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State of the Arts Assertion Session – Artists of All Disciplines Welcome!

February 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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State of the Arts is a consultation aimed to better understand how we as artists can strengthen our communities.

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 strengthen our arts community together through thoughtful collaboration and meaningful exchanges. ELAN recognizes that there are many rapidly evolving conversations regarding access, inclusion, working conditions, economics, appropriation, and other barriers that prevent our artistic community from thriving.

Assertion Sessions are designed to amplify your voice. Assertion Sessions will open the floor to suggestions, ideas, and expressions of all kinds to improve the State of the Arts in Quebec. Your Assertions will shape concrete recommendations and next steps for ELAN and our partners.

Assertion participants will:

  • Engage in an open conversation on the needs, wants, and barriers that prevent us from reaching our artistic visions;
  • Share information on existing and relevant resources;
  • Network with like minded individuals in the artistic milieu;
  • Have the chance to contribute to meaningful opportunities and initiatives that emerge from our conversations.

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.

*** Snacks will be provided at each event! ***

Access is important to us and so is your time! Folks attending these sessions are eligible for a 20$ honorarium. To receive your honorarium you MUST register in advance on Eventbrite AND select the Ticket with Honorarium option*.

Please note that there will be multiple Assertion sessions. Participants can only receive 1 honorarium for attending. Each event requires registration through Eventbrite.
For more information, contact farahfancy@quebec-elan.org or call 514-919-2775

Assertion sessions will be facilitated by Farah Fancy. Farah is an artist doula, artist, producer, community worker and consultant who for over 25 years, has been using the arts as a mechanism to teach about equality, rights, personal histories, self actualization and community bridging. She is rooted in working with cross cultural populations to engage in arts practices with a diversity of communities across class, ethnicity, ability, gender, and generation to overcome emotional and cultural barriers. Farah co-founded Le Groupe Herencias, whose mandate is to use the arts for the promotion, exchange and acceptance of identity, culture and heritage through creation, education and training, community engagement and consultation.

Special Thanks 
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.

Nous reconnaissons l’appui financier du gouvernement du Canada, du Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, du Conseil des arts de Montréal, et du Conseil des arts du Canada.



3680 Jeanne Mance St
Montreal, Quebec H2X 2K5 Canada
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3680 Jeanne Mance St
Montreal, Quebec H2X 2K5 Canada
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