Photo: Kinga Michalska


Monday, October 30, 6-8pm
Resonance Café, 5175A Park Avenue, Montreal
FREE and open to all!
RSVP: or click “Going” in the Facebook event


On the fence about coming? View our newly released video to find out what Schmoozers all about!


Join us for a shared networking event for Quebec’s English language artists and writers.

Catch up with old friends, meet new ones and share what you’ve been working on. You don’t have to be an ELAN or QWF member to attend, so feel free to invite any friends or colleagues that you think might be interested. All artistic disciplines and backgrounds welcome!

Everyone can schmooze, and the first 10 ELAN or QWF members to contact us even get speaking slots for promotion during the Minute Market.

What’s a Minute Market?

Our Minute Market is a great opportunity to promote your current projects. The first ten ELAN or QWF members to contact will be given a one-minute spot to market your latest work. (You will also be asked to provide a book, recording, art object, pair of tickets, or other small door prize to give away to the audience.)

Please join us! And spread the word!


Are you a performing artist that is interested in touring? Are you familiar with CINARS (the International Exchange for the Performing Arts)?

CINARS is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote and support the export of the performing arts. It aims to encourage cultural creations emerging from the performing arts sector, to promote commercial discussions between organizations specializing in production and those specializing in presentation, and ultimately make Montreal a worldwide hub of performance art networking

What can CINARS offer you? CINARS provides training seminars for artist representatives and agents, as well as targeted workshops to encourage the development of the skills involved in international touring. CINARS also offers a coaching services all year round to address specific needs of artistic companies, including international development of your company. In addition to these services, they also facilitate CINARS Biennale, one of the most important international performing arts conferences worldwide, with more than 1500 professionals hailing from 40 countries.

If you are interested in learning more by attending a CINARS info session hosted by ELAN, please email Guy Rodgers at

For detailed information about CINARS, click here.


Visual Arts


  • 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.


  • WISTA is hiring various positions for the production and creative teams for their upcoming musical, The Addams Family (June 2018). To apply, submit your CV to by OCTOBER 15.



  •  Sign up for Muriel Gold‘s writing workshop Capturing Memories: How to Develop a Compelling Story every Wednesday in October from 2-3:30pm. For more information, contact 514 – 989-5226.


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

Funding for groups:

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

Digital Strategy Funds

Sunday, October 22, 5:00-8:30pm
5:00pm; Panel/Q&A 5:30-7:00pm; Reception 7:00-8:30pm
Parisian Laundry – 3550 Saint-Antoine West
Drinks and refreshments will be served
RSVP: or click ‘Going’ on the Facebook event
FREE and open to all.

Funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, ELAN’s Visiting Curator Series is designed to create links between Quebec artists and cultural centres outside Quebec, with the goal of increasing career opportunities and market awareness.

The confirmed curators for 2017 are:

  • Emelie Chhangur: Assistant Director/Curator at the Art Gallery of York University (AGYU) and independent curator/writer
  • Alex Fialho: Programs Director at Visual AIDS, Research and Curatorial Associate Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and frequent contributor to Artforum
  • Larry Ossei-Mensah: NYC independent curator and cultural critic, Co-Founder of ARTNOIR

The curators will present on strategies for artists to get their work seen and exhibited, observations of the art markets they participate in, and their own curatorial practices. The discussion will be followed by a reception and networking event.

For more details on the curators and the project, click here.

** Thanks to the Canada Council for the Arts, travel subsidies are available on a first come first served basis for artists coming to the event from West Quebec. For more information, please contact


ELAN’s 2017 edition of Arts Alive! Québec kicked off July 1 in pelting rain, and ended September 24 in melting heat. The vagaries of weather were beyond our control, but three years of steadily growing audiences, media attention, collaborators, and community support confirmed the value of the things we can control.

Canada 150 was the main funder this year and their support enabled us to hire more artists (including an impressive number of ELAN members), host more performances, and offer more workshops. It was a real pleasure working with enthusiastic volunteers in Knowlton, Quebec City, Hudson, Huntingdon, Wakefield and Montreal’s West Island. We have no immediate source of funding for a next edition of Arts Alive! Québec, but several ideas. For a taste of summer 2017 activities, click here.

Thanks to new funding, mostly from le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ), ELAN is doubling its staff from two to four. We received 132 excellent applications for the positions of Membership Services Coordinator and Communications and Outreach Coordinator, and will be conducting interviews throughout October. I expect to be able to announce the names of our new team members in November. We are excited about what ELAN can do with a fresh injection of ideas and energy. Stay tuned.


Guy Rodgers

Executive Director