The Quebec government announces the creation of a regional emergency fund of three million dollars to help cultural organizations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Fund available since Tuesday is intended exclusively for non-profit organizations living in a precarious financial situation due to the health crisis.
“I wanted our economic recovery plan for culture to help cultural organizations, from the smallest to the largest, and that is why we have created a fund that will help regional organizations get through the pandemic,” said in a press release Nathalie Roy, Minister of Culture, Tuesday.
“The economic revival of the cultural milieu also depends on these organizations which contribute to the cultural and tourist dynamism of our regions”, added Mr.me Roy.
To be eligible for the program, organizations must be active in one of the ministry’s intervention sectors, in particular museology, heritage, cultural leisure, community media or art training schools.
Organizations could thus receive a maximum amount of $ 50,000 to maintain their activities.
Organizations have until January 30, 2021 to submit a request for financial assistance.
Organizations under the responsibility of the Société de développement des entreprises culturelle (SODEC), the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) or the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) are not eligible.
The Emergency Fund was created as part of the economic recovery plan for the cultural sector adopted last June.