We, at Canada’s National Arts Centre, are fueled by the idea that all of Canada is our stage, and English Theatre created The Collaborations to respond to this wide reaching vision.
The goal of The Collaborations is to place resources directly into the hands of the artists. As supporters of new work, English Theatre wants to participate. Creators inhabit all corners of Canada, and as they begin to dream their work into being, or take a next step towards refining their visions, The Collaborations aims to meet them on their path.
When considering projects for The Collaborations I have to ask myself questions such as: What is unique, or entirely special about this piece? Is this idea a good match for our programming goals? And perhaps most importantly: Can our investment give this piece a better life?
At home, at the NAC, we are inspired by serving and supporting theatrical invention across this great land: Canada is our stage and The Collaborations is our conversation.
Sarah Garton Stanley, Curator for The Collaborations