Message from the National Arts Centre Foundation CEO - February 2019

© Marnie Richardson

As we welcome a brand new year, I can’t resist one last look back at the incredible accomplishments we celebrated together last season in 2017–2018.

With our generous supporters, we brought the best of the arts to Canadians across the country with performances of Tartuffe, Gabriel Dumont’s Wild West Show and the NAC Orchestra’s Canada 150 Tour.  We empowered more rural, Indigenous and underserved communities through the arts by expanding our Music Alive Program into Atlantic Canada.  And we launched the National Creation Fund, an initiative to help Canadian artists create ambitious new work.

Supporters like you have been a part of each one of these achievements.  You’ve also played a starring role in helping to support Artistic Director Kevin Loring’s plans for the NAC’s historic first season of Indigenous Theatre.

On behalf of the countless artists, youth and audience members across Canada who benefitted from your generosity, thank you for caring so deeply about the performing arts.  I’m delighted to enclose our annual Stewardship Report, looking back on the achievements you helped make possible in 2017-18.

As you read the enclosed report, I hope you’ll be reminded of your profound impact on our national stage and behind-the-scenes.  With your invaluable support for the NAC, I can’t wait to see what 2019 has in store for us all.

With gratitude,

Jayne Watson

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