Are you an eligible Artist?

In 2019 ELAN’s Arts & Education Team began working with arts & culture, community, and education organizations who have connections with professional artists in dance, film, literature, music, theatre, and visual arts. Our goal is to identify as many eligible Artists & Arts organizations as possible who can facilitate high quality interactive arts & culture experiences in schools across the province.

As of June 2020, we are excited to be adding Artists with experience facilitating lifelong learning experiences for Adults and/or Seniors! Many community and regional non-profit organizations have been connecting with Artists to facilitate inspirational activities in-person and online. We are delighted to expand our list, creating the most comprehensive and diverse possible list of Artists who are eligible to facilitate educational experiences in the country.

Our next recruitment period for new teaching Artists will take place during the month of May at which point we will be sending out a call for submissions. Please have a look at eligibility requirements below. Stay up to date with our announcements on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn, and sign up for our mailing list.

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Eligibility

1. Eligible Artists identify as members of the English-speaking Communities of Quebec:

– they represent the diversity of the ESCs’ demographics and cultural communities. Their practices include a wide variety of specialties to engage students and lifelong learners of all ages.

2. Experience facilitating in education settings is required for working in Schools*:

Having listened to educators about what is essential to this program’s success, to qualify for the $1500 ArtistsInspire School Grants Program, Artists must already have experience as facilitators of hands-on creative experiences with students and teachers in elementary and/or secondary schools. They have demonstrated their skills/experience through prior work with ELAN’s ACE InitiativeArtsSmartsMASCMikwChiyâm, the Quebec Writers’ Federation’s Writers in the Communities Program and/or from equivalent programs in the rest of Canada or internationally.  Many artists are also listed in Quebec’s Culture in the Schools Repertoire and are eligible for additional funding available from that program’s workshops or residencies.

*Please note that while we will continue to profile Artists who are only comfortable facilitating in-person experiences, to be included in our 2020-2021 school program, Artists must be able to facilitate virtually.  Training will be offered to prepare Artists to deliver high quality, interactive online learning.

Passionate about facilitating Lifelong Learning experiences with Adults and/or Seniors? 

As of June 2020, we are excited to be adding Artists with experience facilitating lifelong learning experiences for Adults and/or Seniors!  Many community and regional non-profit organizations have been connecting with Artists to facilitate inspirational activities in-person and online – we are delighted to expand our list, creating the most comprehensive and diverse possible list of Artists who are eligible to facilitate educational experiences in the country.

We welcome all schools to contact us

to connect with Artists, to prepare teachers and artists for collaboration,
to access other sources of funds, and more.

CALL NOW: 438-979-1171