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Artist Studio Program

Short-term and long-term studio rental

All Artist Studio Program studios are currently occupied during the 2022 to 2024 term.


The Artist Studio Program is a unique venture that invites local and regional established and emerging artists within 150 km of Ottawa to apply.

The City of Ottawa supports cultural activity that is inclusive of Ottawa's diverse community, including people from diverse ancestries, abilities, ages, countries of origin, cultures, genders, incomes, languages, races and sexual orientations. The City of Ottawa recognizes the Algonquin Anishinabe Nation as Ottawa’s Indigenous Host Nation. Applications from artists and representatives of diverse origins, First Nations, Inuit and Métis are welcome and encouraged. The City of Ottawa recognizes both official languages as having the same rights, status and privileges.

There are two types of Artist Studio Program studios

  • Long-Term Studios - Twenty-two studios, each with three-year studio agreements; rental and liability insurance fees are required.
  • Short-Term Studios - Two studios available annually, each with a one year agreement; liability insurance fee is required. All studios are Individual (not shared) studios

Final authority

The decisions of the Peer Assessment on all matters pertaining to the assessment of artwork related to Artist Studio Program studio application shall be final.

If you have any questions please contact:

Penelope Kokkinos, Arts Programmer

Studio locations

Gamman House
306 Cyr Avenue, Vanier

Gardener's House
104 Greenview Avenue, Britannia Beach

Stafford Studios
35 Stafford Road, Bells Corners

Jockvale Studios
3131 Jockvale Road, Barrhaven

Community Arts + Social Engagement

Who we are

CASE is dedicated to working with diverse populations across the city by offering free programs, projects, and creative opportunities in partnership with artists, arts organizations, institutions and community groups.

What we do

  • CASE offers permanent and temporary commissioning opportunities to local community-based artists.
  • Establishes an inclusive approach to partnerships involving community stakeholders.
  • Incubates and supports new programs, events, and community initiatives.

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Murals on Underpasses
The Murals on Underpasses Project was created to beautify and enhance underpasses as key gateways to the City with images that reflect and depict local culture, history or visions of artistic expression.

Young at Art
Young at Art is a juried art exhibition bringing the work of young visual artists (aged 12 to 19) to local art galleries. Held annually since 1996, Young at Art recognizes the creative efforts of young artists across Ottawa. Accepted works are displayed in a community gallery and are eligible for a number of prizes and awards.