Our Vision

CNAL/RCAA envisions a world in which the arts and creativity are recognized as integral to the learning process, both at school and throughout life. By connecting Canada's diverse arts and learning communities, we will increase access to meaningful arts experiences for all Canadians, laying the foundation for social, economic and cultural transformation.

Our mission is to unite local, regional and national arts and learning communities in a network for exchange, research and collaboration, cultivating a more creative, innovative and prosperous Canada.

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Recent News

Sir Ken Robinson
Remembering a powerful advocate for creativity in education
Aug 27 2020

On December 3, 2010, Sir Ken Robinson stood center stage in Winnipeg’s Burton Cummings Theatre and delivered an unforgettable keynote presented by the Canadian Network for Arts & Learning and the Manitoba Arts Council. Speaking on a theme of...

Directory of Online Arts Instruction
Announcing a new directory of online arts instruction!
Aug 6 2020

Since the onset of the pandemic in Canada in March, many artist-educators and arts organizations have gone to great efforts to pivot their method of instruction to include online arts lessons and classes. Through our...

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arts & learning professionals and organizations mapped across Canada so far.

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Resources

NEW – We’ve compiled a list of resources for the arts and learning sector dealing with the fallout from COVID-19.

Visit our Resources Pages for arts and learning research and tools, a funding directory and more.

Send an email to your representative to help sustain and grow arts and learning in an emerging new normal.

We recently held 10 digital roundtable discussions to offer support and connection for arts and learning practitioners in the midst of social distancing measures. You can view the videos of the sessions here.

Endorsing the Call to Action on Arts Education

By adding your name, you will make a bold statement that arts and creativity are integral to the learning process, both at school and throughout life, and are fundamental to the development of the fully realized individual.

Endorse the Call to Action!