Professional Track

In 2022, the National accessArts Centre (NaAC) launched its suite of Professional Track programs, streamlining its advanced level programs with a renewed focus on connecting the NaAC artist community to professional grade learning and creation opportunities with the potential for industry standard compensation, commissioning, and presenting opportunities. In 2023, the NaAC become only the fifth Alberta-based arts organization to receive ongoing support from the Government of Canada through the Canada Arts Training Fund (CATF) – the first multidisciplinary disability arts company in Canada to do so.

Our Approach

The NaAC is unique in the disability arts landscape in opening opportunities for professional growth and development for our participating artists. Programs are designed to be responsive to the needs of our artists who have differing styles of learning, or have specific needs pertaining to their disability. Understanding that the vast majority of our participants may not have had exposure to professional-level training opportunities in the arts, the NaAC utilizes a holistic approach to our program design that is non-linear and adapted to our artists’ needs and stage of professional development.

Download our recent Professional Track Program Syllabus here.

Professional Arts Track Syllabus

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The National accessArts Centre’s Professional Track programs are generously supported by the Government of Canada through the Canada Arts Training Fund.

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