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

Québec Relations Webinar: Répertoire culture-éducation workshop
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Québec Relations Webinar: Répertoire culture-éducation Workshop

Québec Relations has one more exciting webinar to close out 2020, as well as the support you need to apply for funding now and in the year to come! For artists looking to facilitate workshops in schools, there’s big news: the Ministry…
ELAN's ArtEd: Literary Arts in Schools2020
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ELAN ArtEd: Literary Arts in Schools: Writing to Understand Ourselves, Our Experiences and the World We Live In

    “Basically, we human beings, what we do is we tell stories. We tell stories about everything.” Raquel Rivera    Literary Arts offer a unique way to engage and express, particularly in times when we are all…
ARTS2U and Artcast2020
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ARTSCAST: The stream flows on!

ARTSCAST is reaching out to the artist community to participate in the next wave of ARTSCAST events. The public wants to see your show, and ARTSCAST wants to host! Fill out the form on Facebook or Instagram to be part of our next series.…
Quebec Relations CALQ Information Session + Digital Presence Workshop
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Québec Relations Webinars: CALQ Information Session and Digital Presence Workshop

Québec Relations has more of the resources you need to help you through these uncertain times, and November is no different with two can’t-miss webinars coming up! First, ELAN is pleased to present an online information session with the…
ELAN Art Education
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ArtistsInspire $1500 School Grants

Educators are contacting us and applying to use their schools' $1500 ArtistsInspire Grants!  This program connects professional Artists working in every discipline with English public schools across Quebec. Help us ensure every eligible school…
Guy Rodgers with Anne-Marie Jean CEO of CALQ at ELAN's AGM 2019

Director's Message - November, 2020

Guy Rodgers with Anne-Marie Jean  CEO of CALQ at ELAN 2019 AGM.  Photo by Nasuna Stuart-Ulin Artists are remarkably resilient people and quick to create solutions in difficult situations. That is an admirable strength in normal times.…

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.