As an artists' Network, ELAN helps artists share resources, ideas and inspiration across all disciplines. We provide various services to our members and to the community as a whole. ELAN connects artists through our regular Schmoozer events at restaurants and bars around Montreal. See the ELANews section of the website for the next date, and our photo gallery for images of previous gatherings. During the summer months ELAN connects with members in the Townships, Gatineau and other regions at Schmoozers around the province.
We believe in the importance of celebrating our artists and their contribution to the culture of Quebec and Canada. Our current visibility project is Recognizing Artists: Enfin Visibles! which presents snapshots of 150 prominent and emerging artists.
The Members' section of the website contains many of the services and projects we have initiated to support and develop emerging talent. ELAN works closely with the Quebec Writers' Federation, the Quebec Drama Federation and the Association of English Language Publishers to promote English-language artists and their work.
ELAN is actively involved with Culture Montréal, Diversité Artistique Montréal and the network of National Arts Services Organizations as well as discipline-specific association such as le Regroupement des artistes en arts visuels and, le Regroupement québécois de la dance. ELAN also runs a Language Exchange program that brings together English-speaking and French-speaking cultural workers to improve their second language skills.
ELAN works behind the scenes to increase recognition and funding support for English-language artists. Please see our Advocacy section for information on our current work, and the document archives of the website for copies of previous briefs and presentations.
To find out more about what we do for our members, click here.
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