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In the spotlight

  • A reggae singer and her band performing on a stage. interview

    Jah’Mila brings her reggae roots to the classroom

    JUNO Award-nominated reggae artist Jah’Mila shares the importance of bringing the experience of live music to students. JUNO Award-nominated reggae artist Jah’Mila shares… JUNO Award-nominated reggae artist Jah’Mila shares the importance of bringing the experience of live music to students.

  • NACO Family concerts

    NACO Family concerts

    Looking for a fun (and affordable) activity for your family? Bring the whole family to explore the wonders of music with NACO Kinderconcerts… Looking for a fun (and affordable) activity for your family? Bring… Looking for a fun (and affordable) activity for your family? Bring the whole family to explore the wonders of music with NACO Kinderconcerts and Family Adventures concerts!

  • Big Bang Ambassadors 2024 video series

    New episodes!

    It’s finally time for a new season of the The Ambassadors’ Scoop! Ten young reporters take to the mic to interview a whole host of… It’s finally time for a new season of the The Ambassadors’… It’s finally time for a new season of the The Ambassadors’ Scoop! Ten young reporters take to the mic to interview a whole host of artists live from the BIG BANG Festival.

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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.