Since 1988 the Ottawa Arts Council has awarded over $250,000 to exceptional artists and to those who have shown outstanding commitment to the arts in our area. With the generous support of our sponsors and professional dedication of our jurors we have seen our Awards program grow.

The 2017 Awards nominations have closed

The shortlisted nominees for the Ottawa Arts Council Mid-Career Artist Award and the RBC Emerging Artist Award were announced on March 30, 2017.

The award recipients were announced at the Arts Awards Presentation evening on May 9, 2017.