National Arts Centre: Relief Fund
Free online concerts: NAC unveils $100,000 relief initiative for performing artists. Jim Cuddy will give a free, online...

Free online concerts: NAC unveils $100,000 relief initiative for performing artists.

Jim Cuddy will give a free, online performance at 2 p.m. Thursday to launch a new $100,000 partnership between the National Arts Centre and Facebook Canada aimed at providing financial relief to performing artists whose livelihood has been cut off due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Artists in any discipline can apply for a $1,000 grant to support a 45- to 60-minute livestream performance planned between March 19 and 31. The funding will come from Facebook Canada. The NAC will receive and administer applications.

To apply for the grant, performing artists or ensembles of less than 10 people should submit their name, a description of the performance, the date and the streaming platform (which doesn’t have to be Facebook). The email address for submissions: CanadaPerforms@nac-cna.ca


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