The Canada Council for the Arts is on the brink of implementing its New Funding Model, and wants to make sure you have the information you need to make the leap.

First, take a look at the Council’s website, where you will get a sense of the new programs and processes.

Then, if you still have questions about the New Funding Model, send them our way. ELAN’s Board of Directors will be meeting with Simon Brault, CEO of Canada Council, on March 24. We will submit your questions directly to Mr. Brault. Answers will be compiled into a summary and posted on our website (we’ll send you a link).

Submit your questions by March 20 by e-mailing!

Due to the lack of representation of the arts and culture sector at the Rendez-vous national de la main-d’oeuvre (National workforce meeting) last week, a group of 50+ arts and culture organizations have come together to launch La culture, le cœur du Québec – Pour des carrières durables. The campaign aims to alert the government to the realities of self-employment in the arts and culture sector, as well as the challenges involved in sector training and development.

The group has two main goals: (1) to include a human resources section into the next cultural policy that describes the realities of the sector and integrates solutions that meet the specific needs of the sector in terms of hiring, professional development and versatility, and professional transitions; (2) to implement a governmental action plan led by the Minister of Employment and Social Solidarity of Québec in order to have a united vision among various ministries and organizations concerned with workforce issues in the cultural sector.

Learn more (FR Only):

La culture s’invite au Rendez-vous national sur la main-d’oeuvre, Le Devoir
Les travailleurs culturels parlent de main-d’oeuvre, Le Soleil
Rendez-vous sur la main-d’oeuvre : la communauté artistique veut être entendue, Radio-Canada


  • ELAN is hiring a Communications Assistant! Apply ASAP.
  • CITim is hiring a conversational English teacher. Apply by MARCH 8.


  • Theatre Wakefield is looking for one or two enthusiastic Summer Students with a strong theatre background to assist with their Summer Theatre Camp in July and August 2017. Submit your application with details on your background ASAP to


  • TOHU is seeking a Communications Agent for the Montreal Complètement Cirque Festival. Apply by MARCH 6.


  • Theatre Wakefield is seeking performing arts submissions for the Festival Ta Da! 2017. Submit by MARCH 15.

Visual Arts

  • Third Space Gallery is inviting artists to submit short or long-term proposals for their 2018 programming season. Submit by MARCH 15.
  • Submit to the 2017 Burtynsky Grant, supporting Canadian artists in the creation of a photobook. Apply by MAY 15.
  • The Seasons of the Mountain photography exhibit is seeking submissions to help celebrate “The month of the Mountain” in the unique Mount Royal Funeral Complex. E-mail Andrew Sarrasin before MAY 15 to submit!


  • Funambuls Médias is seeking documentary short submissions for the 8th edition of Cinéma sous les étoiles. Submit by APRIL 2.



  • The Puritan magazine is seeking short fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Submit by MARCH 25.


  • The Ontraio Music Educators’ Association and Canadian Music Industry Education Committe invite music educators, music education researchers and graduate students in music and arts education to submit a proposal to present a Research Poster Presentation at the Interlude 2017 Conference. Submit by JUNE 1.

Looking for grant writing help? Check out ELAN’S grant writing resources and notes from our CALQ information session!

Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ)

Funding for individuals:

Funding for arts organizations:

Conseil des arts de Montréal (CAM)

  • Currently no deadlines.

SODEC (Info in FR only)

SODEC provides funding primarly to organizations. Please check your discipline for specific deadlines.

Canada Council for the Arts

Canada Council does not have upcoming deadlines until the spring, but now would be a good time to register for their new online application portal! All applicants, new and prior, must register at least 30 days before applying for a grant under the new system.


  • YES Montreal provides free group coaching for artists, each with a different theme: MARCH 9 (Goal Setting & Time Management) and MARCH 23 (Social Media).
  • Eastern Bloc presents Your First GMO, a workshop where participants were create their first genetically modified organism on MARCH 18.



Visual Arts

  • The Pointe-Saint-Charles Art School presents a Mandala Workshop with Catherine Wells, art therapist on MARCH 19.
  • Sign-up for painting workshops in Hudson with Kathleen Conover, AUGUST 28-31. E-mail Kathleen directly for more information.



  • Registration is now open for Robyn Sarah’s workshop, “Drawing from Life: Memoir and Personal Essay”. The workshop will happen every Wendesday from 6-8pm between MARCH 8 – MAY 3, at the Quebec Writers’ Federation.

Does a sustainable artistic practise mean throwing down roots, building community, and staying put? Or does it mean striking out and finding opportunity in other places? How can artists working in English balance the importance of community with the linguistic realities of Montreal?

Join ELAN and Art Matters for a free panel discussion:

Thursday February 16th, 6-8pm
EV 6.720,  Concordia University
1515 Rue Sainte-Catherine O

To RSVP, click ‘going’ in the Facebook Event

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