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...
A Digital Engagement Primer

A Digital Engagement Primer

“If this primer helps you talk with others who make up your community about the power and potential of digital engagement, it will have served its purpose.” Colette Murphy, Executive Director, Atkinson Foundation http://atkinsonfoundation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Atkinson_CTR_FA_101614_Digital.pdf
A Teacher's Practice at the Homa gallery

A Teacher’s Practice at the Homa gallery

Homa Gallery presents a Teacher’s practice: an introduction to an art instructor and artist. The gallery will be displaying the works of all the instructors and hosting an evening with them as well as the gallery services. Opening Reception will be this Thursday, January 22, 2015. https://www.facebook.com/events/839913989401453/ www.homagallery.com
Open Access: The Art of Inclusion

Open Access: The Art of Inclusion

Join us for the 6th annual Art Education Graduate Symposium, on February 6th and 7th 2015. This year, the symposium will be showcasing research within and beyond the Concordia context, surrounding the theme of art and social inclusion. Individual papers, panel discussions, and skill-sharing sessions, as well as alternative presentation formats such as performance, that...
Final Report of the 39th Labrador Creative Arts Festival

Final Report of the 39th Labrador Creative Arts Festival

The success of the ‘Communication’ festival has to be attributed to the experience of the organizing committee, the dedication of teacher directors and students, the enthusiasm of visiting artists, the support of school administrators and teacher representatives, and the kindness shown by many friends of the Festival in the local area. Here is a report...

45th Anniversary CODE Conference: Now Accepting Applications To Present

This year marks an incredible milestone for CODE – 45 amazing years of drama and dance education and inspiration. The 45th edition of the CODE Conference is back in the GTA and we are expecting a huge turnout of presenters and delegates! We are looking for an exciting array of workshops, roundtables and presentations, and...
CNAL/RCAA National Conference 2015 - Registration now OPEN!

CNAL/RCAA National Conference 2015 – Registration now OPEN!

CNAL/RCAA NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2015 will take place on March 25, 2015 at The Royal Conservatory’s magnificent Koerner Hall. This  inspiring event is hosted by the UNESCO Chair in Arts and Learning, The Royal Conservatory of Music, and will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Learning Through the Arts (LTTA). REGISTER NOW for this exceptional event. The National...
3 Reasons Why Podcasts Should Be Part of Your Content Marketing Strategy

3 Reasons Why Podcasts Should Be Part of Your Content Marketing Strategy

If you’re not already creating at least occasional podcasts or audiocasts as part of your content marketing efforts, here are three things to consider. http://contentmarketinginstitute.com/2012/01/podcasts-content-marketing-strategy/
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

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