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 >

Three Recipients for the 2015 Corel Endowment for the Arts Award

Tue, Jul 7, 2015

Projects in video, sculpture and dance received recognition at this year’s Corel Endowment for the Arts Awards

Joanne Guillemette, Committee Chair of Awards had the distinct pleasure to present awards to three recipients.  Presentations took place at the Ottawa Arts Council’s AGM.  All... Read More >

New Economic Data on Culture, Arts and Heritage for Canadian Provinces and Territories

Tue, Jun 30, 2015

As a member of the Culture Statistics Strategy Consortium, the Cultural Human Resources Council CHRC is pleased to announce the release today of new 2010 provincial / territorial (PT) economic figures for culture, via the second Culture Satellite Account (CSA) report by Statistics Canada. These... Read More >

Ottawa 2017 Info session

Thu, Jun 4, 2015

Information Session

Invitation to learn about Ottawa’s 2017 Plans

Ottawa’s heritage and arts community is invited to an information session to learn more about Ottawa’s plans to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017.

Don’t miss this opportunity!

Presentation and Q... Read More >

Art, Ecology and Education

Wed, Apr 22, 2015

This spring and summer there is a lot of interest in environmental work on the Ottawa cultural scene. There are different events happening in a variety of venues in the Capital Region that deal with education, art and ecology through questions of identity, and how culture affects our environment... Read More >

Ottawa Arts Council Presents 2015 Arts Awards

Mon, Apr 20, 2015

It was an evening of celebration at the 2015 Arts Awards Presentation. The Ottawa Arts Council hosted this event at the Theatre and Studio of Arts Court with the support of RBC Financial.  $19,000 was awarded to finalists and recipients in three categories thanks to the generous sponsorship of... Read More >

Janet Irwin to be honoured with the Victor Tolgesy Arts Award

Tue, Apr 14, 2015

Theatre artist Janet Irwin has been chosen to receive the Victor Tolgesy Arts Award in recognition of her forty-year contribution to the development of local theatre and opera artists and a variety of arts organizations in Ottawa.

Janet is a writer and theatre/opera director. Her writing... Read More >

The Ottawa Arts Council Announces Awards Finalists

Thu, Apr 2, 2015

Since 1988 the Ottawa Arts Council has awarded over $160,000 to exceptional artists and to those who have shown outstanding commitment to the arts in our area.

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

Presentation related to the City of Ottawa 2015 Budget

Thu, Feb 19, 2015

City of Ottawa Protective and Community Services Committee on February 19, 2015


Peter Honeywell, Executive Director, Ottawa Arts Council Victoria Steele, Executive Director, AOE Arts Council... Read More >

The Challenges and Rewards of Public Art Commissions

Thu, Feb 5, 2015

Public art commissions are each unique with their own distinct challenges. I was just recently awarded the public art commission for the Glebe Parking Garage. The garage does not have a lot of surface area or space in which to incorporate artwork, so I proposed to focus on the structural... Read More >