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 BRIT School

The BRIT School believes that creativity is the future and that young people from all backgrounds should be able to develop their talent. The School is a community of 1400 individuals and artists and The RBC Emerging Artists Programme will be realised through an online platform BRIT Now, where students creative work celebrates and explores issues close to their hearts: from Pride, the NHS to Black Lives Matter Movement. The partnership will be recognised across events throughout the year: from theatre seasons, new writing festivals to visual art exhibitions.

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The Old Vic

Since the beginning of Matthew Warchus tenure in 2015, RBC has supported over 30 main stage productions, enabled the OLD VIC: IN CAMERA; supported free-to-access Your Old Vic programme of artistic and educational content; an inclusive festive community project, Curtain Up and the digital delivery of the theatre’s free employability programme, Take the Lead. New to 2020 RBC have even enhanced their support to newly become Principal Partner of The Old Vic’s Emerging Talent Programme, nurturing the theatre makers of tomorrow.