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Category: Art and Culture

The Government of Canada provides funding in support of Arts Court and the Ottawa Art Gallery

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, today announced that the City of Ottawa is receiving $5,250,000 to fund the expansion of the Ottawa Art Gallery and the redevelopment of the Arts Court building. She also announced that the Ottawa Art Gallery is receiving an additional $1,300,000 for specialized equipment to outfit their new space. This funding will help the City of Ottawa continue to house 26 not-for-profit arts organizations and to display the…
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Metric, The Sheepdogs, Bobby Bazini & Kevin Bazinet to perform at Stanley Cup 125th Anniversary Tribute Concert

Tickets go on sale Thursday at noon Ottawa – The Ottawa 2017 Bureau, the National Hockey League, Live Nation Canada and the Ottawa Senators are pleased to announce that the Stanley Cup® 125th Anniversary Tribute Concert will feature musical performances by Metric, The Sheepdogs and bilingual artists Bobby Bazini and Kevin Bazinet, who will showcase their talent in both French and English. Liam Maguire, NHL historian, author and radio personality will host the event. This…
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Submissions now open for JUNOfest 2017

JUNO Week’s two-night music festival invites Canadian artists from all genres to apply. TORONTO, ON — The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced today that artist submissions for JUNOfest, presented by CBCMusic.ca are now open. The annual musical festival will showcase performances by top Canadian acts in venues across Ottawa on Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1 as part of JUNO Week 2017. Artists interested in participating in JUNOfest can apply between…
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Call to musicians, promoters and music entrepreneurs for 2017JUNO Host Committee projects

New funding program announced Ottawa – The 2017 JUNO Awards Host Committee and the Ottawa 2017 Bureau are pleased to announce an investment of $30,000 in a new one-time funding program that will enable the capital’s musicians, promoters and other music entrepreneurs to develop and present unique musical experiences throughout the city in early 2017. From January to March, this micro-grant initiative will help build and engage audiences across all 23 city wards in the…
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Mayor’s inaugural Gala for the Arts raises $75,000 for the Ottawa Art Gallery Expansion and Arts Court Redevelopment Project

Ottawa – The inaugural Mayor’s Gala for the Arts, which was held on Saturday, October 15, in the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne Park, was a huge success. Through generous sponsorship, donations and ticket purchases, the Mayor’s Gala for the Arts raised $75,000. These proceeds will be directed towards the Ottawa Art Gallery Expansion and Arts Court Redevelopment Project. “Next year, our rich, vibrant and diverse Arts Community will find a new home in Ottawa’s premier arts…
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