National Creation Fund

Paving the way for a new model of creation in Canada’s performing arts.

Artists and arts organizations across the country have told us that too often, they lack the extensive resources and time that are required to develop compelling work – work that is ambitious, innovative and fully realized.
We call this the creation gap.
The National Arts Centre is determined to fill that gap.

That’s why we launched the
National Creation Fund

Discover the projects we've invested in so far

The National Creation Fund is investing up to $3 million a year in the development of 15 to 20 compelling and ambitious new Canadian works in theatre, dance, music and inter-disciplinary performing arts.

Our focus is on projects that have strong artistic teams and committed producing partners, and that are likely to have national and international impact.

The National Creation Fund is fueled by funds raised from generous donors to the National Arts Centre Foundation’s Creation Campaign, who believe in investing in Canadian Creators.