October ELANews

Posted on: Thu 01 Oct, 2015

Canada Council’s New Six Program Funding Model

Posted on: Thu 18 Jun, 2015

source - http://visualartsalberta.com/

 On June 3rd the Canada Council for the Arts released the first glimpse of its new funding model. The Council has condensed the current 147-program system into six non-disciplinary programs. The six new programs are as follows: Explore and Create; Engage and Sustain; Renewing Artistic Practices; Creating, Knowing and Sharing Aboriginal Arts; Arts Across and Arts Abroad. The Council’s ambition is to move away from fragmentation that currently exists within the funding agency, and towards a moresimple and flexible system.


Announcing Arts Alive! Québec!

Posted on: Fri 08 May, 2015

This summer, from June through October, ELAN presents Arts Alive! Québec – a province-wide celebration of the arts in six different Québec communities. This is the first time that artists and art lovers from major English-speaking communities in Québec are joining forces to promote their own creative and cultural vitality.

Hudson(June 4 to 7)
Québec (June 12 & 13)
West Island (June 26 & 27)
Knowlton (July 3 & 4)
Huntingdon (August 8 & 9; 14 & 15)
Wakefield (October 1 to 4)

Guy Rodgers interviewed in Les Versants

Posted on: Tue 14 Apr, 2015

Guy Rodgers, ELAN's Executive Director and longtime Saint-Bruno resident, was recently profiled in his hometown newspaper, Les Versants du Mont Saint-Bruno, upon receiving the title of compagnon of the Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec.

Rodgers spoke with journalist Frédéric Khalkhal about his path to Quebec and his drive to spread the word about the province's vibrant English-speaking arts community among his Francophone colleagues. "There's still work to do to make sure English-speaking artists are the pride of all Quebecois," Rodgers says.

Check out the interview (in French) here.

Photo: © Anis Hammoud. Guy Rodgers stands between Marie Côté, President of the Board of Directors of CALQ, and Stéphan La Roche, President-Director General of CALQ.

Les Inrocks puts « le rap franglais » in the spotlight

Posted on: Mon 13 Apr, 2015

Franglais is nothing new to most Montrealers, and is a recurring subject of debate in Quebec press. Now, well-known French music publication Les Inrockuptibles has taken an interest in the recent crop of Quebecois artists rapping and singing in a homegrown mix of Canada's two official languages.

As Le Journal de Montréal reports, Les Inrocks interviews members of Alacair Ensemble and Montreal rap expert Laurent K. Blais, and leads off with an excerpt from Dead Obies' "Montréal $ud". Another of the genre's standard-bearers, Loud Lary Ajust, told the Journal in an earlier interview: "I don't think people in our generation really speak in Franglais. It's more of a Quebecois rap thing. I don't think French is in danger for young people today. We only sing in Franglais for aesthetic reasons."

ELAN to be represented on MAtv Advisory Committee

Posted on: Wed 08 Apr, 2015

In response to Videotron's application to create an English-language community TV channel, and to ICTV's complaint about Videotron's track record with respect to representing the community, the CRTC has mandated the creation of a Citizen Advisory Committee for MAtv.

This Committee will represent eight facets of Montreal's community that have been underserved by Videotron's past efforts, including social economy, gender equality, and ethnic communities. In its press release, Videotron says its intention "is to give voice to the city’s cultural, economic and social life and to reflect its multicultural character."

ELAN board member Fortner Anderson is among the nine citizens serving on the committee, representing the English-speaking community.

ELAN is hiring a Communications Assistant

Thu 08 Oct, 2015 - Job Opportunities
Posted on: Thu 08 Oct, 2015

Job Posting: Communications Assistant (AgentE de Communications)


Duration: 30 weeks 

Start and End Dates: November 2015 – May 2016 (flexible)

Wage: 13.50 per hour, 35 hours per week

Language(s) of work: Excellent oral and written English, good oral and written French 

Location: Montreal, Quebec


Job Description

ELAN is searching for a Communications Assistant for a temporary six-month contract. The Assistant will help us communicate effectively and efficiently with our members, community, and partners. The Assistant will help plan and execute an extensive upgrade to the look, feel, and function of ELAN’s communications channels (website, email newsletter, social media) and visual identity. This position will provide valuable experience for candidates beginning a career in arts and cultural administration, marketing, and communications, especially in the not-for-profit sector.

Award-winning author Kim Thuy opens Greenwood’s StoryFest 2015

Start Date: Mon 05 Oct, 2015
End Date: Tue 27 Oct, 2015

Artistic Events
Posted on: Wed 30 Sep, 2015

Each October, Greenwood’s literary festival brings Canada’s best writers to Hudson, QC


Greenwood’s StoryFest 2015 presents the crème-de-la-crème of Canada’s vibrant literary scene.


The annual event held in Hudson, QC (just west of Montreal) will open with Kim Thuy on October 1st.


StoryFest’s exciting 2015 line-up also features:

Promito Playback’s first offerings of 2015-2016 season

Start Date: Tue 06 Oct, 2015
End Date: Tue 13 Oct, 2015

Artistic Events
Posted on: Wed 30 Sep, 2015

« Finding Balance » (performance) October 6th

What : Performance

When: Tuesday October 6th, 8:00 p.m.

Where : La Place Commune, 7669 Querbes (corner of Saint Roch)

Open workshop (for those interested in membership) October 13th

What : Open workshop in Playback Theatre

When : Tuesday October 13th, 7:00pm

Where: The Freestanding room, 4324 Blvd St-Laurent, 3rd floor.

Paul Shore's TV Show The Street Speaks (formerly QuelqueShow.com)

Wed 30 Sep, 2015 - Member News
Posted on: Wed 30 Sep, 2015


Elan member Paul Shore's tv show The Street Speaks (formerly QuelqueShow.com) started to air on September 21 on Videotron's local channel MaTv and MatV.ca. It is Channel 9 and 609 for Videotron subscribers.

Here are the details:

The Street Speaks is a smart, snappy, spontaneous speakers’ corner for Montrealers with something to say. Paul conducts man-on-the-street interviews, giving people the opportunity to openly express how they feel about a wide range of subjects, from immigration, to sex, to technology and how it’s affecting their relationships... and pretty much anything else on their minds. Montrealers are expressing their views on language and love, on death and stereotypes, on art and multiculturalism. Always interesting. Often surprising. The Street Speaks hopes to create a greater sense of community as we share our thoughts in a world where technology and the internet seem to be isolating us more and more.

La quête du mystère Exhibition by Graziella Malagoni

Start Date: Wed 30 Sep, 2015
End Date: Sat 31 Oct, 2015

Artistic Events
Posted on: Wed 30 Sep, 2015

September 30 to October 31 2015 
Vernissage October 1, 17h

Grantwriting Workshops and Artists Connect 5-à-7s - News

Posted on: Wed 30 Sep, 2015

Still a few left!

presented by ELAN
in partnership with YES Montreal
Details and registration: click here

October Schmoozer with QWF and the Montreal Press Club - News

Posted on: Wed 30 Sep, 2015

Monday, October 19

6-8 PM

Irish Embassy 1234 Bishop St. (Montreal)


Free + open to all!

Complimentary finger food and happy hour prices

How can we improve ELANews? - News

Posted on: Wed 30 Sep, 2015

More frequent emails with less content in each one? Discipline-specific newsletters? Cleaner design?

We’re rethinking our approach and we’d love your input.

Click here to chime in!

October Director's Message - Director's Message

Posted on: Wed 30 Sep, 2015

The longest and warmest Quebec summer on record has lingered on past the fall equinox. When we scheduled thefinal event of our Arts Alive! Québec summer festivals for the first weekend of October, we did not expect Mother Nature to be so accommodating. Click here for the full schedule of artistic events in beautiful Wakefield from October 1-4.  This is your last chance to celebrate the memorable summer of 2015.

The Celtic Harmonies International Festival - Director's Message

Posted on: Mon 21 Sep, 2015


The Celtic Harmonies International Festival will take place in the Eastern Townships between October 2nd and 11th. Eleven dynamic concerts are offered, mainly in Knowlton, but with several in Waterloo and in Bromont. For information, phone  450-292-3456 x227/228, see or visit www.celticharmonies.ca