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 Send your best original and unpublished poetry chapbook manuscript to Vallum by APRIL 30, 2018 for your chance to receive publication as a part of the Vallum Chapbook Series and a $300 prize.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

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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.