June 30, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

Support for a Safe Re-Opening of Canadian Performing Arts Sector

Fostering resilience through adaptation

The ongoing uncertainty around the lifting of health and safety restrictions across the country, paired with the uncertainty of the timing around the availability of a vaccine, continue to create challenging conditions for performing arts organizations. According to recent findings in the Arts ResponseTracking Study led by the NAC in partnership with Nanos Research and Business for the Arts, culture-goers increasingly mention a vaccine as a precaution for early return to in-person arts/cultural performances and exhibitions.

For venues, this means being agile and adaptable in developing new processes and procedures to allow the show to go on in the safest way possible.

Below are three case studies developed by the NAC’s production department for different types of performances taking place in a pandemic response environment.