Artist Development

Here’s your chance to work with artists, through specialized programs and events where you can gain first-hand training, mentorship and career guidance in the performing arts and teaching artistry.

In the spotlight

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    Inclusive Arts – On the Same Stage

    The H’art Centre in Kingston, Ontario shares stories of local professional artists and their experiences working on arts projects with D/deaf artists and artists with disabilities. 

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    Becoming an artist-educator: How and why?

    Award-winning artist YAO offers a webinar on the importance of the artist-educator and the necessary elements to structure an effective artistic workshop for the school environment.

  • NAC Orchestra Mentorship Program

    Play it forward! A bold and innovative new professional development initiative for talented pre-professional and early career professional orchestral musicians from around the world. 

Upcoming events

Current Programs

Learn more from the artists

  • Video on-demand

    Enjoy encore performances, exclusive interviews and special series captured on-stage, backstage and beyond.

  • NAC Podcasts

    Power your arts obsession with exclusive interviews, insights and artistic explorations of music, theatre and dance.

  • Arts Resources

    Explore the NAC’s free performing arts resources for teachers, students, families and the public, including curriculum guides, podcasts, videos, articles and more.

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. The Music Alive Program is made possible thanks to the leadership support of National Partner, The Azrieli Foundation, and Major Supporters, The Slaight Family Foundation and TD Bank Group. 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.