ELAN membership connects you to the largest community of English-speaking artists of all disciplines in Quebec.

ELAN members are a reflection of an evolving Quebec identity that celebrates the province’s cultural, artistic and social diversity.


ELAN regularly meets with government and community leaders about issues concerning funding, market access, and diversity. Membership is a direct way to build relationships with us, help us to accurately represent your needs, and shape policy.


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


ELAN works to provide workshops, events, and other programs that directly respond to member needs. We strive to make these accessible for all, but members are always the priority when capacity is limited or special opportunities arise.

Membership Plans

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

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

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.


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.


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.

ELAN Archives

Over the years, ELAN has made cultural advocacy a means to shape our programming and serve our members, including negotiating broadcasting deals with CRTC, Videotron, and MaTV. In our Archives, we’ve made available our project reports, policy papers, arts research, past surveys, workshop materials, panel transcripts, public statements, and press releases.

Community Links

Are you looking for organizations involved in cultural and advocacy work? Need career advice or legal support to navigate contracts? Or maybe you’re new to Quebec and want a better sense of what services might be available to you! Refer to this growing list of arts associations, community organizations and social services in Quebec.

Resources from Workshops

ELAN hosts various workshops for artists to hone professional skills and gain insight into funding resources. Some of our workshops have included our Performing Arts Market Access Savvy Sessions, as well as a number of events through State of the Arts.

Financial Resources for Improving Accessibility

ELAN is aware that there are significant barriers affecting the accessibility of our head office, and while researching the financial resources available to us, it became clear that finding and interpreting this information is not easy. We’ve created a page presenting basic information about the funding, tax deductions and charitable services available to some arts organizations in Quebec for accessibility projects.

Save With ExclusiveDeals & Discounts!

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

Is your organization interested in partnering with ELAN on Member Benefits?

Email our Membership team at

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