News Release

AOE Launches Redesigned Website to Support Local Artists
April 16, 2009

Ottawa – Arts Ottawa East (AOE) arts council is proud to unveil its new interactive website made possible by a $25,500 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF). Launched today, the site will allow AOE to better achieve its goal of promoting, supporting and developing the arts in Ottawa.

AOE Website Launch

On-hand to help launch the site was Ottawa-Orleans MPP Phil McNeely and OTF representative Frank Dyson. "The arts community in Orleans continues to flourish, thanks in large part to the dedicated volunteers at Arts Ottawa East," said MPP McNeely, "OTF supports organizations that strive to build stronger, more engaged communities and I cannot think of an organization more deserving of this grant than the AOE. I wish the organization continued success and look forward to great things from our arts community."

The timing of the website redesign could not have been more opportune, as it allows AOE to rebrand with a fresh new look that caters to building a vibrant and engaged arts community in Ottawa, just in time for their move into the Shenkman Arts Centre. The OTF grant allowed AOE to incorporate new interactive features for its members, including an events calendar that will promote their events and increase audience participation.

“Once again, the Ontario Trillium Foundation has shown its support to our community through a grant that will help AOE support community arts in Ottawa,” said AOE Executive Director Christine Tremblay. “Our redesigned website, which would not have been possible without this grant and the in-kind support from Atomic Motion, will help encourage the growth of local artists and arts organizations. In supporting AOE in this project, OTF is in fact supporting hundreds of local artists.”

AOE's new website is the final part of its year-long re-branding initiative. In recent months, AOE also introduced a new logo and corporate colours, and launched a new look for its newsletter, calendar, and its youth publication, Zygote. The site will go live on Thursday, April 16 at

About the Ontario Trillium Foundation
The Ontario Trillium Foundation is an agency of the Government of Ontario. The Foundation has supported the growth and vitality of communities across the province and continues to strengthen the capacity of the volunteer sector through investments in community-based initiatives.

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