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Creative Economy 101

Digital Workshop with Ryan Elliot Drew
Grades 10-12 Music Theatre Dance Workshops Visual Arts

Ages 14-18

Offered in English only

How can artists and creatives change the world?

This workshop is meant to elevate the student's understanding of the creative economy — the vast system of global networks that support creative people doing creative things. Exploring various socioeconomic dimensions of the global artist community, the main goal of this workshop is to consider the artist’s role in humanity’s endeavor to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals — an internationally agreed-upon blueprint for better futures. Students will be challenged to inspire commitment to one or more of these goals through the creation of individual or collaborative artwork.

Objectives: Music, Dance, Theatre, Visual Art, Media Arts, Geography, Social Studies

Key Words: Critical Thinking, Creative Process, Collaboration, Communication

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.