March 2, 2021 – Government of PEI: Arts and culture play a vital role in the civic and economic life of Canadians. This country’s creative sector, which is a major economic driver, is facing extraordinary challenges because of the COVID‑19 pandemic. The Government of Canada is committed to supporting Canadian artists and cultural workers through this difficult time.
This is why we created the Emergency Support Fund for Cultural, Heritage and Sport Organizations, and why we are continuing to provide additional support through targeted and sector specific measures announced in the Fall Economic Statement 2020.
Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, in collaboration with Simon Brault, Director and CEO for the Canada Council for the Arts, is announcing further details today about the implementation of $181.5 million in funding for the live arts and music sectors in 2021–2022.
This funding will support the planning and presentation of COVID-19-safe events in the arts and music sectors—including both live and digital—and provide work opportunities in these sectors. Funding will also help stabilize the overall environment for the arts and music sectors by providing a one-year renewal of funding for three Canadian Heritage programs originally provided in Budget 2019.
Read the full news release here