Peter Honeywell was born and grew up in Ottawa. Peter Honeywell worked as visual artist specializing in textile design from 1973 to 1988, and exhibited extensively in galleries in Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal. His involvement with the Ottawa Arts Council began in 1986 when he joined the Board of Directors. He accepted the position of Executive Producer of the Festival of the Arts in 1988 and 1989, and the position of Executive Director in 1990, which he has held since that time.
Over the past 25 years, Peter has held memberships on a variety of municipal advisory panels and committees. He has also been an advisor to numerous arts organizations and special projects.
At the provincial level he has held Board, Chair and Steering Committee positions with different organizations. He received the Sandra Tulloch Award for Innovation in the Arts in 2007, and the Order of Ottawa in 2013. In May 2012 he was reappointed to the Ontario Minister’s Advisory Council for Arts and Culture.
In 2013, the Ottawa Arts Council accepted a position on the Ottawa Art Gallery Expansion and Arts Court Redevelopment Steering Committee.