Who We Are

The Ottawa Arts Council is an arts umbrella organization founded in 1982, following a recommendation by the City of Ottawa Mayor’s Advisory Committee on the Arts.

For over thirty years, our organization has represented the interests of Ottawa artists and is dedicated to strengthening our membership and Ottawa’s arts and culture sector.

Our services include arts promotion, arts opportunities, call for artists, arts awards, arts news, provision of meeting space, and professional development opportunities. As well, the Ottawa Arts Council collaborates with numerous partners to strengthen the Ottawa arts community.

The Ottawa Arts Council is recognized as a respected, trusted and representative organization. Our partners include various levels of government and their agencies, businesses, patrons, donors, arts organizations and individual artists.