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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.

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By joining ELAN, you become a part of the largest network of English-speaking artists in Quebec! ELAN members receive priority access to special events and professional development resources, receive the Member Exclusive monthly newsletter in addition to ELANews, and special discount offers from community partners.


ELAN’s projects connect and support Quebec artists and communities to create incredible art. From the ArtEd Initiatives that are currently underway across Quebec, to the State of the Arts community consultations that were held over Winter 2019, to our newest Creative Resilience mini-series on Arts & Health, there’s always something interesting on the go.


ELAN regularly meets with government and community leaders about issues concerning funding, market access, community broadcasting, and diversity. ELAN amplifies the voices of fellow arts and culture organizations, and organizations supporting Quebec’s official language minority community.

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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…
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ACE Artist Louise Campbell Interviewed on CBC's Quebec AM

Photo from Louise Campbell's Artist Profile on Listen to one of our ACE Artists interviewed on CBC! Click on the Dec. 4 segment to listen: Louise Campbell is currently…

How Can We Repair? Strategies for Resilience from Performative Discussion on "burnout"

Last week, we published a summary of the first event in our Creative Resilience: Exploring Arts & Health series, the Performative Discussion on burnout at Studio 303. The discussion dealt with key issues such as how to cope with burnout…

Director's Message - December 2019

Guy Rodgers speaking at ELAN's 15th AGM in August.  I don’t know anybody who would argue that the world is in a good place as we exit the second decade of the 21st century. News from every corner of globe is alarming, from raging forest…
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ELAN's ArtEd Projects Inspire Schools Across Quebec

"Your dance performance was like an addictive TV show" - 5th grade student at Lasalle Elementary after an ArtistsInspire experience, facilitated by dancer Sonia StMichel.   Apply for ArtistsInspire Grants! Applications for ArtistsInspire…

Artists Illuminated - Beanduck Productions

Photos by Camille Horrocks-Denis. ELAN summer staff Camille Horrocks-Denis sat down with Benjamin Warner, General Manager of Beanduck Productions, in their office in Montreal. Benjamin, why don’t you tell us a little bit about how…

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ELAN is an official minority language organization within a country that only recognizes two languages as official. ELAN is located in Tiohtiak:ke, which is 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 would also like to acknowledge the important work being done by First Nations to revive the traditional languages of these territories, and their advocacy for the official status of Indigenous languages. Kanien’keha:ka and Anishinaabeg are but two of the original languages of this province, in which English and French are colonial languages. 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. Atikamekw, Cree, Inuktitut, and Innu-aimun are also among the many Indigenous languages spoken across Quebec as majority languages, and well before French and English.