Empowering Canada’s rural, Indigenous, and underserved
communities through music and the arts.

Since 2010, the National Arts Centre’s Music Alive Program in Nunavut has supported comprehensive programming that celebrates Inuit culture and cultivates local talent and local leadership. The program also provides special opportunities for Nunavut communities to engage with visiting artists, including artists from other parts of Nunavut and the Inuit Nunangat.

We continue to focus on important relationships with schools, arts organizations, community leaders, and others in order to develop programming that is tailored to the particular needs and culture of each community and to support local organizations in realizing their goals for arts education and community engagement.

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Thank you for everything you did for our school children in Kimmirut and the development of music in our community. Words cannot actually express my gratitude. In short, the NAC has been a huge blessing beyond measure.

Qaqqalik School, Kimmirut NU

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Get in touch!

Find out how to participate in the Music Alive Program as a school, community partner, or artist. If you are interested in discussing how we could work together, please use the form below. Thank you!

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Bring music into children’s lives

Your donations help the Music Alive Program reach more students, educators and communities across Canada. The National Youth and Education Trust is the NAC’s primary source of funding for initiatives that nurture and develop the creativity of children and youth, and support the educators and artists who challenge and encourage them.