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National Creation Fund

Dream. Connect. Create.

We fund risk

The National Arts Centre’s National Creation Fund makes investments of 2 to 3 million dollars a year in the development of 10 to 20 compelling and ambitious new Canadian works in theatre, dance, music and inter-disciplinary performing arts. Fuelled entirely by donors, the Fund provides Canadian artists with the additional time, space and resources they need to create great work.

The Fund invests in both new work, and in promising productions that need additional development after their initial run to produce stronger, more polished work that will be remounted and toured across Canada and around the world.

Projects must be led by Canadian creators and meet the following criteria:

  • Are artistically ambitious and compelling
  • Have a strong artistic team and committed producing and presenting partners
  • Are likely to have a national or international impact

Our Season

  1. Presented by Young People's Theatre The Darkest Dark Young People’s Theatre Feb 20 - Apr 2, 2023 Young People's Theatre (Toronto)
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  2. Presented by The Shaw Festival Mahabharata Why Not Theatre Feb 28 - Mar 26, 2023 Festival Theatre (Niagara-on-the-Lake)
  3. Presented by Theatre Calgary Forgiveness Arts Club Theatre Company and Theatre Calgary Mar 7 - Apr 1, 2023 Max Bell Theatre (Calgary)
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  4. Presented by NAC English Theatre Fall On Your Knees National Arts Centre and Vita Brevis Arts Mar 8 - Mar 25, 2023 Babs Asper Theatre (Ottawa)
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  5. Presented by OZ Arts Nashville The Storyville Mosquito Kid Koala Mar 23 - Mar 25, 2023 OZ Arts (Nashville)
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  6. Presented by the Confederation Centre of the Arts In My Body Crazy Smooth Mar 23 2023 Confederation Centre of the Arts (Charlottetown)
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  7. Presented by the schrit_tmacher Festival Revisor Kidd Pivot Mar 28 - Mar 29, 2023 Theater Heerlen (Heerlen, Netherlands)
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  8. Presented by The Grand Theatre Fall On Your Knees National Arts Centre and Vita Brevis Arts Mar 29 - Apr 2, 2023 Spriet Stage (London)
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  9. Presented by Usine C and Sibyllines Rome Sibyllines Apr 5 - Apr 16, 2023 Usine C (Montreal)
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  10. Presented by GCTC The First Stone New Harlem Productions Apr 13 - Apr 23, 2023 Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre (Ottawa)
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  11. Presented by the Esplanade Theatre Revisor Kidd Pivot May 5 - May 6, 2023 Singapore
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  12. Presented by NAC French Theatre Rome Sibyllines May 5 - May 6, 2023 Babs Asper Theatre (Ottawa)
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  13. Presented by the Citadel Theatre Prison Dancer Citadel Theatre May 11 - May 28, 2023 Shoctor Theatre (Edmonton)
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  14. Presented by the National Theatre of Taipei Revisor Kidd Pivot May 12 - May 14, 2023 National Theatre of Taipei (Taiwan)
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  15. Presented by the Aichi Prefectural Art Theatre Revisor Kidd Pivot May 19 2023 Aichi Prefectural Art Theater (Aichi, Japan)
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  16. Presented by Canadian Stage Kelly v. Kelly The Musical Stage Company May 26 - Jun 18, 2023 Berkeley Street Theatre (Toronto)
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  17. Presented by Dance Base Yokohama Revisor Kidd Pivot May 27 - May 28, 2023 Kanagawa Kenmin Hall (Yokohama, Japan)
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  18. Presented by Festival TransAmériques In My Body Crazy Smooth Jun 2 - Jun 4, 2023 Monument-National (Montreal)
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  19. Presented by Festival TransAmériques White Out / La chambre des enfants L’eau du bain Jun 2 - Jun 4, 2023 Théâtre Rouge du conservatoire (Montreal)
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  20. Presented by Luminato and TO Live Scott Joplin's Treemonisha Volcano Theatre Jun 6 - Jun 17, 2023 Bluma Appel Theatre (Toronto)
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  21. Presented by Stages Festival asses.masses Patrick Blenkarn and Milton Lim Jun 9 2023 Eastern Front Theatre (Halifax)
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  22. Presented by Luminato Loss Ian Kamau Jun 14 - Jun 18, 2023 TBA (Toronto)
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  23. Presented by Danse Danse Symphonie de cœurs RD Créations Apr 4 - Apr 6, 2024 Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Place des Arts (Montreal)
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  24. Presented by Danse Danse Murmuration Le Patin Libre Apr 16 - Apr 21, 2024 Mont-Royal Arena (Montreal)
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  25. Presented by the Canadian Opera Company Aportia Chryptych: A Black Opera for Portia White Canadian Opera Company Jun 14 - Jun 16, 2024 Canadian Opera Company Theatre (Toronto)
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