August ELANews

Posted on: Tue 11 Aug, 2015

Canada Council’s New Six Program Funding Model

Posted on: Thu 18 Jun, 2015

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 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.

MAI SEASON LAUNCH – 2015/2016 - Member News

Tue 01 Sep, 2015 - Member News
Posted on: Tue 01 Sep, 2015

The MAI is delighted to unveil its programming for 2015-2016, a season that celebrates difference, proffering an exceptional platform for activists and the socially engaged as well as for risk-taking artistsand those driven to pushing “physical limitations.” A program punctuated by works that bear witness to a polysemic reality, it is a season designed to counter what writer Haruki Murakami has described as an epidemic onslaught of “narrow minds devoid of imagination”.

Overall this 17th season offers 21 remarkable productions including 4 exhibitions and 77 performances in dance, music, theater and interdisciplinary arts, four of which are world premieres.

This 17th season offers 21 remarkable productions including four exhibitions and 77 performances in dance, music, theatre and interdisciplinary arts, four of which are world premieres, offering a window onto a world much more majestic than we could perhaps have imagined.
Join us in celebrating a theatre of difference emerging from the outer edges …

Bernice Sorge: Solo Exhibition - Member News

Tue 01 Sep, 2015 - Member News
Posted on: Tue 01 Sep, 2015



Hello to my friends, fellow artists, collectors and family members,


First, a thank you to all of you for continuing to support my work in many ways from purchases, to reflections, and comments. It means a lot to know you are in the wings for me!


This fall, the Missisquoi Museum is hosting a one- woman show of my paintings and prints on the themes of The Pinnacle Mountain and botanical prints. The Pinnacle Mountain is an especially important mountain in the south western area of the Eastern Townships as it sits as a background marker helping drivers, walkers, and cyclists orient themselves to this beautiful region of Quebec. From dawn to dusk, this almost perfect cone-shaped mountain, dressed in greens, fall colors, and winter coats of white is a prominent beacon.

Call for Neighbourhood Projects - Building bridges for Montréal’s 375th anniversary! - Calls for Submissions

Tue 01 Sep, 2015 - Calls for Submissions
Posted on: Tue 01 Sep, 2015


We dream of thousands of Montrealers in neigbourhoods across the city celebrating our historical and cultural wealth in 2017. We envision an explosion of creativity that will instill renewed pride and reflect the diversity that makes Montréal a world-class destination.

Calls for submissions - Residencies - Calls for Submissions

Tue 01 Sep, 2015 - Calls for Submissions
Posted on: Tue 01 Sep, 2015

Studio 303 supports emerging practices in contemporary dance and interdisciplinary performance. We give priority to emerging or in mid-career artists based in Montreal. If you are an established artist or from out of town, you must demonstrate a good reason for needing our services or wanting to work at Studio 303 in particular. Some of our programming is done by invitation – for Spark, exchange residencies in Vermont, or other special projects. The following is our open call for submissions.

CALQ Prize – Work of an Emerging Artist in Montréal in 2015 - Calls for Submissions

Tue 01 Sep, 2015 - Calls for Submissions
Posted on: Tue 01 Sep, 2015

The Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) is proud to associate with Culture Montréal in order to award the CALQ Prize – Work of an Emerging Artist in Montréal in 2015.
This CALQ Prize – Work of an Emerging Artist in Montréal in 2015 confers a cash award of $5000 and will be awarded to an artist, writer or collective from Montréal for an original work that was publicly presented for the first time between August 31, 2014 and August 30, 2015.

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

Posted on: Mon 03 Aug, 2015

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

ELAN Membership Benefit Spotlight – Eastern Bloc - News

Posted on: Mon 03 Aug, 2015

A Montreal gallery space for new media and interdisciplinary arts, Eastern Bloc offers ELAN members 15% off regular space rental rates. Eastern Bloc’s gallery spaces are available to rent for one-night events and exhibits (like ELAN’s 10th anniversary bash last year), long-term projects, and occasional production rentals such as rehearsals, photo shoots, and film or video shoots.

Attention Visual Artists! Call for Submissions - News

Posted on: Mon 03 Aug, 2015

Last year, thanks to funding from the Canada Council for the Arts as part of its market access initiative, ELAN brought gallerists from New York and Boston to Montreal to visit artists’ studios and meet ELAN members and friends at OBORO and Parisian Laundry. Now, the Canada Council has approved funding for a second edition of studio visits next spring. ELAN is now accepting applications from visual artists to be visited by the gallerists.

RIDEAU Info Session Summary - News

Posted on: Mon 03 Aug, 2015

On June 30, we teamed up with the Réseau indépendant des diffuseurs d'événements artistiques unis (RIDEAU) to host an information session on the network and its projects. If you missed it, check out our summary here to find out what RIDEAU is all about!

Grantwriting Workshops and Artists Connect 5-à-7s - Coming to Montreal and the regions this fall! - News

Posted on: Mon 03 Aug, 2015

presented by ELAN

in partnership with YES Montreal

Details and registration: click here 

This workshop will provide English-speaking artists of all disciplines, at all stages of their careers, with the information, tools, and resources to create and deliver the most impactful and persuasive grants possible – including tried-and-true tips from artists and experts.