Arts & Learning Events

Activating Canada for International Arts Education Week 2023

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


International Arts Education Week is coming up from May 22 - 28, 2023. Designated by UNESCO in 2012, the week celebrates the arts, in their diversity, and arts educators which play a critical role in fostering and transforming humanity.

Bilingual national digital roundtable discussion - Table ronde nationale virtuelle bilingue

On Monday, May 30 2022 The Canadian Network for Arts & Learning held a bilingual national digital roundtable discussion dealing with the current state of arts and learning in Canada after more than two years dealing with pandemic restrictions, and where is it headed. Did we benefit from learning new ways of connecting with our students and audiences, or do we want things to go back to how they were before? What is the role of the arts in helping our communities heal in the aftermath of COVID-19?

Feeling Mental Health

Caravan Theatre and Théâtre DesAssimilés have teamed up to launch Feeling Mental Health — a digital performance exploring mental health and resiliency. Filmed in various locations, we’ve taken what was meant to be a live stage performance pre-Omicron and turned it into a digital piece. Spoken word poetry, original music and theatrical scenes dive deep into the world of despair lifted by hope. Feeling Mental Health launches on March 21st, at 7pm ADT.

The Canadian Art Inspiration Student Contest has launched!

Art Canada Institute

The 2022 edition of the Art Canada Institute's flagship education challenge, the Canadian Art Inspiration Student Contest, has launched! Open to students from Grade 7 through Grade 12, the Canadian Art Inspiration Student Contest invites submissions of artworks inspired by or responding to leaders in Canadian art history and major Canadian artworks. Applicants are encouraged to interpret this theme as broadly as they wish, and to submit works in any medium.

Discussion Series

From March 23 – April 3, 2020, The Canadian Network for Arts & Learning held a series of 10 digital roundtable discussions where we heard from more than 300 people about the impacts that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the lives of those who teach the arts across Canada.