Quebec government gives $50M to theatres, artists amid second wave closures
2 October 2020
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.
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.
“Even when they were open, theatres were only able to greet a portion of their usual audience members. I know that for many artists, it’s contact with the public that fuels them. We understand and we will not let you down,” Legault said in a release.