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Adult Learning

Expand your knowledge, ignite your creative spark, and dive deeply into the world of arts and ideas with our wide range of learning programs and resources.

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In the Spotlight

Volunteer at the NAC

The NAC is committed to creating a warm, safe, and inclusive environment where the unique gifts of volunteers are recognized and nurtured.

Current Programs

  • Professional Development Workshops in Music for Teachers


    Get hands-on performance and coaching tips from some of the finest musicians in the NAC Orchestra, who are equally renowned for their performance skills and expertise as teachers! Possible virtual workshops include: … read more

  • Coffee with a Choreographer

    digital conversation


    Now in its fifth year, Coffee with a Choreographer will be reinvented this season as a digital offering until we can regroup again live. “C with a C”  provides unique opportunities to exchange ideas with … read more

  • Teacher Training Workshop in Dance

    with Siôned Watkins


    This workshop will help you help your students to get moving creatively, whether it be in the classroom, outside, or online at home. Part I: Brain and Body warm up Teachers will learn a variety of new … read more

  • Indigenous book club

    Our Stories

    NAC Indigenous Theatre and the Ottawa Public Library have started a book club, and you’re invited to join in! Check out the list of amazing books we'll be reading and discussing together. 

  • Join us

    Friends of the NAC Orchestra

    If you love music, want to support the NAC Orchestra, further the education of our young musicians, and have fun – think about joining Friends of the NAC Orchestra.

  • resources

    Mental health resource list

    It is critical to safeguard your mental wellness. We have gathered a collection of mental health resources aimed at maintaining and improving mental health and well being.

Learn more from our Podcasts

Learning and engagement at Canada’s National Arts Centre is made possible through the support of many generous individuals and organizations from across the country. The Music Alive Program is made possible thanks to the leadership support of National Partner, The Azrieli Foundation, and Major Supporters, The Slaight Family Foundation and TD Bank Group. Thank you also to Grant and Alice Burton, Canada Life, A Donor-Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of Ottawa, Friends of the NAC Orchestra, Donors to the NAC Foundation's Future Fund, The Janice and Earle O’Born Fund for Artistic Excellence, and the donors and sponsors of the NAC’s National Youth and Education Trust, the primary resource for youth and education funding at the National Arts Centre.