About Québec Relations

When the project first launched in 2018, Québec Relations had one primary goal: to improve the flow of information between the ministries and funding bodies of the Government of Quebec and the English-language arts community. Through extensive research and documentation, we worked to help members of the community to better understand the services and funding sources available to them.

Now in its fourth year, the project has grown to encompass two main areas: its continued research phase, where surveys, focus groups and consultations allow us to better understand the community’s needs; and its resource phase, where we turn that research into action to help meet those needs. Based on in-depth feedback from surveys and focus groups, we’ve been able to develop resources such as:

Over 190 Grant Programs

on our searchable Quebec funding platform

  • Over 190 Quebec Grant programs for arts organizations and individual artists
  • Information summarized and translated into English
  • For many grants, this site is the only place to find this info in English

Free one-on-one funding consultations

and grant-writing assistance for Quebec-based grants

  • in our first year alone, we provided over 120 consultations with artists and organizations in the community
  • 66 went on to work with our team of grant advisors on a provincial grant application
  • Assistance with CALQ, SODEC, Ministry of Culture, etc.

Capacity-building webinars and workshops

live and archived

  • Guidance through the provincial arts funding system
  • Help incorporating your collective as a not-for-profit
  • New workshops added to the calendar regularly
  • New webinars added below!

“Thank you a million times for ELAN’s support! It’s seriously career-changing.”

“I’m glad I attended the session. It was very informative. I have renewed hope. I’m going to try CALQ again. I tried years ago and gave up.”

“I have to say I am blown away by the workshops and resources offered by ELAN, including today’s Grant Writing Workshop.”

“Thank you Nick and Guy for the Herculean task you have accomplished in creating this comprehensive information platform. Navigating the plethora programs can be overwhelming, particularly in a second language, so this will be very helpful.”

Latest News

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Introducing State of the Arts: Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

The vitality and vibrancy of the English-speaking arts, culture, and heritage community here in Quebec can be seen in the innovative, thought-provoking, and quality work that is produced in this sector. From cinematographers, to museums, to…
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There’s a New Digital Studio in Town helping to bring your projects to life

We are very excited to announce one of the newest projects added to our roster: The Community Digital Arts Hub (CDAH). The Community Digital Arts Hub is a new project through ELAN and the government of Canada that offers artists and arts and…
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ArtistsInspire $1500 School Grant Applications Are Open! 

"ArtistsInspire is a fantastic way to bring all facets of art into the classroom. It was easy to navigate and there was help through the process when I had any questions. As a teacher of 22 years I must say this has been the easiest grant…
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What We Choose To Remember – Updates

The National Film Board, as part of its Filmmaker Assistance Program, has provided additional on-line editing, colour correction and audio mixing over the summer for ELAN’s feature-length documentary  What We Choose To Remember. …
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Is Supporting Youth (ages 15-29) Important to You? Paid PD Opportunity for Teaching Artists!

ELAN’s ArtEd team is excited to announce our participation in year 2 of a 3-year Youth Mental Health Initiative! The goal of the project is: “ to improve access to mental health resources and services for young English-speaking Quebecers…
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Letter from the Executive Director, September 2022

Firstly, I want to extend a sincere thank-you to all who joined us for our AGM on August 15th, we had a very successful meeting followed by a wonderful surprise party for our founder, Guy Rodgers, who is apparently retiring (lol – if you…
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ArtistsInspire $1500 School Grants: Help Us Spread The Word!

“I’ve been teaching drama for twenty years. I was in a funk. And so I thought, I need something new, something fresh. I was very, very, very pleased [with ArtistsInspire] . It got me motivated again. It was so dynamic, I wanted to participate,…
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Letter from the Executive Director, July 2022

Join us for a Party in the Park! It is an exciting time for us around the office (and zoom space) as we are getting ready for our first in-person Schmoozer on July 20 in Park Jarry. In a great stroke of luck, we will be sharing the park with…

Did You Know?

In 2010, ELAN established a working group on Arts, Culture and Heritage with federal decision-makers.

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