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More than ever, we invite you to register for Mon Dossier CALQ to send your requests or to follow the progress of your file.

Documents sent by post cannot be processed until our offices reopen and responses to pending requests for financial assistance will only be sent online through our electronic service delivery or by email. No paper letter will be sent.

Make sure that your email address and phone number in Mon Dossier CALQ are up to date so that we can quickly contact you.

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Latest announcement

Novembre, 04 at 11:35 a.m.

Update of the forms for the Mesure particulière à la diffusion de spectacles

Regarding the form Données de diffusion, the CALQ has made the necessary adjustments and it is again available. In addition, several important changes have been made to the Identification de l’organisme form. We invite you to carefully read the eligibility criteria, as well as the content of each form before submitting a request.

Please note that the filing deadline is Friday, November 15 at 5:00 pm . However, the CALQ invites organizations to submit their forms as soon as possible in order to facilitate the processing of requests by our team.

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October 25, 2021

Reopening of the Accueil d’œuvres de l’extérieur du Québec program

Following the relaxation of the rules governing travel in a pandemic context, the CALQ is today announcing the reopening of the Accueil d’œuvres de l’extérieur du Québec program for artistic organizations.

There are rules and restrictions to consider before submitting your application for financial assistance. We invite you to carefully consult the table below in order to have all the necessary information on the various programs.  SEE TABLE OF PROGRAMS

Before submitting a grant application for this program, we also invite you to read all the news relating to this announcement.
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October 22, 2021

Update of the Mesure particulière à la diffusion de spectacles : change in the method of calculating the subsidy

Following the last ministerial announcement of flexible arrangements for performance venues, and in order to continue to support organizations wishing to present Québec shows indoors, the CALQ made changes to the the Mesure particulière à la diffusion de spectacles.

A new method of calculating the subsidy taking into account the new context will henceforth be used.

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October 19, 2021

The section for artists of the Exploration and Digital Deployment measure will end on Monday, November 15 at 11:59 p.m., in order to respect the budget allocated to it.

As a reminder, this program aims in particular to encourage artists to use digital technologies to their full potential, and to ensure that they have access to fair remuneration for their artistic performances.

Until November 15, artists can therefore still submit their project for this measure.

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After this date, artists are invited to consult the opportunities offered under the regular grant program.

For more information on this program, we also invite you to consult our page dedicated to the Cultural Relaunch measures.

July 07, 2021

Important notice regarding the Mesure particulière à la diffusion de spectacles

Following the ministerial announcement about the relaxation of measures for performance venues, the CALQ has decided to temporarily remove the Données de diffusion form to make the adjustments necessary to manage the program from now until November 14 and the upcoming transitional measures. The CALQ will inform you when the new form is available online. Stay up to date via our News and Updates page.

July 05 2021

Support for travel outside Québec reopens

In view of the relaxation of travel rules introduced because of the pandemic, the CALQ today announced the reopening of some programs and sections involving international travel. It should be noted, however, that all applicants (arts organizations and artists) must demonstrate their project’s feasibility and ensure that their project or program of activities, as submitted, can be carried out while observing the health rules in effect at the presentation location.

Main changes

Organizations :

Artists :

Other important points:

New rules and restrictions, such as those applicable to travel to another Canadian province or another country, must be taken into consideration before submitting your grant application. Please consult the tables below for all the relevant information on the various programs.

Programs for artists Programs for organizations

We have also updated our FAQ to reflect the latest changes.

May 10, 2021

Extension of the Mesure particulière à la diffusion de spectacles

With the extension of the Mesure particulière à la diffusion de spectacles, the CALQ continues supporting organizations that want to present Québec shows in performance venues by compensating them for a portion of the box-office receipts lost as a result of Government of Québec measures to curb the spread of COVID-19. The application form for financial assistance under the current phase of the Mesure particulière à la diffusion de spectacles is available as of May 10, 2021.
The main changes between the first iteration of the measure (October 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021) and the current one (April 1 to August 31, 2021) are:

  • Some rules regarding the admissibility of canceled performances have been changed.
  • Multiple performances resulting from the rescheduling of a show that was sold to the public before the pandemic broke out are eligible.
  • There will be no update of the programming during the designated period.

If your organization is preparing to submit an application for financial assistance under the Mesure particulière à la diffusion de spectacles for the period of April 1 to August 31, 2021, please note the following details.

All other details of this measure and project submission instructions are now available.

The list of organizations supported in 2020-2021 is now available.

April 27, 2021

The Exploration and Digital Deployment measure is back

The CALQ today announced the reactivation of the Exploration and Digital Deployment measure, which aims to encourage artists, writers and arts and literary organizations to exploit the full potential of digital technologies and to enable the completion projects that develop expertise in digital research, creation, production, dissemination and outreach.

The Exploration and Digital Deployment measure was established in 2016 as part of the implementation of Québec’s Digital Culture Plan. The cultural sector has been hard hit by the COVID-19 health crisis and this support will help arts organizations and professional artists make the shift to digital.

Registration for the program will be open from April 27, 2021 until funds are exhausted. Selected projects will be eligible to receive up to $100,000 in funding.

Details of this measure and project submission instructions are now available.

April 16, 2021

Reactivation of the Physically Distanced Performances measure

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) has introduced ad hoc measures to support artists, writers and cultural organizations.

Today, the CALQ is announcing that the Physically Distanced Performances measure is being reactivated. It enables organizations – and now artists – to explore different ways to present works to the public during the pandemic. Applications are now open. Details of the measure are available here.

Important reminder for organizations that work in visual arts, digital arts, film and video art, arts and crafts, or architectural research :

Note that eligible professional organizations that work in visual arts, digital arts, film and video art, arts and crafts, or architectural research can also apply to the Manifestation et présentation publique program.

It is a program that supports exhibitions, symposiums, colloquiums, performance programs and programming in digital arts and film and video art, as well as conferences, public experimentation workshops, themed meetings, “art and the community” projects, audience development projects or any other activity of a similar nature, which may or may not involve travel inside or outside Québec.

Reminder: It is still possible to submit projects for the Recherche, création et préproduction measure. Details about the update of the Soutien à la diffusion de spectacles québécois measure will be announced in the coming weeks.

A number of regular programs also remain active and it is possible to submit projects at any time.

March 22, 2021

Comprehensive evaluation postponed and Specific Programming Support extended

In view of the exceptional conditions created by the COVID-19 pandemic and the demand from the arts community, the CALQ is postponing the comprehensive evaluation of Mission Support applications until 2023. Organizations that received support for the 2017-2021 cycle will receive information about the renewal of their grant in the coming weeks.

Specific Programming Support for performing arts and literary organizations, for which the program has been suspended, will be extended until December 31, 2021. If circumstances permit, the program will be opened again in the fall of 2021.

 

Response time and Processing applications

Because of the changing nature of the current situation, the CALQ cannot guarantee response times indicated in the program information will be respected.

Grants requests

If you are an artist and the dates for a supported project have had to change because of the pandemic, please complete this form and return it to the person responsible for your file at the CALQ. The changes will appear in your online file. From now on, grant payments will be made according to the project start date.

You will receive the payment for your grant on the 1st of the month if your project starts between the 1st and the 14th of the month. You will receive the payment for your grant on the 15th of the month if your project starts between the 15th and the last day of the month.

Under the exceptional circumstances we currently face, we are devoting all our energies to reducing the time it takes to process your applications. Our priority is to give you prompt access to any financial support you are granted.

Unfortunately, given these new working conditions, combined with a very high volume of emails, we cannot respond to requests for information within the usual timeframe or provide you with the evaluation scores.We realize this situation is not ideal but we are doing all we can to offer you the best possible service.

In the meantime, we encourage you to consult the FAQ for applicants.

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