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

Make a Bold Statement About Arts Education
Make a Bold Statement About Arts Education
May 25 2020

To kick off International Arts Education Week, we are officially launching an endorsement campaign for our Call to Action on Arts Education. COVID-19 has devastated the arts...

The Network launches its second round of Digital Roundtable Discussions
May 8 2020
Navigating arts and learning through a global crisis: Lessons learned and obstacles encountered. The Canadian Network for Arts...


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

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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.

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!