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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.

Current Programs

  • NAC Orchestra Mentorship Program

    for pre-professional and early-career artists

      Ages 18+

    Hone your orchestral skills under the mentorship of the musicians of one of North America’s leading orchestras. This unique side-by-side program offers exceptional learning opportunities, including rehearsals and … read more

  • NAC Orchestra Bursary Competition

      Secondary, Post-secondary Ages 16+

    The prime objective of the competition is to encourage the pursuit of excellence on the part of young instrumentalists aspiring to orchestral careers. Each year, a jury identifies deserving recipients through audition … read more

  • When Women Play: Celebrating Women in Classical Music,...

    Virtual Workshop for Teachers with Samantha...

      Professional Learning for Teachers

    This virtual workshop for teachers will feature music traditionally performed by women and composed by female composers. We will look at their work and discuss ways to encourage the creativity of your students. Samantha … read more

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