Our Mission

Our Mission

To promote awareness of the benefits of learning in, and through, the arts in fostering creativity for all Canadians, to serve as a forum for the dissemination of research and exemplary practices, and to identify and mobilize partners committed to the goals of the Network.
Our Vision

Our Vision

This vision of the future is shared by a growing worldwide movement.  The movement is calling for a systemic transformation that will realize the full potential of the arts to achieve crucial social, economic and cultural objectives for children, youth and life-long learners of all ages.
Our Commitment

Our Commitment

We believe that the arts are the gateway to creativity and are fundamental to the education of the fully realized individual. We are dedicated to building a world where the arts are integral to the learning process, not only in school but throughout life. In this place, knowledge, wisdom, cultural development and imagination flourish in a climate of generosity and collaboration, through arts and learning.
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Welcome to the Arts and Learning Forum

Welcome to the Arts and Learning Forum

Join the Forum today! Share resources, research and events, catalyze new discussions and facilitate new creative collaborations. The Arts & Learning Forum is a vibrant meeting place for artists, arts organizations, educators, schools and academia, policy-makers, funders, researchers and all those who believe that the arts are the gateway to creativity and fundamental to the...
Raising Money To Make Change

Raising Money To Make Change

Does asking for money make you anxious? And how do you know you’re asking the right people the right number of times? Kim Klein, a grassroots fundraising expert, had the answers to these questions and more at a workshop on October 29 held at the invitation of Maytree and the Atkinson Foundation. http://maytree.com/blog/2013/12/raising-money-to-make-change/

Is An MFA The New MBA?

Companies all across America are starting to see a critical talent gap as older employees retire. Arts students may not have all the traditional skills, but they have the most important one: Creativity. http://m.fastcompany.com/3007541/mfa-new-mba
For Anybody Seeking Career Tools in Marketing and the Arts

For Anybody Seeking Career Tools in Marketing and the Arts

A special issue of Psychology & Marketing Journal on has been published on “Marketing the Arts”. Access it here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/mar.2014.31.issue-8/issuetoc
Announcing a Call for Proposals: 14th World Festival of Children's Theatre

Announcing a Call for Proposals: 14th World Festival of Children’s Theatre

Greetings from the organizers of the 14th World Festival of Children’s Theatre, You are invited to participate in the upcoming “Play! A Symposium”, June 4 – 6, 2016 in Stratford, Ontario, Canada. This two day event will effectively begin the International Amateur Theatre Association’s (AITA/IATA) 14th World Festival of Children’s Theatre, to be held for...
Artist in Community Education (ACE) Program

Artist in Community Education (ACE) Program

Do you work in the arts? Have you ever considered becoming a teacher? Artist in the Community Education (ACE) teacher candidates draw on their professional arts experiences to teach students at all levels. http://educ.queensu.ca/ace

CNAL/RCAA LAUNCHES ITS INAUGURAL NETWORKING HUB IN KINGSTON

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 18, 2014 Kingston, ON - On September 24th, the Canadian Network for Arts & Learning (CNAL) will welcome members and guests for the launch of its first Networking Hub at Queen’s University in Kingston, with a professional development and networking event hosted by the UNESCO Chair in Arts & Learning. The...
Changing Education Through The Arts (CETA)

Changing Education Through The Arts (CETA)

The ‘Changing Education Through the Arts’ (CETA) program provides arts-integrated professional learning opportunities to elementary and middle school teachers in selected school districts across the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Learn more about the CETA program and the recent selected findings from the John F. Kennedy Center’s Arts in Education Research Study in this downloadable article:...
Funding Boost for Music Education in England

Funding Boost for Music Education in England

Music education for children in England is to receive an £18m boost in funding, the Department for Education says. The extra money will be allocated to music education, including to the national network of 123 music education hubs established in 2012. http://www.bbc.com/news/education-28420197
Aboriginal Students’ Test Scores Soar

Aboriginal Students’ Test Scores Soar

WOOD BUFFALO, ALTA – First Nations, Métis, and Inuit (FNMI) students in Northern Alberta’s Wood Buffalo region logged test results above provincial averages for students of all backgrounds following enrollment in a breakthrough program, The Royal Conservatory of Music announced today. Learn more here: http://www.rcmusic.ca/aboriginal-students-test-scores-soar
The Value of Community-Based Arts Education

The Value of Community-Based Arts Education

“I’m not saying that any ‘one’ form of arts education is better than the other – they all hold value and power. But if combined together, in a meaningful and purposeful way, we can create an extremely powerful experience for students that can be life changing.” Read more here: http://blog.artsusa.org/2014/07/22/the-value-of-community-based-arts-education/
Remembering and Invoking the Muses

Remembering and Invoking the Muses

“My point is that the arts are capable of truly linking people across time, space and history in ways that are essential as humanity grapples with the collective shoulders that humanity now stands on.” Read about Doug’s experience with culture and sustainability here: http://worldviewsconsulting.org/2/post/2014/06/remembering-and-invoking-the-muses.html
Musical Learning Improves Brain Development and Cognitive Growth

Musical Learning Improves Brain Development and Cognitive Growth

Ed Hand speaks with Dr. Peter Simon of the Royal Conservatory of Music about a new study done for the Conservatory that shows a direct connection between music study and cognitive growth. http://www.1310news.com/2014/05/12/talk-to-the-hand-new-study-shows-musical-learning-improves-childrens-brain-development/

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