Meet the 2019 Project Awards Recipients

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Three project based awards were confered on the evening of May 7, 2019 at the Ottawa Arts Council Awards Presentation. Discover the three projects that the awards will help support.

Mabel's Last Peformance, production stillCorel Endowment Fund for the Arts Award

The Corel Endowment Fund for the Arts Award is a future-oriented award that encourages evolution, innovation, creativity, and excellence of artists working on new initiatives in all art disciplines in Ottawa and the broader National Capital Region.

Megan Piercey Monafu

Strata Inc. is a new play using virtual reality technology, immersive sound design and radio frequency headphones to echo the transportational abilities of VR while creating a communal theatre experience. Strata Inc. harnesses the urgency of dialogue around new technology and social media and provides a multi-faceted approach to these themes, taking the view that technology itself is neither good nor bad, and the ways we use it reveal fascinating things.

"Pippa, Long Exposure on Polaroid 01" by Gary FranksProject X, Photography Fund

The Ottawa Arts Council and the former Festival X partnered to establish Project X, Photography Fund to promote and foster photographic excellence in Ottawa. This award provides $1000 to help produce an Ottawa area artist’s photo-based project and its presentation.

Gary Franks

Paralanguage is a print exhibition of long-exposure Polaroid portraits, capturing and celebrating the transitory voices that make up Ottawa’s vibrant arts communities. The project seeks to present small, oft-forgotten moments of community and creation in a growing, changing city. Each choice is designed to thematically represent the transitory nature of the subjects - in their actions and how they are remembered in the creative communities they have helped develop.

Young Artist Award

The Young Artist Award is a project-based, mentorship-driven award established to support young Ottawa artists 14 – 17 years old. The recipient will receive funding and mentorship in support of the creation and presentation of a proposed project.

Claire Amirault

Claire Amirault’s fictional film would follow young love in the digital age, addressing challenges such as presence on social media platforms and the “no-label” relationships. Through the use of wit and humour, Claire would emphasize the ridiculousness of the situation this young generation has gotten themselves into.