Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) has announced two significant new programs to support artists and arts organizations as they adapt their work during COVID-19, and it’s crucial to get your applications in as early as possible while funding lasts. Fortunately, you don’t have to do it alone – ELAN’s Québec Relations project has the resources to help you apply, at no cost!

First, with its Exploration et déploiement numérique program, CALQ is offering up to $100,000 to both artists and organizations for projects that use digital tools to connect with their audiences. Whether it’s broadcasting performances online or adapting a piece for a podcast, this is a great opportunity to explore new ways of sharing your work as widely as possible despite the pandemic.

For organizations in the performing arts, the Présentation de spectacles en distanciation physique program supports innovative approaches to reaching audiences while respecting social distancing conditions. It could be a performance in a park, an alley, in front of an apartment building or an old age home… Let your imaginations run wild and take your show somewhere it’s never been before.

Most importantly, Québec Relations can provide you with the support you require to put your best foot forward. Whether you’re an experienced grant writer looking to polish an application or a first-time applicant in need of hands-on grant writing assistance from start to finish, we can refer you to an experienced grant writing consultant and help you submit a strong application. We’re also able to answer any questions you may have about your eligibility for these programs, and we can suggest other grants which may be relevant to your organization as well.

All it takes is getting in touch, so contact us at for more details and find out how Québec Relations can support your work during COVID-19 and beyond!

Québec Relations Webinar #4: Taking Advantage of Non-Arts Funding for Your Organization

You may already be aware of the arts-specific funding available to you, but what about all the other provincial programs that might be perfect for your organization or your new project? Join us for our next webinar session on Thursday, July 23 from 2 to 3 PM as provide an overview of non-arts provincial funding bodies and the wide range of programs they offer. We’ll offer tips for how to apply for Emploi-Québec support to hire additional staff, tell you about financial aid offered through the Ministère du Tourisme, and highlight the many other programs you may have overlooked.

To attend, simply fill out the following registration form so we can know a bit more about your organization: click here. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

460 Sainte-Catherine West
Suites 706 & 708, 917 (Quebec Relations)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3B 1A7
Phone: (514)-935-3312

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