• Black Theatre Workshop is now accepting submissions for the Gloria Mitchell-Aleong Award for an emerging professional Black artist between the ages of 20-35. Submit before NOVEMBER 27.
  • Articule is launching a call for proposals and invites artists, artists’ collectives and curators interested in establishing a dialogue with contemporary art to submit an exhibition or research project for 2017-2018 or 2018-2019. Apply by NOVEMBER 21.


  • Festival Accès Asie is having a video competition! Emerging artists are invited to create a promotional video for the festival. The winner will be offered a contract to create a series of videos for the 2017 edition. Apply by NOVEMBER 30.


  • Repercussion Theatre and Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal are looking to commission a brand-new Canadian play exploring the connection between Shakespeare and Montréal/Canada. Submit by DECEMBER 1.


  • The Quebec Writers’ Federation is seeking writing mentors and mentees to help promising emerging writers make the transition to the next stage of their careers. Apply by NOVEMBER 21.
  • Vallum Mag is accepting poetry, essay, interview, review and audio/video poetry submissions. Submit by NOVEMBER 20.
  • Disquiet is currently accepting contest submissions for The Disquiet Literary Prize for writing in any genre. The top winners in each genre will be published in Guernica (fiction), (nonfiction) and The Common (poetry). Apply by JANUARY 31, 2017.

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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’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.