Summary of Arts Associations presented at Connect: Networking Event forBusiness-Minded Artists
This document summarizes some of the arts associations presented at Connect: Networking Event For Business-Minded Artists on November 14, 2019. The event, organizedby YES Montreal, presented an opportunity for attendees to connect withbusiness-minded artists while a panel of cultural workers offered resources and tips.
Workshop Abstract This comprehensive, interactive workshop is designed to help you formulate clear, concise & compelling grants to maximize your chances of success. Learn how to structure & write a grant that will present your artistic project in the strongest light to potential funders, clearly articulate your artistic vision, find out about available resources, & participate in hands-on exercises using your own project/goal.
from State of the Arts Affirmation Workshop on November 26, 2018 at ELAN’s headquarters, facilitated by Jennifer Broydell (ELAN’s Special Projects Assistant and Farah Fancy (Project Manager of State of the Arts)
Abstract Participants were given practical tips and guidance to write a stand-out and honest professional artist bio. Farah and Jennifer also led a reflection on the difficulties of writing a professional bio and some of the systemic reasons behind this. Paired with the workshop, this consultation session was intended to:
Improve our understanding of barriers artists face;
Provide individualized advice and guidance;
Brainstorm concrete actions to overcome the cited barriers.
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.