National Creation Fund

Dream. Connect. Create.

We fund risk

The National Arts Centre’s National Creation Fund makes investments of up to 2 million dollars a year in the development of 9 to 11 compelling new creations in the performing arts. Fuelled entirely by donors, the Fund offers Canadian artists room to realize creative dreams.

The Fund provides the necessary time, space and resources to make inspiring and impactful work.  We invest in creation.

"... it is really helping the Ottawa-based National Arts Centre live up to that “national” in its name."  

J. Kelly Nestruck, The Globe and Mail

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 Théâtre de la Ville
    Assembly Hall Kidd Pivot
    Apr 2 - Apr 18, 2024 TDV - Sandra Barnhardt - Great Hall (Paris)
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  2. Rhapsodie Sylvain Émard Danse
    Apr 16 2024 Centre des arts de Baie Comeau (Baie-Comeau)
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  3. Presented by Danse Danse
    Murmuration Le Patin Libre
    Apr 16 - Apr 21, 2024 Arena Mont-Royal (Montreal)
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  4. Presented by Théâtre La Licorne
    La traversée du siècle A collaboration with seven Montreal theatres
    Apr 20 2024 Théâtre La Licorne
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  5. Presented by Internationaal Theater Amsterdam
    Assembly Hall Kidd Pivot
    Apr 22 - Apr 24, 2024 Internationaal Theater Amsterdam
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  6. Presented by Culture 3R
    Projet Polytechnique Porte Parole
    Apr 23 - Apr 24, 2024 J.-Antonio-Thompson (Trois-Rivières)
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  7. Rhapsodie Sylvain Émard Danse
    Apr 25 2024 Théâtre de la Ville (Longueuil)
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  8. Presented by TO Live and Fall for Dance North
    Murmuration Le Patin Libre
    Apr 25 - Apr 28, 2024 Leaside Community Memorial Gardens (Toronto)
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  9. Presented by Salle Odyssée
    Projet Polytechnique Porte Parole
    Apr 26 - Apr 27, 2024 Salle Odyssée (Gatineau)
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  10. Presented by Steps Dance Festival
    Assembly Hall Kidd Pivot
    Apr 28 2024 LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura (Lugano)
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  11. Presented by Maison des arts Desjardins Drummondville
    Projet Polytechnique Porte Parole
    Apr 30 2024 Maison des arts Desjardins Drummondville
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  12. Presented by Steps Dance Festival
    Assembly Hall Kidd Pivot
    May 3 2024 Theater 11 (Zurich)
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  13. Presented by Schauspielhaus Bochum
    The Storyville Mosquito Kid Koala
    May 7 - May 8, 2024 Bochum (Germany)
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  14. Presented by Festspielhaus St. Pölten
    Assembly Hall Kidd Pivot
    May 9 2024 Großer Saal (St. Pölten)
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  15. Presented by Ruhrfestspielhaus Kleines Haus
    The Storyville Mosquito Kid Koala
    May 10 - May 12, 2024 Recklinghausen (Germany)
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  16. Presented by TO Live
    SKéN:NEN Kaha:wi Dance Theatre
    May 10 - May 11, 2024 St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts (Toronto)
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  17. Presented by Espace Go
    Nigamon/Tunai ONISHKA
    May 14 - May 30, 2024 Espace Go (Montreal)
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  18. Presented by Shakespeare International Festival
    Jusqu’à ce qu’on meure Transthéâtre
    May 16 - May 26, 2024 Craiova, Romania
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  19. Presented by Théâtre de Quat’Sous
    La traversée du siècle A collaboration with seven Montreal theatres
    May 25 2024 Théâtre de Quat’Sous
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  20. Presented by NAC Dance
    Symphony of hearts RD Créations
    May 30 2024 Southam Hall (Ottawa)
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  21. Presented by Festival TransAmériques
    ODE Catherine Gaudet
    Jun 1 - Jun 4, 2024 Theatre Jean Duceppe (Montreal)
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  22. Presented by Théâtre du Rideau Vert
    La traversée du siècle A collaboration with seven Montreal theatres
    Jun 8 2024 Théâtre du Rideau Vert
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  23. 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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  24. Presented by Théâtre Duceppe
    La traversée du siècle A collaboration with seven Montreal theatres
    Jun 15 2024 Théâtre Duceppe
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  25. Presented by FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
    Kimiko’s Pearl Bravo Niagara! Festival of the Arts
    Jun 22 - Jun 23, 2024 Partridge Hall (St. Catharines)
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  26. Presented by Place des Arts
    The Storyville Mosquito Kid Koala
    Jun 27 - Jun 29, 2024 Cinquième Salle (Montréal)
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  27. Presented by Théâtre du Nouveau Monde
    La traversée du siècle A collaboration with seven Montreal theatres
    Jun 29 2024 Théâtre du Nouveau Monde
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  28. Presented by La Strada
    Jusqu’à ce qu’on meure Transthéâtre
    Jul 30 - Aug 4, 2024 Graz, Austria
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  29. Presented by Stratford Festival
    Salesman in China Stratford Festival
    Aug 3 - Oct 26, 2024 Avon Theatre, Stratford
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  30. Presented by SFJAZZ
    The Storyville Mosquito Kid Koala
    Aug 8 - Aug 11, 2024 Miner Auditorium (San Francisco)
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  31. Presented by Edinburgh International Festival
    Nigamon/Tunai ONISHKA
    Aug 15 - Aug 18, 2024 The Studio (Edinburgh)
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  32. Presented by Cultura Nova
    Jusqu’à ce qu’on meure Transthéâtre
    Aug 24 - Aug 31, 2024 Heerlen, Netherlands
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  33. Presented by NAC French Theatre
    La traversée du siècle A collaboration with seven Montreal theatres
    Sep 7 2024 Babs Asper Theatre
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  34. Presented by Canadian Stage
    Mahabharata Why Not Theatre
    Apr 8 - Apr 20, 2024 Bluma Appel Theatre (Toronto)
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