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. 


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

    Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 06:00 PM
    Lac Ste. Marie Municipal Hall in Lac-Sainte-Marie, 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.


    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:   

  • Boost Your Business with Instagram

    Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 12:00 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?

    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.

    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

  • Jump Start Your Art & Financing Options

    Monday, March 16, 2020 at 12:00 PM
    YES in Montreal, QC, Canada

    Are you an artist seeking to make a living from your creativity and talent, but don’t know how?

    Many artists want to live off their art - but where do you start? Our orientation session will outline the support services that are available to artists through YES and other arts organizations, and give an overview of how you can finance your work. We’ll touch upon key things to consider when building a career or business in the arts - from understanding the funding landscape, to developing relationships with key stakeholders, as well as marketing and essential grant-writing tips - so you can get started today.

    After these workshops there will be an opportunity to meet one-on-one with a YES Artist Coach for 15 minutes to get answers to your questions and determine your individualized service plan.

    Please Note: Those wishing to obtain artist coaching services are encouraged to attend this free workshop first.

  • The Power of Place: Making a Communal Memory Map

    Saturday, April 04, 2020 at 02:00 PM
    Atwater Library and Computer Centre in Westmount, QC, Canada

    In this two-afternoon workshop, presented by the Atwater Writers Exhibition, participants will paint, draw, stitch, and/or appliqué details of a place that evokes personal memories: an old cinema, your grandmother's garden, or another remembered place that is important to you. We will provide a recycled paint tarp for background, as well as art supplies. Come prepared to share your stories of your chosen place: we will talk with each other while we make a communal tapestry for display at the Atwater Library. Bring any meaningful fabric scraps or other material you might wish to include in your part of the memory map  (and don't mind leaving as part of the communal artwork). No sewing or artistic experience necessary.

    Workshop leader Kathleen Winter has written novels, short stories, and an Arctic travel memoir. She has lived in the UK, Newfoundland, and Verdun. She has worked with young people and elders, making folk textile pieces that celebrate memory, place, and personal story.

    FREE but registration required:

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

  • Youth Concert: Beethoven & the Bully

    Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 09:30 AM through April 24, 2020
    Oscar Peterson Concert Hall in Montréal, QC, Canada · $9.00 CAD

    Beethoven & the Bully

    Bilingual Youth Concert
    April 23, 2020

    3 Shows
    9:30, 10:45 AM & 1:00 PM
    Oscar Peterson Concert Hall
    7141 Rue Sherbrooke O.
    Tickets: $9 (tax included)
    Jean Marchand, Actor
    Sarah Oulousian, Pianist

    For more information, contact Boran Zaza: or (514) 487-5190.

    Even Ludwig van Beethoven, a young genius who became one of the most famous composers in the world, dealt with bullying. Let us inspire you with his story and the difficulties he faced when he was bullied by his peers, his teachers and even his own father. Maestro Boris Brott, while sharing his own stories of bullying, sheds light on the great Beethoven. This interactive concert joins music and a touching, educational story. The students will learn how to help one another, or how they can help themselves in a situation of bullying. Musical excerpts include Beethoven’s 5th and 9th Symphonies (Ode to Joy with audience participation), Mozart’s Piano concerto no. 21, and many more.

    Appropriate for children from 6-10 years old