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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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

Project Manager Meeting with ELAN Staff

Director's Message - March, 2021

Project Manager / staff meeting (starting from the top, left to right): Christie Huff, Bobb Jo Hart, Guy Rodgers, Swati Khanna, Nick Maturo, Deborah Forde, Daniel Webster, Betty Esperanza, Emily Enhorning, Li Li, and Sufia Duez.  Photo by:…
We're all in this together quebec
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We're All In This Together: Episodes 5 & 6 Released!

We are so excited to announce the release of two new episodes of We're All In This Together! Episode 5: Author Conversations with Louise Penny Click here to view the episode! Join us for this rare and intimate interview with New York…
Waves of Change: A Story Beyond Language
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Waves of Change: A story beyond language

The first episode of ELAN’s Waves of Change project: identity and belonging in the English-speaking community of Quebec features descendants of some of the earliest English-speaking communities that settled in this territory when it was Lower…
Quebec Relations: Help us better meet your needs! Take our survey!
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Québec Relations: Québec Relations is Here to Support You – Help us Better Meet Your Needs!

With the first phase of Québec Relations nearing completion, we’re busy developing the next stage of our project so we can offer even more resources and support to the English-speaking arts and culture community. And with our community facing…
ARTSCAST Live Broadcast Webinar on March 3, 2 PM
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ARTSCAST - March 2021 Update

ARTSCAST Live Broadcast Webinar March 3 at 2PM Release of ARTSCAST Compendium V.1    ARTSCAST is hosting a webinar for artists on March 3, 2021 at 2:00 PM EST. In this webinar you will get to know ELAN’s project, ARTSCAST Live Broadcast…
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Teaching Artists’ role in Youth Mental Health: How do teaching Artists positively affect youth mental health through their facilitation of arts and culture processes in schools and communities?

“Bringing people together, inspiring soothing and sharing: these are the powers of art, the importance of which has been made emphatically clear during the COVID-19 pandemic.” - Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO   From…

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.