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News Releases

  1. NAC Announces 2 Gifts Totalling $3.5 million from John and Jennifer Ruddy, and the Late Jenepher Hooper

    April 25, 2017

    The National Arts Centre Foundation today announced two gifts totalling $3.5 million in support of creation and education from donors with a deep relationship with the National Arts Centre: John and Jennifer Ruddy, and the late Jenepher Hooper. JOHN AND JENNIFER RUDDY GIFT The first gift is from John and Jennifer Ruddy of Ottawa who have made a $1 million pledge to the National Arts... Read more

  2. The Azrieli Foundation Donates $2 Million to the NAC Foundation's Creation Campaign

    February 17, 2017

    The National Arts Centre Foundation is thrilled to announce a $2 million gift from The Azrieli Foundation to support its Creation Campaign. Launched in September 2016, funds raised from the Creation Campaign will support the National Arts Centre’s National Creation Fund which will invest in the development of new work by artists and arts organizations across the country. Dr. Sharon... Read more

  3. National Arts Centre announces $25M National Creation Fund

    December 1, 2016

    The National Arts Centre today announced the National Creation Fund, a $25 million fund that will support ambitious new Canadian work in theatre, dance and music by artists and arts organizations across Canada. The National Creation Fund will invest in research and development, workshopping and residencies of significant new works. It will also invest in new work that has had a first run, but that... Read more

  4. NAC Launches 2016-17 Share the Spirit Program for Deserving Children and Families

    November 30, 2016

    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 eighth year for Share the Spirit, an initiative aimed at families who, for economic or... Read more

  5. Birks Named New Presenting Sponsor for the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Gala at the NAC

    November 17, 2016

    Birks, Canada’s leading jeweller since 1879, has signed a multi-year deal as the new Presenting Sponsor for the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Gala, which takes place annually at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. The sponsorship begins with the 25th anniversary edition of the Gala on June 29, 2017 – during Canada's 150th birthday year – and continues for... Read more

  6. The 20th Annual NAC Gala with Diana Krall and Alexander Shelley Raises $724,500 for Arts Education Program's Across Canada

    October 22, 2016

    Tonight’s 2016 National Arts Centre Gala – featuring five-time GRAMMY winning jazz pianist and vocalist extraordinaire Diana Krall and the NAC Orchestra, under the leadership of its Music Director Alexander Shelley, has raised $724,500 (net) for the National Youth and Education Trust (NYET) in support of the NAC’s arts and education programs across Canada. The annual NAC Gala has... Read more

  7. National Arts Centre Mourns the Death of Jim Prentice

    October 14, 2016

     It is with great sadness that the National Arts Centre (NAC) has learned of the death of former Alberta Premier and federal cabinet minister Jim Prentice, last night in a plane crash near Kelowna, B.C.. Mr. Prentice, along with his wife Karen, was a devoted supporter of the arts across Canada. During Mr. Prentice’s time as vice-chair of CIBC, he championed the bank’s support of... Read more

  8. NAC launches $500,000 Name your Seat in Southam Hall Campaign

    October 3, 2016

    The National Arts Centre Foundation today launched the Name your Seat in Southam Hall Campaign in support of the National Arts Centre’s work in performance, creation and learning across Canada. The Campaign was announced the same week as the re-opening and major renovation of Southam Hall – the first in the NAC’s 47-year history. The goal of the 5-year Name your Seat in Campaign... Read more

  9. NAC Unveils $25 Million Fundraising Campaign in Support of Canadian Performing Arts Creation, Including $5 Million Gift by Gail Asper

    September 28, 2016

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) today launched a transformative $25 million fundraising campaign to support the creation of new works of Music, Theatre and Dance in collaboration with artists and arts organizations across the country. The campaign is the first-ever in the history of the 47 year-old institution. The goal of the NAC’s “Creation Campaign” is to provide a source of... Read more

  10. Moh Faris and Family Donate $1 Million to National Arts Centre in Honour of the Late Yulanda Faris

    April 26, 2016

    The National Arts Centre Foundation is honoured to announce a generous gift of $1 million from Mohammed (Moh) Faris and his family in honour of the late Yulanda Faris. Wife of Moh and mother of three daughters, Yulanda – who died at the age of 77 on April 23, 2015 – was a passionate supporter of the performing arts in her home city of Vancouver and beyond. She was Chair of the... Read more