A blast of hope for our community 

A blast of hope for our community
March 16, 2021

En Piste welcomes with joy and relief the revival of the performing arts announced by Premier François Legault. Here is a summary of the relaxations of sanitary measures in Quebec for our sector.

Reopening of theaters

As of March 26, theaters can reopen everywhere in Quebec in compliance with health measures and the standards of the CNESST guide for the performing arts. School performances will be able to take place as long as it respects stable class groups.

In addition, as of tomorrow, March 17, the curfew will be postponed to 9:30 p.m. and will cease completely in the regions that will move to the yellow zone.

More details will be published soon on the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications website

Campaign to promote the performing arts

Minister Nathalie Roy announced support of more than $4.08 million for the deployment of promotional strategies for the cultural sector throughout Quebec. The Groupe de travail sur la fréquentation des arts de la scène (GTFAS), in which En Piste is involved, received $1.16 million of that sum. The Professional Association of Performing Arts Presenters - RIDEAU will lead the project for a national multiplatform campaign specific to the performing arts.

Read the press release from RIDEAU to find out more (in French).  

Read the official press release issued by the Governement of Quebec (in French).

Gradual resumption of leisure activities

A gradual resumption of outdoor and indoor sports and leisure activities will begin on March 26 throughout Quebec, in accordance with the directives of the Public Health Department at the regional alert level. All activities must take place without physical contact and without spectators, respecting the 2-meter physical distance. 

See all the new directives specific to the recreation and sport sector (available in French only).

Open Training

Open training for professional artists can continue as before in compliance with the new curfew. Here is a reminder of the health measures for this purpose.

Change in zones

To know the alert level in your region and its related measures, visit the Government of Quebec website. Thank you for respecting the regulations.