This special financial assistance came from the budgets of existing programs to deal with short-term situations. For instance, cash flow problems to ensure essential services for the next month or additional costs incurred by artists abroad who must return to Québec.
The emergency assistance ended with the implementation of numerous measures as part of the Cultural Sector Economic Recovery Plan.
Artists and cultural workers have access to government assistance for the self-employed, which is the best resource in the circumstances. Arts organizations can also apply for the wage subsidy program announced by the federal government.
- Canada Emergency Response Benefit
- Government Assistance Programs COVID-19 (Quebec)
- Support to Businesses – Government of Canada
Please rest assured that we are tracking any developments and that we are actively monitoring the situation. Any new information on this subject will be available on our website.