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  1. BALLET BC RECEIVES NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED CONTRIBUTION TO TOURING

    November 13, 2019

    OTTAWA (Canada) The National Arts Centre (NAC) is pleased to announce that Ballet BC has been awarded the 2019 National Arts Centre Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring.  Ballet BC is being recognized for its long history of touring, both within Canada and around the world.  The award will be presented at the opening dinner of the Canadian Arts Presenting Association’s... Read more

  2. Philanthropists make largest-gift ever to the NAC in support of excellence in the performing arts

    October 5, 2019

    Earle and Janice O’Born Make History by Supporting the National Arts Centre and Canadian talent with One of the Largest Donations Ever Made in the Performing Arts October 5, 2019 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre (NAC) is pleased to announce that Janice and Earle O’Born are making a transformational gift of $10 million, the largest single gift to the NAC that... Read more

  3. NAC English Theatre Presents Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story - October 16 - 27 Babs Asper Theatre

    October 1, 2019

    News Release NAC English Theatre Presentation Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story Created by Hannah Moscovitch, Ben Caplan and Christian Barry Songs by Ben Caplan and Christian Barry* Directed by Christian Barry A 2b theatre company (Halifax) Production October 16 - 27, 2019 September 30, 2019 – OTTAWA (Canada) – ★★★★★ “A thing of raw and unmissable... Read more

  4. SIMINOVITCH PRIZE FOUNDATION AND NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ANNOUNCE THE SHORTLIST FOR THE 2019 SIMINOVITCH PRIZE IN DIRECTING

    September 23, 2019

    September 23, 2019 – OTTAWA (Canada) The Siminovitch Prize Foundation and the National Arts Centre today announced the shortlist for this year’s award in the category of directing. The jury has selected five outstanding directors as finalists for the esteemed theatre prize, now celebrating its 19th year of honouring excellence and innovation in Canadian theatre. For the first time in... Read more

  5. CANADA’S NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ORCHESTRA RELEASES DIGITAL TEASER FOR CLARA SCHUMANN’S 200TH ANNIVERSARY

    September 13, 2019

    Canada’s NAC Orchestra’s fifth release with Music Director Alexander Shelley is exclusively digital and available at www.analekta.com and through music streaming and download services.   Friday September 13, 2019 – OTTAWA (Canada) — Canada’s NAC Orchestra is releasing three teaser tracks, digital-only, to herald an upcoming cycle: “Clara, Robert,... Read more

  6. Call for nominations for the National Arts Centre Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring

    September 11, 2019

    Ottawa (Canada) —The National Arts Centre and the Canadian Arts Presenting Association (CAPACOA) are once again extending a call for nominations for the National Arts Centre Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring. The deadline for nominations is Friday, October 11, 2019. The National Arts Centre award will be presented at a dinner at the NAC on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 during... Read more

  7. SEPTEMBER 11 TO 29: MÒSHKAMO FESTIVAL KICKS OFF INAUGURAL SEASON OF FIRST INDIGENOUS THEATRE OF ITS KIND AT CANADA’S NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE

    September 9, 2019

    Algonquin-led Canoe Procession Down Rideau Canal to Officially Open the NAC’s Indigenous Theatre From 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 14 OTTAWA (Canada) The inaugural 2019–2020 season of the world’s first national Indigenous Theatre of its kind gets underway in Ottawa at the National Arts Centre (NAC) with Mòshkamo: Indigenous Arts Rising, a unique Indigenous... Read more

  8. September 11 to 29: Mòshkamo Festival Kicks-off Inaugural Season of First Indigenous Theatre of its Kind at National Arts Centre

    September 6, 2019

    The inaugural 2019–2020 season of the world’s first national Indigenous Theatre of its kind gets underway in Ottawa at the National Arts Centre (NAC) with Mòshkamo: Indigenous Arts Rising, a unique Indigenous arts and community festival featuring exciting all-Indigenous programming in the NAC’s performance and public spaces September 11-29, 2019 The festival will take... Read more

  9. THE UNNATURAL AND ACCIDENTAL WOMEN

    September 5, 2019

    NAC INDIGENOUS THEATRE/ NAC ENGLISH THEATRE CO-PRODUCTION BY MARIE CLEMENTS DIRECTED BY MURIEL MIGUEL SEPTEMBER 11 - 21, 2019 OTTAWA (Canada) – The Unnatural and Accidental Women marks the first production in the inaugural season of the NAC Indigenous Theatre. Partnering with NAC English Theatre, this powerful work begins the Mòshkamo Indigenous Arts Festival; an all-Indigenous... Read more

  10. NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ANNOUNCES LEADERSHIP DONATION IN SUPPORT OF ARAB-CANADIAN ARTISTIC PROGRAMMING

    August 22, 2019

    NAC Lantern Room Named in Honour of Toronto-based Philanthropist Mohammad Al Zaibak August 22, 2019 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre Foundation is honoured to announce a $1 million leadership gift made in support of Arab-Canadian artistic programming from a Toronto-based family who have a long history of philanthropy. The donation by Bay Tree Foundation, a family... Read more

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