Articles

CSArt Ottawa

Jul 6, 2016

Do you want to subscribe to unique artistic experiences?  We recently sat down with Megan Piercey Monafu, Founder of Community Supported Art Ottawa to find out more about this new approach to supporting local artists.  

CSArt is modeled after the idea of community-supported agriculture.... Read More >

Anna Frlan - War Chest

Art in the Bunker

May 13, 2016

Imagine being four stories underground, freely roaming around in a building that was so top secret in the 1960s that even high-ranking officials were confined to restricted areas. As the Diefenbunker’s 2016 artist-in-residence, I have access to the museum’s collection, archives, blueprints,... Read More >

Tavi Weisz, I Left, Ottawa, 2015

Witnessing

Apr 28, 2016

Notes on the Prima performance art series
EBA’s 23rd Open House, October 29th and 30th, 2015

Performances by Hélène Lefebvre, Julie Fiala, Karina Bergmans, steven girard, and Tavi Weisz Organized by Hélène Lefebvre

During EBA’s 2015 annual studio Open House, five performance art... Read More >

Metamorphosis

Re-Weaving Our Culture: a Text for Peace

Feb 26, 2016

Weaving has been done by almost every culture on our planet, so it touches a place of deep knowing in us all. The Mayans say that when a woman ties herself into her backstrap loom, she ties herself to the cosmos. The universe, they say, was woven into being. Indigenous cultures have a long... Read More >

Social Portrait 013 Tiana by Mark Stephenson, 11in x 11in, oil on panel

Launching my first crowdfunding project, Social Portraits

Jan 28, 2016

As creative people we’re often conceiving art projects. We’ll scour grant opportunities and put in applications in the hopes we can convince the jury to fund our project. It’s great to have these arts funding opportunities but it can take a while to find out one way or the other and sometimes it... Read More >

Champion Demers wood cover books

The Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild

Nov 30, 2015

The Ottawa Valley Chapter of the national Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild (CBBAG [pronounced cabbage]), is a volunteer-run organization whose mandate is to create a spirit of community among bookbinders and book... Read More >

Figureworks 2015!

Nov 17, 2015

‘Figureworks 2015’ is the 6th annual award show in Ottawa for visual art representing the human form. This art competition is open for all styles and all media, and allows for the rendition of draped as well as nude figures without commercial or social limitations.

Every year the... Read More >

Social Media Tree

Social Media Marketing

Jul 30, 2015

Six Effective Tips for Increasing Your Arts Organization’s Online Presence

Social media has had such a profound impact on our world, particularly for businesses and organization’s of all types and sizes. However, a strong online presence is particularly impactful for... Read More >

Still image from Fracture, Choreographed by Yvonne Coutts

The Ottawa Arts Council Awards' Impact

Jul 14, 2015

Among the variety of events designed to support and advance local arts, the Ottawa Arts Council manages four arts awards. The Victor Tolgesy Arts Award is a cash prize presented as a joint venture of the City of Ottawa and the Ottawa Arts Council. It recognizes excellence in ongoing work of... Read More >

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The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) New Grant Criteria

May 6, 2015

The Ontario Trillium Foundation renewed its granting criteria, to support projects that will help communities become healthier and more vibrant in the next decade. The changes were based on the Canadian Index of Wellbeing that measures the quality of life for... Read More >