The NAC Foundation raises funds to support the National Arts Centre’s work in performance, creation and learning across Canada. Enriching the lives of Canadians through the performing arts and championing our country’s artists, students and educators.
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We would like to recognize the Anishinabeg Algonquin Nation, on whose traditional unceded territory the National Arts Centre is located. We gratefully acknowledge them as the past, present and future stewards of this land.
Explore the NAC’s free performing arts resources for teachers, students, families and the public, including curriculum guides, podcasts, videos and more.
Give your classroom a front-row seat to our video-on-demand learning series about the evolution of Jamaica’s most famous export: Reggae music.
Indigenous Theatre invited artists from coast to coast to coast to create brief digital works using the land as their source of inspiration.
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
NAC English Theatre is bringing together some of the country’s most inventive artists to create and perform innovative new works. These acts will inspire and embolden audiences for the brave new world facing us post-pandemic.
The NAC has funded 14 of Canada’s most innovative theatre companies to create and perform large-scale, new works in response to these challenging times.
Join orchestras, musicians, activists, and scientists from coast to coast on a musical journey. This free video-on-demand learning series explores the transformative power of music and art in the climate emergency.
Through webinars and video resources showcasing national and international leaders in Teachers Artistry and arts education, participants will learn practical skills and new ways of engaging with diverse communities.
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.
A unique audio storytelling experience based on memories from Indigenous community members interpreted by Indigenous artists.
Colouring pages featuring artwork created by Indigenous artists from the regions where these languages are spoken. Join us in colouring in these pages and share your work!
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.
Video resources, lesson plan collections, and teacher guides focused primarily on Indigenous Arts and Classical Music, but also featuring dance, songwriting, and more.
A unique opportunity for students with special needs to explore string, woodwind, brass or percussion instruments in a supportive and professional environment.
Discover texts that delve into our season’s theatrical productions and explore what makes each of them distinct and extraordinary.
Enjoy streamed audio concerts from the NAC Orchestra archives.
Uncover books about the experience of Survivors, their families, their communities and others affected by the residential school system.
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.
This expansive new digital resource brings together artists and creative communities from across so-called Canada to explore the imperatives of abolition movements and their applications to our work in the theatre sector.
Arts-centred, curriculum-based lessons and activities for in-classroom and home learning.
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.
Grab your headphones and find a comfortable spot! Chansons pour le musée (“songs for the museum”) is a story in three episodes about Karine-Pas-Sauvé’s unusual quest.
Enjoy encore performances, exclusive interviews and special series captured on-stage, backstage and beyond.
Power your arts obsession with exclusive interviews, insights and artistic explorations of music, theatre and dance.
Explore the NAC’s free performing arts resources for teachers, students, families and the public, including curriculum guides, podcasts, videos, articles and more.
Your donations through the NAC's National Youth and Education Trust help the NAC provide learning and engagement opportunities for all — from young children in the classroom, to artists, to the lifelong learner.
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.