On the occasion of the reopening of cultural places, the Government amplifies its support to the cultural sectors by releasing €148 million in additional support for cinema and live entertainment, particularly affected by the health crisis.

Culture Minister Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin welcomes continued support implemented by the State since the beginning of the crisis which aims to to cope with the prolonged closures at the beginning of the year and to accompany the reopening of cultural places with reduced gauges.

In addition to transversal aids to companies which the Government has extended (solidarity fund, partial activity, exemption and aid for the payment of social contributions, loan guaranteed by the State), these new measures, paid in the first half of 2021, reflect the specificity of the economic models of live entertainment and cinema, as well as the particular role of culture and creation in our country.


  • Film sector to benefit from €80m in additional aidof which €60 million for theatre operators and €20 million for production and distribution companies.
  • The live music sector will benefit from an additional €38 million This includes the National Music Centre’s Ticketing Compensation Fund, which is designed to take into account the reduction in gauges during this recovery period.
  • Private theatre sector to benefit from an additional €15 million to extend the TPA recovery backup and support funds.
  • Finally, the subsidized entertainment sector in the regions will also benefit from an additional €15 million to cope with the various sanitary constraints put in place at the reopening of the rooms.

These exceptional measures, requested by the Prime Minister, are in addition to the stimulus plan and budgetary appropriations mobilized under the 2021 Finance Act; they also complement the measures announced on March 11 and May 12:

  • The €97 million in emergency aid announced on 11 March for artistic and cultural creation and employment (including €30 million for the “festival fund”, €22 million for authors, €20 million for regional artistic teams, €15 million for the recording of shows and €10 million for the specific emergency solidarity fund for artists and show technicians) ;
  • as well as the measures to support intermittence and cultural employment announced on May 11 with the Minister of Labour, Employment and Integration Elisabeth Borne, with: