#CanadaPerforms is a short-term relief fund that pays Canadian artists and authors for their online performances. It was launched by Facebook Canada and the National Arts Centre to help ease the financial strain for Canadian artists and authors impacted by the closure of performance venues and literary events across Canada related to COVID-19, and to lift the spirits of Canadians during the crisis. Artists and authors who are selected will receive $1,000 and their online performance and events will be announced and listed on the NAC’s Facebook page.
The $700,000 fund is made possible through the generous contribution from #CanadaPerforms’ founding partner, Facebook Canada ($200,000), and also the financial and ongoing support from Slaight Music ($100,000), RBC Foundation ($200,000) and SiriusXM Canada ($200,000).
“The arts have an enduring power to comfort, to inspire, to lift our spirits. Equally, artists 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
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