COVID-19

Regularly updated news, resources, and tools.

Email us at research@quebec-elan.org
to share your resource(s).

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our lives in many ways and ELAN recognizes that this is a stressful period for everyone. ELAN staff will continue to work virtually in order to continue our services. Please note that our hours of operation may vary day-to-day.

Please note that for the safety of our staff and the public, and as recommended by the Québec government, all of ELAN’s scheduled events are postponed. Future dates will be announced at a later time.

In response to COVID-19, ELAN is working to amass as many resources and tools for Quebec’s artists, cultural workers, and the public at large (when applicable). Please check back in regularly for more updates.

If you have any questions or if you have a resource that you would like to share, please contact communications@quebec-elan.org.

Resources

Funders, Emergency Funds, & Job Listings

Financial Aid Program Summary
compiled by ELAN


Major Art Councils

National 

Film / TV / Media

Music

Other / Multidisciplinary / Miscellaneous 

Health & Safety

  • Webpage – Questions and Responses about COVID-19  (FR)

Please consult recommendations published in the links listed below. We urge everyone to follow reliable and credible sources:

Discipline Specific Support & Resources

Tracking Forms: 

ELAN is collecting information regarding how COVID-19 is affecting the arts sector to share with federal, provincial and municipal governments so that artists’ losses can be mitigated. The pandemic and its consequences will be with us for some time.

*If you are a theatre professional, we recommend that you fill out The Impact Assessment form provided by the Quebec Drama Federation. See their Individual Impact Assessment Form here or their Company Impact Assessment Form here.

Other tracking forms

Related

Centre de Création O Vertigo

DTRC – Dancer Transition Resource Centre (CRTD – Centre de ressources et transition pour danseurs)
A national charitable organization to help dancers transition into and within professional performing careers. Also operates as a resource centre for the dance community and general public and support activities that improve the socioeconomic conditions of artists across the country.

National Arts Centre (Centre National des arts)

Régroupement Québécois de la Danse (RQD) 

Studio 303 

ACTRA

Behind the Scenes
Providing financial assistance to entertainment technology professionals in need.

Canada Media Fund

Canadian Cinema Worker Fund

CBC

Facebook Groups

Fast Company 

nabs
A unique charity aimed to support the health and well-being of individuals in media, marketing, and communications throughout Canada

Playback 

SODEC 

Sur Place
A collective of filmmakers, sound artists, graphic designers, and content producers

Writers Guild of Canada
Professional association of Canadian English-language screenwriters.

American Federation Fund of Musicians 

Bandzoogle
Effective website-building services for musicians

CBC

CIMA – Canadian Independant Music Association 

Crew Nation

Guild des musiciens et musiciennes du Québec – The GMMQ (ENG/FRE)
Advocacy and resources for musicians

Music Manager Forum – Canada

National Arts Centre (Centre National des arts)

POP Montréal International Music Festival (ENG/FRE)
An annual not-for-profit curated cultural event.

Relief Funds 

Resident Advisor 

SMAQ 

SOCAN 

Unison – Benevolent Fund / Funds de Bienfaisance
Non-profit and charity that provides music professionals counselling and emergency relief services.

Virtual Music Events Directory 


Bloomberg Businessweek: Musicians turn to streaming concerts from home to pay the bills 

ACTRA

Associated Designers of Canada

Canadian Actors’ Equity Association

CBC

Conseil Québécois du Theatre (CQT) 
Conseil Québécois du Theatre has accumulated (and continue to accumulate) invaluable resources for Québec’s theatre community. Like QDF, CQT is regularly updating their website with important information in regards to COVID-19 and theatre. Please note that this page is only available in the French language.

Geordie Theatre

Glad Day Lit

Quebec Drama Federation 
In the face of COVID-19, the Quebec Drama Federation has acted swiftly to round up resources for Quebec’s theatre professionals. In order to advocate for theatre professionals, they are asking individual theatre artists and theatre companies to fill out an Impact Assessment Form.  See their Individual Impact Assessment Form here or their Company Impact Assessment Form here.

National Arts Centre 

National Theatre School of Canada 

Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT)

Playwrights Workshop Montréal 

Upcoming Virtual Events


CBC: COVID-19’s impact on Canadian theatre: 3 artistic directors weigh in 

Akimbo 

Format
Website for professional photography profiles

MOMENTA – Biennale de l’image


Regroupement des artistes en arts visuels du Québec (RAAV)

  • Webpage
  • Le Fonds Serge-Lemoyne
    Emergency financial assistance for visual artists
  • Classe Virtuelle: Démystifier les foires et les salons. Comment bien se préparer pour en tirer le maximum

Young Space
Promote, supports, and collaborates with emerging contemporary artists

Quebec Writers Federation 

Writers’ Guild of Canada 

Irish Writers Centre 

Writers’ Trust of Canada
A not-for-profit that supports Canadian writers at every stage of their careers via finance, recognition, and valuable time and space to create transformative work.

Writers’ Union of Canada 

Housing, Legal Services, Delivery Services, Food Services, and Miscellaneous

  • Volunteers Coalition
    Part law firm / part legal clinic. Representing low-income individuals, nonprofits, and start-up businesses
  • NOVAlex
    Part law firm / part legal clinic. Representing low-income individuals, nonprofits, and start-up businesses
  • Montreal City Mission Legal Clinic
    Free legal assistance, rights advocacy for vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals in the domain of refugee and immigration law.
  • Grey Casgrain Avocats
    Law firm
  • ACT 2 End Racism 
    Asian Canadians Together. A coalition of concerned citizens and organizations of Asian descent who are focused on addressing COVID-19 related racism
  • Connecting Families
    Free internet for low-income families
  • Imagine Canada 
    Resource for Canadian non profits. Regular news updates and notices regarding the coronavirus.

Ways to Help

Share helpful information and resources with ELAN!
Email us at communications@quebec-elan.org 

  • Héma-Québec
    Blood donations are important, especially during a pandemic. If you are healthy, please consider donating your blood.
  • Offer your venue space 
    Should governments and healthcare organizations need spaces for testing, blood donations, etc. Would you be willing to offer your cultural venue?

If you are wondering how you can be of service while maintaining your safety, consider volunteering virtually. Feel free email us with more virtual volunteer opportunities at: communications@quebec-elan.org.

Fun & Light-Hearted

  • Festival Accès Asie
    Virtual festival celebrating asian art and artists from April 30 – May 31
  • Just for Laughs 
    May 21 – 24
  • OFFTA
    Beginning May 22, OFFTA will take place remotely with live art encounters, acts and performances envisioned by the artists
  • TËNK
    Platform for streaming documentary films (FR)
  • David Foster and Katharine McPhee Foster (8:30pm ET, nightly)
    Actor and musician Katharine McPhee Foster and her husband, the Grammy-winning music producer David Foster, perform live at the piano in their home.
  • Isolate/Create
    A free resource providing creatives with digital assets to spark creativity and inspire digital collaboration, all while still practicing responsible social distancing and helping flatten the curve during the COVID-19 crisis.
  • jammr
    jammr lets you play with musicians over the internet. It lets you jam together online whenever you want with a community of musicians across all styles and genres.
  • JamKazam
    Using JamKazam, you can now play music with other musicians from your homes across the Internet as if you were sitting in the same room. You can record your performances at the track level, share your recordings, and even broadcast your live sessions to family, friends, and fans.
  • NACO Lunch Breaks
    Showcasing one of the National Arts Centre Orchestra’s musicians every weekday at noon (12:00pm EDT).
  • Tika’s Circle (7 PM ET Fridays, ongoing)
    Musician Tika hosts a weekly performance showcase with a curated selection of musicians.
  • Tour du Québec – #musiquebleue | solidarité musicale
  • Urgent Live (7pm ET Fridays, ongoing)
    A series created to support Toronto-based musical artists and DJs affected by event cancellations.
  • Virtual Music Events Directory

News & Updates

News Updates

More to come

COVID-19 Impact Feedback

ELAN is collecting information regarding how COVID-19 is affecting the arts sector to share with federal, provincial and municipal governments so that artists’ losses can be mitigated. The pandemic and its consequences will be with us for some time. If your situation changes, please send an updated questionnaire.

Please share this form with your artistic communities.

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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.