A free music workshop series for youth aged 13 to 25 curated by Manitoba singer-songwriter Ila Barker. Participants and artists are invited to share their own music, stories, and music biz tips in a fun and safe creative forum.
Creative projects, videos, multiple resources and learning tools—that’s just a taste of what’s on offer for you to explore anytime, in the classroom or even in your living room
The NAC has funded 14 of Canada’s most innovative theatre companies to create and perform large-scale, new works in response to these challenging times.
A unique audio storytelling experience based on memories from Indigenous community members interpreted by Indigenous artists.
Colouring pages featuring artwork created by Indigenous artists from the regions where these languages are spoken. Join us in colouring in these pages and share your work!
Music Alive Program teachers Julie Pellissier-Lush and Richard Lush share traditional Mi’kmaq songs, dances, stories and some of Julie’s poetry in this video series for elementary students.
Music education program available in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Nunavut, Manitoba and the Atlantic provinces.
Download these free resources for use in your classroom. We encourage you to tailor these resources to suit your own curriculum requirements for music and arts learning.
A unique opportunity for students with special needs to explore string, woodwind, brass or percussion instruments in a supportive and professional environment.
Discover texts that delve into our season’s theatrical productions and explore what makes each of them distinct and extraordinary.
The concert halls may be empty, but the music plays on! Enjoy streamed audio concerts from the NAC Orchestra archives.
We asked the teachers and students in five communities across Canada to create a song based on what “I Lost My Talk” means to them and their community.
Arts-centred, curriculum-based lessons and activities for in-classroom and home learning.
Join us for spirited conversations with leaders in fields such as climate activism, ecological economy and environmental humanities, as well as with theatre artists and leaders who have found innovative ways to engage with the climate crisis.
Grab your headphones and find a comfortable spot! Chansons pour le musée (“songs for the museum”) is a story in three episodes about Karine-Pas-Sauvé’s unusual quest.
Your donations through the NAC's National Youth and Education Trust help the NAC provide learning and engagement opportunities for all — from young children in the classroom, to pre-professional artists, to the lifelong learner.
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.