ELAN members are

  • Emerging and established artists, organizations, cultural workers, and arts lovers;

  • Active in all artistic disciplines and in many regions across Quebec;

  • From a wide array of cultural and geographic backgrounds;

  • Building thriving careers in the arts;

  • Collaborating on and solving issues that affect local arts communities;

  • A reflection of an evolving Quebec identity that celebrates the province’s cultural, artistic, and social diversity.

Membership Categories

ELAN welcomes members from all disciplines, career stages, backgrounds, and regions of Quebec.

Why Join ELAN?

Support Arts Advocacy

Democratic participation that brings your concerns to key decision makers.

ELAN regularly meets with government and community leaders about issues concerning funding, market access, community broadcasting, and diversity. ELAN amplifies the voices of fellow arts and culture organizations, and organizations supporting Quebec’s official language minority community.

To ensure that our advocacy work and projects truly reflect the needs of the English-speaking arts community, we depend on our members to share their concerns and opinions with us. Here are a few ways ELAN members can make a difference:

  • Attend an Annual General Meeting

    Annual General Meetings are a space where important motions that affect ELAN’s membership services are put forth. Student, Professional, and Organizational ELAN members in good standing are eligible to vote.

  • Nominate a Board Member

    ELAN members in good standing, are welcome to nominate a fellow artist and/or cultural worker for ELAN’s board of directors.

  • Participate in Surveys and Focus Groups

    We solicit feedback from our members on a regular basis to learn more about the needs and concerns of Quebec’s English-speaking arts community.

  • Register for State of the Arts

    This conference brings ELAN members together with funders, key-decision makers, and other stakeholders to discuss their needs and develop goals to improve the profile of Quebec’s English-speaking artists.

Access Useful Resources

ELAN members receive exclusive monthly newsletters with access to new opportunities and professional development resources.

Click here to discover how ELAN can promote your work.

  • Newsletter

    Share news and events via ELANews, our monthly newsletter that is sent to 2400+ subscribers.

  • Minute Market

    Present and promote your work in 60 seconds at one of our networking events, also known as a Schmoozer.

  • Member Directory

    Feature your professional profiles through ELAN’s Membership Directory, frequented by partner organizations, artists, and others seeking an artist for a specific opportunity.

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Pay-What-You-Can Membership

An astounding majority of our members voted in favour of ELAN’s Pay-What-You-Can model at our 2017 Annual General Meeting!

Our model for ELAN Membership is Pay-What-You-Can, which we hope will make membership more inclusive and accessible for everyone. This means that our members determine how much they pay for an ELAN membership. If you are unable to pay a fee you are still very much welcome to join ELAN’s community of members!

Your membership fees help ELAN:

  • Finance our work advocating for English-speaking artists
  • Provide useful low or no-cost workshops and events
  • Promote members’ work
  • Develop new projects, and more!

Contact us if you have any questions about Pay-What-You-Can.


I moved into Quebec and Montreal in 2017, joined ELAN in 2018, and have truly appreciated the variety of work it encompasses.  I was lucky to be encouraged to propose a pitch for a Public Expert Project as part of this year’s State of the Arts events, and after pitching got support to receive some funding toward the project’s execution.  I wouldn’t be moving forward the same way in my continuing arts education and practice in Quebec without ELAN.

seeley questPerforming Artist

A visual artist and a literary translator, I have been an ELAN member since the organization’s offices were first housed in the same building as my studio in the Complexe du Canal Lachine. Over the years, I have enjoyed and benefitted from the work it does for English-language creators and wish it all the best on its 15th anniversary!

Kathryn Gabinet-KrooVisual Artist, Montreal

I feel very well-schooled in ELAN workshops alone which I have participated in during my membership: these were fantastic learning opportunities!

Tamsin HorsfallPerformer & Visual Artist, Montreal

I found out about the Playwrights job through an email blast or something from ELAN – I was checking their website regularly when I was job hunting.

Lesley BramhillGeneral Manager of Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal