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Connect, Support, Create

The English-Language Arts Network (ELAN) is a not-for-profit organization that connects, supports, and creates opportunities for Quebec’s English-speaking artists and arts communities.

Celebrating 15 Years!

Through 2019-2020, we celebrate ELAN’s 15th anniversary as a non-profit serving English-speaking artists across Quebec …

This includes  the continued successes of projects like the ACE Initiative and ARTS2U, the introduction of new multi-year projects like ArtistsInspire Grants and Québec Relations, and, inspired by feedback from our members, the launch of the Creative Resilience mini-series on Arts & Health.


By joining ELAN with our Pay-What-You-Can membership, you become a part of the largest network of English-speaking artists in Quebec!


ELAN’s projects connect and support Quebec artists and communities to create incredible art.


ELAN regularly meets with government and community leaders about issues concerning funding, market access, community broadcasting, and diversity.

What We Do

Through our diverse projects, we create opportunities for artists to connect with industry leaders, explore unique partnerships, and connect the arts with community wellbeing.

We host a number of networking events throughout the year, such as our regular Schmoozers, to connect artists across communities and provide learning opportunities. We also work with funding bodies across all levels of government to share information on available funding for artists and encourage artists to apply.

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News from our partners

News From Our Partners: Machinerie of the Arts Toolbox Launch Event

Machinerie of the Arts The Machinerie is an organization dedicated to the performing arts community that uses a multi-pronged, customized and inclusive approach to pool tools, resources and expertise. The Machinerie community brings together…
Québec Relations: Webinar Series
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Québec Relations Webinar Series: COVID-19 resources for artists and an introduction to live streaming during quarantine

As quarantine enters the month of June, the arts and culture sector continues to learn how to adapt to the new reality under COVID-19. To better support the community in this uncertain period, ELAN’s Québec Relations webinar series is ready…
Guy Rodgers and Emily Enhorning at the Fringe and ELAN Schmoozer in 2019

Director's Message - June 2020

ELAN's Executive Director, Guy Rodgers and Membership Coordinator, Emily Enhorning speaking at the 2019 ELAN x St Ambroise Montréal Fringe Festival schmoozer. Photo by Amy Macdonald.  It is to be expected – after a prolonged period…

ELAN announces a new project!

Last winter the Secretariat for Relations with English-speaking Quebecers approached ELAN and six other community organizations (representing heritage, youth, seniors and diversity) about a project idea.  Quebec’s English-speaking community…
Call for Writers! An Inclusion Committee Initiative2020
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Call for Writers! ELAN’s Inclusion Committee is seeking a writer to pen their next article!

Call for Writers! ELAN’s Inclusion Committee is seeking a writer to pen their next article! Theme:  Disability Arts Practices in Quebec during COVID-19 The article will showcase talented artists from a variety of disciplines based…
ELAN ArtEd: ArtistsInspire’s Realignment and Transformation: Responding to Arts Education Needs During Social Distancing2020
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ELAN ArtEd: ArtistsInspire's Realignment and Transformation: Responding to Arts Education Needs During Social Distancing

Art remains of utmost value to the education of our youth, to how they learn, and how they engage with the world and themselves. ELAN ArtEd also continues to ensure that Artists are remaining engaged, and able to collaborate and contribute in…

ELAN Events

ELAN Members can attend networking and professional development events throughout the year, including our popular bi-monthly Schmoozers.

We are constantly exploring new ways to build community and celebrate our members’ work! In 2019, we held our first ever Member Film Night with Beanduck Productions in August, which exhibited the short films of ten ELAN members at Casa del Popolo.


Community Feedback

We would like to invite our members and communities to provide feedback on our work. Please feel free to send us an email to

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

Click here to view our Accessibility Audit.

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.