June 2015 ELANews

Posted on: Tue 09 Jun, 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.






POPOP Gallery - Calls for Submissions

Wed 01 Jul, 2015 - Calls for Submissions
Posted on: Wed 01 Jul, 2015

POPOP is a small exhibition space in room 442 of the Belgo. It is available for rent by professional and emerging artists, whose practice is clearly imbedded within contemporary art. We invite artists, curators, artists' collectives and galleries to participate. Applications are reviewed by a selection committee composed of active members of CIRCA. All profits from the rentals are reinvested in programming at CIRCA art actuel.

Regular Rental Rate: 500$/week

Special summer rate (June 1st - August 23rd): 250$/week




FRINGE World Congress to take place in Montreal Hosted by the St-Ambroise Montreal FRINGE Festival! - Member News

Wed 01 Jul, 2015 - Member News
Posted on: Wed 01 Jul, 2015

The 25th Anniversary of the St-Ambroise Montreal FRINGE Festival closed last night after three weeks of jam-packed programming. The end of the festival was celebrated with the annual FRANKIE Award Ceremony, which took place at the beautiful Rialto Theatre. The list of award winners can be found here. The evening culminated with an announcement by festival Executive and Artistic Director, Amy Blackmore, that Montreal will be hosting the 2016 FRINGE World Congress.




DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT JOB POSTING - Job Opportunities

Wed 01 Jul, 2015 - Job Opportunities
Posted on: Wed 01 Jul, 2015

Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal seeks a bilingual Development Assistant to start the week of August 24, 2015for a 6-month contract. This is an entry-level, full-time position reporting to the General Manager.

 

Requirements

This position requires: attention to detail, organizational skills, excellent oral and written communication skills in English; good working knowledge of French; interpersonal skills, computer skills (Word for Windows, Excel), basic accounting skills, and an interest in working as part of a team. Experience in fundraising, working with databases or in an arts environment would be an asset.




Screenwriting Boot Camp, July 5, Montreal - Workshops

Sat 27 Jun, 2015 - Workshops
Posted on: Sat 27 Jun, 2015

A one-day intensive seminar where you'll learn about characters and characterization, narrative structure, visualization, story boarding, dialogue, script formatting, and more. No experience is necessary!

The seminar is a combination of instruction and hands-on activities connected to a variety of video clips. There are individual as well as interactive exercises designed to reinforce concepts introduced throughout the day. As a bonus, participants receive a complimentary package filled with useful information they will refer to again and again after the seminar.

The Basic Screenwriting Seminar is a day designed to kick start your creativity. Not only will you get the tools you need to write your own screenplay, you'll meet others who share your passion for writing.

Cost:
$147.00

Location: 1659 rue Sherbrooke West
Time: 10am to 5pm




Screenwriting Boot Camp, July 5, Montreal - Workshops

Sat 27 Jun, 2015 - Workshops
Posted on: Sat 27 Jun, 2015

 

A one-day intensive seminar where you'll learn about characters and characterization, narrative structure, visualization, story boarding, dialogue, script formatting, and more. No experience is necessary!

The seminar is a combination of instruction and hands-on activities connected to a variety of video clips. There are individual as well as interactive exercises designed to reinforce concepts introduced throughout the day. As a bonus, participants receive a complimentary package filled with useful information they will refer to again and again after the seminar.

The Basic Screenwriting Seminar is a day designed to kick start your creativity. Not only will you get the tools you need to write your own screenplay, you'll meet others who share your passion for writing.

Cost:
$147.00






An Evening with Bryden MacDonald - Director's Message

Posted on: Tue 09 Jun, 2015

An Evening with Bryden MacDonald

 

Join us for a scintillating evening with Bryden MacDonald as he reads from his new work, Resolutions For the End of Time, and his recently published play, Odd Ducks.

 

Date:  June 16th at 7pm

Location:       PWM Studio

5337 Boul. Saint-Laurent, suite 240

Montréal, QC H2T 1S5

 

Free admission

514-843-3685 or adminassist@playwrights.ca

 

Bryden MacDonald is a playwright, director, and teacher. His published plays are Whale Riding Weather, The Weekend Healer, Divinity Bash/nine lives, With Bated Breath and Odd Ducks. He created and directed theatrical interpretations ofthe words and music of Leonard Cohen (The Light Gets In); Carol Pope & RoughTrade (Shaking the Foundations); and Joni Mitchell (When All the Slaves Are Free). Heis currently at work on a new play, Resolutions for the End of Time, and a novel - Sonny Snow.




National Film Board – Playlist: The Role of the English Community in Quebec - News

Posted on: Mon 01 Jun, 2015

For several years, ELAN has been urging the National Film Board of Canada to create a playlist of NFB films that feature stories about Quebec's English-speaking communities. Thanks to Deborah Drisdell and James Roberts this playlist was launched last month, with eight films that can be viewed free of charge. See it here: https://www.nfb.ca/playlist/role_english_community_quebec/




TicArtToc Launch Photos - News

Posted on: Sun 31 May, 2015

The TicArtToc #4 Issue Launch and April Schmoozer on April 30 at Theatre Sainte-Catherine was a smash hit. We had a great time joining with Diversité Artistique Montréal to present a bilingual night of fun and games, animated with aplomb by Promito Playback.

Check out the photos from the event on Facebook and our website (LINKS TO FOLLOW)!




Summer Students - News

Posted on: Sun 31 May, 2015

We’re excited to welcome Sylvia Tombs (Membership and Communications Assistant) and naakita feldman-kiss (Events and Community Outreach Assistant) to our team this summer. Sylvia will be keeping in close touch with our members and their needs, in addition to handling social media duties. naakita will have her hands full helping us plan and promote the events you just read about, plus cooking up some exciting and informative workshops for the fall.




#ArtsAliveQC – Share your photos of arts alive! - News

Posted on: Sun 31 May, 2015

As part of Arts Alive! Québec, ELAN and our media sponsor CBC want you to share stories, snapshots, and special moments that show arts coming alive in your community!