September 2, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

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

  • Engaging Band Students through Technology

    Digital Workshop for Teachers with Arlene...

      Post-secondary, Professional Ages 18+

    How can we use digital tools to motivate learners in band programs? Join Saskatchewan-based French horn player and teaching artist Arlene Shiplett as she guides you through the latest applications, websites, and tools … read more

  • Tips and Tricks for Band Instrument Repair

    Digital Workshop for Teachers with Kevin Junk...

      Post-secondary, Professional Ages 18+

    "Miss, my saxophone doesn't work!" Join Kevin Junk, a specialist in instrument repair, as he demonstrates and walks you through step-by-step basic and more complex repairs for woodwind and brass instruments. Kevin … read more

  • From the Ground-Up

    Digital Workshop with Kathryn Patricia...

      Grades 3-6 Ages 7-12

    Come and map your community roots through music and visual art! From The Ground Up is a music inspired workshop that guides students through exploring and taking stock of their community roots. During this session … read more

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