Meet the 2018 Project Awards Recipients

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

The Ottawa Arts Council awarded three project based awards on the evening of May 29, 2018 at the Arts Awards Presentation. Discover the three projects that the awards will help support.

Corel Endowment Fund for the Arts Award

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 broader National Capital Region. The award supports projects with the potential to significantly advance the artist’s professional art practice or have an impact on the community.


subDevision unites independent theatre companies in a celebration of site-specific, innovative, boundary-pushing professional work. With live theatre taking place in and around a massive party, it is an immersive experience that paves the way for further creation within the Ottawa theatre community and creates links between independent companies, as well as individual professionals in our community.





Project X, Photography Fundimg

The Ottawa Arts Council and the former Festival X partnered to establish Project X, Photography Fund to promote and foster photographic excellence in Ottawa. This award provides $1000 to help produce an Ottawa area artist’s photo-based project and its presentation.

Neeko Paluzzi

Neeko Paluzzi’s PLANETS will pair seven 3D-printed sculptures with seven Viewmaster reels. The imagery, inspired by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Le Petit Prince, will reflect the artist’s struggles in becoming an adult and the slow realization that he is limited — in body, mind, and existence.


Gwyneth OrrYoung Artist Award

The Young Artist Award is a project-based, mentorship-driven award established to support young Ottawa artists 14 – 17 years old. The recipient receives funding in support of the creation and presentation of a proposed arts project. The Young Artist Award will pair the recipient with an established Ottawa-based artist to mentor and support their projects.

Gwyneth Orr

Gwyneth Orr’s project is a photo series on the fragile journey of childhood into young adulthood. Titled Avis, from the Latin for bird , Orr conceptually links animal migration to her young subjects’ journey while acknowledging humanity’s place within the animal kingdom and the greater evolutionary narrative.