Corel Endowment Fund for the Arts Award

Deadline for applications: March 10, 2017

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.
The Corel Endowment Fund for the Arts Award is available to individual artists as well as arts collectives and groups.


In 1996, Corel Corporation elected to consolidate requests for funding from various local arts disciplines by establishing the Corel Endowment Fund for the Arts. First awarded in 1998, the fund has contributed to over 40 artists’ projects since it’s inception.


Sculpture - Anna Frlan

Anna Frlan

The Corel Endowment Fund for the Arts Award 2016 recipient

Anna Frlan is a sculptor in steel and will receive $2,000 towards realizing and completing sculptures informed by her residency at the Diefenbunker. This work will be exhibited onsite from September 2016 through January 2017.

Read more about this project:

Art in the Bunker

Anna Frlan – The Age of Atomic Anxiety

My Studio, The Diefenbunker


Past recipients


Eligibility Criteria

Recipients for this award must:

  • Have lived in the National Capital Region (defined as 75km from Parliament Hill) for the previous two years

In addition, 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 applicant fully meets the eligibility 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 on the discipline or community

Reporting requirement

The award recipient will be required to submit a brief report six months following the presentation to share how his/her work has been impacted.

Other information

An individual, collective, or arts organization may apply for the award by submitting support material and properly completed application forms.

  • Applications must be submitted via
  • Posthumous nominations will not be accepted
  • Incomplete or late applications will not be considered 

Important Dates

  • Deadline for nominations: March 10, 2017
  • Awards Presentation: May 9, 2017

Download the Application Form