ELAN has received support from the Canada 150 Fund to co-produce a third summer of Arts Alive! Québec festivals with partners in Knowlton, Wakefield, Hudson, Huntingdon, Quebec City (the Morrin Centre), and Montreal’s West Island.

During the past two editions, hundreds of artists performed or presented their work, or gave workshops. This year we intend to strengthen participation from ELAN members who wish to be considered for programming.

Our regional partners are mostly looking for performing artists, but they have previously presented visual arts events, readings by authors, and film screenings. They are also looking for workshop leaders to share artistic skills and love of the arts with children, teens, and adults of all ages.

We want to keep this process simple for you. To apply, email guyrodgers@quebec-elan.org:

  • a paragraph indicating how you would like to participate:
    • perform or display your work – write AAQ Showcase in the subject line
    • present, or conduct a workshop – write AAQ Workshop in the subject line
  • an artist’s resume or send a link to your website

We are hustling to put all the pieces together. If you wish to be considered for AAQ 2017, you will need to indicate your interest by June 8. There are limits to how many people can be included but we will program as many as possible.

Funded by the Government of Canada. / Financé par le gouvemement du Canada.

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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.