On View: Young Artist Award Edition

Tue, Jun 5, 2018

After a year of hard work, Jennifer Lee, recipient of the Young Artist Award in 2017, is ready to share her work with us.

Jennifer Lee’s award-sponsored project is entitled, ‘Odes to My Plague: Vulnerability, Disorder, Recovery’.


Jennifer describes her project:

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Jon Bartlett to be honoured with the Victor Tolgesy Arts Award

Tue, May 15, 2018

On Tuesday, May 29, 2018, the Ottawa Arts Council will honour founder, director and promoter, Jon Bartlett, with the Victor Tolgesy Arts Award, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the Ottawa arts community.

Jon Bartlett is the founder of Kelp Music, champion of... Read More >

#CouncilSpotlight 2018 – A Great Success

Fri, May 4, 2018

The Council would like to thank all the wonderful and fascinating artists and former Council award winners who took part in the #CouncilSpotlight series.

The series was a roaring success, shining a light on the artists, their successes, their individual journies and philosophies, as well... Read More >

Announcing the 2018 Ottawa Arts Council Award Finalists

Wed, Apr 25, 2018

The finalists for the RBC Emerging Artist Award and Ottawa Arts Council Mid-Career Artist Award were announced at an intimate reception at Arts Court on April 25th, 2018.

The Ottawa Arts Council Mid-Career Artist Award was established ten years ago to provide... Read More >

Meet the 2018 Ottawa Arts Council Award Finalists

Thu, Apr 26, 2018






The finalists for the Ottawa Arts Council Mid-Career Artist Award and the... Read More >

Tax Workshop Provides Much Food for Thought

Tue, Mar 6, 2018

The words ‘income tax’ can strike fear in even the most organized person’s heart. Luckily, our friends at GGFL Chartered Professional Accountants were here to help.

Our facilitators, Carol DeMone and Wendy Wong, highly experienced tax experts, took us through the... Read More >

Strategic Planning at the Ottawa Arts Council

Thu, Feb 15, 2018 Strategic Planning at the Ottawa Arts Council: Striving Towards the Future

Here at the Council, we are always looking towards the future.

To this end, the Council has set a goal to undertake an engaging, unifying and energizing strategic planning process. 

The purpose of this... Read More >

Dance on Screen Provides a Glimpse of Wonder

Mon, Dec 4, 2017

Despite the looming threat of the first snowfall of the year, the Ottawa Arts Council welcomed a large group to its second OnView event of the year.

In the darkness of the Arts Court Studio, we had the opportunity to experience the art of movement captured on film, films from four very... Read More >

Identifying Needs within Ottawa’s Cultural Sector

Fri, Sep 15, 2017

On Friday the Ottawa Arts Council welcomed members from the arts, culture, heritage and festival sectors to announce the findings from a one-year research initiative called the Cultural Sustainability Project. The project focused on challenges cultural organizations faced, and aimed to explore... Read More >

Release of Findings from the Cultural Sustainability Project

Fri, Sep 8, 2017

Ottawa Arts Council Releases Findings from the Cultural Sustainability Project


On Friday, September 15 at 9:15 a.m., OTTAWA-VANIER MPP NATHALIE DES ROSIERS will be at the OTTAWA ARTS COUNCIL as it prepares to share the findings from the Cultural Sustainability Project, a one-year... Read More >