The NAC Foundation raises funds to support the National Arts Centre’s work in performance, creation and learning across Canada. Enriching the lives of Canadians through the performing arts and championing our country’s artists, students and educators.
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We would like to recognize the Anishinabeg Algonquin Nation, on whose traditional unceded territory the National Arts Centre is located. We gratefully acknowledge them as the past, present and future stewards of this land.
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.
Come enjoy our spaces again and bring the classroom for an unforgettable and educational experience!
With a focus on enhancing secondary school music programs, the in-school workshop sessions provide music students with learning opportunities with the … read more
The Music Circle is a unique opportunity for students with exceptionalities to explore orchestral instruments and their sounds, while also developing their … read more
Get hands-on performance and coaching tips from some of the finest musicians in the NAC Orchestra, who are equally renowned for their performance skills and … read more
The prime objective of the competition is to encourage the pursuit of excellence on the part of young instrumentalists aspiring to orchestral careers. Each … read more
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 … read more
Apprentice as a string musician with the world-class National Arts Centre Orchestra in the Institute for Orchestral Studies (IOS); find … read more