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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Opening of National Arts Centre Satellite Box Office, Welcome Centre and Donors’ Circle

    March 2, 2016

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) will officially open its Satellite Box Office, Welcome Centre and Donors’ Circle this Friday at 54 Elgin Street (at Queen). The new space will serve as an oasis for patrons, subscribers and donors from the construction taking place over the next 18 months across the street at the NAC. It will be a comfortable place to take care of ticketing needs, get a cup of... Read more

  8. NAC Announces 2015-16 Share the Spirit Program for Deserving Children and Families

    December 1, 2015

    The National Arts Centre (NAC), with the help of Presenting Partner 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 seventh year for Share the Spirit, an initiative aimed at families who, for economic or... Read more

  9. The NAC's Music Alive Program with Inuk Singer/Songwriter Saali Keelan Come to Cape Dorset this Weekend

    November 11, 2015

    Inuk singer/songwriter Charles "Saali" Keelan will be leading community workshops and coaching young performers at the Kinngait Performing Arts Club clubhouse and Sam Pudlat School in Cape Dorset, Nunavut, as part of the National Arts Centre’s Music Alive Program from Friday November 13 to Sunday November 15. On Saturday, November 14, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Saali will lead workshops for... Read more