Arts, theatre, music

A creative city must be able to sustain artists, creative people, arts organizations and creative industries within its boundaries. Our thriving arts and culture scene makes Ottawa a vibrant and exciting place to live.

Opportunities for local artists are available through City programs. Apply to exhibit at municipal art galleries and exhibition spaces, submit a proposal for a Public Art commission, register for our Artist Registry, perform at a local community events, apply to be considered for cultural funding or volunteer with the arts.

  • Some of Ottawa’s most talented performers are being featured at City of Ottawa wading pool parks throughout July and August. Themed events will offer a variety of arts activities for children and youth.

  • From free performances in City parks during the Lunchtime Performing Arts series, to the Centrepointe Theatre, or Arts Court, there’s a ton of dance, music and theatre at your doorstep.

  • The City of Ottawa collaborates with our partner arts organizations and manages several theatres and performance venues.