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

ARTS2U and Artcast2020
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ARTS2U presents ARTCAST!

As a result of the impact of Covid-19, new ways to help artists earn revenue are being tested. ARTS2U is happy to announce the ARTSCAST Pilot Project Live Broadcast Series! You can see all the details on our facebook page. Please join…
Québec Relations Updates!
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Québec Relations: Helping your organization end 2020 on the right note!

September is upon is and it’s the perfect time to learn how Québec Relations can help you make the most of the months ahead! Whether it’s approachable and informative webinars or one-on-one support to help you apply for funding, we’re…
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ArtistsInspire $1500 School Grants: Offering 300 English public schools engaging Arts & Culture Experiences in 2020-2021, whether virtual or in-person

ELAN ArtEd’s Team is working hard to prepare for and communicate the 2020-2021 ArtistsInspire experience with educators, featuring multiple, sustained interactions with experienced Artists adept at virtual facilitation.  Please help us by…

Director's Message - September, 2020

Guy Rodgers speaking at ELAN's 2020 AGM via Zoom.  Photo: Juan Velasquez ELAN held its 16th Annual General Meeting on August 24. It was our first online AGM and the first AGM not followed by a schmoozer. This is the year of doing things…
Québec Relations Updates!
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Québec Relations Webinar #5: Taking the Next Step for Funding -- Registering your Not-For-Profit Organization

Are you an individual artist or collective looking to develop your practice and pursue new opportunities but not sure how to move forward? Or maybe you’re feeling limited by the funding available to you and wondering how you can access a larger…
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ARTS2U: Focusing on live broadcasts this summer!

ARTCAST pilot project will be a series of live broadcasts taking place in August and September that will showcase Quebec artists performing in small venues. The initiative will undertake a comparative analysis of services that offer solid…

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.