Why join ELAN?

Here’s what ELAN membership will do for you:

Deals and Discounts:

Experience and make art for less.

ELAN members benefit from discounts at artistic venues, shops, and other locales:

BandZoogleAn extended free trial (3 months) as well as a 15% discount on any plan if you decide to upgrade.
Centaur TheatreIndustry/student rate tickets, to be purchased by phone/in person in advance.
CLC Montreal Language School10% discount on CLC classes and services.
Drawn & Quarterly Bookstore10% discount.
Eastern Bloc15% off regular/rehearsal space rental rates.
MainLine Theatre$8/hour rehearsal rate on MainLine’s Minimain (reg. $10). $750 for 5-day rental of gallery space for visual artists (reg. $850).
Montreal, arts interculturels (MAI)20% discount on MAI’s shows for the 2017-18 season.
Musicians of the World Symphony Orchestra (MWSO)10% discount.
Rubiks Publishing/Printing10% discount.
Segal Centre15% discount on ONE regular ticket in advance, and Arts Industry Discount on Monday nights: $20 tickets at the door (subject to availability).
TOHU15% discount on TOHU productions.

Promotion and Visibility:

Spread the word about your work.

  • ELANews:

    ELAN’s free monthly email newsletter is sent to 2300+ artists, arts lovers, and other interested readers. Members are first in line when it comes to posting news, events, and announcements.

  • Social media:

    ELAN’s Facebook and Twitter feeds boast 2700+ followers each. We help spread the word about ELAN members by liking, sharing, and amplifying their initiatives.

  • Spotlight:

    Members receive a Spotlight on their work in ELAN’s Membership Directory where they can display their biography, website, social media handles, and examples of their work. When ELAN gets inquiries from people with calls for submission, collaborations, or other opportunities, the Directory is the first place we’ll tell them to look. *Note: Friend members are ineligible for this benefit.

  • Minute Market:

    Promote your projects in person at ELAN’s next networking event! The first 10 ELAN members to contact admin@quebec-elan.org with a short description of their project and offer a small door prize for the audience (like a book or event tickets) get a one-minute spot to strut their stuff to a captive audience of artists and arts lovers.

Information and Opportunity:

Be the first to know.

Workshops and panel discussions

ELAN organizes three to four each year on topics like grant-writing, promotion, and crowdfunding. Typically, these events are discounted or free for ELAN members and focus on developing specific skills or knowledge based on member requests.

Advance notice

of ELAN projects that could benefit you and your work. From long-term projects to one-time opportunities, ELAN works to help members advance their careers and contribute to their communities.

Advocacy and Engagement:

Influence issues that matter to you.

ELAN brings the concerns of the English-language arts community to key funders, including the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Canada Council for the Arts, as well as federal agencies like CBCNFBCRTC, and Telefilm.

ELAN regularly meets with government and community leaders about issues like funding programs, market access, community broadcasting, and linguistic and cultural diversity.

ELAN amplifies the voices of its colleagues in other arts and culture organizations, as well as organizations supporting Quebec’s official language minority community.

Through this work, ELAN increases recognition of the English-speaking community, develops connections between artists and funders, builds bridges with francophone communities, and enriches quality of life for Quebec’s English-speaking artists and cultural workers.

This work takes place largely behind the scenes, but it produces concrete outcomes:

  • In October 2015, the National Film Board (NFB) signed a $3-million, three-year cooperation and collaboration agreement to strengthen Quebec’s audiovisual sector and culture. This result was generated in collaboration with the Quebec English-Language Production Council.
  • ELAN gathered community feedback for Quebec’s 2016 Cultural Policy Review, which has gone largely unnoticed in English media.
  • 20% of Videotron’s programming on MAtv, its community television station, is devoted to English-language content – the result of years of intervention alongside community groups and artists working in the field.
  • The Director and CEO of the Canada Council for the Arts, Simon Brault, met with ELAN’s Board of Directors in early 2016 to clarify member and community questions about the Council’s New Funding Model.

Tap into the power of the network.

Your membership helps us ensure Quebec’s artists and cultural workers can build satisfying, thriving careers.