ELAN Quebec: English Language Arts Network

Are you interested in the arts community in Quebec?  Are you an artist?  Do you want to do  work for arts based organizations?

If you have said yes to any of the preceding questions, then the English Language Arts Network of Quebec (ELAN Quebec) is an organization you should know about.

Created in 2005, ELAN Quebec is a multi-disciplinary community of over 8,500 artists and cultural workers in Quebec. As per the ELAN Quebec website, the organization aims to:

  • Provide support, services and networking opportunities to English-speaking artists of all disciplines in all regions of Quebec.
  • Promote the work of artists so they receive greater recognition and visibility.
  • Collaborate with sister organizations to coordinate and instigate support services, such as professional development and mentorship opportunities.
  • Build bridges between English-speaking and French-speaking communities.
  • Advocate on behalf of English-speaking artists and their community in critical areas such as funding and public broadcasting.
  • Promote arts and culture as a means to enrich education, develop the creative economy and serve as a motor for economic development.

Job opportunities and internships are regularly posted on ELAN Quebec”s Community News section. Recent organizations that have posted positions include Centaur Theatre, Studio XX, Black Theatre Workshop and the Contemporary Art Galleries Association (AGAC).

You can learn more about ELAN Quebec by attending their upcoming 7th Annual General Meeting and August Schmoozer on August 29th.  Here are some event details:

Monday August 29
AGM: 6pm-8pm
Schmoozer: 8pm-10pm
Cabaret du Mile End (5240 avenue du Parc)

RSVP to agm2011@quebec-elan.org by August 23rd

Members in good standing can vote (membership is $25/year). Non-members are welcome to attend as observers.

Once you join ELAN Quebec, you will receive their newsletter. You can also follow ELAN on Facebook and Twitter.

So get out there and schmooze with the artists and arts based organizations of Quebec!

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