RBC Emerging Artist Award Finalists Announced

Tue, Apr 9, 2019


The finalists to the RBC Emerging Artist Award were announced on April 9, 2019, via Facebook Live by Linda Newman, VP RBC... Read More >

Ottawa Arts Council Mid-Career Artist Award Finalists Announced

Mon, Apr 8, 2019


The finalists to the Ottawa Arts Council Mid-Career Artist Award were announced on April 8, 2019, via... Read More >

Executive Director set to retire in June 2019

Mon, Mar 11, 2019

Executive Director of the Ottawa Arts Council set to retire in June 2019 after 28 years at the helm

OTTAWA, Ontario — After serving as the Executive Director of the Ottawa Arts Council for close to 30 years, longtime arts advocate and administrator Peter Honeywell announced he will retire... Read More >

Ottawa Cultural Summit

Mon, Feb 4, 2019

The Ottawa Cultural Summit was an eventful two days of active engagement and enlightening presentations.

Access Summit presentations

If you want to revisit the presentations, share them with colleagues or reference the data, the presentations are available from the... Read More >

Luck! A Great Success!

Thu, Dec 6, 2018

The Ottawa Arts Council is thrilled to announce that the 2018 edition of LUCK! was a great success. This year’s event featured 55 donating artists representing a diverse set of mediums. The atmosphere in the room was incredible as our draw ticket holders anxiously waited for their card to be... Read More >

Briefing Paper

Tue, Oct 16, 2018

Briefing Paper: Arms-Length Cultural Development Feasibility Study


This Briefing Paper provides an overview of the Arms-Length Cultural Development Feasibility Study, its progress to date, finding so far, and a review of alternative models in order to assist stakeholders... Read More >

MakingItWork update

Fri, Aug 3, 2018

On Friday, July 13, the Ottawa Arts Council hosted a roundtable for WorkInCulture’s new research project MakingItWork.

Individuals representing Ottawa’s broad arts, culture, heritage, and library sectors participated in a lively discussion about what it’s like to be a worker/employer in... Read More >

Update: Strategic Planning at the Ottawa Arts Council

Tue, Jun 26, 2018

Here at the Council, we have been very busy working on our strategic plan. We have gathered a wide range of input to inform our planning, including:

Insight from the Council’s Board of Directors and staff Interviews with 16 external stakeholders from the broader Ottawa arts community... Read More >

Annual General Meeting 2018: A Year in Review

Wed, Jun 20, 2018

It has been an exciting year of growth and expanding reach for the Council.

This year's AGM, on Tuesday, June 19, was held in the Studio of the brand new Ottawa Art Gallery. 

Looking back, the Council achieved many ambitious outcomes and continued to work closely with... Read More >

Justin Duhaime Named the RBC Emerging Artist Award Recipient

Fri, Jun 1, 2018

Prolific musician and young talent, Justin Duhaime, was named the recipient of the RBC Emerging Artist Award at a star-studded reception in the Alma Duncan Salon of the new Ottawa Art Gallery on May 29th, 2018.  Over 140 guests gathered, including Mayor Jim Watson, to celebrate Justin and the... Read More >