Artisan / Crafts

  • ELAN Member Marilynn Vanderstaay is seeking jewellery artisans who work with silver to create unique pins / brooches for an exciting new cottage industry community project to be launched in SEPTEMBER. Contact Marilynn Vanderstaay ( Click here for details.

Film & Media

  • The National Film Board of Canada’s Quebec / Atlantic Studio is seeking proposal submissions from emerging and established filmmakers. Deadline is AUGUST 8, 2018. Click here for details.

Multidisciplinary / General

  • YES Montreal is hosting What the Pop! A pop-up boutique featuring performing arts, music, writing, visual arts, ceramics, jewelry, clothing, and multimedia! Want to participate? Deadline to submit is JULY 22, 2018. Click here for details.


  • Founded by ELAN member Aaron Salomanaaronmusic productions is a new music publishing company focusing on sync licensing. Aaron is seeking submissions from all artists in all styles, who have existing music (new or old) and lack time or insight in sync placements. Submissions should be professionally recorded. Send them to

Visual Arts

  • Journeys Through Health is an annual community-based visual arts exhibition offering a space of reflection for all who are touched by illness. The exhibition will be displayed at the Montreal General Hospital. Artists are invited to submit their artworks exploring the transformative potential of illness and healing. Deadline is SEPTEMBER 10, 2018. Click here for details.
  • Diagonale is accepting open submissions from artists and curators. Deadline is OCTOBER 15, 2018. Click here for details.

Writing / Literature

  • Vallum Magazine is seeking submissions for The Vallum Award for Poetry 2018. Submit to win $750.00 and a publication in an upcoming issue of Vallum. Second prize is $250.00 and publication in Vallum. Click here for details.
  • War. Colonization / Decolonization. Displacement. Safety. Welcome. Home. ELAN Member Jan Jorgensen is seeking poetry and flash fiction for a chapbook anthology to be sold as part of a fund-raising effort to benefit a Syrian family sponsored by Christ Church Cathedral. Contributors based in Montreal are invited to read their accepted submission. Payment: contributor’s copy. Authors retain their respective copyrights. For more information or to submit your poem or flash fiction, send a PDF attachment and a word or .odt document to Jan at Deadline is AUGUST 1, 2018. Click here for details.

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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.