Marie Coderre, Executive and Artistic Director
The Northern Arts and Cultural Centre (NACC) is a 301 - seat theatre facility located in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. It was built with the help of the publisher of the Globe & Mail newspaper whose efforts raised funds from varied sources across Canada. The resulting Cultural Centre is the only fully-equipped live performance theatre in the Northwest Territories.
The Northern Arts and Cultural Centre Society exists as a non-profit charitable organization incorporated in February 1981. It operates under the direction of a volunteer Board of Directors and is administered by four full-time staff and supported by valued funders, sponsors, community interests, partner organizations, society members and a large body of community volunteers.
For over 30 years, NACC has been a venue and supporting agency for northern, national and international artists. The Centre operates a variety of programs in all regions of the Northwest Territories on an ongoing basis. From educational workshops to performing artist mentorships, the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre is a vital part of the cultural community of the NWT.
The mandate of NACC is to encourage the development of the performing arts from all cultural traditions and to provide a venue in the Northwest Territories for community and professionally produced performances.
The Objectives of the Society (Board Members and staff) include:
- To manage and operate facilities in the NWT for community and professionally produced performances, including any type of musical and theatrical performances;
- To hold leases, licenses and contracts in connection with the operation of such facilities;
- To engage in other activities which may, in the opinion of the Board of Directors, further the development of cultural activities and facilities in the NWT.
The Artistic Vision of NACC is to:
- provide a safe, supportive venue for professional and amateur performing artists;
- support the development of dance, theatre, music and storytelling through professional and amateur production;
- provide supporting performing arts workshops, mentorships and intensive development sessions;
- support all cultural expressions presented through the performing arts;
- provide a bridge to information and resources in support of the performing arts and their development in remote communities in the NWT.