Since 1988 the Ottawa Arts Council has awarded over $300,000 to exceptional artists and to those who have shown outstanding commitment to the arts in our area. With the generous support of our sponsors and professional dedication of our jurors we have seen our Awards program grow.

Awards Jury

The applicaiton period for the jury is now open.

The deadline for applicaiton is November 16, 2019, 4 pm.

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2019 Award Applications have closed. Stay tuned for next year's applications. 

New deadline to be announced this fall.


The 2019 Ottawa Arts Council Awards have been awarded. Read more >>

Emerging Artist Awards Information Session

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

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2018 Awards were announced at the Ottawa Arts Council Awards Presentation

Excitement was high as Ottawa celebrated artistic achievement and promise at the 2018 Arts Awards Presentation Evening. The Ottawa Arts Council hosted the event in the Alma Duncan Salon of the new Ottawa Art Gallery on May 29, with over 140 guests in attendance.