NAC is extending performance and event cancellations and postponements until August 31

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  1. Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples History Month at the NAC

    June 16, 2020

     The National Arts Centre (NAC) is honouring the distinct perspectives and cultures of Indigenous artists throughout the month of June as part of National Indigenous History Month, including National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21. Highlights include Indigenous art on the NAC’s Kipnes Lantern, online storytelling and interviews, as well as a multitude of music performances.... 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 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. GOVERNOR GENERAL’S PERFORMING ARTS AWARDS CEREMONY AND GALA POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING 2021

    March 17, 2020

    OTTAWA (Canada) – To help flatten the curve on the unprecedented pandemic of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General, the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Foundation and the National Arts Centre will postpone the celebration of the recently announced laureates of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards until Spring 2021. After... Read more

  7. Celebrating 75 Years of Freedom & Friendship through the Arts

    March 6, 2020

    Arts of the Netherlands featured at the NAC with events, activities and performances March 17- 21 OTTAWA – As 2020 marks 75 Years of Freedom and Canada’s important role in the liberation of the Netherlands, the National Arts Centre wishes to honour the deep friendship between both countries with a week-long focus on the arts of the Netherlands, from March 17 to 21. The Embassy... Read more

  8. The National Arts Centre to Host Annual Public Meeting 2020

    February 21, 2020

    The media are invited to join Adrian Burns, Chair of the NAC’s Board of Trustees, NAC President and CEO Christopher Deacon, and NAC Executive Producer of Popular and Variety Programming, Heather Gibson, at our Annual Public Meeting on Thursday, February 27 from 6 to 7 p.m. where we will recap our extraordinary 50th anniversary season, review our artistic and financial highlights,... Read more

  9. The 12 Highlights of the National Arts Centre's 50th Anniversary Year

    December 17, 2019

    The National Arts Centre enjoyed an extraordinary 50th anniversary year in 2019. It included exquisite performances by The National Ballet of Canada; the highly successful North American premiere of the popular BIG BANG festival; the landmark programming announcement for the inaugural season of Indigenous Theatre; a triumphant 50th Anniversary European Tour by the NAC Orchestra; a celebratory Open... Read more

  10. 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

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