presented by ELAN
in partnership with YES Montreal



Annotated workshop slides: click here (PDF)

Resource package: click here (PDF)

Common Questions & Answers: click here (PDF)


ELAN is pleased to present a series of grantwriting workshops and networking events for artists throughout Quebec this fall. Our aim is to provide English-speaking artists of all disciplines, at all stages of their careers, with the information, tools, and resources to create and deliver the most impactful and persuasive grants possible.

The 4-hour afternoon session is a comprehensive, hands-on workshop, designed to guide you and/or your organization to formulate clear, concise and compelling grants to maximize your chances of success. Learn how to structure and write a grant that will present your artistic project in the strongest light to potential funders. Clarify the articulation of your artistic vision, increase your understanding of what is required to help a grant application succeed, and learn about the resources available to help you reach your goals. Hands-on exercises using your own project will allow you to hone your grantwriting skills as they relate to your specific needs. We will also review past successful grant applications to the Canada Council for the Arts, CALQ and foundations. A resource package will be provided to participants. Aspects of grant writing to be covered include:

• the pitch
• process / structure
• support materials
• budgets
• and much more.


ARTISTS CONNECT 5-à-7 following each workshop!
Free and open to all!

Meet and mingle with fellow local artists from all disciplines to talk about your work and find out what’s happening in your artistic community.

The 5-à-7 will feature a Minute Market open to all attendees. Minute Market participants will be given one minute to pitch their art, a current project, or an upcoming event.

Please RSVP by email to and indicate if you would like a spot in the Minute Market.

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.
Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.




June Park is an arts consultant, writer and cultural connector based in Montreal. After five years as the General Manager of Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal, she acted as Administrative Director at RUBBERBANDance Group. She was previously Director of Marketing for Opera Ontario/Opera Hamilton, and on the Capital Campaign team at the Royal Ontario Museum. June sits on the Executive of the Quebec Drama Federation as Treasurer, and is involved with the Montreal English Theatre Awards. She has worked with various groups committed to increasing the visibility and integration of culturally diverse artists. June has her M.A. from the University of Toronto, B.A. from U of Calgary, and received formal training in arts management, focusing on marketing and development. She is currently working as a freelance grantwriter and arts administrator.



Born in Poland, educated in British Columbia (Camosun College/University of Victoria) and Quebec (Concordia University,) Monika Majewski has called Montreal home since 2002. With a professional background in administrative/project management and public relations, her career trajectory includes service in government, corporate, non-profit and volunteer sectors.

Over the past number of years, Monika had the great pleasure of working with several Montreal arts organizations, including Diversité artistique Montréal (DAM), English-Language Arts Network (ELAN), Black Theatre Workshop and Studio OFF Interarts. A life-long advocate and practitioner of volunteerism, Monika has also lent her energies to numerous cultural initiatives and organizations throughout the years.

 In her current role as Artists’ Program Coordinator at Youth Employment Services, Monika works closely with artists, artist-entrepreneurs and cultural workers to support them in the development of skills, tools and strategies needed to build sustainable careers.


Many thanks to our project partners for making these workshops possible!


Sherbrooke: Bishop’s University Foreman Art Gallery - Special thanks to Gentiane Belanger
Huntingdon: Grove Hall - Special thanks to Mark and Tina Bye
Montreal: Playwrights Workshop Montreal - Special thanks to Molly Maguire
Chelsea: La Fab - Special thanks to Sandrine Kerouault
Quebec City: Morrin Cultural Centre - Special thanks to Barry McCullough and Hoffman Wolff
Hudson: Hudson Village Theatre - Special thanks to Kalina Skulska
Morin Heights: Morin Heights Library - Special thanks to Penny Rose and Ilania Abileah
Knowlton: Knowlton Townshippers' Association office - Special thanks to Kate Holbrook, Maggie Severs and the whole Townshippers' staff, and Laura Teasdale