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.

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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Access and Alternatives: Community Resources

Tony Alfonso from AMI-Quebec. All photos by Nasuna Stuart-Ulin. The Access and Alternatives panel brought together the threads of conversations held throughout the Creative Resilience series, addressing the issues of scarcity and access…
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Access and Alternatives: Panel Summary

From left to right: Lisa Ndejuru, Courtney Kirkby, Aimee Louw, Emily Enhorning, Lital Khaikin. All photos by Nasuna Stuart-Ulin. January 30, 2020. Introduction to Access & Alternatives Creative Resilience was a series of events that…
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Resilience Theatre: Workshop Reflection

Stills from videos by Daybi. On January 22, Lisa Ndejuru and Joliane Allaire facilitated the Resilience Theatre workshop, the third event in the Creative Resilience series. Through this workshop, participants confronted the ways in which…
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Creative Resources: Mindfulness-based Approach to Self Care Workshop Reflection

Sonia Osorio. Photo by Nasuna Stuart-Ulin. Throughout the Creative Resilience series, we explored the ways in which stereotypes around artists’ labour ⁠normalize harmful practices by creating a sense of inevitability around burn-out,…
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Developing Connections and Collaborations Among Digital Initiatives (DCCADI) Webinar

Our free ARTS2U – Developing Connections and Collaborations Among Digital Initiatives (DCCADI) Webinar, took place on January 14 as a moderated web conference. Moderator and theatre creator Johanna Nutter hosted and interviewed an expert…

City of Montreal and le Conseil des arts de Montréal Announce New Subsidies for Visual Artists

Image courtesy of the City of Montreal, via Support Program 2020 guidebook. This January, the City of Montreal and le Conseil des arts de Montréal announced new subsidies that are available for artists working in the visual arts and craft…

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’keha:ka, 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’keha:ka 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.