Arts Vote 2010

Oct 2, 2010

Over the next four weeks the Council for the Arts in Ottawa is releasing a series of articles related to the municipal election and the arts. This series is offered to the Ottawa community to clarify the candidates' arts priorities and positions on cultural development.

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The Urban Ring Wards 7, 8, 9, 10, and 16

May 2, 2010

By Mike Levin

The wards surrounding the urban core consist of distinct and diverse neighbourhoods that represent some of the highest concentrations of seniors, expanding ethno-cultural communities, college students and high concentrations of residents who own their own homes. The largest... Read More >

The Urban Core Wards 12, 13, 14, 15, 17 and 18

May 2, 2010

By Sterling Lynch

The majority of Ottawa's cultural labour force and professional arts organizations are concentrated in the city's urban core. Averaging about 43,000 residents per ward, it is the most densely populated part of the city. Somerset Ward, for example, is packed into 6.5... Read More >

Mayoral Candidates Views on the Arts

Feb 11, 2010

by Peter Honeywell

Researching the positions of 20 candidates for Mayor can be a daunting task. Candidates approach their individual campaigns with different perspectives and strategies. The only level playing field is the nomination process. Each candidate was required to file a one-page... Read More >

City of Ottawa Budget - Arts Cuts Proposed

Nov 7, 2007

On November 14, 2007 the 2008 City of Ottawa Draft Budget was tabled.

The Budget contains a number of cuts to the cultural sector including a reduction of $130,000 to the cultural funding program in 2008, and an additional $135,000 cut in 2009.

The City Council approved Arts... Read More >

Arts Vote 2006

Aug 2, 2006

The CAO has been working with a number of partners to help determine the cultural priorities and opinions of candidates. Here are some of the activities that we welcome our membership to access

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2006 City of Ottawa Arts Budget Update

Feb 7, 2006

There were some tense moments during the second day of the City of Ottawa 2006 Budget deliberations as the first arts item up for discussion was defeated in a vote of 8 to 10. The recommendation for $80,000 was included in the Draft Budget as the second part of a two-year investment in the City'... Read More >

Arts Vote 2006 - Where the Candidates Stand on the Arts

Aug 2, 2006

Do you want to know where candidates stand on the Arts?

The CAO and Arts Ottawa East contacted all Mayoral and Ward Candidates with background information and a series of questions to find out their views on arts and culture in Ottawa and how they are prepared to support it.

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