CALQ Information Session with Program Officer Laurent Rozencwajg, October 26, 2016 
(Photo by Guy Rodgers) 



Director's Message
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ELAN’s Arts, Community, Education (ACE) Initiative is entering its second phase. Back in June, more than 50 artists and educators gathered together for the ACE Jam, a brainstorm day to imagine projects that would incorporate art and education in new ways. The goal was to think beyond ideas from existing cultural education programs, for example by pairing schools that don’t normally work together, combining elementary and high school classes, working with more than one artistic discipline, and linking schools with the larger community. ELAN circulated an ACE Initiative Projects Applicant Guide in August to solicit partners to bring projects to life. In October, five partners were selected.



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Member Database Update

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*MEMBERS, please note: Our new membership database will be up soon. In the meantime:

We'll let you know when the new system is up and running!

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ELAN Schmoozer & Notre-Dame-des-Arts' First Thursday

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Notre-Dame-des-Arts and ELAN are teaming up to present an evening of networking, and a feature presentation.

Thursday November 3, 7-9pm
Cafe Shaika (5526 Sherbrooke St. W)
FREE! and open to all

Join us for an evening at Cafe Shaika where artists and arts lovers of all disciplines and backgrounds will have the opportunity to converse and connect with NDG based artists. Refreshments will be served and folks from across artistic communities will have the chance to meet and mingle!  

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#DigiCanCon ELAN Community Consultation: Canadian Content in a Digital World

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Wednesday November 16, 5pm-7pm
Bar Le Ritz PDB (179 Jean Talon West)
Close to Metro Parc and Metro de Castelneau
Accessibility info:
Wheelchair accessible with a metal ramp on the inside of the front entrance. Located on the ground floor, entry facing directly onto Jean-Talon Ouest. Washrooms are also wheelchair accessible and gender-neutral. 

FREE and open to all

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When was the last time you went to a video store to rent a movie?

Do you buy a newspaper, catch the news on the radio or tv, or get your news online or through social media?

Have you ever created or watched a tutorial online?

Do you ever hit your monthly mobile data limit because you’ve streamed one too many songs?

The Government of Canada is updating its cultural policy, encouraging Canadians to join the conversation and have their say on how to strengthen the creation, discovery and export of Canadian content in a digital world.


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National Film Board Information & Networking Session

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Are you a producer, director, writer, creator or craftsperson working in documentary, interactive or animation? Are you from the Anglophone minority community in Quebec? Have you ever considered creating with the NFB? Do you have a portfolio or CV you’d like to share?

As part of the ongoing collaboration with ELAN and QEPC, The National Film Board of Canada’s English Program and the Quebec/Atlantic Studio, is hosting an information and networking session on Thursday, November 17th from 5-7pm. An invitation with all the details will be sent next week.

To add your email to the invitation list please contact Mylène Augustin, 514-757-1638.

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(ELAN 2016 AGM, Photo by Julia Stringhetta)

Become an ELAN Member!

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The arts landscape is transforming. Arts funders including the Canada Council for the Arts and CALQ are introducing changes, and cultural policies at all three levels of government are being reviewed.

These changes will directly affect Quebec artists. It's an important moment for your voice to be heard.

We regularly bring our members' and community's concerns to funders, government representatives, and community leaders.

As an ELAN member, your support will help ELAN to continue creating opportunities for artists through our advocacy work. Help influence decisions that matter to you - become a member today!

Join Now!
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Apathy Is Boring: 150 Years Young

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Apathy is Boring's Canadian Heritage-funded project, 150 Years Young, has been selected as one of almost 40 Canada 150 Signature Initiatives. Along with the support from VIA Rail Canada and The R. Howard Webster Foundation, A is B will be representing Canada's 150th birthday on a national scale.

A collaborative effort led by A is B, with the support of dozens of community partners across the country and 12 City Ambassadors representing Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Edmonton and Vancouver, 150 Years Young tells the story about youth in Canada. ELAN is proud to be an Outreach Partner of this project.

Stay tuned for ongoing development to this project here: and for more information on all things Canada 150 and Signature Initiatives, check out
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Montréal, arts interculturels (MAI) call for proposals

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Montréal, arts interculturels (MAI) is inviting arts professionals in the fields of visual + media arts, and multidisciplinary + performing arts to submit projects for their 2016-2017 season. Projects must be of an intercultural nature. 

MAI presents artists of different origins and milieus, who question or challenge their cultural backgrounds while also reflecting them, and whose works may be iconoclastic or that engage in open dialogue with tradition.

Remember, ELAN Members receive a 20% discount on MAI’s shows for the 2016-17 season – plus tons of other great benefits. Become a member today!

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Visual Arts
  • Galerie ERGA, a unique rental gallery located on Boul. St.Laurent, is available for solo and group exhibitions, pop up shops and media launches. Reserve for your upcoming exhibition today: 514-886-8827
  • The Sustainability Action Fund is looking for an animator to create an animated commercial that promotes the SAF and highlight’s its role and activities at Concordia University. Open to current and alumni Concordia students. Apply by NOVEMBER 5.
Visual Art
  • Concordia University is seeking qualified applicants to fill a tenure-track faculty position in Visual Communication Design. Apply by NOVEMBER 30.
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  • Articule is launching a call for proposals and invites artists, artists’ collectives and curators interested in establishing a dialogue with contemporary art to submit an exhibition or research project for 2017-2018 or 2018-2019. Apply by NOVEMBER 21.
  • Black Theatre Workshop is now accepting submissions for the Gloria Mitchell-Aleong Award for an emerging professional Black artist between the ages of 20-35. Submit before NOVEMBER 27.
  • Festival Accès Asie is having a video competition! Emerging artists are invited to create a promotional video for the festival. The winner will be offered a contract to create a series of videos for the 2017 edition. Apply by NOVEMBER 30.

  • Repercussion Theatre and Playwrights' Workshop Montréal are looking to commission a brand-new Canadian play exploring the connection between Shakespeare and Montréal/Canada. Submit by DECEMBER 1.
  • Vallum Mag is accepting poetry, essay, interview, review and audio/video poetry submissions. Submit by NOVEMBER 20.
  • The Quebec Writers' Federation is seeking writing mentors and mentees to help promising emerging writers make the transition to the next stage of their careers. Apply by NOVEMBER 21.
  • Disquiet is currently accepting contest submissions for The Disquiet Literary Prize for writing in any genre. The top winners in each genre will be published in Guernica (fiction), (nonfiction) and The Common (poetry). Apply by JANUARY 31, 2017.
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  • YES Montreal presents Making Art Work Two-Part Mini Series, a workshop designed to help aspiring artist-entrepreneurs grow their business and practice, OCTOBER 26 & NOVEMBER 2. 
  • Word After Word, free workshops for youth and adults with Mark Abley take place on NOVEMBER 11 & 18 in Huntingdon and NOVEMBER 25 in Montreal.
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  • Expozine, an exceptional opportunity to dive into the wild universe of today's small presses and self-publishing authors and artists, takes place NOVEMBER 12 + 13.
  • The Conseil des arts de Montréal presents the Info-Arts meet-up, a networking session for Visual and Media artists on NOVEMBER 24.

  • Studio 303 presents ASSEMBLÉE, a new platform for artists who work with their own bodies and divergent materials to tackle the problems of the form itself, NOVEMBER 5+6.

  • The Montreal West End Operatic Society presents Around the World in 80 Minutes: A Musical Review. From Broadway to Grand Opera and ancient Babylon to modern day New York, take a musical trip on NOVEMBER 30, DECEMBER 10 + DECEMBER 11 in Westmount, Montreal and Côte Saint-Luc.
  • Montreal City Voices, a womens' a cappella chorus, presents "MINGLED MELODIES", a Christmas Show on DECEMBER 3 from 1-4pm at Roxboro United Church (116 Cartier St, Roxboro, QC).
  • Infinithéâtre Montréal presents Battered a story of violence, redemption and the unending complications of love. The performance runs until NOVEMBER 6.
  • Teesri Duniya Theatre presents The Refugee Hotel, a dark comedy about exile, love and the Canadian resettlement experience, which runs until NOVEMBER 13.
  • Prom Queen: The Musical tells the true tale of a small-town teenager who wanted to bring his boyfriend to prom, but ended up taking the Catholic School Board to court. This World premiere at the Segal Centre runs until NOVEMBER 20.
  • "The Fixer-Upper" - A comedy by Lorne Elliott will be staged at Grove Hall in Huntingdon on NOVEMBER 26, 7pm.

Visual Arts
  • Mina Hedayat's exhibition "Rebirth" invites us to explore the complexity of emotions surrounding the theme of immigration. The exhibit opens at the Mekic Art Gallery  on NOVEMBER 4, 6-9pm.
  • Member Shelley Freeman's folding book will be on display at the "Irresistible Forces" exhibit at Galerie de la ville, Dollard-des-ormeaux, until NOVEMBER 13.
  • Kim Vergil presents "Day Residue...a collection of  abstract mixed media DreamScape paintings. Attend the vernissage at 4710 rue St-Ambroise on DECEMBER 3, 1-5pm.
  • The Women’s Art Society of Montreal invites you to become a member! The society gathers bimonthly on Tuesdays at the McCord Museum to listen to great talks. Come connect with like-minded people who enjoy the arts by visiting the WASM website or by calling 514-495-3701.
  • Off the Page, an annual Literary Festival featuring readings from Zoe Whittal, Damian Rogers and more takes place NOVEMBER 3-5.
  • Harry Rajchgot will be launching his novel, Gravitational Fields: A Novel of Peacetime and War, on NOVEMBER 17, 7pm at Temple Emanu-El-Beth-Sholom (4100 Sherbrooke West).
  • The Association of English-language Publishers of Quebec, the Atwater Library and Computer Centre and the Quebec Writers' Federation presents a Holiday Pop-Up Book FairNOVEMBER 25 + 26.
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  • Board Member Fortner Anderson was elected to Culture Montreal's board of directors to represent ELAN.
  • A trailer of "Creation and Sacrifice" autoethnographic experimental / essay film with original music, all by ELAN Member Kyoka Tsukamoto, is ready, take a look! Supported by Canada Council for the Arts and Conseil des arts et des letters du Québec. 
Visual Arts
  • ELAN member Deirdre Potash was featured on CBC News on October 17, to talk about the painting of a hockey mural in St-Polycarpe, where kids and seniors came together to pay homage to the town's history.
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*NOTE: Our new website's Member Directory will be up soon. We'll let you know when it's ready. Thanks for your support! 

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Love Puppets - The Concordian
Watch a snippet of Jesse Stong's 70-hour long extreme puppetry performance,
"<3 Puppets".
Music Through The Mouth 2
Spectrum Productions, an organization dedicated to encouraging and supporting the social and creative advancement of youth on the Autism Spectrum, presents Music Through the Mouth.
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