March ELANews

Posted on: Mon 09 Mar, 2015

ELAN's Guy Rodgers named to the Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec

Posted on: Fri 20 Mar, 2015

Very exciting news: ELAN's Executive Director, Guy Rodgers, has been named a compagnon (companion) of the Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec. He shares the honour with the other members of CALQ's founding Board of Directors, as well as some of our province's most beloved creators and passionate champions of the arts.

Congrats, Guy, and here's to your many accomplishments - and many more to follow!

Read the full list of honorees in La Presse, here.

Identity and belonging in Quebec: An important message

Posted on: Fri 20 Mar, 2015

Laywer Marie-Hélène Dubé has written a poignant and honest essay on identity and belonging in Quebec, which appeared last week in VOIR.

Dubé was born in Quebec and has lived here all her life, yet she writes that her belonging is constantly called into question on the basis of her race and accent. Furthermore, Dubé finds it frustrating that the recent controversy surrounding the use of blackface at the Théâtre du Rideau Vert was discussed in terms of the differences between francophone and anglophone cultures in Quebec rather than the concerns of the black minority, whose ancestors were forced to speak the French and English of their oppressors as slaves.

CRTC announces changes to Canadian content rules

Posted on: Mon 16 Mar, 2015

In a speech delivered on March 12, CRTC chair Jean-Pierre Blais announced some important changes following the Commission's recent Let's Talk TV hearings on the future of Canadian television.

Canadian content quotas will be reduced on daytime television, with the intent of encouraging broadcasters to produce fewer but higher-quality shows. Genre protection will also be eilminated, which one analyst interviewed in this National Post piece predicts will spell the end of some specialty Canadian channels.


Loto-Quebec suspends purchases of visual art

Posted on: Fri 13 Mar, 2015

Quebec visual artists are voicing concern as Loto-Québec announced its decision to suspend purchases of visual art, which amounted to about $350,000 annually. The agency's move comes after it experienced a drop of 5 percent in its profits. Among those who spoke with CBC's Jeanette Kelly was Victoria LeBlanc, director of the Visual Arts Centre in Westmount. “It's kind of like a wound to the system and it spreads throughout. In austerity arts are always the first to be cut," she told Kelly.

For the full report, click here.

ELAN Board of Directors update: Peter MacGibbon moves on, Bettina Forget welcomed as Interim President

Posted on: Fri 13 Feb, 2015

From Guy Rodgers, in February's ELANews:

"Peter MacGibbon, ELAN's president for the past two years, decided in January that he would have to step down from the board for personal and health reasons. Peter has been a vital member of ELAN's board for almost six years, a constant champion of regional activities outside Montreal, and a key contributor to ELAN's Arts Alive! Quebec project which connects his town of Wakefield with Hudson, Huntingdon, Knowlton, Quebec City and the West Island of Montreal. At our January 13 board meeting, board members expressed their gratitude to Peter for his years of leadership, and Peter thanked the board for their support and understanding of his personal situation.


Wed 25 Mar, 2015 - Job Opportunities
Posted on: Wed 25 Mar, 2015

The Salt Spring National Art Prize - Calls for Submissions

Wed 25 Mar, 2015 - Calls for Submissions
Posted on: Wed 25 Mar, 2015

A Special Presentation of FTA's 2015 Season - Community Events

Start Date: Thu 26 Mar, 2015
End Date: Thu 26 Mar, 2015

Community Events
Posted on: Wed 25 Mar, 2015

Call for Presentations: Sustaining Social Change - Calls for Submissions

Wed 25 Mar, 2015 - Calls for Submissions
Posted on: Wed 25 Mar, 2015

Are you spearheading an innovative arts-based initiative or research program that addresses health, public safety, urban planning, entrepreneurship, democratic participation, or diversity? Do you have experiences and success stories to share with your peers from across Canada?

If so, the Michaëlle Jean Foundation and the Carleton University Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences invite you to present at the third annual Power of the Arts National Forum: Sustaining Social Change, scheduled for November 6 to 8, 2015, at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario.

PROGRAMME – La culture, mon avenir — Forum montréalais sur la citoyenneté culturelle des jeunes - Community Events

Start Date: Mon 20 Apr, 2015
End Date: Mon 20 Apr, 2015

Community Events
Posted on: Wed 25 Mar, 2015

Lundi 20 avril 2015 || 9h30 à 17h, suivi d’un cocktail de réseautage
Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal || Salle La Verrière
1380, rue Sherbrooke Ouest

ELAN is hiring a Membership and Communications Assistant - News

Posted on: Fri 20 Mar, 2015

Job Posting: Membership and Communications Assistant

Duration: 11 weeks 

Wage: 12.50 per hour, 35 hours per week 

Start and End Dates: Candidate must be available to work for 11 consecutive weeks between May 11 and August 28, 2015. 

Language(s) of work: Intermediate to excellent oral and written English and basic (working knowledge of) oral and written French 

Location: Montreal, Quebec 


Job Description

The English-Language Arts Network is a non-profit organization devoted to helping Quebec's English-language artists make connections with one another, with their francophone colleagues, and with their audiences in Quebec, Canada and internationally.

ELAN is searching for a Membership and Communications Assistant for an eleven-week period. This position will provide valuable experience for candidates considering a career in arts and cultural administration, marketing, and communications, especially in the not-for-profit sector. The Membership and Communications Assistant will have three principal duties:

Art Souterrain - News

Posted on: Mon 02 Mar, 2015

The team behind Art Souterrain gave a great presentation at our Parisian Laundry 5-à-7 on February 26 and got us all excited for the festival! Here’s the rundown for those who missed it:

Tips from the CBC Getting Media Attention Workshop - News

Posted on: Mon 02 Mar, 2015

Thanks to our intern, Anya De La Haye, we’ve compiled a summary of the CBC Getting Media Attention workshop that 18 ELAN members attended on January 28. If you’ve ever tried to catch a journalist’s ear with your artistic work, read on for some tips and tricks!

March Director's Message - Director's Message

Posted on: Mon 02 Mar, 2015

When a month is relentlessly and brutally cold, you can either hibernate or keep busy. Bravo to all the stalwart souls who ventured out for ELAN's February schmoozer, the two Grant Writing Essentials workshops co-produced with YES Montreal, and our two 5-à-7s for visual artists to meet visiting gallerists from New York and Boston.

Job opportunity: ELAN seeks Market Access Coordinator - Performing Arts - News

Posted on: Thu 19 Feb, 2015

Market Access Coordinator  - Performing Arts - Job Description

ELAN has received funding from the Canada Council to hire a Market Access Coordinator to create a strategy focussed on the performing arts. See objectives below. Ideally the Market Access Coordinator will be hired by April 1 and will complete the research and draft the strategy within the following six months. The Market Access Coordinator will be paid an honorarium of $24,000 for six months work and will be provided with a budget for travel costs.

For the complete job posting, click here.