Transforming Canada through the performing arts.

The National Arts Centre Foundation raises funds to support the National Arts Centre’s work in performance, creation and learning across Canada. Since its founding in 2000, the National Arts Centre Foundation has raised over $100 million to enrich the lives of Canadians through the performing arts and champion our country’s artists, students and educators.


To inspire Canadians to support the National Arts Centre’s priorities in performance, creation and learning by:

  • Strategically planning meaningful ways to engage donors, potential donors and volunteers;
  • Developing annual fundraising plans to achieve maximum support for the performing arts and education activities of  the NAC;
  • Designing and implementing stewardship plans to ensure long term donor relationships;
  • Raising the profile of the NAC and promoting and supporting the performing arts across Canada; and
  • Becoming a recognized leader in philanthropy through adoption of best practices and commitment to our values.

Funding projects & priorities

NAC Foundation Team

Senior Leadership
Jayne Watson
Chief Executive Officer

Jane Moore
Chief Advancement Officer

Major Gifts and Corporate Sponsorship
Karen Swain
Associate Director, Major Gifts and Sponsorship

For Donors

Donors’ Circle inquiries
613 947-7000 x315

Corporate Circle inquiries
613 947-7000 x218

Circles Express
613 947-7000 x355

Street Address
1 Elgin Street, at Confederation Square
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5W1

Mailing Address
National Arts Centre Foundation
P.O. Box 1534, Station B
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5W1