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People, partnerships and outreach

The NAC supports active participation in the arts to foster creativity, personal growth, and healthy communities, through learning and engagement outreach across Canada, particularly in rural and remote regions. 

Through partnerships, community consultations, multi-year programming, and the leadership of local artists, Arts Alive aims to support comprehensive, accessible, and youth-centred programs that celebrate and give a voice to equity-seeking communities and Indigenous cultures across Canada. 

“As Zoey herself is Cree and she was connecting with a Cree community, it helped to build and instill confidence with the youth that were part of the program. They could connect and see themselves reflected with this Indigenous role model.”

— Waukomaun Pawis, Connected North School Lead, Creating a Rap Song with Zoey Roy 

Where our programs have taken place

Arts Alive works with artists and communities in all ten provinces and all three territories, as well as internationally, largely through our diverse roster of educational, artistic, and community partners.

Learning and engagement at Canada’s National Arts Centre is made possible through the support of many generous individuals and organizations from across the country. Arts Alive is generously supported by the Azrieli Foundation, the Government of Nunavut, Canadian North, Calm Air, The River Philip Foundation, The Turnbull Family Community Building Foundation, and The Thomas Sill Foundation. Thank you also to Grant and Alice Burton, Canada Life, A Donor-Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of Ottawa, Friends of the NAC Orchestra, Donors to the NAC Foundation's Future Fund, The Janice and Earle O’Born Fund for Artistic Excellence, 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.