Neighbourhood Arts 150 - Celebrating Ottawa's communities
Start date: 1 March, 2017
End date: 30 November, 2017
NEIGHBOURHOOD ARTS 150 will involve inclusive participation from Ottawa residents of all ages and backgrounds while enhancing the visibility of our vibrant local arts scene. This program will highlight some of Ottawa’s original artistic talent, bring artists and communities together, create a variety of commemorative arts experiences and help build communities through the arts. Artist-lead projects will occur in ten diverse Ottawa neighbourhoods outside the downtown core from Cumberland to Kanata. Ten or more groups of professional artists will have paid opportunities to partner with residents of ten local communities to create special new works of art. The projects will be selected by an impartial peer assessment committee.
Nature of the Project Reach
Opportunities will be offered for artists to work with communities in 10 neighbourhoods in the City of Ottawa outside the downtown core. We aim to provide opportunities for 150,000 Canadians to participate in community-focused projects.
The project aims to provide over 150,000 residents with multiple free opportunities for celebrating what it means to be Canadian through the arts.
Provide paid opportunities for 10 or more artists/arts groups.
A legacy of helping to build new audiences and establish relationships with community groups and businesses.