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In-depth interviews, insights and artistic explorations of music, theatre and dance.
Creative projects, videos, multiple resources and learning tools—that’s just a taste of what’s on offer for you to explore anytime, in the classroom or even in your living room
We asked the teachers and students in five communities across Canada to create a song based on what “I Lost My Talk” means to them and their community.
AIRsessions is a free music workshop series for youth curated by Manitoba singer-songwriter Ila Barker. Participants and artists are invited to share their own music, stories, and music biz tips in a fun and safe creative forum.
A unique opportunity for students with special needs to explore string, woodwind, brass or percussion instruments in a supportive and professional environment.
Music education program available in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Nunavut, Manitoba and the Atlantic provinces.
Music Alive Program teachers Julie Pellissier-Lush and Richard Lush share traditional Mi’kmaq songs, dances, stories and some of Julie’s poetry in this video series for elementary students.
The concert halls may be empty, but the music plays on! Enjoy streamed audio concerts from the NAC Orchestra archives.
The NAC has funded twelve of Canada’s most innovative theatre companies to create and perform large-scale, new works in response to these challenging times.
Join us for spirited conversations with leaders in fields such as climate activism, ecological economy and environmental humanities, as well as with theatre artists and leaders who have found innovative ways to engage with the climate crisis.
Discover texts that delve into our season’s theatrical productions and explore what makes each of them distinct and extraordinary.
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.