Corel Endowment Fund for the Arts Award

Nominations are now closed

The Corel Endowment Fund for the Arts Award champions projects that celebrate the integration of technology and the arts.The award supports projects with the potential to significantly advance the artist’s art practice or have an impact on the community.

This award is available to individual artists as well as arts collectives and groups. The prize varies according to the endowment’s dividends, which is typically in the range of $1,750 to $2,250.

Past recipients

How to Apply

Apply for the award by filling out this form and gathering the required supporting documents, including a budget and other support material. The completed package should be submitted to via, before the deadline.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants for this award must

  • Nominate themselves or be nominated by an individual or group who may only endorse one applicant in each category per year.
  • Have lived in the National Capital Region (defined as 75 km from Parliament Hill) for the previous two years.
  • Be involved in Ottawa’s professional arts community and work as a professional artist that seeks payment for their work.
  • Not have received this award in the last five years.
  • Not be currently enrolled in full-time training.

The proposal must

  • Apply to the research, development, creation, and/or presentation phases of an arts and technology project in any arts discipline.
  • Not be for a commissioned work.
  • Not be completed prior to receiving the funds.
  • Not apply to the operational funding for a group or organization.

Evaluation Criteria

  • The merit of the integration of art and technology of the project.
  • The artistic merit of the applicant’s body of work.
  • The impact of the project on the artist’s or collective’s art practice, or the community.
  • How the funds will be directed towards the project.


The Ottawa Arts Council is engaged in applying an equity lens to our programs, as such, we strongly encourage applicants from Indigenous and equity-seeking communities to self-identify. 

Support Documents

These documents will help the jury better understand your project and your artistic practice.

Your Applications and Support Documents must be submitted via to Incomplete or late packages will not be reviewed by the jury.

Please include the following documents in the application:

  • Project Outline
    A text of up to 2 pages describing your project, its innovative aspects and its impact on the discipline or community.
  • Artist Statement
    A text of up to two pages that explains the nominee’s art practice and proposed project to the interdisciplinary jury.
  • Artist’s CV
    A CV of up to two pages that demonstrates your achievements as an artist, your participation in art projects (such as exhibitions, performances, recordings, published works, etc.), and your formal and informal training.
  • Support Materials
    Include up to 10 pieces of support material that is appropriate to your artistic practice and strengthens your application. Be sure to fill out the Support Materials List for any materials included in the application. Your support materials can include any combination of the following up to a total of 10 pieces:
    • Images
      Up to 10 JPGs, at least 1920x1080 px, no more than 5 MB per file. 
    • Audio
      Up to 3 files (or links), 3 minutes each or a maximum total running time of 9 minutes.
    • Video
      Up to 3 files (or links), 3 minutes each or a maximum total running time of 9 minutes.
    • Text
      A single document (DOC, TXT, or PDF) containing one, or more, excerpts of your writing (poetry, creative writing, original composition, script, etc.) with a maximum length of 10 pages.