Learn and Engage

The National Arts Centre's Arts Alive provides outstanding programming and resources to help young people engage in the arts, including many free resources. Virtual workshops and performances from inspiring Canadian artists, pre-professional artist training and engaging free resources - it's all here. Whether you are in the classroom, at home with children, or preparing for a professional career as an artist, the National Arts Centre can help you bring the performing arts alive.

Upcoming events

  1. Sold Out

    Join us in the NAC’s Atelier Shenkman Smith for Bougie Birch's Dreamcatcher Workshop. Under the guidance of Indigenous artist and educator, Ashley Clark, craft your own dreamcatcher in a 2-3 hour session. We supply the…

  2. Free

    Come join us for this two-hour life-drawing session where you can capture the dynamic beauty of powwow dances and their regalia on your own paper. Participants will bring their own material and work with art facilitators to create drawings that…

  3. Free Livestream

    Our Stories: Indigenous Book Club is back for Indigenous History Month and you’re invited to join in! In partnership with Ottawa Public Library, this session features Making Love with the Land. On June 11 at 7pm EDT,…

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