July ELANews

Posted on: Thu 02 Jul, 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.

Photoshop and Illustrator Workshops - Workshops

Mon 27 Jul, 2015 - Workshops
Posted on: Mon 27 Jul, 2015

Dima Karout, an ELAN member, is teaching creative classes with MACES – McGill Continuing Education. This year, they are open to the public too. They could be a good help for ELAN members or artists who want to retouch their photos or create graphics.


- Creative Classes are offered as intensive workshops.

- Each course is 12 hours in class + 3 hours final project over 5 weeks.

- All materials (computers, software and exercises) for the classes are provided.

- The classes will take place at MACES building: 3437 Peel Street.

- The cost will be 170$ per course.

- We only have six students per class.

Starting Dates:

Photoshop Basics + Professional Photo Retouching

Two Options:

- Starting Sunday Sep 20, 2015. 10 AM - 1 PM

- Starting Monday Sep 21, 2015. 6 - 9 PM

Introduction to Batik - Workshops

Mon 27 Jul, 2015 - Workshops
Posted on: Mon 27 Jul, 2015

Do you want to know how to make a batik painting or a functional batik art for practical usage? Please join our Batik workshops in August!
The workshops will be hands-on and practical ones. Different techniques of making batik will be featured every week.
The workshop is designed for beginners only; once a week, on Friday afternoon, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The best batik piece from each participant will be chosen for an exhibition.
Location: Gallery RCA, RCA Building, 1001 Lenoir Street, Suite E-206.
Workshop leader: Avy Loftus
Cost: $165/person (including the materials)
For more information, please e-mail: avy@avy.ca

Mount Royal Cemetery Annual Art Exhibition and Sale - Community Events

Start Date: Sun 26 Jul, 2015
End Date: Sun 23 Aug, 2015

Community Events
Posted on: Sat 25 Jul, 2015

Exhibition: August 22nd and 23rd, 2015 from 1-4pm
Vernisage: Saturday, August 22 1pm/ Awards Ceremony August 23 (4:30pm)
Address: 1297 Chemin de la Foret, Outremont H2V 2P9
Tel: 514-279-7358

International Group Exhibition - Exposition Collective Internationale - Artistic Events

Start Date: Thu 06 Aug, 2015
End Date: Sun 16 Aug, 2015

Artistic Events
Posted on: Thu 23 Jul, 2015

International Group Exhibition of paintings and photography

Opening Reception - Saturday August 8th, 2015 between 1pm - 5 pm

Maison de la Culture Villebon
630, rue Richelieu, Beloeil, Quebec J3G 5E8
Information: 450-467-2835 ext. 2914

August 6 - 16, 2015
Hours: Tuesday to Thrusday from 9am - 4pm
Saturday and Sunday from 1pm - 5 pm

Intro au monde du clown et vulnérabilité - Yves Sheriff - Workshops

Thu 23 Jul, 2015 - Workshops
Posted on: Thu 23 Jul, 2015

1er août 2015 • 10 h à 14 h (sam)
Gratuit / Professeur bilingue
Ouvert aux danseurs et chorégraphes professionnels

Cet atelier vise à faire comprendre les bases de la logique du clown afin d’aborder différentes situations de jeu. Le tout dans un contexte d’ouverture aux accidents possibles et de conscience de l’état de vulnérabilité sur scène. Il découle d’observations menées sur les interprètes en danse contemporaine et s’adresse à ceux qui souhaitent aborder leur niveau de jeu autrement que par la construction théâtrale, afin d’offrir plus de liberté et de véracité. L’acteur interprète, le clown est. Ouvert aux danseurs et chorégraphes de tous niveaux, anglophones et francophones, cet atelier se veut une courte leçon de base, où explications et exemples seront ponctués d’exercices et situations de jeux basés sur le clown, issus des écoles européennes, américaines et russes.

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-7 - 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.

Arts Alive! Québec in Huntingdon – August 8-9 & 14-15 - News

Posted on: Mon 03 Aug, 2015

The fifth stop on the Arts Alive! Québec circuit is Huntingdon, where the town is opening its doors for two weekends.

2015 Annual General Meeting - News

Posted on: Mon 03 Aug, 2015

Monday August 31

MAI Café 

3680 rue Jeanne-Mance, Montreal

Four blocks north of metro Place des Arts

RSVP: admin@quebec-elan.org

Facebook event


Registration 6:00 - 6:30 PM

Business meeting 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Schmoozer 7:30 +