Carte Blanche is an online repository of literary work run by the Quebec Writers Federation. It accepts original, previously unpublished submissions in English from writers from Quebec and elsewhere, and awards the 3Macs carte blanche Prize annually in recognition of an outstanding submission by a Quebec writer.
YES Montreal (Youth Employment Services) provides English-language support services to
help Quebecers find employment and start businesses, including special initiatives and resources for artists.
A sampling of artists chosen by their peers to create a “group portrait” of English-speaking artists in Quebec, coordinated by ELAN (English-Language Arts Network.)
Click on the link for a fascinating introduction to Quebec’s English-speaking writers, musicians, dancers, visual artists, actors, and filmmakers. The sampling of artists featured represents a spectrum of disciplines, regions, and career stages: from internationally renowned icons to emerging artists creating a buzz in their local scene. RAEV is a true revelation of the diversity and depth
of creativity in Quebec.
CKUT is a non-profit, campus-community radio station based at McGill University. CKUT provides alternative music, news and spoken word programming to the city of Montreal and surrounding areas, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Hear us at 90.3 MHz on the FM dial, 91.7 by cable, or listen on-line.
DISTROBOTO machines are former cigarette machines which no longer sell cigarettes, but instead, sell art in the form of miniature books, crafts, comics, music, film, animation and more!
Distroboto provides an opportunity to emerging artists of all disciplines—visual arts, film, animation, music, literature and poetry, crafts etc.—to gain wider exposure by making examples of their work easily accessible to the public in cafés, libraries and cultural spaces in the city. This non-profit arts promotion initiative is open to submissions from artists year-round.
EXPOZINE, Montreal's small press, comic and zine fair, is also Canada's largest zine fair and one of North America's largest small press fairs! Over the course of one weekend each fall, some 300 different vendors and creators of all kinds of printed matter (in both English and French) present and sell their works to nearly 15 000 visitors.
It's also a place where the small press community and local writers and artists can meet each other, make new connections and even plan future collaborations.
The Quebec Writers' Federation (QWF) serves the Quebec English-language literary community through promotional and networking activities, through a wide range of workshops and resources, and by acting as the representative of Quebec's English-language writers.
Along with professional and emerging writers, the QWF includes those who have a personal interest in writing and many who have joined because they are interested in high quality literary events, activities and programs.
The English Language Arts Network (ELAN) is devoted to helping Quebec's English-language artists connect with one another, with their francophone colleagues and with their audiences in Quebec, Canada and internationally. ELAN is above all a dynamic, multi-disciplinary community. Created in 2005 by a group of professional artists who wanted to exchange ideas, resources and connections, ELAN offers monthly "schmoozers", workshops, mentorship, a monthly newsletter, and a website that allows members to promote their work and connect on-line.