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NAC Professional Development

Transformational programs for artists and arts professionals

The National Arts Centre produces a broad range of professional development programs, including apprenticeships, mentorships, and intensives.  Designed for early- and mid-career artists, producers, designers, technicians and administrators from across Canada, participants have the opportunity to expand their networks, increase access to projects and roles of greater scope and scale, and expand, deepen and refine their arts and leadership practice. 

Jean-Paul Courtemanche
Program Manager, Professional Development

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Applications open for Resident Conductor position

A new position will support Canadian conductors’ professional development through a two-year paid residency with the NAC Orchestra. Apply by March 7.

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    NAC Orchestra Mentorship Program

    Play it forward! A bold and innovative professional development initiative for talented emerging and early career professional orchestral creatives from around the world. 

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    Global Network for Women Music Producers

    Designed in consultation with partners in countries from around the world, the program will help overcome barriers in the music industry, and provide opportunities for support, discussion, networking and collaboration.

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    ThisGen Fellowship

    In partnership with Why Not Theatre, the NAC is delighted to announce the 2022 cohort of ThisGen Fellowship. Meet the fellows and faculty.

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    NAC Orchestra Bursary Competition

    The Bursary Competition encourages the pursuit of excellence on the part of young Canadian instrumentalists aspiring to orchestral careers.

  • Les-labos

    French Theatre Labs

    A true master class for companies just starting out and artists who want to establish their own company.

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    Visiting Dance Artist Program

    Get to know Canadian and international dance artists who create works in a variety of genres and forms. 

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    1 Elgin Resident Chefs program

    Chefs from every region of Canada are invited to demonstrate their artistry and vision of what Canadian cuisine can be, and to share their knowledge and culinary innovation.

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    French Theatre Collective

    A production created by an established artist working with recent graduates of theatre training programs.

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    Le Projecteur

    A new professional development program for Franco‑Canadian musical artists. This initiative combines a training program with an artist residency. 

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    Carrefour Composers Residency

    A two-year professional development opportunity for emerging, culturally diverse, or Indigenous composers with the NAC Orchestra. In partnership with the Canada Council for the Arts.

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