, 10 AM – 5 PM. Hosted by Concordia University’s Theatre Department, MB Building – 1450 Guy Street. Registration deadline: APRIL 13. Click here to learn more.

Multidisciplinary / General

  • Savvy Sessions presents Sound Recording for Voice Artists (Music / Theatre) with Denis Martin at Studio Lamajeure. This workshop is free but registration is mandatory – APRIL 8, 1 PM – 5 PM. Click here to learn more.
  • YES Montreal presents Jump-Start Your Art & Financing Options on APRIL 16, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM – learn how to live off your art. Click here to learn more.
  • YES Montreal presents Post, Tweet, Pin or Tag?: Choosing the Right Social Media Platform on APRIL 18, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM – learn what social media platforms are the best for your business/artistic ventures and how to best employ them. Click here to learn more.
  • Savvy Sessions presents Build Your Own Website with June Park at Grovehall, Huntingdon, QC. This workshop is free but registration is mandatory – APRIL 22, 10 AM – 1 PM. Click here to learn more. 
  • Savvy Sessions presents Grant Writing Essentials with June Park at Grovehall, Huntingdon, QC. This workshop is free but registration is mandatory – APRIL 22, 2 PM – 5 PM. Click here to learn more.

Theatre

  • Puppetry Creation in Community Course, Tuesdays from APRIL 10 – MAY 22; 2 PM – 5 PM at Too Close to the Sun Theatre Studio (5445 de Gaspe, suite 408). $85.00 per person for all 7 sessions (3 hrs each). $12.00 per session for drop ins. This puppetry creation course will explore various styles of puppetry — creating original pieces in collaboration with participants for performance. Open to all ages and experience levels. Click here to learn more.
  • Savvy Sessions presents Translation Essentials Part 1 & 2 with Alexis Diamond. Venue TBA. Please note that participants must attend part 1 and part 2 of this workshop. This workshop is free but registration is mandatory – APRIL 11, 5 PM – 7 PM & APRIL 14, 1 PM – 5 PM. Click here to learn more.
  • Marketing Yourself with Amy Blackmore on APRIL 14, 3 PM – 5 PM – learn how to better market yourself. Topics include brand crafting, online presence, in-person networking tips, resume/cover letter writing for the arts, interview skills, and more. This workshop is pay-what-you-can. MainLine MiniMain Studio – 3997 St-Laurent. Space is limited. Click here to reserve your spot. 
  • Savvy Sessions presents Autofiction: Follow the Yellow Brick Road with Joanna Nutter at Freestanding Room. This workshop is free but registration is mandatory – APRIL 28, 1 PM – 5 PM. Click here to learn more. 

Visual Arts

  • Collography (APRIL 7, 8 – 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM. $220) / Monotype – no experience required (APRIL 11 or 14 – 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM. $80) workshops available in Hudson – Studio Sorge, 1626 chemin Hudon, Dunham – QC. Email bernicesorge@gmail.com or call 450 295-2567 (leave your email).

Literary / Writing

  • AELAQ presents A Book Talk and Workshop: Elements of Indigenous Style on APRIL 13, 12 PM  – 2 PM at Atwater Library Auditorium, 1200 Ave Atwater. Gregory Youngin will take take participant through the topic of his new book, Elements of Indigenous Style: A Guide for Writing By and About Indigenous People, which offers guidance on producing material that employs Indigenous-based editorial practices and concerns, and that reflects Indigenous people and their voices in an appropriate and respectful manner. Click here to learn more.

 

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

Frankfurt 2020 (purchasing translation rights and publishing in Germany)

Conseil des arts de Montréal

General Funding Programs

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

Fiscal Sponsorship

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

Frankfurt 2020 (purchasing translation rights and publishing in Germany)

Conseil des arts de Montréal

General Funding Programs

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

Fiscal Sponsorship

Crafts

Multidisciplinary/General

  • Career Labs: OK, But What Are You Really Doing? Explaining Your Art to People — And to Yourself with Amy Blackmore and Linda Rutenberg at MainLine Theatre. This workshop is for emerging artists and is free. Registration is mandatory. MARCH 5, 7 PM – 9 PM. Click here for details.
  • Career Labs: Risk and Resilience – Living Artistically with Yourself and with Others with Moe Clark and Jacob Wren at MainLine Theatre. This workshop is for emerging artists and is free. Registration is mandatory. MARCH 7,  7 PM – 9 PM. Click here for details.
  • Career Labs: Holding the Thread – How to Build a Career While Staying True to Your Vision with Tracey Deer and Julio Hong at Black Theatre Workshop. This workshop is for emerging artists and is free. Registration is mandatory. MARCH 21, 7 PM – 9 PM. Click here for details.
  • Savvy Sessions presents Marketing & Social Media for Artists with Rodrigo Vergara at the MAI. This workshop is PWYC. Registration is mandatory – email admin@quebec-elan.org. MARCH 4,  1 PM – 4 PM. Click here for details.
  • Savvy Sessions presents Social Design and Media Collaborations with Mike Wheeler at the MAI. This workshop is PWYC. Registration is mandatory – email admin@quebec-elan.org. MARCH 18,  10 AM – 5 PM. Click here for details.
  • Savvy Sessions presents Marketing and Promoting with Margaret Genovese at the MAI. This workshop is PWYC. Registration is mandatory – email admin@quebec-elan.org. MARCH 25, 11 AM – 5 PM. More details to come. Click here to reserve your spot.

Music

  • Savvy Sessions presents Touring and Showcasing with Mariam Assaf at the MAI. This workshop is PWYC. Registration is mandatory – email admin@quebec-elan.org. MARCH 24, 1 PM – 5 PM. More details to come. Click here to reserve your spot. 
  • A Canadian Music Theatre Writers Collective Workshop will be offered in Montreal based on demonstrated interest from the public. This course is offered in Vancouver and Toronto, and is Canada’s premier training program for emerging musical theatre songwriters. The course will cover topics like: the craft of musical theatre; song form; collaboration; lyric craft, and more! Applicants should have intermediate musical literacy. Runs regularly from SEPTEMBER to MAY. At least 12 students are required to run this class. To register and to learn more, please contact Alisha Ruiss: alisha.ruiss@gmail.com

Theatre

  • Quebec Drama Federation presents Musical Theatre Xperience at Studio Danse (927 Newman Blvd, Lasalle). For $80.00, you’ll get to work some of the biggest names in the industry, including Chris Barillaro, Jonathan Patterson, Connie Rosella, Anik Matern, and Kelly Fletcher. Experience Creation, Dancing, Singing, and Performance from Canadian musicals. Spots are limited. Email admin@quebecdrama.org or call 514-875-8698 to register. MARCH 3 and 4. Click here for details.
  • Quebec Drama Federation presents Director’s Gym: Building Vocabulary at Black Theatre Workshop (3680 Jeanne Mance, Montreal). Explore and engage with skill building and creative instincts. Examine the role of director in theatre-making today. This workshop is for emerging directors. Workshop leader is Liz Valdez. Email admin@quebecdrama.org or call 514-875-8698 to register. MARCH 21, 21, and 22. Click here for details. 
  • Savvy Sessions presents The Ultimate Pitch (Theatre) with Mike Payette at the MAI. This workshop is PWYC. Registration is mandatory – email admin@quebec-elan.org. MARCH 17 (hours TBA). More details to come. Click here to reserve your spot.

Other

  • YES Montreal presents Five Ways to Introduce Yourself: Networking for Newcomers, a workshop designed to guide newcomers who lack local professional experience. This workshop is free. MARCH 12, 10 AM – 12 PM. Click here for details.
  • YES Montreal presents Starting Your Job Search in Quebec, a workshop that aims to help Quebec’s newcomers navigate through the process of job hunting. This workshop is free. MARCH 26, 10 AM – 12 PM. Click here for details.

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.

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

Other