Government of Quebec Measures
Quebec has implemented several measures to promote international cooperation in the cultural field. At the bilateral level, about thirty cooperation agreements related to culture were signed between Quebec and foreign partners (countries and regions). These agreements strengthen relationships with priority partners and lead to structuring projects on a reciprocal basis. On two occasions, Quebec also contributed up to CA$100,000 to the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD).
Some programs, partnerships or ad hoc measures by Quebec agencies promote international collaboration. Below are a few examples:
Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) [Quebec Arts and Letters Council]: Support programs for artistic and literary agencies permitting support for hosting in Québec for performances and programming from abroad;
Société de développement des entreprises culturelles du Québec (SODEC) [Quebec Corporation for the Development of Cultural Industries]: A francophone assistance fund for motion picture development that fosters the emergence of fiction, French-language feature film coproductions;
Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) [Quebec National Library and Archives]: Training periods on digitization conducted by the BAnQ in developing countries through the activities of the Réseau francophone numérique (RFN), a network created upon the initiative from the BAnQ and the Bibliothèque nationale de France which allows for the sharing of digital-related knowledge and resources of network members in countries in the North and South;
Institut de la statistique du Québec (ISQ) [Quebec Statistical Institute]: Collaboration with the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) regarding the UIS global survey on the cinema industry.
Les Offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec (LOJIQ) [Quebec International Youth Offices]: Support for the mobility of foreign professional youth in the cultural field so that they can participate in professional development projects (festivals, professional meetings, artist residence programs, practicums, etc.) in Quebec and abroad.