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QUÉBEC, June 12, 2018 – The government of Québec is providing additional funding of close to $2.3 million to Québec’s regional councils for culture for 2018-2019, to enable them to fulfill their development role and continue to offer quality services.
The announcement was made today by Marie Montpetit, Minister of Culture and Communications and Minister responsible for the Protection and Promotion of the French Language.
More specifically, a one-time grant of $1.6 million for 2018-2019 is allocated to Québec’s regional councils for culture under the program Aide au fonctionnement pour les organismes de regroupement – volet régional (Operating assistance for umbrella organizations – regional component). In addition, $675,000 will go towards robotized programs as part of Québec’s Digital Cultural Plan for 2018-2019.
By making this announcement, our government wishes to reaffirm its support for Québec’s cultural community. The regional councils for culture are major partners in the development and success of cultural institutions. Their concerted interventions and efforts encourage new investments and promote the growth and consolidation of Québec’s cultural network.
– Marie Montpetit, Minister of Culture and Communications and Minister responsible for the Protection and Promotion of the French Language
We are delighted with this investment, which will make it possible for the regional councils for culture to fully support and assist the cultural community. Thanks to this undertaking, the necessary conditions to ensure that cultural life across Québec is rich and vibrant will be put in place.
– Éric Lord, President of the Réseau des conseils régionaux de la culture du Québec