For a fourth consecutive summer, six Quebec regions, home to dynamic English-speaking arts communities, band together to create exciting festivals!Hudson, Huntingdon, Knowlton, Quebec City, Wakefield and several Montréal Libraries host celebrations of Quebec arts and culture. Arts Alive! Québec is a splendid opportunity for day-trips to some of the most scenic regions of Quebec.
Some weekends focus around a main indoor venue and adjacent outdoor activities. Others transform the entire town into a huge festival. Each region’s programming is highly individual. Some start the day with a Teddy Bear’s picnic for preschoolers, or hands-on creative workshops for adults and youth. All regions program a unique blend of local artists and visiting headliners, encompassing musical performances, theatre and puppet shows, contemporary dance, literary activities, visual arts, and film.
Fun for the whole family!
MUSIC | THEATRE | VISUAL ART | DANCE | STORYTELLING | FILM | WORKSHOPS | FAMILY FUN
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.