Business and the Arts Award

Sat, Apr 4, 2020

The Business and the Arts Recognition Award was initiated in 1994 to recognize and encourage support from Ottawa’s business community to the local arts sector. Nominators are asked to submit a letter outlining the business’s involvement in the local cultural community, and how they have helped... Read More >

Understanding the Financial Impact of Covid-19—Looking Forward

Fri, Apr 3, 2020

When we reached out to you – our arts & culture community – last week, we learned that for most of you, the main challenge you’re facing as a result of COVID-19 is how to make ends meet in your household or business, today and in the future. 

While none of us know how long these... Read More >

Corel Endowment Fund for the Arts Award

Fri, Apr 3, 2020

The Corel Endowment Fund for the Arts Award champions projects that celebrate the integration of technology and the arts.The award supports projects with the potential to significantly advance the artist’s art practice or have an impact on the community.

Thank you to all the applicants... Read More >

Peter Honeywell Mid-Career Artist Award

Thu, Apr 2, 2020

The Peter Honeywell Mid-Career Artist Award, which was renamed in 2019 to honour the legacy of the long-time Council Executive Director, was established to recognize and encourage the achievements of Ottawa artists of all disciplines who have evolved beyond the emerging stage in their career to... Read More >

RBC Emerging Artist Award

Thu, Apr 2, 2020

The RBC Emerging Artist Award was established to recognize and encourage the achievements of Ottawa artists who are in the early stages of their career in the arts and are working towards becoming recognized professional artists, while engaging with the community.

This award is presented... Read More >

Project X, Photography Award

Thu, Apr 2, 2020

Project X, Photography Award recognizes the merits of a publicly presented photographic project by an Ottawa-based artist. This award is presented by SPAO, the Ottawa Art Gallery and the Ottawa Arts Council.

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Urgent Response Funding for Artists and Arts Workers Aged 55+

Tue, Mar 24, 2020

The Ottawa Arts Council and PAL Ottawa recognize that artists are facing unforeseen financial challenges during the COVID-19 crisis, particularly our older population. With the support of an anonymous donor through their fund with the Ottawa Community Foundation, these two... Read More >

Survey on the impacts of COVID-19

Mon, Mar 23, 2020

We need to hear from you today. 

The information you provide can ensure the voices of Ottawa artists and arts organizations impacted by COVID-19 are heard and supported throughout the pandemic. Information gathered will shape our advocacy efforts at all levels of government in terms of... Read More >

COVID-19 Resources

Thu, Mar 19, 2020

The Council is working hard to help the Ottawa arts community in these difficult times. Our offices may be closed, but we are reaching out to the community to listen to your needs, share resources and information we’ve uncovered, and advocate on your behalf.

Resources... Read More >

COVID-19 Office Closure

Mon, Mar 16, 2020


In light of recent events, all City of Ottawa Recreation and Cultural Facilities will be closed to the public beginning on March 16 until the end of day on April 5, 2020. These closures will include Arts Court and public access to the Ottawa Arts Council offices.

If you have... Read More >