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...

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/
John Hobday Award Winner Announced!

John Hobday Award Winner Announced!

Ottawa, April 10, 2014 – The 2014 winner of the Canada Council John Hobday Award in Arts Management is Chris Lorway, Executive Director of Soundstreams in Toronto. The $10,000 prize, made possible through a generous endowment from The Samuel and Saidye Bronfman Family Foundation, is awarded annually to established and mid-career arts managers for professional...
Arts Education and Low Income Areas - NY Times

Arts Education and Low Income Areas – NY Times

Very interesting article posted on the New York Times: “We treat arts classroom space the way we treat janitorial space — it’s just expendable. And it shouldn’t be,” Mr. Stringer said in an interview on Sunday, noting that instruction in the arts is associated with higher student grades and rates of college enrollment. “This is...
NYU Program Spotlights Teaching Artists

NYU Program Spotlights Teaching Artists

Great to hear about this program out of NYU that’s spotlighting the teaching artist across multiple disciplines: http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/NYUs-Program-in-Educational-Theatre-to-Spotlight-Teaching-Artists-425-27-20140402#.Uz8JE_ldXY4    
Report on 6th World Summit on Arts & Culture released

Report on 6th World Summit on Arts & Culture released

The report on the 6th World Summit on Arts and Culture, held in Santiago de Chile in January this year, has been released today by IFACCA and the Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes (CNCA). Heads up! The 40-page illustrated report includes an introduction from Program Director Magdalena Moreno Mujica, a statement from IFACCA’s Executive...
Early Bird Registration for Culture Days is Open!

Early Bird Registration for Culture Days is Open!

Whether you are a seasoned activity organizer or a culture lover with something incredible to share with your community, now is your chance to participate. Early-registration for the 5th edition of Culture Days is now open! What’s more, early-bird registrants will automatically be entered for a chance to win a trip to the National Congress...

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