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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.

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.

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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Latest News

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ARTS2U: ARTSCAST Pilot Project

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, ARTS2U project will be including live broadcast events to its arts event listings. The ARTSCAST Pilot Project addresses in depth details regarding inclusion and added value of live broadcasts to ARTS2U.…
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Québec Relations: Free Grant Writing Assistance for CALQ COVID-19 Programs

Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) has announced two significant new programs to support artists and arts organizations as they adapt their work during COVID-19, and it’s crucial to get your applications in as early as possible…
ArtistInspire is Expanding2020
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ArtistsInspire is expanding!

Are you a professional Artist, Artisan or Arts organization with experience facilitating in-person &/or virtual, interactive arts & culture activities for children, youth, adults, and/or seniors?  The English Language Arts Network’s…
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Director's Message - July 2020

ELAN's Executive Director: Guy Rodgers with past Board President: Bettina Forget, past Board Treasurer: Kristelle Holliday, and past Program Manager: Amy Macdonald at ELAN's 2019 AGM and 15th anniversary celebration. In a normal year,…
Seeing English-Language Families in Engaging Stories

The SELFIES (Seeing English-Language Families in Engaging Stories) Project: and how you can win $100 by suggesting a favourite work of art!

Last winter the Secretariat for Relations with English-speaking Quebecers approached ELAN and six other community organizations (representing heritage, youth, seniors, and diversity) about a project idea to explore community identity through…
Québec Relations Updates!
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Québec Relations Update: 2 New CALQ programs + Grant Writing Consultations for Organizations

Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) has announced two significant new programs to support artists and arts organizations as they adapt their work during COVID-19, and it’s crucial to get your applications in as early as possible…

ELAN Events

ELAN Members can attend networking and professional development events throughout the year, including our popular bi-monthly Schmoozers.

We are constantly exploring new ways to build community and celebrate our members’ work! In 2019, we held our first ever Member Film Night with Beanduck Productions in August, which exhibited the short films of ten ELAN members at Casa del Popolo.


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.