QUEBEC GIVES $50M TO THEATRES, ARTISTS AMID SECOND WAVE CLOSURES

Funds will be divided among more than 500 venues and artists

The new funding for the cultural sector comes on top of what Quebec Premier François Legault and Culture Minister Nathalie Roy announced last June. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press)

QUEBEC GIVES $50M TO THEATRES, ARTISTS AMID SECOND WAVE CLOSURES
Funds will be divided among more than 500 venues and artists, government says

The Quebec government will be providing an additional $50 million in grants to theatres and their employees across the province, Premier François Legault and Culture Minister Nathalie Roy announced Friday.

The funds will be distributed among show runners, technical crews, staff and artists in all regions.

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The latest announcement comes after theatres in red zones, including greater Montreal, the Quebec City area, and the Chaudière-Appalaches region were forced to shut down until at least Oct. 28, as the province faces a surge in COVID-19 cases. READ MORE



QUEBEC IS GIVING $50 MILLION TO ARTISTS IN COVID-19 RED ZONES
The funding is expected to be dished out until March 2021.

The Quebec government says it’s giving an additional $50 million in funding to artists, theatres, cinemas and production companies in the province’s red zones.

In a press conference on October 2, Premier François Legault and Nathalie Roy, Quebec’s minister of culture and communications, announced the government would be funding 75 percent of the revenue lost by cultural businesses over the next six months due to red zone restrictions.

The news comes after theatres, cinemas and museums in Quebec’s red zones were forced to close on October 1, as cases in the province continue to rise. READ MORE

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