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 in which they learn and the communities in which they live.  Such advocacy continues to be imperative within existing educational structures and under the economic conditions that sustain the status quo.  At the same...
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. Through this new project, The Network will work with key partners...
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...
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. On behalf of our Chair, Larry O’Farrell, I am pleased to make a few comments about the importance we attach to this remarkable Canadian. As you will see from the biography which follows, Walter played a multi-faceted...