Help Spread the Holiday/End-of-2020 Cheer!

Email us a short video (30 seconds or less) of yourself either sending your holiday wishes or singing a holiday song (whatever holiday you celebrate), or really whatever you like! Keep it simple.

At the end of the year, we’ll make a compilation video and share it on our website and via social media.

Send your submission to by December 11, 2020.

Happy Holidays!

Connect, Support, Create

The English-Language Arts Network (ELAN) is a not-for-profit organization that connects, supports, and creates opportunities for Quebec’s English-speaking artists and arts communities.

What We Do

Through our diverse projects, we create opportunities for artists to connect with industry leaders, explore unique partnerships, and connect the arts with community wellbeing.

We host a number of networking events throughout the year, such as our regular Schmoozers, to connect artists across communities and provide learning opportunities. We also work with funding bodies across all levels of government to share information on available funding for artists and encourage artists to apply.

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Stay up to date on ELAN’s projects, upcoming events, and community news with our monthly newsletter:


Find regular news updates, tools and resources.

Celebrating 15 Years!

Through 2019-2020, we celebrate ELAN’s 15th anniversary as a non-profit serving English-speaking artists across Quebec …

This includes  the continued successes of projects like the ACE Initiative and ARTS2U, the introduction of new multi-year projects like ArtistsInspire Grants and Québec Relations, and, inspired by feedback from our members, the launch of the Creative Resilience mini-series on Arts & Health.


By joining ELAN with our Pay-What-You-Can membership, you become a part of the largest network of English-speaking artists in Quebec!


ELAN’s projects connect and support Quebec artists and communities to create incredible art.


ELAN regularly meets with government and community leaders about issues concerning funding, market access, community broadcasting, and diversity.

Latest News

Participate in Our Holiday Video!

Participate in Our 2020 Holiday Video!

Help us spread the cheer as we reach the end of 2020 (I banish thee!) We know it has been an especially trying year, for some more than others. We want to end the year on an optimistic note -- one that serves as a reminder that we are a community…
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Director's Message - December, 2020

Guy Rodgers with Rob Lutes filming for We're All In This Together SENIORS Project Photo by: Bobbi-Jo Hart   This has been a grindingly tough year, and few of us will be unhappy to see 2020 vanish in the rear-view mirror. Vaccines…
solidare ensemble SENIORS
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SENIORS project: We're All in This Together

The first two episodes of We're All in This Together were filmed in the last week of November and will soon be on-line at ELAN’s new YouTube channel. The opening episode is about baking holiday cookies and the second episode is a Holiday Concert…
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SELFIES - December, 2020

ELAN is scheduling six Discussion Groups about the complex identities within Quebec’s English-speaking communities and our sense of belonging. Each Discussion Group brings together people whose families arrived in Quebec during the same period…
Québec Relations Webinar: Culture in Schools Repertoire Workshop
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Québec Relations Webinar: Culture in Schools Repertoire Workshop

Québec Relations has one more exciting webinar to close out 2020, as well as the support you need to apply for funding now and in the year to come!   For artists looking to facilitate workshops in schools, there’s big news: the…
ELAN's ArtEd: Literary Arts in Schools2020
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ELAN ArtEd: Literary Arts in Schools: Writing to Understand Ourselves, Our Experiences and the World We Live In

    “Basically, we human beings, what we do is we tell stories. We tell stories about everything.” Raquel Rivera    Literary Arts offer a unique way to engage and express, particularly in times when we are all…

Community Feedback

We would like to invite our members and communities to provide feedback on our work. Please feel free to send us an email to

460 Sainte-Catherine West
Suites 706 & 708, 917 (Quebec Relations)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3B 1A7
Phone: (514)-935-3312

Click here to view our Accessibility Audit.

ELAN is an official minority language organization within a country that recognizes two languages as official. ELAN is located in Tiohtiak:ke, the original name for Montreal in Kanien’kéha, the language of the Mohawk—also known as Mooniyang, which is the Anishinaabeg name given to the city by the Algonquin. While we are based in this city, our projects have also taken place in many regions across Quebec.

We acknowledge the colonial origin of English and French in Canada, and recognize that both languages benefit from official status throughout the land. The province that we know as Quebec is an amalgamation of the traditional territories of the Innu and Inuit nations, Algonquian nations, as well as the Mohawk nations of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. Kanien’kéha and Anishinaabeg are but two of the original languages of this province; Atikamekw, Cree, Inuktitut, and Innu-aimun are also among the many Indigenous languages spoken across Quebec as majority languages, all well before French and English.

ELAN acknowledges the important work being done by First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples to revive the traditional languages of these territories, and their advocacy for the official status of Indigenous languages.