National Presentation and Touring Program

The National Presentation Touring Program (NPTP) is a partnership between VANOC, the arts community, and the federal, provincial and territorial ministries responsible for culture and their arts funding agencies. The program facilitates touring opportunities for Canadian artists from all provinces and territories as part of the Cultural Olympiad 2009 and 2010 festivals. The goal is to leverage the opportunity of the Cultural Olympiad and the capacity of arts presenters to maximize engagement between Canadian artists and Canadian audiences.

At the core of the NPTP is a partnership model committed to building close working relationships with artists, and regional and national presenters in order to maximize their engagement in and benefits from the cultural program of the 2010 Winter Games.

The NPTP objective is to extend the reach and the benefits of the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad nationwide by facilitating tours of Cultural Olympiad programming in cooperation with existing arts presenters, producers and funding agencies across Canada. The NPTP will help build connections between presenters, producers, artists and audiences that will leave a positive post-Games legacy. The program will also contribute to increased discussion and cooperation between federal, provincial and territorial funding agencies to enhance touring and presenting activity in Canada. 

Please note that the National Presentation and Touring Program is no longer accepting proposals. Thank you for your interest and enjoy the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad!

2010 Event Dates
January 22 March 21, 2010

The National Presentation and Touring Program is generously supported by the Canada Council for the Arts.

To learn more about the NPTP, read the frequently asked questions.

2010 Participating Artists

Music / Theatre / Dance / Circus

Where the Blood Mixes – Kevin Loring (BC)
Victoria (BC) - Belfry Theatre  - Jan 19-24, 26-31, Feb 2-7, 9-14, 16-21
Winnipeg (MB) - Prairie Theatre Exchange - March 11-14, 16-20
Ottawa (ON) - National Arts Centre - March 23-27, March 30 - April 3

Nevermore – Catalyst Theatre (AB)
Edmonton (AB) - Catalyst Theater - Feb 12-21
The Erotic Anguish of Don Juan – The Old Trout Puppet Workshop (AB)
Vernon (BC) - Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre  - Feb 20
Whitehorse (YT) - Yukon Arts Centre - March 24-26
Edmonton (AB) - Theatre Network – The Roxy - March 30 – April 4, April 6-11, April 13-18
Joni Mitchell’s The Fiddle and The Drum – Alberta Ballet (AB)
Vernon (BC)  - Vernon and District Performing Art Centre  - Jan 19
Victoria (BC) - Royal Theatre  - Jan 27-28
Nanaimo (BC) - Port Theatre  - Jan 30
World Première / New Creation - Compagnie Marie Chouinard (QC)
Victoria (BC) - Royal Theatre - March 16
Rain – Cirque Éloize (QC)
Saint John (NB)  - Imperial Theatre  - Feb 23
Fredericton (NB)  - Playhouse Theatre  - Feb 25
Charlottetown (PEI) - Confederation Centre for the Arts  - Feb 27
Medicine Hat (AB) - Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre - March 5-6-7
Edmonton (AB) - The Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium  - March 10-11
Vernon (BC) - Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre  - March 14
Drumheller  (ON)
Toronto (ON) - Tranzac Club  - Feb 6
Regina (SK) - Regina Jazz Society  - Feb 19
Brandon (MB) - The Music Studio  - Feb 24
Winnipeg (MB) - Park Theatre  - Feb 25
Edmonton (AB) - Yardbird Suite - Feb 26
Calgary (AB) - The Beatniq - Feb 27
Spring Breakup (YT) & John Wort Hannam (AB)
Yellowknife (NWT) – Northern Arts and Cultural Centre (Northern Performers Festival) – Jan 26
Winnipeg (MB) – The Folk Exchange (Winnipeg Folk Fest) – Feb 10
Regina (SK) – The Exchange (GrassRoots Regina) – Feb 11
Medicine Hat (SK) – The Esplanade Studio Theatre – Feb 12
Saskatoon (SK) – Amigos Cantina – Feb 13
Whitehorse (YT) – The Old Firehall (Yukon Arts Centre) – Feb 14
Jenn Grant (NS) and Jason Plumb & The Willing (SK)
Wolfville (NS) - Al Whittle Theatre - Jan 28
St. John’s (NL) - Cochrane St. United Church - Jan 29
Charlottetown (PEI) - The Guild  - Jan 30
Fredericton (NB) - Charlotte St. Arts Centre  - Jan 31
Québec (QC) - Le Cercle  - Feb 3
Wakefield (QC) - The Black Sheep Inn - Feb 4
Sudbury (ON) - The Townhouse Tavern - Feb 6
Winnipeg (MB) - The Park Theatre - Feb 9
Regina (SK) - The Exchange - Feb 10
Saskatoon (SK) - Amigos Cantina - Feb 11
Edmonton (AB) - Convocation Hall - University of Alberta - Feb 13
Calgary (AB) - The Uptown Stage - Feb 14

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