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

  • Yao credit 2021-theghost-studio © interview

    Sharing a passion for words

    Award-winning musician and slam poet Yao has led over a decade's worth of writing workshops for high schoolers. Yao talks about how his music career and passion for education are inextricably linked.

  •  psyquelette-8849-card-crop © Camille Gladu-Drouin interview

    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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    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.

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.