Performance. Creation. Learning.

Created in honour of the National Arts Centre’s (NAC) Chief Executive Officer Peter Herrndorf, the CEO National Fund supports the NAC’s performing arts programs across Canada.

Over the last 10 years, Peter has restored the National Arts Centre as Canada’s pre-eminent showcase for the performing arts. Throughout, he has upheld his strategic vision of a “national” performing arts centre that lives up to its name, one that sets high artistic standards and includes arts education as a core priority. His vision and dedication has led to the development of exciting new programming, national showcases and innovative youth and education initiatives that impact the arts nationwide.

Spearheaded by the generous contributions of lead donors Grant Burton, Kiki Delaney, Julia E. Foster and Gail O’Brien and thanks to the major contributions of more than 85 others across Canada, the CEO National Fund currently stands at $1.2 million to support performing arts and education initiatives from coast to coast -  and it’s still growing!

The National Arts Centre and the National Arts Centre Foundation aim to grow this fund to support a wide range of performing arts initiatives that encourage artistic excellence and share performance, creation and learning with all Canadians.


The CEO National Fund will support activities that:

  • engage Canadians “wherever they live” through live webcasts and podcasts;
  • touch communities across the country and provide unique educational opportunities through national tours by the NAC Orchestra and/or the NAC English Theatre Company;
  • give voice and prominence to hundreds of artists from each region of Canada through national showcases, such as the biennial Scene festivals;
  • …and much more!

You can support the National Arts Centre’s country-wide programs by listening to NAC podcasts, visiting the NACmusicbox, attending an NAC production or co-production in your city or by making a donation to the CEO National Fund.

For more information please contact Jane Moore, Chief Advancement Officer at 613 947-7000.