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Teachers & Schools

2017-2018 Season

Inspire young minds and open new worlds by attending student matinees in music, theatre and dance.


Bring the arts into your classroom

Dear teachers,

The start of the 2017-18 school year coincides with the exciting and historic transformation of the National Arts Centre.

There’s a stunning, new glass atrium that embraces and engages our community, opening up onto the Parliament Buildings and some of our country’s most important landmarks. There is also plenty of fully accessible and animated space to present performing arts education events, as well as a digital studio that can link students all over the country and beyond.

We believe that the performing arts can be powerful and transformative for young people, and it is our hope that the experiences we offer, whether through matinees, workshops or open rehearsals, will inspire young minds and open new worlds.

As Canada’s home for the performing arts, the NAC is committed to supporting educators across Canada. In addition to our many community outreach and arts education projects, we provide free resource materials available through artsalive.ca, our award-winning arts and education web site. We welcome every opportunity to engage with teachers about our concerts, plays and performances for the year ahead.

Thank you for your support. We look forward to welcoming you and your students to the “new” National Arts Centre in 2017-2018.

Yours truly,

Peter Herrndorf signature

Peter Herrndorf President and CEO | National Arts Centre

The National Youth and Education Trust is the primary resource for youth and education funding at the National Arts Centre.

Through the trust, individual and corporate donors from all across the country help the NAC nurture and develop the creativity of young people in all regions across Canada and support the educators and artists who challenge and encourage them.

The National Youth and Education Trust is supported by Lead Partner CIBC, Michael Potter, supporters and patrons of the annual NAC Gala and the donors of the NAC Foundation’s Corporate Club and Donors’ Circle. Contributions are welcome, please call the NAC Foundation at 613-947-7000, ext. 315.

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Student matinees at the National Arts Centre are made possible in part by an anonymous donor and

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