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The distribution of the Emergency Support Fund for Cultural, Heritage and Sport Organizations

The distribution of the Emergency Support Fund...

The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage announced, on May 8, the distribution of the Emergency Support Fund for Cultural, Heritage and Sport Organizations. Of the $500[...]

Cirque du Soleil gets US$50 million from its main shareholders

Cirque du Soleil gets US$50 million from its main...

"The Cirque du Soleil has received an emergency injection of US$50 million from its three main shareholders to try to keep it afloat, chairman Mitch Garber said. The shareholders are American[...]

The OFFTA 2020 Festival offers Accessible and Solidarity passes

The OFFTA 2020 Festival offers Accessible and...

To make this 2020 edition the most affordable possible, three passes, all offering the same access, are offered at $0, $25 or $50. A charitable tax receipt will be issued to those who purchase one[...]

Cirque du Soleil's survival

Cirque du Soleil's survival

Cirque du Soleil's survival depends, amongst other things, on the re-opening of theatres and big tops. Las Vegas venues are already making plans and thinking about the precautions they will have to[...]

Can free digital content jeopardize culture?

Can free digital content jeopardize culture?

"Books, films, concerts: free content has been spreading almost as fast as the coronavirus, making life easier for those sheltering from the pandemic, but also threatening already fragile cultural[...]

Steven Guilbeault listens to the performing arts community

Steven Guilbeault listens to the performing arts...

Minister of Canadian Heritage Steven Guilbeault participated Thursday in a discussion organized by CINARS on the impact of COVID-19 on the international dissemination of the performing arts. Here[...]

A recovery plan for culture in Quebec expected in June

A recovery plan for culture in Quebec expected in...

"While Quebec is preparing to reopen certain schools and businesses, including booksellers and art galleries, Minister Roy is working on a recovery plan for the rest of the cultural sector. However,[...]

The future of promoters and venues in Quebec and beyond

The future of promoters and venues in Quebec and...

"But will there be live shows in Montreal in September and October? It’s far from clear at this point." “In terms of theatre, we’ll be fine,” said Rubin. “Live entertainment has been[...]

Circus on Call in New Orleans

Circus on Call in New Orleans

Here is a great initiative from New Orleans based circus artist Clay Mazing! He responds to emergency calls with outdoor circus entertainement acts to help maintain mental health in his local[...]

AFC receives 600 applications for emergency financial aid in one month

AFC receives 600 applications for emergency...

The Actors' Fund of Canada (AFC) exists to support enterntainement industry professionnals in time of hardship. Towards the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has received $1 million from Netflix to[...]

Quebecor launches a campaign to support Québec culture

Quebecor launches a campaign to support Québec...

This morning, Quebecor shared a press release on its website to announce the good news : The Canadian leader in telecommunications is launching '' a movement to engage with and support the makers and[...]

What Social Distancing Means for Social Circuses in the Time of Coronavirus

What Social Distancing Means for Social Circuses...

Karin McKie wrote this great article on Circus Talk and you should definitely read it. Here are some highlights : “Circus has always been about joy, triumph and laughter through strength,[...]

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