BACK TO SCHOOL WITH ARTS ALIVE: IGNITING CREATIVE SPIRITS ON STAGE, IN SCHOOLS AND ONLINE
The NAC offers a wide range of new – many free – virtual arts learning resources on a revamped website, in addition to exciting in-person programming
August 25, 2022 – OTTAWA (Canada) – In 2022-2023, we welcome educators, parents, and kids of all ages to check out our workshops for students, performances for families and schools, professional development events, resources for artists, and more.
Arts Alive – a collaboration between the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Dance, Indigenous Theatre, English Theatre and French Theatre, as well as Popular Music and Variety – offers learning and engagement programming in music, theatre, and dance, both within and outside of the National Capital Region. We also work with partners and communities to produce and support programming across the country.
Navigate the NAC Arts Alive Program’s newly designed website, where theatre, dance and music come alive.
NEW IN-PERSON PROGRAMMING FOR SCHOOLS
Arts Alive programming is available in-person again, and educators in the National Capital Region can invite us to present new workshops and old favourites in their classrooms. Making a theatrical time capsule, learning to write plays, creating characters inspired by nature – these are a few of the new activities available. Keep visiting our website (hyperlink) or subscribe to our newsletter for new offerings throughout the season, including dance and music workshops currently in development.
SCHOOL MATINEES AT THE NAC
Educators can choose from a concert performance, puppet theatre, playful and poetic theatre, Sky Dancers, the latest Michel Tremblay or a special delivery to the classroom. Check out the school matinees available to educators and their students throughout the NAC’s 2022-2023 season.
FREE VIRTUAL ARTS RESOURCES
With our free virtual arts resources, we are bringing toddlers, children, youth and even adults the joy of the performing arts. From video learning series about Indigenous dance, the music of India, or the roots of reggae, to creative workshops, theatre and choir performances, or colouring pages featuring Indigenous words from across Turtle Island, there’s something for everyone. One of the best things about these resources? Not only are they free, but they are also available right where you are – in classrooms or living rooms anywhere in the country and around the world.
THANK YOU TO OUR LEARNING AND ENGAGEMENT PARTNERS
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 Arts Alive Program is made possible thanks to the leadership support of National Partner, The Azrieli Foundation. Thank you also to The Janice and Earle O’Born Fund for Artistic Excellence, Grant and Alice Burton, Calm Air, Canada Life, Canadian North, A Donor-Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of Ottawa, Friends of the NAC Orchestra, Donors to the NAC Foundation's Future Fund, the Government of Nunavut, The Craig Foundation, John & Judy Bragg Family Foundation, The Thomas Sill Foundation, The Turnbull Family Community Building Foundation, 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.
ABOUT THE NAC
The National Arts Centre is Canada’s bilingual, multi-disciplinary home for the performing arts. The NAC presents, creates, produces, and co-produces performing arts programming in various streams — the NAC Orchestra, Dance, English Theatre in collaboration with Black Theatre Workshop, French Theatre, Indigenous Theatre, and Popular Music and Variety — and nurtures the next generation of audiences and artists from across Canada. The NAC is located in the National Capital Region on the unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabe.
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