Membership

By becoming a member, you get the full benefits of ELAN, including promotion, deals & discounts, priority access to events, voting privileges, and more!

ELAN has four types of memberships: Professional, Student, Organization, and Friend.

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 membership@quebec-elan.org if you have any questions about Pay-What-You-Can.

ELAN members are individuals and organizations from a wide array of artistic disciplines, cultural and geographic backgrounds, and linguistic and cultural communities. Together this network reflects an evolving Québec identity and celebrates the province’s cultural, artistic, and social diversity.

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ELAN Members

Why Join ELAN?

Support Arts Advocacy

Democratic participation that brings your concerns to key decision makers.

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.

Community

Members can share their news and events for promotion in ELAN’s networks, and attend networking and professional development events throughout the year.

Social Media

ELAN shares members’ work and events via FacebookTwitter and Instagram — over 6,200 followers.

Newsletters

Share news and events via ELANews, our monthly newsletter that is sent to 2400+ subscribers (members and public). ELAN Members also receive the Member Exclusive newsletter, with priority access to events, discounts and codes shared by our partners, and so much more!

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.

Community Calendar

ELAN Members can submit and share events through our Member Exclusive Community Calendar.

Access Useful Resources

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

Click below to discover some of the resources we’ve made available!

Save With Exclusive Deals & Discounts!

We partner with local Quebec businesses, arts organizations, venues and suppliers to help you create!

Discover What Our Members Have to Say:

“ELAN has become a real eye-opener for me in terms of increasing my awareness about issues affecting artists of all disciplines. ELAN staff are so friendly and supportive. I appreciate the fact that the schmoozers are held in different locations each time, and have had a variety of themes;  member participation is encouraged via the Minute Market and submissions to ELANews; and conferences and events, in both urban and regional areas, aim to increase solidarity among Anglophone artists as well as provide information about resources.”

⁠— Shelley Freeman, Visual Artist.

“The CBC workshop on “Getting Media Attention” as well as the lectures given by QAHN were very informative, but also emotionally interesting explorations. I appreciate my experience with Elan and their continued efforts to support anglophone artists in Quebec; and very much look forward to continuing my journey with them.”

— Gigi Retzo, Visual Artist.

“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 quest, Writer, Performer.