School and Home Learning

The NAC helps students and teachers across Canada bring the performing arts alive through workshops, performances, artist residencies and professional development.

  • Programs for students

    In-person and virtual workshops, videos-on-demand, free resources and other opportunities for schools. 

  • Student matinees

    The NAC helps students and educators in the National Capital Region bring the performing arts alive through in-person student matinees for all grade levels.

  • Educator professional development

    Professional development, free workshops, networking, and learning resources for teachers and other arts educators. 

Current Programs

In the spotlight

  • Great Canadian Orchestra Field Trip free

    Great Canadian Orchestra Field Trip

    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.

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    Bring Reggae Roots to your school!

    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.

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    Chansons pour le musée virtual experience

    Karine Sauvé and Anne-Marie Guilmaine share a new opportunity to explore her play in a multifaceted way. Screen the show with your students and get creative with a virtual writing and art appreciation workshop!

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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.