• 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.


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ELAN is an official minority language organization within a country that recognizes two languages as official. ELAN is located in Tiohtiak:ke, the original name for Montreal in Kanien’kéha, 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 acknowledge the colonial origin of English and French in Canada, and recognize that both languages benefit from official status throughout the land. 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. Kanien’kéha and Anishinaabeg are but two of the original languages of this province; Atikamekw, Cree, Inuktitut, and Innu-aimun are also among the many Indigenous languages spoken across Quebec as majority languages, all well before French and English.

ELAN acknowledges the important work being done by First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples to revive the traditional languages of these territories, and their advocacy for the official status of Indigenous languages.