Awards Jury

Call For Jury Members

Deadline: November 18, 2018 at 11:59 pm

The Ottawa Arts Council is engaged in creating a more transparent and representational adjudication process for our Awards program that reflects the diversity and breadth of our arts community and hopes to accomplish this by expanding our jury pool. As such, the Ottawa Arts Council is calling for applications of interest from across Ottawa’s arts professionals.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be an adult over the age of 18.
  • (Youth participation is by invitation.)
  • Be a professional artist of any discipline at any career stage.
  • Reside in the National Capital Region (defined as 75 km from Parliament Hill) who practices their art in Ottawa.
  • Demonstrate your involvement in the Ottawa arts community.

What considerations do selected jurors receive?

  • Jurors receive a honorarium of $250 for each adjudication. Round One jurors will participate in two adjudications. Round Two jurors will participate in one adjudication. 
  • Jurors will receive an invitation for two guests to attend the Awards Presentation Evening in May 2019.

What are the responsibilities of the selected jurors?

  • To provide their expertise in the adjudication of the Awards program.
  • To keep their participation confidential until the Awards Presentation in May 2019
  • Selected jurors are not eligible to apply, nominate, support, or otherwise participate in the 2019 Ottawa Arts Council Awards program.
  • To comply with the Ottawa Arts Council Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policy.

Important Dates

  • Jury call for application opens: October 10, 2018
  • Jury call for application closes: November 5, 2018
  • Notification of jury selection: December 12, 2018
  • Awards Presentation: TBD May 2019

Jurors must be available for the following dates

The final dates of the adjudications will be coordinated with the selected jury members on the following weeks:

  • First Round of Adjudication: week of March 11 to 15, 2019
  • Second Round of Adjudication: week of April 1 to 5, 2019

How to apply

Email the following to

  • A one page cover letter outlining who you are, your arts expertise, and why you want to be an awards juror.
  • Your CV.
  • A 100 word biography.


If you have any questions or need assistance with your application please contact:

Stéphane Lauzon
Administration and Projects Officer
Ottawa Arts Council