• Wapikoni is hiring a filmmaker/mentor for a one-month contract. Deadline is MARCH 30, 2018. Click here for details.


  • A Montreal tech company is looking for an English-speaking Voice Artist. Click here to view the job posting and contact YES Montreal for more information on how to apply. Deadline is FEBRUARY 9, 2018.


  • The Quebec Writers’ Federation is seeking writers to design and facilitate workshops for their “Writers in the Community” Program. Deadline is MARCH 1, 2018. Click here for details.



  • ELAN member  Robert Snikkar is seeking artists to collaborate with for a multidisciplinary art exhibition on white privilege. If you would like to participate or if you have any questions, contact Robert Snikkar here –
  • Le Mile End s’articule is seeking submissions for their community arts festival. They are looking for projects, performances, workshops and activities revolving around this year’s theme of games, play, and sport. Deadline for submissions is MARCH 12, 2018. Click here for details. 


  • If you love to sing or have always wanted to sing, Sing! Ensemble is the group for you. Facilitated by ELAN Board Member Louise Campbell, Sing! Ensemble delves deep into song learning in many languages and traditions, vocal improvisation, song writing and more. Contact Louise at for more information.
  • Atelier d’Art Métèque and Mariposa Café invite all musicians to participate in their upcoming event: Sing For The Birds. This competition will be part of a greater community event to raise awareness of the value birds have in our lives. Ten musicians will compete for three awards during a concert held at Métèque on MARCH 26, 2018, 6PM. Visit their website or contact for more information.


Visual Arts

  • Articule is always seeking new compelling art projects. Why wait? Send them your submission. Click here for details.
  • Atelier d’Art Métèque invites visual artists to submit their bird-related works for their upcoming exhibit For the Birds. This show will be part of a greater community event to raise awareness of the value birds have in our lives. The show will be held MARCH 22, 2018 at 5PM. Visit the Atelier d’Art Métèque website or contact for more information.
  • The Quartier des Spectacles is calling for applications for an Artist Residency. The artist selected for this project will imagine, create and animate a group of garden gnomes custom designed for the particular world of Les Jardins Gamelin. Proposals must be submitted by 12PM on FEBRUARY, 26, 2018Click here for details.
  • Forest City Gallery is calling for submissions from artists and curators for their 2019-2020 programming year. Deadline is MARCH 15, 2018 at 5PM. Click here for details.

Video and Film

  • fliQs queer film night is seeking short video and film submissions for their next event on February 5th from 8-10PM. Submit by FEBRUARY 4, 2018 to be eligible. More details on submission guidelines can be found here. Visit the Facebook event page to learn more about the upcoming film night.


Multidisciplinary / General

  • Centre culturel George Vanier is holding a workshop: Gravure – Introduction à la point-sèche (FR) by Anna Jane McIntyre on FEBRUARY 8 till MARCH 22, 2018 (6 sessions). Click here for more information. 
  • YES Montreal is offering a free workshop for artists: Jump Start Your Art & Financing Options. Learn about the support services that are available to artists through YES and other arts organizations, and get an overview of how you can finance your work. FEBRUARY 12, 2018 from 1:30 – 3:30 PM. FREE. Visit for more information. Find more workshops hosted by YES here.
  • Genius Marketing is hosting a workshop: Marketing and Social Media for Artists with Rodrigo Varera FEBRUARY 18, 2018 from 1 – 4 PM 
  • The Savvy Sessions presents Accounting for Artists with Joel Fishbane. Learn the basics about the tax system, eligible artistic expenses, and the differences between the Quebec and Federal tax systems. There will be information on GST/QST, an overview of corporations, and the costs and benefits of being incorporated. FEBRUARY 24, 2018 from 1 – 4 PM.
  • Career Labs presents Risk and Resilience: Living Artistically with Yourself and with Others. This workshop will be led by Jacob Wren and Moe Clark. Details to come. MARCH 7, 2018.


  • The Savvy Sessions presents On Stage: Self Producing for theatre artists, with Jenn Quinn and Julie Tamiko Manning. Details to come. FEBRUARY 17, 2018  from 1-5PM.


Visual arts


  • The Surplace Media Co-op is offering a writing workshop: Write like a Pro with Colleen Kimmett (4 sessions x 3 hrs). This workshop will guide participants through the stylistic and technical elements that make a great piece of writing. It will draw heavily from the art and craft of narrative non-fiction, but will be relevant for anyone who wants to communicate more effectively through the written word. Over the course of the workshop, we’ll cover shaping ideas; planning and organizing material; elements of storytelling; wordcraft and style; finding your voice; tough-love editing; and, finally, putting your work out there. This workshop starts on FEBRUARY 6, 2018. ELAN Members get a 10% discount. Email us at to learn how.  Click here to register.
  • The Quebec Writers’ Federation presents Less is More: The A to Z of Poetry Chapbooks. Join two current publishers, Jim Johnstone and Karen Schindler, for an overview of their chapbook work and small-press experiences. The workshop will focus on how line-ups are chosen, best practices for submissions, how revisions proceed between editor and author, book design and construction, marketing, and event planning. MARCH 19, 2018, 5-8PMClick here for registration and additional information.

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:

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


Saturday, February 3, 11:00am – 3:00pm
3680 rue Jeanne Mance, H2X 2K5
Montreal, Quebec 

Interested in attending?

Email June Park to register

Click here to view the Facebook event

This is a PWYC event. Suggested entry – $10.00.

Please note that all attendees MUST register prior to attending this workshop. Due to limited spots, participants who have not registered beforehand will be refused at the door.

This workshop will teach you how to put your best grant forward! Participants will be informed of the updates on the new Canada Council Funding model, and given insights into making CALQ and CAM applications. Moreover, this workshop will focus on using appropriate “grant” language, developing budgets, and other details contributing to producing a polished submission. A segment of the workshop will be dedicated to developing social media skills.

June Park is an arts consultant, writer and cultural connector based in Montreal. She has worked in Montreal for several arts organizations including Youtheatre, Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal and RUBBERBANDance Group. She sat on the Executive Board of the Quebec Drama Federation as Treasurer and was Director of Marketing for Opera Ontario/Opera Hamilton, and Development Associate at the Royal Ontario Museum. She continues to work with various groups committed to increasing the visibility and integration of culturally diverse artists from all disciplines. June has her M.A. from the University of Toronto, B.A. from U of Calgary, and studied arts management at the University of Waterloo, Cultural Careers Council of Ontario. She is currently finishing a manuscript while working as a freelance grant writer, agent, and arts administrator.


We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.

Hey students, come give us a hand and get some hands-on experience in arts administration. Apply ASAP!

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ELAN will be 14 this year. Arts organizations are similar in many ways to human beings; in their infant stage, extremely high maintenance, giving little back in return. During ELAN’s first couple of years, it was difficult to give away free membership. People would ask: Why would I join ELAN? What do I get? The short answer was: Not much. Services cost money and it is difficult for a service organization to obtain funding if it has no members. Fortunately, many artists and cultural workers grasped the idea of what ELAN could become and gave us their moral support.

Canada Council and the Department of Canadian Heritage were willing to risk giving ELAN some financial support, which enabled steady progression from baby-steps to confident strides to an impressive series of leaps. During the past year ELAN has come of age, diversifying our funding sources, multiplying the projects and services we can offer, and doubling our staff with the addition last November of Naima Phillips and Sufia Duez.

Now when people ask – Why would I join ELAN? What do I get? – we have some good answers, but the past is only a prologue. New resources empower us to plan services and programs never before possible, which will be of value to ELAN’s members. New resources enable us to reach out to artists and cultural workers who have never heard of ELAN.

We have many ideas about where ELAN can go in 2018 and beyond, and interesting activities planned for the coming year. Reading our newsletters and following us on social media are great ways to learn more about our exciting developments. I hope that many of you will join us in this coming-of-age re-visioning process.

Guy Rodgers
Executive Director

Monday, February 5 6-8 PM
CCOV (175 rue Saint Catherine West. 3rd basement.
Montreal, Quebec)


All attendees MUST RSVP before attending the event.
Email us at to confirm your presence.

Centre de Création O Vertigo and ELAN come together to bring you the CCOV & ELAN Bilingual Schmoozer. French-speaking and English-speaking dancers artists of ALL disciplines are welcome to meet, greet, learn more about CCOV, ELAN, and each other!

Centre de Création O Vertigo is proud to bring you DANCEOKÉ! The CCOV community is passionate about dance, so of course, we’re gonna get our groove on! Danceoké is similar to karaoke: music videos featuring easy-to-follow choreographed dances will be projected on a screen for all of us to follow and dance to!

Not confident about your dance moves? Don’t worry about it. This is a fun ice-breaking activity and no one is obligated to participate, however, participation is strongly encouraged!

CCOV and ELAN community! Be sure to sign up for Minute Market! The first 10 members to contact us at will be given a minute spot to market their latest projects and/or upcoming events! Additionally, don’t forget to bring a door prize! Ideas include: tickets to your next show; a CD of your performance; or something completely different!

Early in the event, Minute Market participants will be paired up (one English-speaker and one French-speaker per pair) to discuss their new projects with one another. During the Minute Market presentation, each person will present the project of the artist they were paired with. Remember, each participant has 1 minute to speak (2 minutes per pair).

ELAN has plans for other interdisciplinary bilingual schmoozers in Montreal and is always looking for partners in the regions to help organize local schmoozers. Feel free to contact us ( if you have ideas!


  • Apply for Studio 303’s summer residency. Priority given to emerging and mid-career artists. Click here for details.



  • If you love to sing or have always wanted to sing, Sing! Ensemble is the group for you. Facilitated by ELAN Member Louise Campbell, they delve deep into song learning in many languages and traditions, vocal improvisation, song writing and more. Contact Louise at for more information.


Visual Arts


  • Announcing the Vallum Chapbook Award 2018! Send your best original and unpublished poetry chapbook manuscript to Vallum by APRIL 30, 2018 for your chance to receive publication as a part of the Vallum Chapbook Series and a $300 prize. Click here for details.

Multidisciplinary / Other

  • La Maison de la Culture de Waterloo is hiring a General Artistic Director. Deadline is JANUARY 20, 2018. Find details here. (FR)
  • CALQ (Le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec) is hiring a Project Officer. Deadline is JANUARY 15, 2018.
    Find details here. (FR)
  • DAM (Diversité Artistique Montréal) is hiring a Project Coordinator Assistant. Deadline is JANUARY 22, 2018.
    Find details here. (FR)
  • ELAN is hiring a Student Membership Assistant (paid internship). This position begins on JANUARY 29, 2018 and ends on MARCH 30, 2018. Find details here.


  • Centre de Création O Vertigo  is hiring a Communications Officer. Deadline is JANUARY 29, 2018. Find details here.(FR)
  • L’école Supérieure de Ballet du Quebec is hiring a temporary Office Clerk. Deadline is JANUARY 12, 2018.
    Find details here. (FR)

 Film and Media

  • Telefilm Canada is seeking an Executive Director to join its team. This is a full-time position that requires some national and international travel. Deadline to apply is JANUARY 22, 2018. Find details here.