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.

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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 >

On View: Fall Poetry Edition

Tue, Nov 17, 2015

On November 3rd, 2015, Ottawa Arts Council's On View series welcomed a poetry exhibition to its milieu. Since 2008, On View has hosted exhibitions of visual artists; this year marks the first time the literary scene has been given a spotlight. The night featured Ottawa poets Brecken Hancock, rob... Read More >

Empower Creativity this December 1

Thu, Nov 5, 2015

The Ottawa Arts Council helps empower creativity by supporting and enriching the artistic community in Ottawa. All of this would not be possible without the commitment of our members and supporters.

GivingTuesday is the perfect day for you to show your support of this Arts Council.... Read More >

Idea Exchange photos

Thu, Aug 27, 2015


The Idea Exchange took place at City Hall on June 12th, 2015. The day was filled with workshops, sessions, keynotes, and panels. 

Check out the photos from the day on our Flickr album:


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New CCE Videos!

Tue, Aug 25, 2015



Videos from our November, 2014 CCE session on the How, What, and Why of a Board are now available!


Joel Secter:

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OAG Expansion and Arts Court redevelopment construction begins

Wed, Aug 5, 2015

Full construction for the Ottawa Art Gallery Expansion and the Arts Court redevelopment is underway. Legal closing has been achieved between the City and the consortium of EBC Inc., DevMcGill and Groupe Germain, for the new OAG Expansion and upgrades to Arts Court.

“This development will... Read More >

Ottawa Arts Council AGM 2015

Tue, Jul 7, 2015

We had a full house for our AGM on June 16.  Thank you to all who attended.  It was a snappy meeting of reports, questions and answers.  The Board said farewell with many thanks to André Martin who had served four years with the Council.  Nicole Milne was voted in as our newest Board Director.  ... Read More >