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The Network launches its second round of Digital Roundtable Discussions

Submitter: 
The Canadian Network for Arts & Learning / Le réseau canadien pour les arts et l'apprentissage
Navigating arts and learning through a global crisis: Lessons learned and obstacles encountered. The Canadian Network for Arts & Learning is pleased to announce a second series of online roundtable discussions for arts and learning practitioners to share the realities they are facing after two months of social distancing and other emergency measures enacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We invite everyone to take part in the exchange as we discuss what you have learned during this period of isolation, what you foresee as the "new normal" in your practice, how you are faring with the gradual measures to re-open society, and other topics. We also hope to learn from you how The Canadian Network for Arts & Learning can further support the work that you are doing, and the sector as a whole to ensure an stronger future for arts and learning in the digital age.

A Call To Action on Arts Education

Submitter: 
The Canadian Network for Arts & Learning / Le réseau canadien pour les arts et l'apprentissage

The Canadian Network for Arts and Learning calls on governments, artists, educators, professional organizations, researchers, universities, communities, and all advocates of arts and learning to endorse the principles in the following document to ensure that the arts are positioned to make an increased and sustainable contribution to learning both at school and throughout our communities.

CNAL Board Member Angela Elster appointed President & CEO of The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and VSO School of Music

Submitter: 
The Canadian Network for Arts & Learning / Le réseau canadien pour les arts et l'apprentissage

The Canadian Network for Arts and Learning congratulates Board Member Angela Elster on her appointment to President & CEO of The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the VSO School of Music.

The appointment follows an extensive international six-month search process led by VSO Chair Etienne Bruson, the VSO Board of Directors, and executive search firm Korn Ferry. Elster, who is currently Vice-President of the VSO School of Music & Community Programs, succeeds Kelly Tweeddale who left the VSO to become the Executive Director of the San Francisco Ballet in the summer of 2019.

The Network to spearhead a digital strategy for arts and learning across Canada

Submitter: 
The Canadian Network for Arts & Learning / Le réseau canadien pour les arts et l'apprentissage

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 years, The Network has been constructing a national digital map, which now features more than 8500 arts and learning organizations, schools and practitioners.

Mental health crisis in teens is being magnified by demise of creative subjects in school

Submitter: 
The Canadian Network for Arts & Learning / Le réseau canadien pour les arts et l'apprentissage

See the original article on theconversation.com.

After the recent report by The Children’s Society that a quarter of 14-year-old girls have self-harmed, many campaigners have called for the root causes of the adolescent mental health crisis to be tackled – rather than just firefighting the symptoms.

Canadian Network for Arts & Learning to Expand its Digital Map Nationally

Submitter: 
The Canadian Network for Arts & Learning / Le réseau canadien pour les arts et l'apprentissage

The Canadian Network for Arts & Learning is poised to expand its successful digital mapping project nationally thanks to a grant from the Canadian Internet Registration Authority’s (CIRA) Community Investment Program. Canada’s Map of Arts & Learning launched two years ago with the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, and already features more than 2000 artist-educators, arts organizations and schools in Ontario. With the funding from CIRA, The Network will be able to widen its focus to include select communities in every Canadian province and territory.

REMEMBERING WALTER PITMAN by John Hobday C.M. Vice Chair, CNAL

Submitter: 
The Canadian Network for Arts & Learning / Le réseau canadien pour les arts et l'apprentissage

Walter Pitman O.C., the pioneer of arts and learning in Canada passed away last month after a lengthy illness.

He was not only a CNAL “National Champion” but also the first distinguished recipient of the CNAL Tribute Award in October 2008.

We're hiring a summer student!

Submitter: 
The Canadian Network for Arts & Learning / Le réseau canadien pour les arts et l'apprentissage
We're Hiring a Student Research Assistant
 
$18 an hour – 35 hours/week for 10 weeks (June 25 to August 31, 2018)
Location: Work from home, ideally in the Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge or Guelph region
 
Position Summary:
Reporting to the Managing Director, and working under the supervision of the Researcher/Database Administrator, the Research Assistant will populate a database to contribute to an online map o

Why Arts Education is more important than you think

Submitter: 
The Canadian Network for Arts & Learning / Le réseau canadien pour les arts et l'apprentissage

See Annie Kidder from People for Education interviewed on CTV.

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