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National Arts Centre receives $18.2-million in federal aid amid COVID-19 pandemic

The NAC says the funding will help the centre stay financially viable and remain open in the coming months.
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National Arts Centre, February 28, 2018. (Photo/ Mike Vlasveld)

The Federal Government has provided a $18.2-million one-year emergency investment to the National Arts Centre, as a means to assist the centre as it navigates the pandemic and plans for the future.

The funding is part of Canadian Heritage and the government's plan to provide measures and financial relief for the country's culture, heritage and sport sectors.

This comes after the theatre was forced to cancel numerous performances and events throughout the year in response to the pandemic.

In the meantime, the NAC expressed their gratitude for the investment via a Twitter thread. It explains the investment will enable the centre to remain financially viable, while remaining open in the coming months.

The National Arts Centre says they will continue to be a generous partner and collaborator for artists and art organizations, with the focus on presenting scaled down artistic experiences.


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