The Canada Council for the Arts is on the brink of implementing its New Funding Model, and wants to make sure you have the information you need to make the leap.

First, take a look at the Council’s website, where you will get a sense of the new programs and processes.

Then, if you still have questions about the New Funding Model, send them our way. ELAN’s Board of Directors will be meeting with Simon Brault, CEO of Canada Council, on March 24. We will submit your questions directly to Mr. Brault. Answers will be compiled into a summary and posted on our website (we’ll send you a link).

Submit your questions by March 20 by e-mailing!

Does a sustainable artistic practise mean throwing down roots, building community, and staying put? Or does it mean striking out and finding opportunity in other places? How can artists working in English balance the importance of community with the linguistic realities of Montreal?

Join ELAN and Art Matters for a free panel discussion:

Thursday February 16th, 6-8pm
EV 6.720,  Concordia University
1515 Rue Sainte-Catherine O

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Last week we met with a group of enthusiastic arts professionals to talk about Canadian content in a digital world, and how to move forward in the arts as media changes.

We received so many creative ideas and insightful feedback. Thank you to all those who attended! We incorporated what we heard from you into our brief for the Government of Canada.


When was the last time you went to a video store to rent a movie?

Do you buy a newspaper, catch the news on the radio or tv, or get your news online or through social media?

Have you ever created or watched a tutorial online?

Do you ever hit your monthly mobile data limit because you’ve streamed one too many songs?

Wednesday November 16, 5pm-7pm
Bar Le Ritz PDB (179 Jean Talon West)
Close to Metro Parc and Metro de Castelnau
Accessibility info:
Wheelchair accessible with a metal ramp on the inside of the front entrance. Located on the ground floor, entry facing directly onto Jean-Talon Ouest. Washrooms are also wheelchair accessible and gender-neutral. 

FREE and open to all
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The Government of Canada is updating its cultural policy, encouraging Canadians to join the conversation and have their say on how to strengthen the creation, discovery and export of Canadian content in a digital world.

Changes in the production and distribution of local content will directly affect Quebec’s English-language artists. ELAN wants to make sure your voice is heard.

At this meeting, we’ll brief you on the issues at stake and invite you to share your thoughts. ELAN will incorporate insights and feedback from the discussion into our brief to be submitted to Canadian Heritage.

Even if you can’t attend, we encourage you to share your thoughts online, use the hashtag #DigiCanCon on social media, and send us your feedback: Check out what Canadians are saying so far.

More information on what’s at stake:

Mélanie Joly : Canadian Content in a Digital World video
Summary of the Consultation Paper
Pre-consultation Questionnaire Results