Supporting Emerging Artists

Helping to bridge the gap from emerging to established

Every year, the RBC Emerging Artists Project provides millions of dollars to hundreds of arts organizations globally to help emerging artists become established.


Canada's National Ballet School

Through funding provided by RBC Investor & Treasury Services, the Post-Secondary Program of Canada’s National Ballet School supports the skills refinement and professional development of young ballet dancers following high school. This next-generation ballet program bridges dancers into more advanced programs.


Canadian Opera Company

RBC supports the Canadian Opera Company’s Ensemble Studio Program, which provides young opera professionals with advanced instruction, hands-on experience and career development opportunities.

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Emily Carr University of Art & Design

RBC is supporting the Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver and their Shumka Centre Artists Apprenticeship Network to provide emerging artists with apprenticeship opportunities.

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Opéra de Montréal

RBC supports the Opéra de Montréal’s Atelier Lyrique Artist-in-Residence Program, which trains opera singers, pianists and vocal coaches. The only program in Canada to provide training in both official languages, Atelier serves as a springboard for participants’ professional careers.

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The Old Vic

RBC supports The Old Vic’s Take the Lead, Curtain Up and Emerging Talent Programmes, which helps individuals across all backgrounds pursuing a career in the theatrical arts. The Old Vic is the RBC Emerging Artist Project’s first beneficiary outside of Canada.