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 shift mindsets about arts education and 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

Toward a vision for the future of arts education
Jun 25 2019
UNESCO and advocates around the world have long called for universal access to quality arts and learning experiences for children, youth and life-long learners, citing a range of personal, social and academic benefits to learners, the environments...

The Network to spearhead a digital strategy for arts and learning across Canada
Jun 25 2019
The Canadian Network for Arts & Learning will embark on a three-year project to promote equitable access and engagement in arts and learning thanks to a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts’ Digital Strategy Fund. For the past three...


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

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Visit our Resources Page to discover our extensive research and other relevant tools geared towards Canada's arts and learning sector

Read our most recent paper entitled Transformative Action on Art Education: Re-invigorating the Seoul Agenda

Registration is now open for our biennial international conference taking place in Winnipeg from October 24 – 26.

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