Which Ottawa Arts Award Is Right for You?

Thu, Jan 9, 2020

The seven Ottawa Arts Council Awards recognize the accomplishments of artists, individuals, and businesses who support the Ottawa arts community. Which award is right for you, or your nominee?

The Awards

Deadline for all awards: Februrary 10, 2020 at 4 pm

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LUCK! A great success

Wed, Jan 8, 2020


The Ottawa Arts Council is thrilled to announce that the 2019 edition of LUCK! was a great success raising $14,000 with the help of Presenting Sponsor Downtown Rideau BIA. This year’s event featured 57 donating artists... Read More >

The Arts & Entertainment Plan

Wed, Oct 9, 2019

Health insurance for Ottawa Arts Council members through the Arts & Entertainment Plan®

Need personal health insurance? Membership in the Ottawa Arts Council comes with access to the popular Arts & Entertainment Plan-- an... Read More >

Defining Ottawa Together: Culture in the Official Plan

Tue, Oct 1, 2019

On behalf of the Cultural Development and Initiatives (CDI) Section:


Defining Ottawa Together:  Culture in the Official Plan

Thursday, October 17th
2 to 6 pm.

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A New Cultural Roadmap for Ottawa!

Thu, Aug 22, 2019

A new generation of cultural planning has arrived.  Ottawa is ready to join it.

The Ottawa Cultural Alliance is pleased to release A Liveable City for All: A New Cultural Roadmap for... Read More >

Farewell Peter!

Tue, Jul 2, 2019

Over the past few months the staff and friends of the Ottawa Arts Council, along with our city's artists, arts organizations and community partners, have been preparing for a fundamental change in Council leadership.

After close to 30 years at the helm of the Ottawa Arts Council,... Read More >

Ottawa Arts Council welcomes new Executive Director

Wed, Jun 5, 2019

Arts Administrator Nicole Milne appointed to the leadership role that will guide the Ottawa Arts Council toward achieving its new strategic vision.


Ottawa, ON — The Ottawa Arts Council’s Board of Directors announced today that Nicole Milne has been appointed... Read More >

LEAD (Leading Emerging Artist Development)

Mon, May 13, 2019

With the support of the RBC Foundation, the Ottawa Arts Council has created a new professional development series designed to enhance learning and networking opportunities for Ottawa’s emerging artists of all artistic disciplines. This professional development series will enhance the RBC... Read More >

Meet the 2019 Project Awards Recipients

Tue, 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.

Corel Endowment Fund for the Arts Award

The Corel Endowment Fund for the Arts Award is a future-... Read More >

The Ottawa Arts Council Awards Presentation

Tue, May 7, 2019

Excitement was high as Ottawa celebrated artistic achievement and promise at the Ottawa Arts Council Awards Presentation. The Ottawa Arts Council hosted the event in the Alma Duncan Salon of the new Ottawa Art Gallery on May 7, 2019, with over 160 guests in attendance.

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