Corel Endowment Fund for the Arts Award

Applications for 2019 Awards are now Closed.

New deadline will be announced this fall

The Corel Endowment Fund for the Arts Award is a future-oriented award that encourages evolution, innovation, creativity, and excellence of artists working on new initiatives in all art disciplines in Ottawa and the National Capital Region. The award supports projects with the potential to significantly advance the artist’s art practice or have an impact on the community.

This award is available to individual artists as well as arts collectives and groups. The prize varies according to the endowment’s dividends; typical this is $1,750 to $2,250.

Mabel's Last Peformance, production still

Megan Piercey Monafu

Recipient of the 2019 Corel Endowment Fund for the Arts Award

Strata Inc. is a new play using virtual reality technology, immersive sound design and radio frequency headphones to echo the transportational abilities of VR while creating a communal theatre experience. Strata Inc. harnesses the urgency of dialogue around new technology and social media and provides a multi-faceted approach to these themes, taking the view that technology itself is neither good nor bad, and the ways we use it reveal fascinating things.

Past recipients

How to Apply

Apply for the award by filling out this form and gathering the required supporting documents, including a budget and other support material. The completed package should be submitted to via, before the deadline.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants for this award must:

  • Have lived in the National Capital Region (defined as 75 km from Parliament Hill) for the previous two years.
  • Not have received this award in the last five years.
  • Not be currently enrolled in full-time training.

The proposal must:

  • Apply to the research, development, creation, and/or presentation phases of a project in any arts discipline.
  • Not be for a commissioned work.
  • Not be for a project that is primarily therapeutic or recreational.
  • Not be completed prior to receiving the funds.
  • Not apply to the operational funding for a group or organization.

Evaluation Criteria

  • The originality and creativity of the proposal.
  • The quality of the work as documented in the support material.
  • The impact of the project on the artist’s or collective’s art practice.
  • The impact of the funds on the project.
  • The impact of the proposal on the discipline or community.

Important Dates

  • Deadline for Applications: February 24, 2019
  • Awards Presentation: To Be Announced, May 2019

Support Documents

These documents will help the jury better understand your project and your artistic practice.

Your Applications and Support Documents must be submitted via to Incomplete or late packages will not be reviewed by the jury.

Please include the following documents in the application:

  • Project Outline
    A text of up to 2 pages describing your project, its innovative aspects and its impact on the discipline or community.
  • Artist Statement
    A text of up to 2 pages that explains your art practice to the jury (formed of experts in a variety of art disciplines).
  • Artist’s CV
    A CV of up to two pages that demonstrates your achievements as an artist, your participation in art projects (such as exhibitions, performances, recordings, published works, etc.), and your formal and informal training.
  • Support Materials
    Include up to 10 pieces of support material that is appropriate to your artistic practice and strengthens your application. Be sure to fill out the Support Materials List for any materials included in the application. Your support materials can include any combination of the following up to a total of 10 pieces:
    • Images
      Up to 10 JPGs, at least 1920x1080 px, no more than 5 MB per file. 
    • Audio
      Up to 3 files (or links), 3 minutes each or a maximum total running time of 9 minutes.
    • Video
      Up to 3 files (or links), 3 minutes each or a maximum total running time of 9 minutes.
    • Text
      A single document (DOC, TXT, or PDF) containing one, or more, excerpts of your writing (poetry, creative writing, original composition, script, etc.) with a maximum length of 10 pages.


Download the Application Form

Please use Adobe Acrobat to complete the PDF form