Two Artists Receive Corel Endowment for the Arts Awards

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Council for the Arts in Ottawa (CAO) is pleased to announce the recipients of this year's Corel Endowment for the Arts Awards. The Awards were presented at the Council for the Arts in Ottawa's Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, June 17, 2014.

Eric Julien /Von Allan Studio received support for his sequential art project Metal Gods. Combining visual arts and literature, Von Allan will produce an ongoing full colour periodical that engages the reader through action and adventure while tackling economic issues.

Composer Elise Letourneau accepted her award that will contribute towards the completion of a concert-length requiem to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the École Polytechnique tragedy. Titled Requiem for Fourteen Roses, the work will include a vocal soloist, choir and instrumental musicians.

Tom Pierson, CAO Board Member and Chair of the Awards Committee presented two $1,000 awards. "We were very pleased that our endowment fund at the Community Foundation of Ottawa was able to provide $1,000 to advance the work of two local artists. We look forward to seeing how each of these projects will unfold."

The Corel Endowment for the Arts was established at the Community Foundation of Ottawa in 1997 through the combined fundraising efforts of the CAO and Corel Corporation. The annual interest is used to assist artists of all disciplines. The first awards were presented in 1998. To date, the fund has contributed to 41 artists' projects.

Established in 1982, the Council for the Arts in Ottawa is a not-for-profit, membership-based organization dedicated to promoting the local arts in the Ottawa region. The CAO recognizes excellence in the local arts community through its awards program that also includes the Victor Tolgesy Arts Award, The CAO Mid-Career Artist Award, the RBC Emerging Artist Award, and the CAO Business Recognition Award.