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. 


  • Artist Residency Program: Referencing The Digital

    Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 06:00 PM through October 03, 2019
    Archive Contemporary in Montreal, QC, Canada

    Archive Contemporary is proud to present an artist in residence program, Referencing the Digital, featuring Sarah Hodgson and Atticus Gordon.

    For the course of six weeks, Ottawan artists Sarah Hodgson and Atticus Gordon will occupy Archive Contemporary, preparing a new body of work which will culminate in a pop-up exhibition during the first week of October.

    SARAH HODGSON's work explores the digital age and its influence on the human memory, while exploring the interplay between the past and the present to imagine future potentialities.

    Her upcoming project will focus on new strategies for incorporating digital imagery into traditional sculpture. She is interested in merging the digital world and the material one, by way of traditional and new media (3D imaging, manipulating acrylic plastics and laser cutting).

    ATTICUS GORDON will be creating a site specific installation using found objects: paper, wood, and miniature modeling materials. Atticus' installation work explores notions of space, perception, and how digital culture influences notions of Utopia in the physical environments we inhabit.

    Atticus will be simultaneously creating a body of paintings based on his own digital photography. These collaged paintings bridge the digital realm and classical painting.

    During the course of the residency, the gallery space will be open to visitors. Sarah and Atticus look forward to meeting you, discussing their creative process, and demonstrating some of the techniques they employ in their artistry.

    Drop in from Wednesday to Sunday, 10 AM - 5 PM, or email to reserve a viewing.

  • Portails/Gates

    Sunday, September 01, 2019 at 12:00 PM through October 13, 2019
    Stewart Hall Art Gallery in Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada

    Judith Klugerman presents a series of large paper weavings inspired by her trip to Japan.

    The vernissage takes place September 4 th starting at 7pm. The exhibition is open from September 1 - October 13. 

  • Suspended Meaning: Making Filmpoems

    Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 10:00 AM through October 05, 2019
    Atwater Library and Computer Centre in Westmount, QC, Canada

    The Atwater Writers Exhibition presents the FREE workshop Suspended Meaning: Making Filmpoems. Learn how to create and produce your own filmpoems. What happens when poetry and film collide? Come spend three Saturdays with poet Rachel McCrum as she takes you through the complete process from writing to filming to editing. Suitable for beginners in both poetry and film -- just bring your enthusiasm and commitment to the process! There will be a premiere screening of the completed filmpoems on Tuesday, October 8, 6-8 p.m. at the Atwater Library. FREE.

    Participants will need to have access to a laptop and basic digital camera (camera phone will be fine) for the three Saturdays, and for some work at home (2-3 hours) in between sessions. Laptops can be borrowed for use at the Library but not brought home.

    Space is limited and advance registration is required:

    Rachel McCrum is a poet, performer and workshop facilitator. From Northern Ireland, she lived in Edinburgh, Scotland where she was the first BBC Scotland Poet-in-Residence, co-founder of Stewed Rhubarb Press, and Broad of cult spoken word cabaret Rally & Broad. She has taught and performed internationally. Her first book is The First BLast to Awaken Women Degenerate (2017). She has worked on numerous filmpoetry projects, including the international collaboration project "Moving Borders & Pictures" between Quebec, UK, South Africa, Croatia, Bangladesh, and Trinidad & Tobago (Mile End Poets' Festival, 2017/18). 

    The workshop sessions and the screening will take place upstairs, and the elevator will unfortunately still be under construction.

    This event is taking place on the traditional and unceded territory of the Kanien’keha:ka.

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

  • The Parlour Project: Spider, Fly, and Web-- Performance/exhibit

    Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 12:00 PM through September 28, 2019
    Wolf Lab arts studio in Montreal, QC, Canada · $20.00 CAD

    Step into artist Amber Dawn Bellemare’s parlour… The Parlour Project: Spider, Fly, and Web is a provocative, vulnerable autoautoethnography about the artist’s lived reality as a former sex worker, using the contributions from her patrons to fund her work as an emerging artist. An intimate embodiment of human connection and sexuality, The Parlour Project reflects Bellemare’s insights about womanhood and the commodification of the feminine divine. This immersive, raw and theatrical installation art event is an opportunity for audiences to participate in her story from their own place of imagination, morality, experience and courage. Contains nudity—for ages 18+.


    Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 09:30 AM
    The McCord Museum in Montreal, QC, Canada · $35.00 CAD

    Yellow Pad Sessions is proud to present, for the very first time in Canada, The United Nations Association Film Festival. This one-day festival aims to support the UNs Sustainable Development Goals while encouraging discourse with filmmakers, panel experts and its audience. This year, it will cover themes of Refugees, Children's Health (Africa) and Climate Change.

  • Gala honouring Joseph Rouleau

    Monday, September 23, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    Sofitel Montreal in Montreal, QC, Canada · $375.00 CAD

    Solistes / soloists :
    Etienne Dupuis, baryton / baritone
    Marianne Fiset, soprano
    Antonio Figueroa, ténor / tenor
    Musiciens de l'OCM / OCM Musicians

    L'OCM dédie son gala-bénéfice annuel à l'incomparable Joseph Rouleau, qui célèbre cette année son 90e anniversaire. Avec cette soirée d'opéra, nous rendons à la fois hommage à une ancienne étoile de l'opéra et à un fervent défenseur des arts. Ne manquez pas cette soirée tout en élégance au luxueux hôtel Sofitel. Les dons recueillis contribueront au financement des programmes d'éducation et de mentorat de l'OCM.

    Au programme:
    - Repas gastronomique quatre services avec vin
    - Bar à cocktails à volonté
    - Prestation d'opéra
    - Tirages de prix et encan silencieux

    Tenue de Gala

    OCM's annuel Benefit Gala pays hommage to the incomparable Joseph Rouleau, who celebrated his 90th birthday this year. We honour the former opera star & fierce champion of the arts with this opera soirée. Don't miss this elegant event at the luxurious Sofitel Hotel. Proceeds from this event go to OCM's education and mentorship programs.

    The evening will feature:
    - Gourmet 4 course meal with wine
    - Open bar for cocktails
    - Opera performance
    - Raffle prizes and silent auction

    Gala Attire


    BILLETS / TICKETS : 375 $ (reçu d'impôts de 175 $ / tax receipt of $175)

  • Introduction to Botanical cyanotypes for les Journées de la culture

    Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 01:00 PM
    Pointe-Saint-Charles Art School in Montreal, QC, Canada

    To celebrate les Journées de la culture and World Cyanotype Day, join artist Colleen Leonard for an introduction to the cyanotype process. You will learn how to create a Prussian blue print  on prepared paper using only objects and the sun. Everyone will leave with one original cyanotype print. All materials are provided.

    We will be working outdoors. No experience necessary. Non-toxic.


    Activity for ages 5+

    In the case of rain, the workshop will be held Sunday, September 29, 2019.


    Pour célébrer les Journées de la culture et la journée mondiale du cyanotype, rejoignez l'artiste Colleen Leonard pour découvrir le procédé photographique du cyanotype.

    Vous expérimenterez avec des objets sur du papier cyanotype pour produire un tirage en bleu de Prusse. Tout le monde repartira avec une impression originale en utilisant uniquement le soleil et de l'eau. Tous les matériaux sont fournis.

    Nous travaillerons à l'extérieur. Aucune expérience nécessaire. Non-toxique. 

    Activité pour les 5 ans et +


    En cas de la pluie, l'atelier aura lieu le dimanche 29 septembre 2019.

  • WORDPLAY: A writing workshop in celebration of creativity and wonder

    Tuesday, October 01, 2019 at 06:00 PM through November 05, 2019
    Métèque in Ndg, QC, Canada · $150.00 CAD

    October 1st - November 5th at 6pm

    In a time of busy schedules, and places to be and people to see, it can be hard to find the time to simply play. WORDPLAY is a writing play group, a time in your week reserved for you — a time to connect with the wonder that lies at the heart of words and where they can take us.

    For a period of six weeks we will meet for two hours of writing projects and prompts designed to welcome the unexpected, the spontaneous, and the serendipitous, culminating in an evening of readings on the last night.

    Whether you are a poet, a fiction or non-fiction writer, an aspiring writer, a musician or a visual or performance artist, or someone who simply loves the joy of words, or even scrabble, boggle or crossword puzzles, this is an opportunity to entertain what it means to revel, gambol and cut loose with language.

    Workshop leader: Carolyn Boll
    A trained dancer, and recipient of several Canada Council and Quebec multi-media and choreography grants, author Carolyn Boll is a graduate of The Humber School for Writers. Her poems and short stories have appeared in Lavender Review, The Gay & Lesbian Review, and Mayday Magazine, and her non-fiction writing has appeared in The Dance Current and The Montreal Gazette. Her first book, a playful partnering between poetry, image and dance, is called Social Dance A Book of Ballroom Poetry and was published by Sally Jane Books, the specialty imprint of indie publisher Headmistress Press.

    Event link here:

    My instagram account @carolyn.boll

  • Boost Your Business With Instagram

    Tuesday, October 01, 2019 at 06:30 PM
    YES in Montreal, QC, Canada · $20.00 CAD

    With over 1 billion active monthly users, Instagram has become one of the most powerful tools in the digital marketing arsenal. So, what’s your story and how do we get it across?


    This dynamic workshop will help you jump-start your existing Instagram account to boost your business, personal brand, or organization to new heights. We’ll help you learn how to generate content for a lead generation funnel and attract engaged clients through creative content and promotional strategies.


    We’ll look at the content required to make the algorithm work for you rather than looking at technicalities to fight against it. Entrepreneurs and creatives; brace yourselves, we’re going to be breaking the rules for the sake of progress!


    Speaker: Stefano Di Lollo, Creative Leadership Consultant (Founder of The Creative-U), Chief Creative Officer of Papillon MDC Inc., and Creative Cognition Coach and Speaker

    Available in-centre and online.

    Pre-registration is required. To register>>>

  • "I Am Eleven" film screening fundraiser (in support of Geordie Theatre)

    Friday, October 04, 2019 at 07:00 PM
    Selwyn House School in Westmount, QC, Canada · $10.00 CAD

    Geordie Theatre will host a fundraiser screening of the documentary film, "I Am Eleven".

    Film synopsis: Australian filmmaker Genevieve Bailey travelled the world for six years talking with 11-year-olds to compose this insightful, funny, and moving portrait of childhood. Visit for more information or to view the trailer of the film.

    A question-and-answer period with the filmmaker via Skype is scheduled to take place following the film.

    This event is most suitable for children (10 years old and up) and their adults. 

    How to get to the venue: Buses: #24, #90, #104, #138 or walk from Atwater metro station

    Geordie Theatre is Montreal's leading English-language professional theatre for audiences of all ages, entertaining and engaging the imaginations of children and their families since 1980!


    Please note: Tickets for adults are $20.00, and tickets for children under 18 are $10.00