Ottawa Arts Council Mid-Career Artist Award Finalists Announced

Monday, April 8, 2019


The finalists to the Ottawa Arts Council Mid-Career Artist Award were announced on April 8, 2019, via Facebook Live by Heather Austin-Skaret, Partner at Mann Lawyers LLP, and Deborah Bourchier, Partner at GGFL, LLP.

The Ottawa Arts Council Mid-Career Artist Award recognizes and encourages the achievements of Ottawa artists of all disciplines who have evolved beyond the emerging stage in their career to become recognized professional working artists contributing to the community. 

Congratulations to the finalists: Meghan Lindsay, Christos Pantieras, and Renata Soutter. They will be recognized and the finalist announced at the Ottawa Arts Council Awards Presentation on the evening of May 7, 2019, in the Ottawa Arts Gallery’s Alma Duncan Salon.

The Council gratefully acknowledges Mann Lawyers and GGFL for their support of the award.

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About the finalists

Meghan Lindsay in the title role of Alcina, Opera Atelier Toronto

Meghan Lindsay

Meghan Lindsay is a Canadian opera singer and creator. She has performed to critical acclaim in Canada and internationally, with The Harris Theatre Chicago, Opera Atelier, Odyssey Opera Boston, The Royal Opera Versailles, The Glimmerglass Festival, Carnegie Hall, and Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam. Winner of Ottawa’s Brian Law Competition, Meghan was nominated for a Dora award for Outstanding Performance in an Ensemble and has recorded for Grammy-nominated ensemble Ars Lyrica. She has hosted music education programs for various Canadian nonprofit organizations, has curated and moderated panel discussions on the status of arts in Canada, and is a OGS recipient for her ongoing research on classical music organizations in North America.

"Long Distance" by Christos Pantieras

Christos Pantieras

Christos Pantieras is a visual artist and educator. He has participated in several exhibitions that include The Ottawa Art Gallery (Ottawa), Artcite Inc (Windsor), and Circa Art-Actuel (Montreal). He has received mid-career grants from the Ontario Arts Council and the City of Ottawa, and an Arts Across Canada grant from the Canada Council for the Arts. Pantieras has served on jury and selection committees, and co-organized a major event for the Ottawa2017 festivities. Currently he is a member of the Arms-Length Committee for the Ottawa Cultural Alliance, and recently joined the Board of Directors for the Ottawa School of Art.

Renata Soutter

Renata Soutter is Artistic Co-Director of Propeller Dance. She has dedicated her professional career to socially-engaged dance innovation through creation, performance, and education. Her most recent work was awarded the prestigious New Chapter grant from the Canada Council for the Arts to create Living the unDesirable Life and The Wild Life (2017). In 2012 she received the Diamond Jubilee medal. Her influences include the natural world, extensive travel, and a strong belief in the power and beauty of diverse expression. Renata graduated from Concordia in 2001 with a BFA in Dance, going on to specialize in integrated dance through her training with Alito Alessi (USA) and Candoco (UK) and pioneering work at Propeller Dance.

Watch the livestream here