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


Letter from the Executive Director – March 2023

Hello all!Our Artist Capacity Building Clinics are well on their way and I encourage you to take a minute to see if any of them interest you, you can book time with an accountant, a lawyer, and other experts in various fields and pay 12$ for…
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Project News Updates March 2023

ELAN's projects are working hard all year round to bring important services, creations, and resources to the Quebec Arts community. Once a quarter, we do a round-up of project news so you can take a peek at what's on the go. ArtistsInspire…

Québec Relations: Culture in the Schools Repertoire – Submit Your Application with Our Help! (Deadline: Feb. 16, 2023)

We’re pleased to announce that the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications’ Culture in the Schools Repertoire is once again accepting new applications from artists and writers until February 16th! The Repertoire includes the profiles…

Call for Participants for State of the Arts: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Are you a Black, Indigenous, and/or person of colour (BIPOC) who considers yourself an artist? Do you work in the arts, culture, or heritage sector in Quebec? The State of the Arts on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion project is looking…

Letter from the Executive Director February 2023

February is a great time of year to turn your attention to your creative practice.The shorter days and cold weather lend well to time spent contemplating your art.  Keep in mind, we are here to help.  The Artist Capacity Building…
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Year in Review: Thank You to our Funders!

As we look back on this year at ELAN, we want to take a moment to thank our funders who make everything we do possible. Thank you to Canada Council for the Arts, CHSSN, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Conseil des arts de Montréal,…
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Year in Review: What We Choose to Remember

The Waves of Change docu-series was a 200-year (1820-2020) oral history of Quebec’s English-speaking communities recorded on the 50th anniversary of the FLQ crisis. What We Choose to Remember is the feature-length documentary that grew out…
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Year in Review: State of the Arts on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

The State of the Arts (SOTA on EDI) project launched this year to begin a conversation about the present state of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion practices in Quebec English-speaking arts, culture, and heritage. The team personally engaged…
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ELAN’s ArtEd Mental Health Initiative

The ArtEd Mental Health Initiative started in 2021 and is currently in its second year. In order to better equip Teaching Artists in meeting student needs, ELAN ArtEd offers Teaching Artists professional development in Mental Health through…

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