Membership Benefits

Ottawa Arts Council Membership Benefits and Services


  • Representation through the Ottawa Arts Council's advocacy efforts at all levels of government
  • Participation in the development of special projects and initiatives such as Culture Days and the establishment of PAL Ottawa.
  • Receive timely information of developments in the arts sector.

Arts Awards

  • Stay up-to-date with news and notifications of the Ottawa Arts Council Awards: The Corel Endowment Fund for the Arts Award, The RBC Emerging Artist Award, The Victor Tolgesy Arts Award, The Ottawa Arts Council Mid-Career Artist Award, and The Business Recognition Award.
  • Receive an invitation to nominate for the Ottawa Arts Council Awards program.

Arts Information

  • Receive the monthly e-news that includes Council news, members' events and opportunities.


  • Opportunity to participate at the committee level and voting rights at the Annual General Meeting.

Health Plan

Meeting space

  • Member rates on rental of Micaela Fitch Board Room
  • Three complimentary uses of the Micaela Fitch Board Room every year (Group member benefit)


  • Receive invitations to Council special events such as the Sweetheart Cocktail for the Arts, Luck!, and On View exhibitions.
  • Opportunity to meet members of the arts and business community as well as politicians at our events.

Professional Development

  • Take advantage of over 40 years of experience by accessing our Advisory Services.
  • Receive notices of Council workshops, special information sessions with preferential rates to attend them.


  • Opportunity to promote your event or opportunity in our monthly e-news broadcast, reaching over 400 mailboxes and on our online events listing.
  • Share your news with other members by writing an article for the website or newsletter.


  • List a link to your website on our Members' page
  • List your event or opportunity on our Members' listing

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