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Calls and opportunities in culture

Direct Purchase program

This competition is now closed. The Call for 2018 Direct Purchase applications will be announced in 2018. 

Are you on the list? Email publicartprogram@ottawa.ca with the subject line “subscribe” and receive emails about Direct Purchase, Public Art commissions and gallery programming.

About the program

The City of Ottawa invites professional artists and their representatives to offer existing artworks for purchase. Proposals are reviewed by a peer assessment committee and selected artworks will become part of the City of Ottawa Art Collection.

Direct Purchase is a competitive program for participants to offer artwork for purchase to the City of Ottawa. More than 2, 500 artworks are reviewed each year. Direct Purchase is a two-tiered process:

At the first tier, all eligible applications are reviewed by a peer assessment committee and a short-list of artworks is recommended. All applicants are informed of the peer assessment committee’s recommendations.

For the second tier, applicants with short-listed artworks are asked to deliver artworks to the City of Ottawa for review by the peer assessment committee. A final recommendation of artworks is made at this time. Applicants are responsible for arranging delivery and pick-up and for all related costs.

All eligible applications are reviewed by a peer assessment committee based on artistic merit, regional importance and innovation, and conservation and maintenance requirements. Recommendations for purchase are made by a peer assessment committee based on available funds. The composition of each committee aims to balance representation of artistic specialization, practice, style, and philosophy, as well as fair representation of official languages, gender, geographic areas, and culture-specific communities. Peer assessment committee members are chosen based on their knowledge and experience, fair and objective opinions, ability to articulate ideas, and ability to work in a team environment. Members of the committee change for every program. City employees are responsible for the selection of peer assessment committee members. If you are interested in participating as a peer assessment committee member, please contact us.

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 including 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.

Am I eligible?

  • Participants must be professional artists or representatives of professional artists such as a gallery or an estate
  • Participants must own the artwork or represent the legal owner of the artwork
  • Artists must live, or have lived, within a 150 km radius of Ottawa or the artwork must have a local connection (please indicate this in your support material)
  • Artists must have completed specialized training in their artistic field or be recognized by their peers as a professional artist
  • Artists must be committed to their artistic activity
  • Artists must have created a body of work outside of basic training

Only one submission per artist will be considered. City of Ottawa employees or elected representatives are not eligible to participate.

Call for proposals: 2018 exhibitions

Public Art Program – Karsh-Masson‎ Gallery & City Hall Art Gallery

This competition is now closed. The Call for proposals: 2019 exhibitions at Karsh-Masson‎ and City Hall art galleries will be announced in February 2018. To receive emails about gallery exhibitions, programming and calls for proposals, email publicartprogram@ottawa.ca with the subject line “subscribe – exhibitions.”

Once a year, the City of Ottawa Public Art Program invites professional artists and curators to propose exhibitions. Proposals are reviewed by a peer assessment committee and selected exhibitions will be presented at Karsh-Masson Gallery or City Hall Art Gallery the following year.

Exhibitions at Karsh-Masson and City Hall art galleries feature the work of professional artists working in visual art, media art and fine craft, including solo, two-person and group exhibitions; curated exhibitions; exhibitions from the diplomatic sector, and circulating exhibitions from other institutions. Annual programming includes artist talks, tours and panel discussions as well as one exhibition of the City of Ottawa Art Collection and one exhibition of artwork by a graduating student from the University of Ottawa MFA program.

Eligibility

  • This call for proposals is open to professional visual artists and curators who are emerging, mid-career or established, and working in visual art, media art, fine craft, design and other new art forms. A professional artist is someone who has specialized training in his or her artistic field (not necessarily in academic institutions), who is recognized by his or her peers as such, is committed to his or her artistic activity, and has a history of public presentation.
  • Applicants who have exhibited at Karsh-Masson Gallery within the last two consecutive years are not eligible to apply. City of Ottawa employees and elected representatives are not eligible 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 curators of diverse origins including 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.

Assessment

All eligible proposals are reviewed by a peer assessment committee based on the following criteria:

  • artistic merit and professionalism
  • regional importance and innovation
  • quality and cohesiveness of the artwork examples and the written proposal statement
  • appropriateness of the proposal to the public nature of the gallery space

Community Galleries Selection 2017

Entry Deadline: Friday October 6, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Application Form 2017 [PDF - 136KB]

The City of Ottawa Community Arts Program invites emerging and established artists, artist collectives and community arts organizations working in visual arts and fine craft to propose an exhibition.

The intent of the Community Galleries is to provide exhibition spaces to local and regional artists residing within 150 kilometres of Ottawa. The Community Galleries’ growth was tempered by the insights and the ambitions of local artists and arts organizations and their support towards public access and exposure to the visual arts throughout the City of Ottawa.

Proposals will be reviewed by a peer assessment committee and selected exhibitions will be presented at one of the four Community Galleries in 2018-2019.

Participating  Community Galleries

The Archives Gallery 112
Central Archives, James Bartleman Centre, 100 Tallwood Drive (corner of Woodroffe)
Floor plans [PDF - 190KB]

The Atrium Art Gallery
Atrium at Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive
Floor plans [PDF - 127 KB]

The Trinity Art Gallery: Salon A and Salon B
Shenkman Arts Centre, 245 Centrum Boulevard
Floor plans Salon A [PDF - 148KB]
Floor plans Salon B [PDF - 141KB]

Each Community Gallery offers the artist shared promotional opportunities and consistent exhibition space service delivery specific to the host facility.

Direct sales of artwork by the artist is permitted in the Community Galleries’ exhibition spaces and therefore no CARFAC fee will be paid to exhibiting artists.  Professional artists and curators that wish to be supported by CARFAC fees and guidelines may submit exhibition proposals to Karsh-Masson Gallery or City Hall Art Gallery.

Eligibility guidelines

Emerging and established artists currently residing within 150 km of Ottawa are invited 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 of diverse origins including 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.

Suitable artwork

The City of Ottawa Community Galleries are located within buildings that are designed as “people places” where the general public is invited to freely visit the exhibition space unsupervised. The exhibitor, when requesting an exhibition, is asked to keep in mind that the Community Galleries may not be a suitable venue for exhibiting all forms of artwork.

Application and selection process

If an artist has been awarded three consecutive exhibitions, they must refrain from applying to the gallery selection process for a period of one year after which they may apply again.

Artists wishing to apply for an exhibit in a Community Gallery for the period between April 2018 and March 2019 must apply by Friday, October 6, 2017 at 4:30 pm, following the eligibility and submission guidelines below.

Artwork submission guidelines

All submissions must include 6 images of recent artwork. These images must be submitted as digital JPEG images (300 dpi) via www.WeTransfer.com to CGC@ottawa.ca  (See page 3 application procedures for details on digital image submission.) The Peer Assessment Committee will not review any other format of images. 

It is recommended that the images reflect work that has been completed in the last two years and be representative of the intended direction of the artist's future exhibition. 

It is recommended that two of the images submitted should appear as artworks in the exhibition.

All artworks accepted for exhibition must be framed and/or presentable and ready for installation on a click rail display system. Three-dimensional works will require display stands suitable for a gallery exhibition, arranged for and provided by the artist.

Copyright / moral rights

Copyright of artworks shall remain the property of the artist. Moral rights shall remain with the artist. The City of Ottawa will seek copyright permission to reproduce the images for non-profit publicity purposes. 

Confidentiality of information

Administrators and peer assessment committee are required to treat both the content of submissions and the deliberations of the committee as confidential.Information provided by the applicant may be available to City of Ottawa staff, committees, and members of the peer assessment committee. Personal information contained therein shall be dealt with on a confidential basis pursuant to the Municipal Freedom and Protection Privacy Act. 

Assessment

All eligible proposals are reviewed by a peer assessment committee based on the following criteria:

  • artistic merit and professionalism
  • regional importance and innovation
  • quality and cohesiveness of the artwork images and the brief written proposal statement
  • appropriateness of the proposal to the public nature of the gallery space

Each peer assessment committee consists of three art professionals. Committee members meet to review the proposals together. The composition of each committee aims to balance representation of artistic specialization, practice, style and philosophy, as well as fair representation of official languages, gender, geographic areas and culture-specific communities. Peer assessment committee members are invited to participate by City employees based on their knowledge and experience, fair and objective opinions, ability to articulate ideas, and ability to work in a team environment. Committee members change with every competition. If you are interested in participating as a committee member, please email penelope.kokkinos@ottawa.ca

Final Authority

The decisions of the peer assessment committee on all matters pertaining to the assessment of artwork related to the Selection 2017 application shall be final.

Deadline and notification

Submissions must be dated, postmarked or received by hand or mail no later than Friday, October 6, 2017 at 4:30 pm. Late or incomplete submissions will not be reviewed.

Applicants will be notified of peer assessment committee details by e-mail approximately two months after the submission deadline.

Due to the large number of applications, submission feedback will not be provided. If you are not selected for the 2017 Community Galleries Selection you are encouraged to reapply in 2018.

Exhibition guidelines

Gallery Agreements

Artists selected for exhibiting will be engaged through Community Gallery “Gallery Agreements”.

The Exhibitor may sell his/her work during the exhibit therefore no CARFAC (Canadian Artists Representation/le Front des artistes canadiennes) fees will be paid to exhibitors.

The artist is responsible for the sales transaction, the pickup and/or delivery of any artwork sold. The artist will pay a 15% commission on all sales to support the Young at Art or ARTicipate Endowment funds.

All pieces of artwork are to remain in the exhibition for the duration of the show.

The City of Ottawa is not involved in the sale of exhibition artwork.

Application procedures

Application form [PDF - 136KB]

All interested artists are invited to submit their application to the City of Ottawa’s Community Galleries Selection 2017 by Friday, October 6, 2017 at 4:30 pm.

Please note that the digital support material you provide to us will be viewed by means of an LCD projection system during the peer assessment committee selection.

Submission

Please submit good quality, JPEG images of your artwork: 300 dpi; no larger than 2 MB each; RGB format; maximum of 1240 pixels (length or width).

Please be sure to properly label your images as follows: First and last name, followed by title of work, and year of creation used on the application form.

 (Example: Firstname_Lastname_Title_Year; Julia_Smith_TheGrey_2017.)

Selection will not accept materials that require software, plug-ins, extensions or other executables that need to be downloaded or installed.

Selection will not accept images that are imbedded in any type of presentation, such as PowerPoint, websites or Word.

Please use the Image List Template below to describe your images and place images in order of creation (most recent artwork first).

Attach your curriculum vitae, the application form and images and to be submitted together electronically via www.WeTransfer.com  to CGC@ottawa.ca
*Rest assured that your submission will be downloaded. Ignore WeTransfer messages to upgrade otherwise your submission will be deleted.

Support material sent for Community Galleries Selection submissions will not be returned.

Should you have any questions please contact Penelope Kokkinos, Arts Programmer at 613-596-5783 or email at Penelope.Kokkinos@ottawa.ca or Mike Taylor, Arts Programmer at 613-580-2424 ext. 29288 or email at Mike.Taylor@ottawa.ca.

Artists submitting support material that does not correspond to the preceding guidelines will not be considered. Artists are responsible for testing submission materials to ensure readability.

Artist Studio Program

The Artist Studio Program is a unique venture that assists local and regional established and emerging artists within 150 km of Ottawa to access studio space in city buildings.

This studio program is intended to foster professional development in the arts and expose the public to visual art through studio visits, exhibitions and events. 

Short-Term Studios 

The Artist Studio Program is a unique venture that assists local and regional established and emerging artists within 150 km of Ottawa to access studio space in city buildings. This studio program is intended to foster professional development in the arts and expose the public to visual art through studio visits, exhibitions and events. 

Short-Term Studios – Total of ten studios available annually, with five or six month terms; a small liability insurance fee is required.

Short-Term Studios are project based studio spaces and are made available to graduate/emerging artists, environmental artists, community-based artists, First Nations, Inuit and Métis artists and artists participating in the Young at Art program.

2016 application form

Submissions to the Artist Studio Program will be reviewed every one and one half years.

Short-Term Studios Eligibility

Project-based short-term studio spaces made available to:

  • Graduate or emerging artists, environmental artists, community-based artists, First Nations, Inuit and Métis artists, New Canadian artists and participants in the Young at Art program
  • Artists currently living within 150 km of Ottawa

Selection Criteria

The applicant must demonstrate:

  • A record of exhibition, study, practice, mentorship or recognition by peers in the visual arts field
  • Ability to work co-operatively with other studio residents and City staff
  • Ability to work in a communal studio in occasional view of the public
  • Responsibility for clean, efficient, safe and healthy studio operation
  • Commitment to participate in visual arts programming
  • Self-motivation

The Studio Program includes:

  • the use of a visual arts studio
  • participation in the annual Open House
  • access to public parking
  • shared facilities with ASP Long-Term Studios

Studio Artists:

  • must provide all their own materials and supplies
  • must uphold City of Ottawa smoke free regulations
  • may not use the studio as housing or accommodation
  • may not use the studio as classrooms for private lessons.
  • may not park in the Gamman or Gardener's House's driveway (loading zone only)
  • may not use toxic art materials in their art studios

Insurance:

The artist is required to purchase liability insurance at the time of signing a short-term studio agreement or show proof of liability insurance ($1 million to $2 million)

  • The City assumes no responsibility for loss or damage to any of the artist's property.

Artwork Suitable for ASP Events & Community Interaction

The City of Ottawa Artist Studio Programs are located within buildings that are designed as "people places" where the general public are invited to visit. The artist, when participating in an exhibition or interacting with the public, is asked to keep in mind that the visual arts exhibition spaces or the Artist Studio Program may not be suitable venues for exhibiting all forms of artwork.

Exhibition

Artist Studio Program Agreements:
  • Artists selected for studio terms and exhibition of artwork will be engaged through "Artist Studio Program Agreements".
  • The City of Ottawa is not involved in the sale of exhibition artwork.
  • The artist may sell his/her work during their studio term therefore no CARFAC (Canadian Artists Representation/le Front des artistes canadiennes) fees will be paid to the artist. The artist is responsible for the sales transaction, the pickup and/or delivery of any artwork sold.
  • During the exhibition term all pieces of artwork are to remain on exhibition for the duration of the event.
  • Artworks on exhibit will be subject to a Peer Assessment Committee process by the Artists' Studio Program. If a complaint is received with reference to an artwork then the Peer Assessment Committee will put in place "selective viewing."
Copyright / Moral Rights

Copyright of artworks shall remain the property of the artist. Moral rights shall remain with the artist. The City of Ottawa will seek copyright permission to reproduce the images for non-profit publicity purposes.

Confidentiality of Information

Administrators and the Peer Assessment Committee are required to treat both the content of submissions and the deliberations of the Peer Assessment Committee as confidential. Information provided by the applicant may be available to City of Ottawa staff, committees, and members of the Peer Assessment Committee. Personal information contained therein shall be dealt with on a confidential basis pursuant to the Municipal Freedom and Protection Privacy Act.

Final Authority

Each Peer Assessment Committee is made up of three members from the arts community who are chosen based on their knowledge and experience, fair and objective opinions, ability to articulate ideas, and ability to work in a team environment. The members of the Peer Assessment Committee are different for each call for proposals.

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

Deadline and Notification

Submissions are ongoing postmarked or received by hand or mail. Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed.

  • Successful studio applicants will be notified by e-mail of Peer Assessment Committee selection by the end of December
  • Dates of Studio terms are subject to revision under certain circumstances determined by City staff
  • Due to the large number of applications, submission feedback will not be provided.

Application Checklist

  1. All interested artists are invited to submit their application to the City of Ottawa's
    ASP Process by Friday, November 13, 2015 at 4:30PM
  2. Enclose with the completed attached application, your curriculum vitae (three pages, paper format), 6 (six) .jpg digital images (72 dpi.) on CD or USB.
    Label each file (image) with a number and title and date. Example: 01_ Title_Date.jpg
  3. Please submit one (1) CD or DVD or USB containing digital images.

    Please note that the digital support material you provide to us will be viewed by means of a LCD projection system during the juried selection.

    Artists submitting support material that does not correspond to the following guidelines will not be considered.

    Digital images must be:
  • PC compatible .jpg, .tiff, or .bmp format
  • 72 dpi, no larger than 2 MB each
  • RGB format with a maximum of 1240 pixels (length or width)
  • Named with the number corresponding to the image list followed by title and date of completion, separating each with an underscore (Example: 01_ Title_Date.jpg)
  • ASP will not accept materials that require software, plug-ins, extensions or other executables that need to be downloaded or installed
  • ASP will not accept images that are imbedded in any type of presentation, such as PowerPoint, websites or Word
  • Please use the Image List Template below to describe your images and place images in order of creation (most recent artwork first)
  • You are responsible to test your submission materials to ensure readability.
  1. Attach your curriculum vitae to the application form.
  2. Support material sent for Artists' Studio Program submissions will not be returned.
  3. Should you have any questions or desire more information, please contact Penelope Kokkinos, Arts Programmer at 613-596-5783 or email at penelope.kokkinos@ottawa.ca.

Long-Term Studios

Seventeen studios, each with three-year studio agreements; rental and liability insurance fees are required.

Three year (monthly) rental, potentially renewable for up to three additional years, depending on community need for visual art studio space and results from Peer Assessment Committee selection process.

Individual (not shared) studios are available to emerging or established artists.

Submissions to the Artist Studio Program will be reviewed every one and one half years.

2015 application form

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Long-Term Studios Eligibility

Long-term studio rental spaces available to:

  • Emerging or established artists currently living within 150 km of Ottawa
  • First Nations, Inuit and Métis artists and New Canadian artists are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Selection Criteria

The applicant must demonstrate:
  • A record of exhibition, study, practice, mentorship or recognition by peers in the visual arts field
  • Ability to work co-operatively with other studio residents and City staff
  • Ability to work in a communal studio in occasional view of the public
  • Responsibility for clean, efficient, safe and healthy studio operation
  • Commitment to participate in visual arts programming
  • Self-motivation
The Studio Program includes:
  • the use of a studio
  • one group or solo exhibition per year in the ASP gallery
  • participation in the annual Open House
  • access to public parking
  • shared facilities with ASP short-term studios
Studio Artists:
  • must provide all their own materials and supplies
  • must uphold City of Ottawa smoke free regulations
  • may not use the studio as housing or accommodation
  • may not use the studio as classrooms for private lessons.
  • may not park in the Gamman or Gardener's House's driveway (loading zone only)
  • may not use toxic art materials in their art studios
Insurance:

The artist is required to purchase liability insurance at the time of signing a studio rental agreement or show proof of liability insurance ($1 million to $2 million)

  • The City assumes no responsibility for loss or damage to any of the artist's property.
 Artwork Suitable for ASP Events & Community Interaction:

The City of Ottawa Artists' Studio Programs are located within buildings that are designed as "people places" where the general public is invited to visit. The artist, when participating in an exhibition or interacting with the public, is asked to keep in mind that the visual arts exhibition spaces or the Artist's Studio Program may not be suitable venues for exhibiting all forms of artwork.

 Exhibition

Artist Studio Program Agreements:
  • Artists selected for studio rental terms will be engaged through "Artist Studio Program Agreements".
  • The artist may sell his/her work during their studio term therefore no CARFAC (Canadian Artists Representation/le Front des artistes canadiennes) fees will be paid to the artist. The artist is responsible for the sales transaction, the pickup and/or delivery of any artwork sold.
  • During the exhibition term all pieces of artwork are to remain on exhibition for the duration of the event.
  • If artwork is sold during the Open House exhibition the artist will pay a 15% commission on all sales to the Young at Art fund.
  • The City of Ottawa is not involved in the sale of exhibition artwork.
  • Artworks on exhibit will be subject to a Peer Assessment Committee process for approval by the Artists' Studio Program. If during the term of exhibition, the integrity of an artwork is put in question then the Peer Assessment Committee may put in place "selective viewing"
Copyright/moral rights 

Copyright of artworks shall remain the property of the artist. Moral rights shall remain with the artist. The City of Ottawa will seek copyright permission to reproduce the images for non-profit publicity purposes.

Confidentiality of information 

Administrators and Peer Assessment Committee are required to treat both the content of submissions and the deliberations of the Peer Assessment Committee as confidential.

Information provided by the applicant may be available to City of Ottawa staff, committees, and members of the Peer Assessment Committee. Personal information contained therein shall be dealt with on a confidential basis pursuant to the Municipal Freedom and Protection Privacy Act.

Final authority

Each Peer Assessment Committee is made up of three members from the arts community who are chosen based on their knowledge and experience, fair and objective opinions, ability to articulate ideas, and ability to work in a team environment. The members of the Peer Assessment Committee are different for each call for proposals.

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

Deadline and notification

Submissions must be postmarked or received by hand or mail no later than Friday, November 13, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. Late or incomplete submissions will not be reviewed.

  • Successful studio applicants will be notified by e-mail of Peer Assessment Committee selection by the end of December
  • Dates of Studio terms are subject to revision under certain circumstances determined by City staff
  • Due to the large number of applications, submission feedback will not be provided.
  • If you are not selected for the 2015 ASP Program you are encouraged to reapply 2016.
Application and selection process
  • Artwork in all media will be considered; however, due to studio size and insurance constraints, large-scale art practices such as sculpture, pottery and similar activities cannot be accommodated by these studios. Only non toxic art materials can be used.
  • It is recommended that the images reflect work that has been completed in the last two years and be representative of the intended direction of the artist's studio practice.

Application checklist

1. All interested artists are invited to submit their application to the City of Ottawa's
ASP Process by Friday, November 13, 2015 at 4:30PM

2. Enclose with the completed attached application, your curriculum vitae (three pages, paper format), 6 (six) .jpg digital images (72 dpi.) on CD or USB.
Label each file (image) with a number and title and date. Example: 01_ Title_Date.jpg

3. Please submit one (1) CD or DVD or USB containing digital images.
Please note that the digital support material you provide to us will be viewed by means of a LCD projection system during the juried selection.

Artists submitting support material that does not correspond to the following guidelines will not be considered.

Digital Images must be:

  • PC compatible .jpg, .tiff, or .bmp format
  • 72 dpi, no larger than 2 MB each
  • RGB format with a maximum of 1240 pixels (length or width)
  • Named with the number corresponding to the image list followed by title and date of completion, separating each with an underscore (Example: 01_ Title_Date.jpg)
  • ASP will not accept materials that require software, plug-ins, extensions or other executables that need to be downloaded or installed
  • ASP will not accept images that are imbedded in any type of presentation, such as PowerPoint, websites or Word
  • Please use the Image List Template below to describe your images and place images in order of creation (most recent artwork first)

You are responsible to test your submission materials to ensure readability.

4. Attach your curriculum vitae to the application form.

5. Support material sent for Artist Studio Program submissions will not be returned.

Questions

Please contact Penelope Kokkinos, Arts Programmer at 613-596-5783.

Studio locations

Gamman House 
306 Cyr Avenue, Vanier

Three studio spaces situated in a site recommended for designation under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act as a building of cultural heritage value for historical and architectural reasons. This space contains long-term and short-term studios. Street parking, OC Transpo nearby

Occupancy: March 2016 for Gamman House

Gamman House Floorplan

Gardener's House
104 Greenview Avenue, Britannia Beach

Four studio spaces are located at Britannia Beach across from Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre inside a small, renovated bungalow formerly occupied by the grounds keeper. This space contains long-term and short-term studios. Parking, bicycle path and OC Transpo on site.

Occupancy: March 2016 for Gardener’s House

Gardener's House Floorplan 

Stafford Studios
35 Stafford Road (NCAC Bells Corners)

Nine studio spaces are located in Bells Corners on the same site as the Nepean Creative Arts Centre. This space contains long-term and short-term studios. Parking, OC Transpo nearby.

Occupancy: February 2016 for Stafford Studios

Stafford Studios Floorplan

Jockvale House

NEW - Fourth Artist Studio Program location!

Jockvale House studios are situated in a heritage structure originally built as a one-room schoolhouse.

Centrally located in Barrhaven: 3131 Jockvale Rd. provides 4 light filled artist studios

Parking and local transit available.

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.

#ottmusik
The City of Ottawa is very proud to introduce 25 new tracks selected for the #ottmusik playlist! #ottmusik is an initiative that brings local music to the City of Ottawa's phone systems. The goal is to answer calls as quickly as possible, but when a caller has to wait or in the event of a transfer, you’ll hear local music from this playlist.

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.

Workshops

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pARTicipate: Free Arts Workshops for 50+

Learn new skills, make new friends and discover a new passion!

Churchill Seniors Recreation Centre is excited to be hosting a series of Arts Workshops for older adults (50 and up).  

Churchill Seniors Recreation Centre will offer the first two workshops in Fall 2017. Register early since workshops are limited to 25 participants. Contact the centre by phone 613-798-8927. And the best part, these workshops are completely free!

 

Botanical Art Workshop

Wednesdays, 1 to 2:30 pm

Dates:  October 25 to November 8, 2017

An introductory drawing class with a focus on plants and flowers as subject matter. Participants will be introduced to basic materials and will be guided through drawing strategies and techniques. Supplies included.

Registration deadline: October 18, 2017

 

Ukulele Workshop

Wednesdays, 1 to 2:30 pm

Dates: November 22 to December 6, 2017

An introductory course on how to play the ukulele. No previous musical experience is required. Focus will be on strumming chords, singing the melody and building a foundation on learning how to play the ukulele. Learn the basic skills in order to enjoy playing on your own or with others. Supplies: Bring your own ukulele or borrow one for in-class use.

Registration deadline: November 15, 2017

Contact

communityartscommunautaires@ottawa.ca