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State of the Arts – Activation Conference / Le Sommet des arts – Le Conférence d’activation

February 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

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State of the Arts – Activation Conference

February 28, 2019 9:00-5:00pm
Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ)

475 boul. De Maisonneuve E., Montreal

Free – lunch, snacks, childcare, whisper/ASL translation provided

 

State of the Arts is a community consultation aimed to better understand how we as artists, cultural workers, arts organizers, funders, and audiences are all connected, and how we can help each other strengthen our arts community together through thoughtful collaboration and meaningful exchanges.  

ELAN recognizes that there are many rapidly evolving complex conversations and other barriers that prevent our community from thriving. Through State of the Arts, we commit to actively listen and find practical ways to recognize and validate the diverse experiences of artists who speak in English and who make up an important segment of Quebec’s evolving identity.

We have been listening to your Assertions and it’s time to come together.  

This Activation Conference is intended for anyone interested in cultivating creative solutions, finding ways to mobilize, amassing resources, identifying needs for capacity, building networks, and being proactive in a fun and positive atmosphere that will constructively and productively affect the current State of the Arts in Quebec. This conference will include:

  • A teach-in on how to collaborate ethically with First Nations, Metis and Inuit artists.

  • Break out sessions on themes including:
    • The Well-Being of Artists, Artists in Schools, Artists and Identity Politics, Funding, Accessibility in the Arts, and Connecting Across Sectors and Regions.
  • Collective resource sharing and building.
  • Networking opportunities to make meaningful connections.
  • Participation in the State of the Arts Public Expert Pitch (SOTAPEP)
    • Each of us has expertise. Imagine how sharing it could change the State of the Arts in Quebec! A selection of artists will pitch a positive change project to event attendees. Top-voted artists will receive up to $1500 to make their project come to life. Click here to learn how to participate!
  • SEE THE FULL PROGRAM HERE!

SotA will take place primarily in Tiohtiá:ke (Montreal) on unceded Kanien’kehá:ka territory. Tiohtiá:ke, now inhabited by a diversity of Indigenous Nations and settlers, was historically a gathering place of many Nations. We would like to acknowledge that as settlers, we the organizers were not invited to Tiohtiá:ke, but we are honoured to have the opportunity to live here and to host these events.

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Conseil des arts de Montréal, and the Canada Council for the Arts! Thanks so much, without your support SotA would not be possible.

Organizer

ELAN

Venue

BAnQ Grande Bibliothèque
475 Boulevard de Maisonneuve Est
Montreal, Quebec H2L 5C4 Canada
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Organizer

ELAN

Venue

BAnQ Grande Bibliothèque
475 Boulevard de Maisonneuve Est
Montreal, Quebec H2L 5C4 Canada
+ Google Map