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Savvy Sessions: Festival Circuits for Theatre & Dance

May 27, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Milton Park Recreation Centre
Montreal, Quebec

*New Date!
Sunday, May 27, 2018
1 PM – 4 PM

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We are proud to inform participants that Savvy Sessions are now free, which is made possible by Canada Council for the Arts. Without their funding, each Savvy Session workshop would cost anywhere from $80.00 – $250.00 per person. Click here to register!

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Festival Circuits, DIY Venues, Grants and Market Access; Strategies for Touring

In this workshop, Emilia and participants will start by discussing touring; the impact, costs, benefits, and common practices, ranging from local, national and international circuits.

The workshop leader will then discuss what a market access strategy is, and what kind of questions artists should be asking themselves to develop this strategy. This workshop will explore what kind of venues are a good fit, what kind of funding opportunities one should keep in mind, how to get the most out of networking events, and when and how to hire an agent.

Next, participants with common interests will be encouraged to help each other begin or work through their strategy (in groups of 2-4). The workshop leader will consult with each participant for about 15 minutes to help develop their strategy and answer any specific questions.

 

Workshop Leader

Emilia Alvarez has worked on many aspects of performance production as a stage manager, tour agent, producer, grant writer, and even once upon a time, as an actor. She has produced both for independent artists and companies, as well as international festivals, notably CINARS and the Festival TransAmeriques. In 2015, she led a research project for ELAN and proposed 13 strategies to foster and promote touring for anglophone performing artists in Quebec.

Since 2017, she’s implementing one of those strategies to produce showcases with assistant Mariam Assaf. Her area of expertise is international contemporary performance festival circuits, in particular Canada, UK and USA.


Details

Date:
May 27, 2018
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Organizer

ELAN

Venue

Milton Park Recreation Centre
3555, rue St-Urbain
Montreal, Quebec H2X 2N6 Canada
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Details

Date:
May 27, 2018
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Event Categories:
, , ,

Organizer

ELAN

Venue

Milton Park Recreation Centre
3555, rue St-Urbain
Montreal, Quebec H2X 2N6 Canada
+ Google Map

460 Sainte-Catherine West
Suites 706 & 708, 917 (Quebec Relations)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3B 1A7
Phone: (514)-935-3312
admin@quebec-elan.org

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ELAN is an official minority language organization within a country that recognizes two languages as official. ELAN is located in Tiohtiak:ke, the original name for Montreal in Kanien’kéha, the language of the Mohawk—also known as Mooniyang, which is the Anishinaabeg name given to the city by the Algonquin. While we are based in this city, our projects have also taken place in many regions across Quebec.

We acknowledge the colonial origin of English and French in Canada, and recognize that both languages benefit from official status throughout the land. The province that we know as Quebec is an amalgamation of the traditional territories of the Innu and Inuit nations, Algonquian nations, as well as the Mohawk nations of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. Kanien’kéha and Anishinaabeg are but two of the original languages of this province; Atikamekw, Cree, Inuktitut, and Innu-aimun are also among the many Indigenous languages spoken across Quebec as majority languages, all well before French and English.

ELAN acknowledges the important work being done by First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples to revive the traditional languages of these territories, and their advocacy for the official status of Indigenous languages.