News

Update: Strategic Planning at the Ottawa Arts Council

Tue, Jun 26, 2018

Here at the Council, we have been very busy working on our strategic plan. We have gathered a wide range of input to inform our planning, including:

Insight from the Council’s Board of Directors and staff Interviews with 16 external stakeholders from the broader Ottawa arts community... Read More >

Annual General Meeting 2018: A Year in Review

Wed, Jun 20, 2018

It has been an exciting year of growth and expanding reach for the Council.

This year's AGM, on Tuesday, June 19, was held in the Studio of the brand new Ottawa Art Gallery. 

Looking back, the Council achieved many ambitious outcomes and continued to work closely with... Read More >

Justin Duhaime Named the RBC Emerging Artist Award Recipient

Fri, Jun 1, 2018

Prolific musician and young talent, Justin Duhaime, was named the recipient of the RBC Emerging Artist Award at a star-studded reception in the Alma Duncan Salon of the new Ottawa Art Gallery on May 29th, 2018.  Over 140 guests gathered, including Mayor Jim Watson, to celebrate Justin and the... Read More >

Ottawa Business Journal presented with the Business and the Arts Recognition Award

Tue, May 29, 2018

The Business and the Arts Recognition Award was awarded to Michael Curran, publisher for the Ottawa Business Journal and president of Great River Media, at the Arts Awards Presentation on evening of May 29, 2018, where he was presented with a limited edition print from Geraldine Taylor’s... Read More >

The Ottawa Arts Council Presents the 2018 Arts Awards

Tue, May 29, 2018

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.

Sponsors were on hand to... Read More >

Meet the 2018 Project Awards Recipients

Tue, May 29, 2018

The Ottawa Arts Council award four 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-... Read More >

On View: Young Artist Award Edition

Tue, Jun 5, 2018

After a year of hard work, Jennifer Lee, recipient of the Young Artist Award in 2017, is ready to share her work with us.

Jennifer Lee’s award-sponsored project is entitled, ‘Odes to My Plague: Vulnerability, Disorder, Recovery’.

 

Jennifer describes her project:

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Jon Bartlett to be honoured with the Victor Tolgesy Arts Award

Tue, May 15, 2018

On Tuesday, May 29, 2018, the Ottawa Arts Council will honour founder, director and promoter, Jon Bartlett, with the Victor Tolgesy Arts Award, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the Ottawa arts community.

Jon Bartlett is the founder of Kelp Music, champion of... Read More >

#CouncilSpotlight 2018 – A Great Success

Fri, May 4, 2018

The Council would like to thank all the wonderful and fascinating artists and former Council award winners who took part in the #CouncilSpotlight series.

The series was a roaring success, shining a light on the artists, their successes, their individual journies and philosophies, as well... Read More >

Announcing the 2018 Ottawa Arts Council Award Finalists

Wed, Apr 25, 2018

The finalists for the RBC Emerging Artist Award and Ottawa Arts Council Mid-Career Artist Award were announced at an intimate reception at Arts Court on April 25th, 2018.

The Ottawa Arts Council Mid-Career Artist Award was established ten years ago to provide... Read More >