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CNAL to conduct two Mapping Hubs at the SPARC Symposium

The Canadian Network for Arts & Learning is pleased to announce that we will be hosting two mapping Hubs as part of the SPARC Symposium 2018 in Cobalt, Ontario from May 24 - 27, 2018. SPARC (Supporting Performing Artists in Rural and Remote Communities) is a network whose purpose is to help ignite and sustain performing arts communities in rural and remote areas of Ontario.

Artist as Instigator: The Role, Responsibility, and Impact of Artists in Global Communities

Call For Proposals! Deadline Extended to March 9th.

Session proposals for the fourth International Teaching Artist Conference (ITAC4) will now be accepted until March 9, 2018. 

The ITAC4 Programming Committee is seeking proposals that present on the role, responsibilities and impact of teaching artistry, through presentations or practical sessions. Conference sessions should encourage critical reflection and participatory, hands-on exploration of the conference themes.

PEI to introduce new music curriculum in schools

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

New music curriculum about bringing 'joy in your daily life

P.E.I.'s Department of Education will start on a process in September that will bring a new approach to music education to the whole school system.

"Music is really about a lifetime of enjoyment and being able to express all sorts of things that they see around them," said Vicki Allen-Cook, the department's arts education specialist.

Arts-based programming for youth in adversity, looking for recommendations

IICRD is undertaking a global review of good practice in arts-based programming for migrant and refugee children and youth, for Terre des Hommes.

The focus is on youth-led programming or programming with strong child and youth participation that supports young people’s psychosocial wellbeing. Since these are quite specific categories, we are open to learning about general arts-based programming in any adversity setting. 

La Fondation Trillium de l’Ontario permet un accès accru aux arts et à l’apprentissage

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


Ottawa, le 19 octobre 2017 – Les Ontariens et les Ontariennes disposeront bientôt d’un outil numérique qui accroîtra l’accès à l’éducation artistique dans les collectivités à l’échelle de la province. Le Réseau canadien pour les arts et l’apprentissage (RCAA) lance un projet de recherche d’envergure échelonné sur trois ans, afin de cartographier l’éducation artistique en Ontario, grâce à une subvention de croissance de 541 000 $ de la Fondation Trillium de l’Ontario.

The Ontario Trillium Foundation enables increased access to Arts and Learning

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


Ottawa, October 19, 2017 – Ontarians will soon have a digital tool that increases access to arts-based education in communities across the province. The Canadian Network for Arts and Learning is launching a three-year major research project mapping arts education in Ontario, thanks to a $541,000 Grow Grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Canadian cultural treasure Susan Aglukark to be presented with CNAL/RCAA Lifetime Achievement Award

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

Juno Award winning singer/songwriter, Susan Aglukark will be honoured with The Canadian Network for Arts and Learning's Lifetime Achievement Award at a gala dinner taking place as part of the 2017 National Conference called Celebrating Canadian Diversity in Ottawa on October 19.

Appel de présentations

Le CNAL/RCAA tiendra une conférence nationale du 18 au 20 octobre 2017 dans ce lieu de rassemblement culturel magnifique qu’est le Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health, situé au 299, chemin Montréal, à Ottawa. Les participants auront l’occasion d’en apprendre davantage sur les grands enjeux du domaine des arts et de l’apprentissage, d’assister à des conférences inspirantes présentées par des dirigeants locaux et des conférenciers renommés, et de contribuer au développement du Réseau.

Call for Conference Presentations

CNAL/RCAA will hold a National Conference on October 18 – 20, 2017 in the stunning, cultural gathering space of the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health, 299 Montreal Road, Ottawa.   Participants will have an opportunity to learn about key issues in arts and learning, be inspired by celebrated speakers and community leaders, and contribute to the future development of the Network. Proposals are invited for presentations on research, best practices and program profiles on one of the following themes.