MONTREAL – A group of organizations advocating for a raise, “inclusive, joint” and diverse cultural industry in the context of the post-pandemic COVID-19.
In an open letter sent earlier this week to the minister of Culture and Communications, Nathalie Roy, organizations such as the movement in Directors ‘ Fair, the Festival Vues d’afrique, Terres en vues (international Festival présence Autochtone), the Association des réalisateurs et réalisatrices du Québec (ARRQ), and the Women in the film, television and digital media (FCTMN) greet the stimulus package of $ 400 million from the government to help the cultural community to overcome the effects of the pandemic, but lament a lack of attention to certain realities.
“It is a little disappointing that nothing seems to be put in place to ensure that this recovery is inclusive of parity, and that artists, groups and businesses with aboriginal cultural and diversity can benefit’, one can read in the missive.
“We do not doubt that the measures and terms used to want to be inclusive and caring, but force is to admit that there is still a lot of work for the quebec culture reflects the richness and diversity of its artists and of its social fabric. And this work cannot be accomplished without the commitment of the Ministry and donors” are also supporting the signatories.
The letter suggests, inter alia, to implement measures promoting the access of writers and artists, indigenous and minorities at various government institutions.