Corel Endowment Fund for the Arts Award

Nominations open February 20, 2018

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

Anjali Patil

The Corel Endowment Fund for the Arts Award 2017 recipient

Indian dancer Anjali Patil will create a new contemporary kathak dance inspired by the poet Surdas. With the working title of Arohini, this production will feature five dancers, working together to create a collaborative tapestry and telling the story of where Indian classical dance exists side-by-side within an urban contemporary culture.


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Eligibility Criteria

Recipients of 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.

  • Posthumous nominations will not be accepted
  • Incomplete or late applications will not be considered 

Important Dates

  • Deadline for nominations/applications: April 6, 2018
  • Awards Presentation: May 29, 2018