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 …

We celebrate the continued successes of projects like the ACE Initiative and ARTS2U, introduced new multi-year projects like ArtistsInspire Grants and Québec Relations, and, inspired by feedback from our members, launched 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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ArtEd Initiatives Celebrate New School Partnerships this Winter

“I wish I’d been affiliated with an Artist’s organization like [ELAN ArtEd] 20 years ago.” cj feury, ArtistsInspire Artist, CityLife interview with host Linton Garner 2019 was an incredible year of growth and learning for ELAN’s…
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ARTS2U Webinar: Developing Connections and Collaborations Among Digital Initiatives

LIVE ONLINE on January 14 at 1 PM (EST) Click here to register! Join us for our free ARTS2U - Developing Connections and Collaborations Among Digital Initiatives (DCCADI) Webinar, taking place as a moderated web conference. Moderator…
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Demystifying the Grant Application Process: Updates from Québec Relations

Salon du livre de Montréal in its last year at Place Bonaventure, November 2019. Photo courtesy of Salon du livre. Funded for three years by the new Secretariat for Relations with English-Speaking Quebeckers, ELAN’s Québec Relations…

Director's Message - January 2020

Guy Rodgers presenting at State of the Arts Activation Conference. Still from video by Daybi. A new year is always an occasion for self-examination, and the beginning of a decade offers a heightened occasion for new perspectives and beginnings.…
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ELAN 2019 Highlights

We've reached the end of another decade! 2019 was a busy year for ELAN, and we hope you're excited for what's still to come. We'd like to thank all of our members, funders, and partners for making this year a success. We wouldn't be here without…
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Discovering and Playing with Fascial Topologies: Workshop Summary

Photo by Lital Khaikin. “What institutionally sanctioned therapies fail to critically engage with, is the political operation of how the brain becomes subject. Perhaps unconsciously, or perhaps out of willful blindness, the dominant medical…

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.

460 Sainte-Catherine West
Suites 706 & 708, 917 (Quebec Relations)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3B 1A7
Phone: (514)-935-3312

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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.