Community Calendar

Welcome to ELAN's Community Calendar!

This is a space where active members can promote events they are organizing or those that feature their work. We’re excited to make connecting with and supporting ELAN members easier than ever! Events are listed below in chronological order.

Check out these simple instructions for submitting an event, including some tips to get you thinking about accessibility. 

 

  • Heather Dubreuil at Victoria Hall, Westmount

    Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 06:00 PM through February 14, 2020
    Victoria Hall in Westmount, QC, Canada

    Heather Dubreuil, John Fretz and Mana Hemami are pleased to be showing their work at Victoria Hall in Westmount.

    All are invited to the opening on Wednesday, January 15, from 6 - 8 pm.

    The show continues until Saturday, February 15.

    Hours are Monday - Friday, 10 am - 9 pm, and Saturday 10 am - 5 pm.

    The venue is wheelchair-accessible. 

  • Grant Writing Essentials: Two-Part Mini Series

    Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 06:30 PM
    YES in Montreal, QC, Canada · $35.00 CAD

    To gain credibility, artists need peer and public recognition, as well as the capital to produce, promote and distribute their work. Grants can provide both, but are notoriously hard to get. This workshop mini-series focuses on essential grant writing techniques, including crafting a persuasive “pitch”, budgeting, timelines and other handy tips to help you turn out grant applications that are as strong and outstanding as your work.

     

    Part 1: The Pitch - Wednesday, January 22: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

     

    Your art has potential - now you must represent it on paper in a way that will captivate the reader. In the first part of this series, you will learn how to craft a compelling, context-rich pitch that jumps off the page to effectively illustrate your art project’s true value. Starting with an essential grant-writing check-list, you will understand how to represent your work with clarity and persuasion.

     

    Part 2: Budgets & Timelines - Wednesday, January 29: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

     

    All winning grant applications include cohesive, well-thought-out budgets and timelines that adequately reflect the project from a time and money perspective. In this session, we will focus on helping you develop a set of best practices for all future grant applications.

    Speaker: Clémence Foisy-Marquis (Communications Advisor, Normal)

    Available in-centre and online.

    Pre-registration is required. To register>>> http://bit.ly/yesgrants2020

  • Bodies in Lyric -- Tanya Evanson on Spoken Word

    Friday, January 31, 2020 at 04:00 PM
    4th Space in Montreal, QC, Canada

    Oral poetry, storytelling, monologue, slam and experimental sound performance remain at the fringes of the literary world- largely because they lack a critical framework. This talk will examine some current states in spoken word and look at the work of three Tiohtià:ke/Montreal-based artists: Kaie Kellough, Moe Clark and Cat Kidd. We round it all out with a live performance featuring Tanya Evanson on vocals, Jahsun on percussion and Jean-Michel Frédéric on keys. A co-presentation of the Atwater Writers Exhibition, SpokenWeb, and the Atwater Poetry Project. A sister event to the Feb. 1 workshop led by Tanya Evanson, The Page with Ears Open. http://awe.atwaterlibrary.ca/activities/events-listings/

  • The Page with Ears Open -- A Spoken Word Workshop

    Saturday, February 01, 2020 at 10:30 AM
    Atwater Library and Computer Centre in Westmount, QC, Canada

    Dive into the creation of literature and orature using mystical, poetic and neo-futurist tools. Be prepared to write fresh autobiographical work and perform it using the voice and body as instruments of stardom in space. Ideal for extroverted introverts and writers who can't sit still, all experience levels are welcome. The skills sharpened here can be applied to any professional setting -- whether in the arts or beyond. Requirements: pen and paper or laptop, relaxed clothing, bottle of water. 

    Participants in this workshop are encouraged to attend the FREE critical talk and performance, "Bodies in Lyric" on Friday, January 31 (the day before) as part of the workshop experience. It will provide a foundation of ideas and examples for Saturday's work. See details in listing for "Bodies in Lyric."

    Workshop leader Tanya Evanson is an Antiguan-Canadian writer and performer from Tiotià:ke/Montreal.  She has presented spoken word in over a dozen countries, released four studio albums and two videopoems, and is program director of The Banff Centre Spoken Word residency. In addition to work in journals and anthologies, her two published poetry collections are Bothism (Ekstasis 2017) and Nouveau Griot (Frontenac 2018). She moonlights as a whirling dervish. mothertonguemedia.com

    Registration required: elise.m@videotron.ca.

    This two-part event is taking place on the traditional and unceded territory of the Kanien'keha:ka.

    Generously supported by the Community Cultural Action Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage.

  • Successful Events: Planning, Managing and Marketing

    Thursday, February 06, 2020 at 06:00 PM
    Little Red Wagon Winery in Shawville, QC, Canada

    Organizing events requires skills to avoid disappointment and burnout - yours or your volunteers’. And … possible financial loss.

    The event you’re planning may be a single concert, a poetry reading, a performance, a workshop or an art exhibition.  It may be a festival with several shows and activities.  Your show may also want to go on tour, whether to 2 or 10 locations.

    ​​These workshops are primarily geared towards members of the 100 Mile Arts Network - artists and venues - but they are also of special interest to community groups looking to host (fundraising) events.

    Public events: a concert, a community picknick, a festival, an art exhibit, or ….
    Private events like a large family reunion or a house concert.


    Facilitator:  Brenda Rooney, Wakefield
    of Rooney Productions
    ​Marketing and Communications Professional; Director of Communications in professional theatre; Managing Director of Wakefield Doc Fest (10 years) and Youth Film Camp (7 years); past President of Theatre Wakefield; Documentary Filmmaker.


    The 100 Mile Arts Network is developing an inventory of artists (musicians, writers, dancers, visual artists, comedians, etc.) and venues for performances and exhibits.
    The Network covers the rural regions of the Outaouais and seeks to build infrastructure to advance the cultural economy in English speaking communities.

    For more info on the network and the workshops:  www.100MileArts.net   
    Email:  touring@100MileArts.net

  • Successful Events: Planning, Managing and Marketing

    Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 06:00 PM
    Lac Ste. Marie Municipal Hall in Lac-Sainte-Marie, QC, Canada

    Organizing events requires skills to avoid disappointment and burnout - yours or your volunteers’. And … possible financial loss.

    The event you’re planning may be a single concert, a poetry reading, a performance, a workshop or an art exhibition.  It may be a festival with several shows and activities.  Your show may also want to go on tour, whether to 2 or 10 locations.

    ​​These workshops are primarily geared towards members of the 100 Mile Arts Network - artists and venues - but they are also of special interest to community groups looking to host (fundraising) events.

    Public events: a concert, a community picknick, a festival, an art exhibit, or ….
    Private events like a large family reunion or a house concert.


    Facilitator:  Brenda Rooney, Wakefield
    of Rooney Productions
    ​Marketing and Communications Professional; Director of Communications in professional theatre; Managing Director of Wakefield Doc Fest (10 years) and Youth Film Camp (7 years); past President of Theatre Wakefield; Documentary Filmmaker.


    The 100 Mile Arts Network is developing an inventory of artists (musicians, writers, dancers, visual artists, comedians, etc.) and venues for performances and exhibits.
    The Network covers the rural regions of the Outaouais and seeks to build infrastructure to advance the cultural economy in English speaking communities.

    For more info on the network and the workshops:  www.100MileArts.net   
    Email:  touring@100MileArts.net

  • Poetic Notions - art exhibition opening and reading event

    Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 05:00 PM
    E K Voland Gallery - Complexe Canal Lachine in Montreal, QC, Canada

    Bringing together 30 artists and poets, curators and participants Carolyn Boll and Holly Friesen have woven together the show Poetic Notions. An exhibition of 15 collaborative works created through the pairings of one visual artist with one poet, they bring us thought-provoking notions of the power of both poetry and art— collaborations that weave together creativity, vision and voice in surprising, courageous and illuminating ways.

    The Poetic Notions poets are Carolyn Boll, Stephanie Bolster, Annie Bruno, Melissa Bull, Madeleine Caritas longan, Moe Clark, Sue Elmslie, Sheryl Halpern, Emmy Huot, Victoria Leblanc, Melanie Mitzner, Elizabeth Paulette-Coughlin, Rae Marie Taylor, Blossom Thom, Carolyne Van Der Meer.

    The Poetic Notions visual artists are Suzanne Blouin, Arielle Côte, Holly Friesen, Kathryn Cabinet-Kroo, Jennifer Goddard, Nicke Gorney, Lydia Haywood-Mun, Rachelle Marcoux, Theresa Passarello, Mary Perchanok, Sue Rusk, Gabby Scope, Kathryn Shriver, Susanne Strater, and Wendy Thomas.

    Readings begin at 6pm.

    Follow us at #poeticnotions on Instagram and on the Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/862746470849718/?active_tab=about

  • Successful Events: Planning, Managing and Marketing

    Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 06:00 PM
    Cafe Molo's, Wakefield in Wakefield, QC, Canada

    Organizing events requires skills to avoid disappointment and burnout - yours or your volunteers’. And … possible financial loss.

    The event you’re planning may be a single concert, a poetry reading, a performance, a workshop or an art exhibition.  It may be a festival with several shows and activities.  Your show may also want to go on tour, whether to 2 or 10 locations.

    ​​These workshops are primarily geared towards members of the 100 Mile Arts Network - artists and venues - but they are also of special interest to community groups looking to host (fundraising) events.

    Public events: a concert, a community picknick, a festival, an art exhibit, or ….
    Private events like a large family reunion or a house concert.


    Facilitator:  Brenda Rooney, Wakefield
    of Rooney Productions
    ​Marketing and Communications Professional; Director of Communications in professional theatre; Managing Director of Wakefield Doc Fest (10 years) and Youth Film Camp (7 years); past President of Theatre Wakefield; Documentary Filmmaker.


    The 100 Mile Arts Network is developing an inventory of artists (musicians, writers, dancers, visual artists, comedians, etc.) and venues for performances and exhibits.
    The Network covers the rural regions of the Outaouais and seeks to build infrastructure to advance the cultural economy in English speaking communities.

    For more info on the network and the workshops:  www.100MileArts.net   
    Email:  touring@100MileArts.net

  • Poetic Notions Cafe gallery event

    Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 11:00 AM
    E K Voland Gallery - Complexe Canal Lachine in Montreal, QC, Canada

    As part of the Poetic Notions collaborative art exhibition between 30 visual artists and poets, curators and participants Carolyn Boll and Holly Friesen are organizing a convivial Poetic Notions gallery event on Sunday, February 16th from 11am-1pm with coffee and croissants with various artists and poets from the exhibition in attendance— a wonderful way to spend a mid-winter Sunday with art and poetry, artists and writers.

    Follow us at #poeticnotions on Instagram and on the Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/862746470849718/?active_tab=about

  • Producing an Event or Tour: a view from both sides of the stage - the host or producer and the artist

    Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 06:00 PM
    Molo's Cafe in Wakefield, QC, Canada

    This workshop addresses the issues of actually putting on the 'show'.

    Especially new performers and exhibitors are often not very familiar with what is expected of them when they visit an unfamiliar venue.
    And the same goes for new producers and event organizers.  And a venue host who is just venturing into programming cultural events.

    When it comes to a whole tour, the issues to consider are multiplied.

    We'll cover topics like:

    Good communication between artists, producers and the organizing team; appreciation of the other’s needs;
    Legal issues, e.g. contracts, insurance;
    Technical issues;
    Hospitality and accommodation;
    Solid financial management

    Organizing events requires skills to avoid disappointment and burnout - yours or your volunteers’. And … possible financial loss.

    The event you’re planning may be a single concert, a poetry reading, a performance, a workshop or an art exhibition.  It may be a festival with several shows and activities.  Your show may also want to go on tour, whether to 2 or 10 locations.

    ​​These workshops are primarily geared towards members of the 100 Mile Arts Network - artists and venues - but they are also of special interest to community groups looking to host (fundraising) events.

    Public events: a concert, a community picknick, a festival, an art exhibit, or ….
    Private events like a large family reunion or a house concert.

    The venue is accessible.


    Facilitators

    Ian Tamblyn, Chelsea
    Award winning Singer-Songwriter (44 albums); Playwright (too many to count); Music Producer; Sound Designer at the GCTC; teacher of music, song writing, soundscape creation, tech skills; Ian tours extensively.

    Kerstin Petersson, Wakefield
    Past Artistic and Managing Director of the TaDa! Performing Arts Festival (4 years); Project Manager for various cultural projects; Producer of two of Theatre Wakefield’s Regional Summer Theatre Tours; past Treasurer of Theatre Wakefield (9 years).


    The 100 Mile Arts Network is developing an inventory of artists (musicians, writers, dancers, visual artists, comedians, etc.) and venues for performances and exhibits.
    The Network covers the rural regions of the Outaouais and seeks to build infrastructure to advance the cultural economy in English speaking communities.

    For more info on the network and the workshops:  www.100MileArts.net   
    Email:  touring@100MileArts.net