The Quebec government says it's giving an additional $50 million in funding to artists, theatres, cinemas and production companies in the province's red zones.\nIn a press conference on October 2, Premier François Legault and Nathalie Roy, Quebec's minister of culture and communications, announced the government would be funding 75 percent of the revenue lost by cultural businesses over the next six months due to red zone restrictions.\nThe news comes after theatres, cinemas and museums in Quebec's red zones were forced to close on October 1, as cases in the province continue to rise.\nEditor's Choice: Legault Says It's Possible Partial Lockdown Could Last Longer\n\n\n“\n\n\nI understand your pain, I understand your deception and we [all] share it.\n\n\nNathalie Roy, Minister of Culture and Communications\n\n\n\n"I know it’s tough for our artists right now, but we have no choice. We need to reduce our social contact. It’s a question of life or death," said Legault.\n"We won’t let our artists down."\nÇa m’arrache le cœur d’être obligé d’annuler des spectacles ou des pièces de théâtre, de voir des artistes ne pas pouvoir performer sur scène et des diffuseurs écoper des annonces de fermetures. On sait que que c'est dur. On vous comprend et on ne vous laissera pas tomber pic.twitter.com/F9EygxIEMW— François Legault (@francoislegault) October 2, 2020\n\nThe move is in addition to over $400 million of funding the government allocated to the province's cultural industry last June.\nThe funding will be distributed to artists, actors, authors, technicians, and all other production crew members until March 31, 2021.\nMuseums and cinemas will benefit from up to $15,000 of funding that the government introduced for small businesses in red zones on October 1.\nLegault said more activities and businesses could be facing more closures in the coming months if other regions in the province move into red zones.