The provincial government has allocated $5 million to support projects submitted under the Digital Exploration and Deployment program in 2021 and 2022.
The funds are intended to support the digital shift of cultural organizations and professional artists, thus enabling them to increase their skills. in digital matters and to optimize the discoverability of their content.
The Digital Exploration and Deployment program has enabled 84 cultural organizations and 52 professional artists across Quebec to carry out projects.
The provincial government is providing $3 million in temporary assistance for private and alternative venues. This is on top of $6 million granted in 2020-21 as part of the economic recovery plan for the cultural sector.
The funds are intended to support private and alternative theaters facing a liquidity crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, maintain viable and sustainable access conditions to places where music or variety shows are broadcast, and facilitate the resumption and relaunch of broadcasting activities.