Connect: Networking Event for Business-Minded Artists

Wednesday, November 14

This event takes place at Conseil des arts de Montréal - 1210 Shebrooke Street East.

Participate in this free and unique networking opportunity to connect with likeminded artists, exchange ideas and interact with a community of businessminded creative souls who want to make a career out of their art.

A panel will be on-hand to discuss how artists can access more resources and seek inspiration so you can move your career forward. Plus you’ll experience the advantages of sharing your artistic vision and collaborating with others from various disciplines.

This networking event will be presented in English and is not available online.  Spots are limited.For more information, please call 514-878-9788. 

Panelists include:
Emily Enhorning
Membership Services Coordinator |  ELAN (English Language Arts Network)

Emily Enhorning recently completed her B.A. at McGill University, where she studied English Literature and Gender Studies. She spent the last few months writing her honours thesis, which compared the Canadian Pacific Railway to Amazon drone delivery. Now, she is excited to bring her energy back to writing, printmaking, and community arts organizing.  

Julien Valmary
Director of Grant Programs and Strategic Initiatives | Conseil des arts de Montréal 
A native of Toulouse, France, Julien Valmary is the Director of Grant Programs and Strategic Initiatives at Conseil des arts de Montréal – a position he has held since 2014. With over 15 years of experience in arts management in France and Canada, he’s a theatre studies’ graduate of Université Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris 3) Institut d’études théâtrales and holds a Master’s Degree in Performing Arts Management from École Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Techniques du Théâtre in Lyon. After a career in arts administration in France, he relocated in Toronto in 2005 and completed the Income Managers Program, a post graduate program in conjunction with the Centre for Cultural Management, University of Waterloo, and the Cultural Careers Council of Ontario. He has been with many arts organizations over the last decade in various positions as Administration Director, Head of Donations, Communications Director and Associate General Manager including at Tarragon Theatre, Théâtre français de Toronto, and since moving to Montreal in 2010, the Segal Centre for Performing Arts and Grands Ballets canadiens de Montréal.
Patrick Lloyd Brennan
Managing Director | Quebec Drama Federation
Patrick Lloyd holds a BFA in Contemporary Dance from Concordia University and has been an active member of the performing arts community for over ten years engaging in performance, choreography, research, and creative direction. As a cultural worker and arts administrator he has an extensive profile including Just For Laughs, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, Helen Simard Choreography, Centaur Theatre Company, the Segal Centre for Performing Arts, and Quebec Drama Federation where he is currently Managing Director.
As a choreographer, his creative works have been presented at Tangente, Studio 303, Sala Rossa, Bouge d’ici, the Art Matters Festival, and as part of Festival TransAmériques’ ancilliary programming. His choreographic work was featured in the award-winning dance film You Can Take the Streets and Rule Them Because We Are of the Sky (2015), which toured the film festival circuit in London, Helsinki, Tokyo, Marseille, Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec City and Montreal.
Often called upon to act as a catalyst and connector, Brennan lends his considerable policy, board and committee experience to a multitude of organizations including work with Le Conseil québécois du théâtre, the Canadian Arts Coalition’s Research and Policy Committee, ELAN (English Language Arts Network), AIDS Community Care Montreal (ACCM), Parts+Labour_Danse as Board President, and serving MainLine Theatre & the Montreal FRINGE Festival’s Board of Directors as Past President.
He has represented his community at numerous conferences as an invited speaker and guest, including the Department of Canadian Heritage’s 2016 Cross Canada Official Languages Consultation, Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) Conferences, Pride Canada’s National Conference on LGBTTIQA2S issues, and Business for the Arts’ Arts & Business Exchange (abx)."