June is Pride month!
ELAN recognizes and celebrates the valuable contributions made by artists who belong to LGBTQIA+ communities as well as their role in English speaking art communities and organizations across Quebec. And in an effort to support and uplift this community we have put together a list of resources which will allow LGBTQIA+ artists living and working in Quebec to continue making and celebrating all year round. To find more opportunities like these visit our Call for Submissions page or our Job Board which are updated regularly.
As well, if you are looking for more support on finding the right funding for your project or organization, check out our Québec Relations project. Through this project you can use our search engine to find information (in English) about funding opportunities in Quebec. As well, you can set up a free consultation with someone to help you towards securing the funding your project needs.
Some opportunities include:
Montréal, arts interculturels (MAI) Alliance Program (Deadline July 8)
A unique support program conceived for artists from all fields who encounter systemic and structural obstacles. The program strives to eliminate barriers to their full participation in the arts by offering customized financial allocations and guidance that are adapted to the learning and creative needs and desires of each participant.
MAI invites proposals from racialized artists (including recently immigrated artists), Indigenous artists (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit), Deaf artists and artists living with disabilities or chronical diseases, neurodiverse or differently-abled artists, and/or artists who are members of 2SLGBTQQIPAA+ communities.
Metatron Press (Ongoing)
Established in 2014 Metatron is an award-winning literary publisher that specializes in publishing contemporary books and writing by rising authors. They “specifically encourage submissions from anyone living on the margins of the imperialist, capitalist, ableist, heteronormative, patriarchal, white-supremacist machine and anyone else seeking an encouraging and safe environment to showcase their work.” They are currently accepting submissions for their #MicroMeta Poetry Series. [Submission fee of $1.25]
Playbright (August 1)
An LGBTQ2S+ youth playwriting research summer program brought to you by researchers from McGill University and the National Theatre School of Canada. Playbright is a two-week intensive research program where participants will be immersed in the world of playwriting.
Agir Montreal (Deadline July 29)
Agir Montreal (Action LGBTQIA+ avec les Immigrant(e)s et Réfugié(e)s) is an autonomous non-profit organization, by and for the LGBTQIA+ migrant community living in Montreal. They are looking for two individuals to host a Queer Artists Show, and are offering compensation).
Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ2S+ Emerging Writers (Deadline April 1 annually)
The Writer’s Trust Dayne Ogilvie Prize rewards a debut book in any genre by a Canadian citizen or permanent resident who identifies as (but not limited to) lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or Two-Spirit. Jurors will shortlist three books. Prizes of $1,000 will be awarded to each of the finalists.
I+N Festival Courts Queer Short Film Fest (Deadline September 15)
Submit to the Image+Nation LGBTQueer Montreal Film Festival. A pioneer of LGBT2SQ+ cinema for over 30 years, image+nation is dedicated to sharing the stories and experiences of LGBT2SQ+ people. image+nation is an inclusive annual 11-day festival, the oldest of its kind in Canada, featuring award-winning locally and internationally produced films that strives to preserve the authenticity and diversity of LGBT2SQ+ voices.
Metonymy Press (Ongoing)
Metonymy is a Montreal based press who publishes work that transgresses boundaries, undermines the status quo, and sustains those on the margins. They try to reduce barriers to publishing for authors whose perspectives are underrepresented in order to produce quality materials relevant to queer, feminist, and social justice communities.
Montreal Improv’s Inclusion Scholarship (Ongoing)
This program exists to remove access barriers and increase representation in the classroom, particularly for individuals who are BIPOC and/or LGBTQ+, as well as those with disabilities. At least one full class scholarship will be made available for each class. Applicants will be informed ahead of time via email.