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Eligibility

ELAN welcomes members from all disciplines, career stages, backgrounds, and regions of Quebec.

Artists, cultural workers, arts organizations, and full-time students are welcome to join the network as full members. 

If you’re not an artist or cultural worker, or if you reside outside Quebec, you’re invited to join as a Friend.

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Choose from one of four membership categories:

Become a Professional Member

ELAN recognizes “professional artists” as defined by Quebec’s Status of the Artist legislation:

“artist” means any natural person who practices an art on [their] own account and who offers [their] services for remuneration, as a creator or performers in any field of artistic endeavour referred to in Section 1 (of the act).

Cultural workers (administrators, managers, agents, etc.) are also welcome to join as Professionals.

If you’re unsure whether you qualify, contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

Professional membership is $30/year. You’ll receive the full slate of benefits:

  • Promotion and visibility through ELANews and social media
  • Spotlight on your work in ELAN’s online Membership Directory (online soon!)
  • Exclusive or reduced-price access to workshops and paid events
  • First notice of upcoming projects and initiatives in your discipline
  • Assistance with questions about funding, networking, and resources
  • Participation in Minute Market segments at networking events
  • Deals and discounts at artistic venues, shops, and other locales (click here for the list) 
  • Right to vote at ELAN’s AGM
  • Right to stand for election on ELAN’s Board of Directors

Become an Organization Member

Arts organizations include groups that represent the interests and rights of Quebec artists, as well as presenters of artists and their work within Quebec.  

If you’re unsure whether your organization qualifies, contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

Organization membership is $30/year. On behalf of the organization, a representative can take advantage of the full slate of benefits:

  • Promotion and visibility for the organization through ELANews and social media
  • Spotlight on the organization’s work in ELAN’s online Membership Directory (online soon!)
  • Exclusive or reduced-price access to workshops and paid events
  • First notice of upcoming projects and initiatives in your discipline
  • Assistance with questions about funding, networking, and resources
  • Participation in Minute Market segments at networking events
  • Deals and discounts at artistic venues, shops, and other locales (click here for the list)
  • Right to vote at ELAN’s AGM
  • Right to stand for election on ELAN’s Board of Directors

Please note that these benefits do not apply to individual members of ELAN member organizations unless they have been authorized to receive a particular benefit as a representative of the member organization.

Become a Student Member

Students registered in full-time studies (as defined by the institution) in any discipline, at an accredited school or training program in Quebec, are welcome to join.

If you’re unsure whether your studies qualify, contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

Student membership is free. You’ll receive the following benefits:

  • Promotion and visibility for the organization through ELANews and social media
  • Spotlight on your work in ELAN’s online Membership Directory (online soon!)
  • Exclusive or reduced-price access to workshops and paid events
  • First notice of upcoming projects and initiatives in your discipline
  • Assistance with questions about funding, networking, and resources
  • Participation in Minute Market segments at networking events
  • Deals and discounts at artistic venues, shops, and other locales (click here for the list)
  • Right to vote at ELAN’s AGM

Become a Friend of ELAN

Individuals and organizations that appreciate the arts and wish to keep abreast of arts-related news and events are welcome to join ELAN as Friends. These may be service providers (e.g. accountants, translators), community organizations, non-professional artists, or funders and patrons.

Artists and cultural workers, arts organizations, and full-time students residing outside Quebec are also welcome to join as Friends.

If you’re unsure whether you qualify, contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

Friend membership is $20/year. You’ll receive the following benefits:

  • Promotion and visibility through ELANews and social media
  • Exclusive or reduced-price access to workshops and paid events
  • First notice of upcoming projects and initiatives
  • Assistance with questions about funding, networking, and resources
  • Participation in Minute Market segments at networking events
  • Deals and discounts at artistic venues, shops, and other locales (click here for the list) 

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