• ELAN Member Laura Endacott is hosting a multi-channel video installation where she invites participants on a series of walkabouts and discuss contemporary motherhood. At this stage of the project she is seeking a gay mother and a veiled mother as a means of being inclusive in her research. The filming will take place over September and October for a total time commitment of 2 hours. For more information please contact




  • Submit your poetry to Vallum Issue 15.1 Forgetting by November 15. How does “Forgetting” figure in your lives and in your poems?
  •  Submit your fiction to Cosmonauts Avenue‘s 2017 fiction prize by October 31. Cosmonauts Avenue is calling for work that elevates and amplifies underrepresented voices, work that is warm, thoughtful, dark, light, devastating, funny, & necessary.


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

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 for the Arts | Conseil des Arts du Canada launched its new online application portal on JUNE 5.

Creating, Knowing and Sharing: The Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples components

Supporting Artistic Practice components

Arts Across Canada components

Arts Abroad components


  • Sign-up for YES Montreal’s free arts orientation session, Jump Start Your Art and Financing Options taking place on September 11, 1:30-3:30pm.
  • Attend YES Montreal’s FREE Group Coaching For Artists sessions every Thursday from 11am-12:30pm. 
  • Sign-up for YES Montreal’s French For Job Seekers taking place on every Tuesday and Friday 9:30am-12:30pm.


  • Sign your kids and teens up for MTL Acting classes starting September 16 (kids) and September 20 (teens).
  • Infinitheatre is holding a Shakespeare mask workshop for actors in Montréal on October 21 & 22.

ELAN extends our deep condolences to the friends and family of ELAN member Eleanor Stubley, who passed away in August. Dr. Stubley was associate dean of Graduate Studies at McGill’s Schulich School of Music and received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her outstanding contribution to the arts. She will be remembered as a devoted and passionate conductor, teacher, musician, and academic, whose work spanned disciplines and domains. To learn more about her life and her work as part of Quebec’s artistic community, read this McGill Tribune article and this piece in the Montreal Gazette.

Arts Alive! Québec has been a great success — and still two more events to come!

Attend Arts Alive! Wakefield September 8-10 for a weekend of theatre productions, community art, workshops, BBQs and more. For our final event, don’t miss Arts Alive! West Island September 23-24 for artists and craftspeople, vendors, music and more!



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