Join us in welcoming the new NAC Presents Producer

Heather Gibson is the award-winning Executive Director of the Halifax Jazz Festival, and Founder and Artistic Producer of the In the Dead of Winter Music Festival

Originally from Manitoba, Heather Gibson built her career in the performing arts in Halifax where she graduated from Dalhousie University. She has done everything from run the Halifax Jazz Festival, to open her own club, to own an artistic management company. 

“I look forward to joining the team at Canada’s National Arts Centre,” said Heather Gibson. “I am excited by the prospect of building on the success of NAC Presents to build a larger audience for Canadian music. Canadian artists are amongst the best in the world, and to be able to showcase them on a national stage will be very rewarding.”

An active volunteer, Ms. Gibson has served as the Chair of the East Coast Music Association, member of the board for CAPACOA (The Canadian Arts Presenting Association), The Khyber Centre for the Arts, and The Western Roots Artistic Directors. 

She begins her post at the National Arts Centre on September 20, 2016. 
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Welcome to the NAC Back Stage venue!

A new venue, the Back Stage, will welcome emerging artists throughout the 2016–17 season as a replacement for the beloved intimate Fourth Stage cabaret, which is currently being renovated as part of the amazing NAC architectural rejuvenation project. Music fans can expect the same pristine sound and intimate ambiance. As well, the Back Stage will allow a sneak peek behind the scenes, as it is located near the stage door entrance. We hope that you will enjoy discovering a variety of excellent artists in this new space!

  • The Slaight Family Foundation The National Arts Centre Foundation is grateful to The Slaight Family Foundation for their support of emerging artists.
  • Official Car of NAC Presents Marks Motors
  • Official Hotel Partner Hotel Indigo