Update from Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec

On October 27, 2020 the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) announced special measures and support it will provide concerning the dissemination of Quebec Performances during COVID-19. Deadline to apply is November 16 at 10 AM. You can read the original announcement in French on CALQ’s official website here.


This measure helps organizations presenting performances in Quebec by compensating for a portion of the loss of ticketing revenues caused by the application of measures prescribed by the Quebec government to curb the spread of COVID-19. Its implementation is aimed at recreating conditions likely to ensure that a level of activity is maintained in order to preserve the performance ecosystem.

Open to: 

  • Presenters
  • National and international events
  • Creative and/or production organizations

Click here to be redirected to consult the full copy translated in English. 

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