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Programs

  • Act Now: Climate Action through the Arts

    Digital Workshop with Ryan Elliot Drew

      Grades 7-12 Ages 12-18

    Offered in English only How can the arts respond to the climate emergency? This interactive workshop positions artists as agents of much needed environmental change. To begin the workshop, students will explore the … read more

  • AMAZI'YA – Bringing characters to life!

    Virtual workshop with...

      Grades 4-8 Ages 8+

    Offered in English only This 60-minute workshop is completely dedicated to bringing out the laughter, the silly, the fun and the Amazing creation in developing characters for the stage, narrative or even film. We … read more

  • Body Beats

    virtual workshop series presented in...

      Kindergarten–Grade 6 Ages 4-12

    The entire body is a musical instrument! In the constant pleasure of moving, discover the rich universe of body percussion and the different musical styles that are related to it. Explore flamenco, beat box and learn … read more

  • Camping au musée

    Writing workshop led by Anne-Marie Guilmaine

      Grades 4 to 8 Ages 9-14

    Offered in French Only Imagine that you sneak into the museum at night, all alone, to look at works of art, each more mysterious, funny and intriguing than the last ... You discover … read more

  • Career Exploration in Arts Administration

    virtual workshop

      High school-Cégep/University

    Are your high school students considering a career in Arts Administration? Participants will meet a group of arts administrators from the National Arts Centre’s Music, Theatre and/or Dance departments in a casual … read more

  • Coffee with a Choreographer

    digital conversation

      Professional

    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

  • Creating a Rap Song

    digital workshop with Zoey Roy

      Grades 4–12

    Offered in English only Cree-Dene-Métis rapper and spoken-word poet Zoey Roy will explore beat-making and lyric-writing with your class, to create their own original rap song. Objectives: Music, Language … read more

  • Creating a Theatrical Time Capsule

    virtual workshop with Kristina Watt

      Grade 4–10

    Offered in English only In this interactive workshop, students will apply a blend of imagination and current life experience to write and perform one collective story: the story of youth, living now. Curriculum … read more

  • Creative Artist Residency: Songwriting

    with YAO (in French)

      Grade 5-12 Ages 10-18

    Available in French only Designed specifically for the Ontario Arts Council’s Artists in Residence (Education) program, this five-hour residency explores the links between writing (poetry), literature and various … read more

  • Creative Camp for Kids

      Ages 5-11

    Our week-long camps are the best way to spend the summer. There is plenty to see, hear, and do, with inspiration around every corner. Your child will sing, dance, act and laugh their way through fun-filled activities led … read more

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.

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