September 2020 Update on Live Performances and Events at the NAC.

News Releases

  1. When are Canada’s culture goers willing to come back to the arts? Nanos Research, Business / Arts and National Arts Centre measure the attitudes of Canadian culture-goers in the world of Covid-19

    June 9, 2020

    TORONTO – Business / Arts, the National Arts Centre and Nanos Research have come together to gauge Canadians' attitudes on returning to indoor and outdoor arts and culture events across Canada. Over 1,000 people were polled through the Arts Response Tracking Survey (ARTS). The results offer valuable insight for arts organizations across the country to help inform re-opening procedures... Read more

  2. Climate Change: NAC English Theatre Brings Together Artists and Others for Green Rooms to Re-imagine Footprint of Theatre

    June 3, 2020

    As part of its response to the escalating climate crisis – and in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic – the National Arts Centre (NAC) today announced details of an extraordinary three-day/three-country digital experiment to explore how artists and arts institutions can rethink their practice and programming in order to reduce their environmental impacts, promote sustainability and... Read more

  3. #CANADAPERFORMS EVOLVES INTO A ONGOING LIVESTREAM SERIES

    May 22, 2020

    Facebook Canada and the National Arts Centre partner to bring to Canadians new livestreamed performances, events and digital experiences through #CanadaPerforms OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre and Facebook Canada are pleased to announce the extension of their #CanadaPerforms collaboration with a two-year partnership that will explore the future of digital engagement and... Read more

  4. ANNOUNCING A NEW PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE NAC FRENCH THEATRE AND THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF FILMS ON ART (FIFA)

    May 4, 2020

    While the current situation prevents our getting together, the National Arts Centre (NAC) French Theatre has chosen to partner with the world-renowned Montreal-based International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) to offer an online screening of two films: L’océan électro and Les ballets de ci de là.   Selected with input from the NAC... Read more

  5. CANADA’S NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ORCHESTRA EMBARKS ON A MUSICAL MONTH OF LANDMARKS WITH MUSIC MONDAY, RECORDING RELEASE, MUSICFEST PARTNERSHIP, & LAUNCH OF DIGITAL RESOURCES FOR SPECIAL NEEDS COMMUNITIES

    April 29, 2020

    Throughout May 2020, the NAC Orchestra will be digitally engaged in several national, community and education-based events and will release its fifth full-length recording with Music Director Alexander Shelley. Wednesday, April 29th, 2020 – OTTAWA (Canada) — The National Arts Centre Orchestra (NACO) will kick off a big month of music in May with Music Monday @ Home on May 4th, 2020.... Read more

  6. THE SIMINOVITCH PRIZE CALL FOR NOMINATIONS IN PLAYWRITING

    April 20, 2020

    Prize will proceed, and will celebrate its 20th anniversary year and the 100th birthday of Dr. Lou Siminovitch April 20, 2020 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The Siminovitch Prize, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, and the National Arts Centre have announced a call for nominations for the Siminovitch Prize, Canada’s most prestigious award in theatre. Despite these tumultuous... Read more

  7. MARGARET ATWOOD TO LAUNCH A WRITERS’ CHAPTER OF #CANADAPERFORMS

    April 2, 2020

    Internationally renowned author Margaret Atwood is today kicking off the expansion of #CanadaPerforms to include writers, with a livestreamed conversation with Former Governor General Adrienne Clarkson. This new series of #CanadaPerforms is made possible through an additional $100,000 contribution from Facebook Canada that will go to published authors hosting online literary events. OTTAWA... Read more

  8. #CANADAPERFORMS COVID-19 RELIEF FUND IN SUPPORT OF CANADIAN ARTISTS ONLINE PERFORMANCES REACHES $600,000

    March 28, 2020

    The Facebook Canada-National Arts Centre Fund for Performing Artists receives major support with contributions of $200,000 from RBC Foundation and $200,000 from SiriusXM Canada OTTAWA (Canada) –  The National Arts Centre is pleased to announce that #CanadaPerforms, a relief fund in support of Canadian artists performing online during the global health crisis posed by COVID-19 pandemic,... Read more

  9. SLAIGHT MUSIC DONATES $100,000 TO SUPPORT #CANADAPERFORMS AND THE FACEBOOK NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE FUND FOR PERFORMING ARTISTS

    March 21, 2020

    As Canadians are staying home, #CanadaPerforms is showcasing live online performances from Canadian artists and provides artists fees through the Facebook-National Arts Centre Fund for Performing Artists. Slaight Music is joining forces by adding $100,000 to the relief fund. OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre and Facebook Canada are proud to announce that Slaight Music is supporting... Read more

  10. THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE AND FACEBOOK CANADA PROVIDE $100,000 TO SUPPORT CANADIAN PERFORMERS IMPACTED BY COVID-19

    March 19, 2020

    The Facebook-National Arts Centre Fund for Performing Artists will provide $100,000 in artists fees to support online performances between now and March 31, 2020 to help ease financial strain for those impacted by the closure of performance venues across Canada related to COVID-19. OTTAWA (Canada) – As Canadian performing artists have been deeply impacted by the closing of performance... Read more

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