News Releases

  1. Tom Jackson to Mentor Sarah Robertson as Part of 2018 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Mentorship Program

    May 22, 2018

    Canada’s National Arts Centre (NAC) is delighted to announce that the renowned actor, musician and activist Tom Jackson has chosen to mentor the multidisciplinary artist Sarah Robertson through the 2018 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Mentorship Program.  Made possible with support from The Keg Spirit Foundation, the program allows past recipients of the Governor... Read more

  2. Annabelle Cloutier Named NAC Executive Director of Communications

    April 17, 2018

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) today announced the appointment of Annabelle Cloutier as NAC Executive Director of Communications and Public Affairs, and Corporate Secretary. Annabelle Cloutier is currently the Director of Communications and Public Affairs with the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General. On May 7, Ms. Cloutier will take over the position from Rosemary Thompson, who... Read more

  3. On the Road with Canada 150: NAC Annual Report Details Extraordinary Year of Success Across Canada

    February 12, 2018

    The National Arts Centre’s 2016-2017 annual report, entitled On the Road with Canada 150, was tabled in Parliament last week. The report documents an extraordinary year of success, both at the NAC and across the country, during Canada’s sesquicentennial year. The highlights included: Canada Scene, the culmination of the NAC’s national, biennial festivals that featured 1,500... Read more

  4. National Arts Centre Flags Fly at Half-mast in Honour of Jazz-Great Tommy Banks

    January 26, 2018

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) has lowered its flag at half-mast in memory of the legendary Canadian pianist and international conductor Tommy Banks, who has died at the age of 81. Tommy Bank’s career spanned more than six decades and included performances with international celebrities including Aretha Franklin and Tony Bennett. He was an avid supporter of other Canadian artists, equally... Read more

  5. Giant Interactive Sculpture Arrives at the National Arts Centre

    January 12, 2018

    The National Arts Centre is delighted to announce the installation of Frost, a 6.1-metre interactive sculpture that will illuminate the National Arts Centre’s Canal Foyer throughout the winter. Frost is inspired by architecture, the geometry of a single snowflake, and the allure of a freshly frosted-over window pane. A fractal is a repeating pattern that is seen in many natural and... Read more

  6. Highlights of an Extraordinary and Historic Year at Canada's National Arts Centre

    December 27, 2017

    In the midst of Canada’s 150th year, the National Arts Centre had one of the most successful years in its 48-year history. Here are some of the highlights of 2017: 1) The appointment of Kevin Loring as the NAC’s first-ever Artistic Director of Indigenous Theatre Kevin Loring is a Nlaka’pamux from the Lytton First Nation in B.C., a Governor General’s Award-winning... Read more

  7. New Year’s Eve at the National Arts Centre and Lighting of the Kipnes Lantern

    December 14, 2017

    The public is invited to celebrate the coming of the New Year at Canada’s National Arts Centre (NAC) on December 31. The NAC’s Be Here for the New Year! event features free family activities from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. including holiday crafts, performances by local jazz band Stevens and Kennedy, a New Year’s dance moves workshop by Luv 2 Groove, and lots of hot chocolate. One of the... Read more

  8. National Arts Centre Appoints Lori Marchand as First Managing Director of Indigenous Theatre

    December 13, 2017

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) is very pleased to announce that Lori Marchand, the longstanding, highly-respected Executive Director of Western Canada Theatre in Kamloops, British Columbia will be the first Managing Director of Indigenous Theatre at the National Arts Centre. She will take up her post in April 2018. Ms. Marchand has extensive experience in building and strengthening artistic... Read more

  9. NAC Launches 2017-18 Share the Spirit Program for Deserving Children and Families

    November 30, 2017

    The National Arts Centre (NAC), with the help of Presenting Sponsor Sun Life Financial and generous partners and donors, is bringing the magic of live performing arts this holiday season and throughout the year to hundreds of deserving children and their families in the Ottawa-Gatineau region. This is the ninth year for Share the Spirit, an initiative aimed at families who, for economic or health... Read more

  10. National Arts Centre Orchestra's Canada 150 music and education tour comes to Iqaluit December 4 to 6

    November 28, 2017

    Members of Canada’s National Arts Centre (NAC) Orchestra, along with Music Director Alexander Shelley, will visit Iqaluit December 4 to 6, and Yellowknife on December 9, for concerts and music education activities as part of the final segment of its Canada 150 Tour. One of the week’s highlights is a unique and intimate concert at St. Jude’s Cathedral in Iqaluit at 7:30 p.m. on... Read more