April 8, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

School and Home Learning Programs

The NAC helps students and teachers across Canada bring the performing arts alive through workshops, performances, artist residencies and professional development.

  • Workshops and residencies

    Discover the NAC’s virtual workshops and residencies, led by professional teaching artists from across Canada, and designed for students learning at school or at home.

  • Performances

    Experience live and hosted pre-recorded performances for students and teachers, presented from the NAC or from centres across the country.

  • Professional development

    To enhance learning in the classroom, teachers can participate in virtual open-level, skill-building workshops in Dance, Music, and Theatre led by the NAC’s professional teaching artists.

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Bring the performing arts into children’s lives

Your donations help the National Arts Centre 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.

The NAC Foundation would like to acknowledge the generous support from the Leacross Foundation, Friends of the NAC Orchestra, A Donor-Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of Ottawa, The Janice and Earle O’Born Fund for Excellence in the Performing Arts, Grant and Alice Burton, 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.