Québec’s minister of culture, communications and the status of women, Christine St-Pierre, has announced the launch of a call for projects aimed at Québec presenters to host foreign shows in 2009 and 2010. The program has a $125,000 budget.
“The call for projects announced today will enable Québec to host shows by foreign artists in a number of cultural disciplines. This openness to the world will give presenters the opportunity to offer diversified programming favoring innovation, experimentation, and renewed creation,” said Minister St-Pierre.
“Thanks to this funding, multidisciplinary broadcasters in Québec will be able to offer more theater, dance, and musical shows, thereby helping to foster greater reciprocity in cultural exchanges with international partners.”
“The Aide aux projets – Accueil de spectacles étrangers program has supported performances from France, Belgium, Italy, Congo, Côte-d’Ivoire, and Cape Verde since 2006–2007, for a total of 200 shows throughout Québec,” reads the press release.