The NAC Foundation raises funds to support the National Arts Centre’s work in performance, creation and learning across Canada. Enriching the lives of Canadians through the performing arts and championing our country’s artists, students and educators.
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We would like to recognize the Anishinabeg Algonquin Nation, on whose traditional unceded territory the National Arts Centre is located. We gratefully acknowledge them as the past, present and future stewards of this land.
Ignite your creative spirit with the NAC’s engaging family programs and free digital resources.
A crowd of imaginations in full flight will take over the space and paint it in a thousand colours. Theatre is a big, beautiful, limitless dream!
We created Under30 to make it easier for you to bring your family to the NAC to enjoy amazing theatre, dance, and music.
Looking for a fun (and affordable) activity for your family? Bring the whole family to explore the wonders of music with NACO Kinderconcerts and Family Adventures concerts!
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Enjoy encore performances, exclusive interviews and special series captured on-stage, backstage and beyond.
Power your arts obsession with exclusive interviews, insights and artistic explorations of music, theatre and dance.
Explore the NAC’s free performing arts resources for teachers, students, families and the public, including curriculum guides, podcasts, videos, articles and more.
Your donations through the NAC's National Youth and Education Trust help the NAC provide learning and engagement opportunities for all — from young children in the classroom, to artists, to the lifelong learner.
Learning and engagement at Canada’s National Arts Centre is made possible through the support of many generous individuals and organizations from across the country. Arts Alive is generously supported by the Azrieli Foundation, the Government of Nunavut, Canadian North, Calm Air, The River Philip Foundation, The Turnbull Family Community Building Foundation, and The Thomas Sill Foundation. Thank you also to Grant and Alice Burton, Canada Life, A Donor-Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of Ottawa, Friends of the NAC Orchestra, Donors to the NAC Foundation's Future Fund, The Janice and Earle O’Born Fund for Artistic Excellence, and the donors and sponsors of the NAC’s National Youth and Education Trust, the primary resource for youth and education funding at the National Arts Centre.