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 conversations regarding access, inclusion, working conditions, economics, appropriation, and other barriers that prevent our community from thriving.

Through this project, 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.

Through State of the Arts, we will:

  • Compile and share existing resources

  • Build relationships in Montreal and the Regions

  • Have in-person and online conversations...

    …to learn more about your needs, wants, barriers, and actions

  • Host a one-day event on February 28, 2019

    Save the date!

  • Identify and support meaningful opportunities and initiatives...

    …that emerge from our conversations

Contact Farah Fancy – farahfancy@quebec-elan.org or Amy Macdonald – amymacdonald@quebec-elan.org
for more information about ELAN’s State of the Arts project.

Surveys

Your engagement is important! This information will remain confidential, and will be used to help ELAN understand barriers and identify concrete solutions for a more equitable arts community.

Individual artist survey
This survey will take approximately 10 minutes and is open to artists of all disciplines (members and non-members).

Upcoming Activities & Events

AFFIRMATION Sessions

Workshops and activities responding to artists’ needs.

ASSERTION Sessions

Opening a space for artists to speak.

ACTIVATION Sessions

Establishing actions for long-term impact.

The Event

A day-long event in February, 2019 where the community will come together to reflect on our findings, gather more information, and brainstorm solutions.

1

AFFIRMATION Session
November 26, 2018

2

ASSERTION Session
January 21, 2019

3

ASSERTION Session
January 22, 2019

4

ASSERTION Session
January 25, 2019

5

The Event – February 28

Resources for Artists

More to come!

Funding Acknowledgments

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.
Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien.

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