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Programs for students

In-person and virtual workshops, videos-on-demand, free resources and other opportunities for schools. 

In the Spotlight

  • Great Canadian Orchestra Field Trip free

    Great Canadian Orchestra Field Trip

    Join orchestras, musicians, activists, and scientists from coast to coast on a musical journey. This free video-on-demand learning series… Join orchestras, musicians, activists, and scientists from… Join orchestras, musicians, activists, and scientists from coast to coast on a musical journey. This free video-on-demand learning series explores the transformative power of music and art in the climate emergency.

  • L’école à l’œuvre workshop Interview

    Creative workshops unlock the imagination

    Franco-Manitoban multidisciplinary artist Marie-Ève Fontaine talks about her L’école à l’oeuvre workshop… Franco-Manitoban multidisciplinary artist Marie-Ève… Franco-Manitoban multidisciplinary artist Marie-Ève Fontaine talks about her L’école à l’oeuvre workshop series and working with young newcomers to Canada.

  • Module1  1024 Free

    Bring Reggae Roots to your school!

    Give your classroom a front-row seat to our video-on-demand learning series about the evolution of Jamaica’s most famous export: Reggae… Give your classroom a front-row seat to our video-on-demand… Give your classroom a front-row seat to our video-on-demand learning series about the evolution of Jamaica’s most famous export: Reggae music.

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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. Arts Alive is generously supported by the Azrieli Foundation, the Government of Nunavut, Canadian North, Calm Air, The River Philip Foundation, The Turnbull Family Community Building Foundation, and The Thomas Sill Foundation. 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.