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Mayor’s Gala for the Arts Announcement

Mon, Jul 4, 2016

On June 20, 2016, Mayor Jim Watson was joined by the Ottawa Arts Council’s Peter Honeywell and the Ottawa Art Gallery’s Alexandra Badzak to announced the Mayor’s Gala for the Arts, an event to celebrate, support, and grow Ottawa arts community.

This unique event will showcase the... Read More >

2016 Annual General Meeting

Tue, Jun 21, 2016

The Ottawa Arts Council held our Annual General Meeting on June 21, 2016, in the Firestone Gallery of the Ottawa Art Gallery. Attendees were treated to a snappy meeting that covered the Council’s last year of business. Board President Julia Johnson welcomed all to the AGM. Peter Honeywell gave... Read More >

Artists Celebrated at 2016 Awards Presentation!

Thu, May 5, 2016

Artists from the theatre, literary, music and visual arts community were all honoured at the 2016 Awards Presentation held in the Arts Court Theatre on April 26.  This annual event, presented by the Ottawa Arts Council and sponsored by RBC welcomed over 120 artists and arts supporters for a... Read More >

2016 Arts Awards Recipients

Wed, Apr 27, 2016

The Ottawa Arts Council held the 2016 Arts Awards Presentation to honour and celebrate the contribution of outstanding Ottawa artists and arts supporters on April 26, 2016 in the Arts Court Theatre and Studio. Six awards were presented to three artists, two artists projects, and one business.... Read More >

David Currie to be honoured with the Victor Tolgesy Arts Award

Mon, Apr 11, 2016

Please join us on Tuesday April 26, 2016, as the Ottawa Arts Council honours Music Director David Currie by awarding him the Victor Tolgesy Arts Award in recognition of his contribution to the Ottawa arts community.

Mr Currie has been active in Ottawa’s music community for over 45 years.... Read More >

The Ottawa Arts Council Announces Awards Finalists

Thu, Mar 10, 2016

Finalists for the RBC Emerging Artist Award and Ottawa Arts Council Mid-Career Artist Award were announced at a reception at Arts Court on March 10, 2016.

The RBC Emerging Artist Award was established to encourage the achievements of Ottawa artists who are founding... Read More >

Meet the 2016 Ottawa Arts Council Award Finalists

Thu, Mar 10, 2016

Finalists for the RBC Emerging Artist Award and Ottawa Arts Council Mid-Career Artist Award were announced at a reception at Arts Court on March 10, 2016. Take a few moments to learn about this year's finalists.

Ottawa Arts Council Mid-Career Artist... Read More >

Sweetheart Cocktail – the warmest event on the coldest night

Thu, Feb 25, 2016

 

Art lovers celebrated at a true love-in at the Sweetheart Cocktail for the Arts.  This signature fundraiser for the Ottawa Arts Council warmed everyone’s hearts on an extremely cold evening on February 11.

Emcee Manon St-Jules and our Board Chair, Julia Johnston, made heart-felt... Read More >

Ottawa 2017 Arts, Culture and Heritage Investment Program

Fri, Feb 12, 2016

The Ottawa 2017 Arts, Culture and Heritage Investment Program is a new, one time funding opportunity available to eligible groups in Ottawa’s bilingual and culturally diverse arts, cultural  and heritage sectors for projects in Ottawa during 2017 celebrating Canada’s sesquicentennial. In... Read More >

Ottawa 2017 to make important arts, culture and heritage funding announcement

Tue, Feb 9, 2016

Mayor Jim Watson will be joined by Ottawa Centre MPP Minister Yasir Naqvi, representatives from AOE Arts Council, the Council of Heritage Organizations in Ottawa and the Ottawa Arts Council, as well as Councillors Cloutier and Fleury, co-chairs of the City’s efforts in Ottawa 2017 and Guy... Read More >