The government strengthens aid for performing arts - The Canadian
Friday, November 27

The government strengthens aid for performing arts

Some professionals hoped for a waiver of the curfew. The government announces a strengthening of the financial mechanisms intended for professionals.

The meeting was not on the agenda, but Thursday morning, a few hours before the presentation of the epidemic point, Prime Minister Jean Castex received the main organizations of employers of performing arts (companies, places, festivals …) , one of the sectors most affected by the health crisis. On the menu of the invitation: discussing the consequences of the curfew and its impact on the sector. “” We are not going to let you die, but we will not give you the authorization to finish later. “Here, in broad strokes, the message he gave us,” sums up one participant. At length. The exchanges lasted nearly two hours. A response to the discontent of the hard-hit profession, whose anger had mounted after Emmanuel Macron’s speech announcing the obligation for everyone to no longer be outside after 9 p.m. in Ile-de-France and in eight metropolises. A blow to the head that they had received in front of their screen, like most of the French. The next day, the Minister of Culture Roselyne Bachelot had pleaded for a relaxation of the device for the show – “the places where one is most safe”, according to her -, but without obtaining success.

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