The Ottawa Arts Council Announces 2017 Awards Finalists

Thu, Mar 30, 2017

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 March 30th, 2017.

The RBC Emerging Artist Award was established to encourage the... Read More >

Workshop Wednesdays – Audience and Revenue Development Stream

Mon, Dec 19, 2016

Great art happens, but without someone to enjoy it what’s the point?  

Join us as we navigate the challenges of finding your audience and developing support for your work. These four sessions will walk you through the key elements in building a successful engagement strategy and give you... Read More >

Mayor’s Gala for the Arts raises $75,000

Tue, Oct 18, 2016

Mayor’s inaugural Gala for the Arts raises $75,000 for the Ottawa Art Gallery Expansion and Arts Court Redevelopment Project 

The Ottawa Arts Council thanks Mayor Jim Watson and the attendees of the inaugural Mayor's Gala for the Arts held on Saturday October 15, for contributing to the... Read More >

Ottawa 2017 Projects Announced

Tue, Sep 13, 2016

Arts, Culture and Heritage groups create inspirational experiences for 2017

Today the Ottawa 2017 Bureau and Mayor Jim Watson, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, announced fourteen projects that will receive a total of $250,000 in funding to create vibrant experiences that will... Read More >

Morton Baslaw 1924-2016

Tue, Jul 5, 2016

The Ottawa Arts Council is sad to hear the news of Morton Baslaw’s passing.  Morton was a 2014 Finalist for the Victor Tolgesy Award, distinguished for an exceptional career as an artist and a key contributor to the establishment and flourishing of the Ottawa School of Art.

“Morton... Read More >

Mayor’s Gala for the Arts Announcement

Mon, Jul 4, 2016

On June 20, 2016, Mayor Jim Watson was joined by the Ottawa Arts Council’s Peter Honeywell and the Ottawa Art Gallery’s Alexandra Badzak to announced the Mayor’s Gala for the Arts, an event to celebrate, support, and grow Ottawa arts community.

This unique event will showcase the... Read More >

2016 Annual General Meeting

Tue, Jun 21, 2016

The Ottawa Arts Council held our Annual General Meeting on June 21, 2016, in the Firestone Gallery of the Ottawa Art Gallery. Attendees were treated to a snappy meeting that covered the Council’s last year of business. Board President Julia Johnson welcomed all to the AGM. Peter Honeywell gave... Read More >

Artists Celebrated at 2016 Awards Presentation!

Thu, May 5, 2016

Artists from the theatre, literary, music and visual arts community were all honoured at the 2016 Awards Presentation held in the Arts Court Theatre on April 26.  This annual event, presented by the Ottawa Arts Council and sponsored by RBC welcomed over 120 artists and arts supporters for a... Read More >

2016 Arts Awards Recipients

Wed, Apr 27, 2016

The Ottawa Arts Council held the 2016 Arts Awards Presentation to honour and celebrate the contribution of outstanding Ottawa artists and arts supporters on April 26, 2016 in the Arts Court Theatre and Studio. Six awards were presented to three artists, two artists projects, and one business.... Read More >

David Currie to be honoured with the Victor Tolgesy Arts Award

Mon, Apr 11, 2016

Please join us on Tuesday April 26, 2016, as the Ottawa Arts Council honours Music Director David Currie by awarding him the Victor Tolgesy Arts Award in recognition of his contribution to the Ottawa arts community.

Mr Currie has been active in Ottawa’s music community for over 45 years.... Read More >