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

Left in photo is Edmund Nash. Centre is Guy Rodgers Right is René Marquez.2020
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Director's Message - October, 2020

Left to right: Edmund Nash, Guy Rodgers, and René Marquez at the MainFilm Schmoozer, 2019. Photo by Laurence Ly. Covid-19 has hit artists with a force that is impossible to fully evaluate. We were taking baby steps toward reopening theatres,…
ARTS2U and Artcast2020

ARTSCAST Bilingual Website Goes Live!

Thanks to all members who have joined our ARTSCAST Instagram page, and to our ARTSCAST Live Broadcast Series Facebook page. Some big news: Our ARTSCAST website is available and ready to onboard producers! You can also…
Quebec Relations Grant Writing Workshops with June Park
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Québec Relations Webinar Series: Grant Writing Workshop with June Park

Looking to upgrade your grant writing skills for that next big application but not sure where to turn? Québec Relations has you covered! Join us October 22nd from 2 to 3 PM for the latest in our webinar series. Our grant writing consultant…
ArtistsInspire $1500 Calling on all Artists to help us encourage Quebec Schools to Apply!
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ArtistsInspire $1500 School Grants: Calling on all Artists and allies to help us encourage all eligible Quebec schools to apply! 

ArtistsInspire $1500 School Grants: Calling on all Artists and allies to help us encourage all eligible Quebec schools to apply!  Please share our 2020-2021 ArtistsInspire School Grants program brochure with educators and parents you know…
Call for Video Production
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Call for Video Production

This fall and winter ELAN will be shooting a number of group interviews with ten participants in 2-hour sessions. We are calling for a quote for a single group interview, with the understanding that the same procedure and cost structure will…
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…

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.