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Ottawa: Upcoming #canadaperforms livestreams announced

Sunday, April 5, 2020

“Music, dance and theatre have an enduring power to comfort, to inspire, to lift our spirits. Equally, performers thrive on their relationship with audiences. In this challenging time, artists and audiences, indeed all of us, need each other more than ever.” NAC President and CEO Christopher Deacon

What is #CanadaPerforms?

#CanadaPerforms is a $600,000 short-term relief fund that pays professional Canadian artists for their online performances. It was launched by Facebook Canada and the National Arts Centre to help ease the financial strain for Canadian artists impacted by the closure of performance venues across Canada related to COVID-19, and to lift the spirits of Canadians during the crisis. Artists who are selected will receive $1,000 and their online performance will be broadcast on the NAC’s Facebook page.

Who is supporting #CanadaPerforms?

Developed in collaboration with Facebook Canada, #CanadaPerforms was launched on Thursday, March 19 with an initial amount of $100,000. On Saturday March 21, a subsequent contribution of $100,000 from Slaight Music was announced. #CanadaPerforms has welcomed two new supporters of the initiative: RBC Foundation with $200,000 and SiriusXM Canada with $200,000. 

How do I watch #CanadaPerforms?

Follow #CanadaPerforms and our social media channels (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) to find out what we have in store for everyone who is social distancing and in self-isolation.

What other online NAC content can I enjoy?

Canadians who stay at home can experience more and more digital content and recommendations coming from the NAC’s Artistic Leadership and the NAC Orchestra musicians. There will be daily content shared on social media through our amazing NAC podcasts, suggested online theatre, dance and music performances not to miss, past NAC Orchestra recordings and videos. Our NAC Orchestra musicians will also offer individual performances and more.

View all upcoming livestreams and find links to watch here on our website: