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.

Financial assistance

Arts Alive has limited financial aid available for schools in need which may cover, for example, the cost of workshops, tickets, or transport to matinees. Schools may request financial assistance on their registration form, and will be asked to briefly explain their financial need. An Arts Alive representative will follow-up with all schools requesting financial assistance.

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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.