Neighbourhood Arts 150

 

AOE Arts Council is proud to bring twelve of Ottawa’s most inspiring professional artists and arts groups together with neighbourhoods from all corners of Ottawa to celebrate their communities and express what it means to be Canadian. Through a special community-engaged arts project, NEIGHBOURHOOD ARTS 150 – Celebrating Ottawa’s Communities, Ottawans will be able to participate in free arts experiences, from April to October in over 20 communities outside the downtown core.

As an official Canada 150 and Ontario150 initiative, NEIGHBOURHOOD ARTS 150 offers residents of all ages and backgrounds an opportunity to participate in special community arts experiences from Cumberland to Kinburn, Britannia to Greely and places in between. Local youth, seniors, families, newcomers, BIA’s, community associations and more are taking part in artist-led activities including everything from dance, theatre, art installations, sculptures, storytelling, puppetry, murals and more in non-traditional venues.

Some of the arts experiences will culminate in a final tangible artwork such as a book, a performance, an installation or mural. Other activities invite residents to have fun by making bread, planting trees or creating local interactive theatre.

Following a call for submissions from artists, projects were selected by a jury of arts professionals for their artistic merit and their ability to engage an inclusive and diverse group of participants.

These collaborative arts projects will be recorded and shared online at www.150ArtsOttawa.ca that will serve as a lasting legacy of community participation and artistic celebration of Canada’s and Ontario’s 150th year.

NEIGHBOURHOOD ARTS 150 – Celebrating Ottawa’s Communities
is supported by Funders: Government of Canada, Ontario 150; and Partners: Ottawa 2017, Community Foundation of Ottawa, Metroland Media, Trinity Development Foundation, the Danbe Foundation and Jewel 98.5 FM, and many community partners working alongside the twelve arts activities.

All are invited to share their Neighbourhood Arts 150 experiences by following and sharing on
Facebook Twitter and Instagram: @150ArtsOttawa   #150ArtsOttawa

Read artist blog posts, see project descriptions and community partners, and plan your arts experiences using the interactive calendar at www.150ArtsOttawa.ca

For more information, to volunteer, donate or contribute in-kind, contact:

Patrice Stanley, Special Project Manager
AOE Arts Council

T 613.580.2767
C 613.983.0518
patrice@artsoe.ca
 

 



AOE Arts Council invites Ottawans to participate in free arts experiences
April 7, 2017
The official launch took place at the Innovation Centre (Bayview Yards) on Friday, April 7, 2017 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm and featured live performances and interactions with the jury-selected artists.
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AOE Arts Council invites Ottawans to participate in free arts experiences
AOE Arts Council Release - April 6, 2017
AOE Arts Council is proud to bring twelve of Ottawa’s most inspiring professional artists and arts groups together with neighbourhoods from all corners of Ottawa to celebrate their communities and express what it means to be Canadian

Ottawa artists paint a picture of Canadian identity
Ottawa Metroland News, March 31, 2017 (Victoria St. Michael)
Ottawa’s art community is diving into the Canada 150 celebrations this year and what they have in mind isn’t just for those who live in the city’s downtown core..

AOE Arts Council to lead 2017 arts project
Orléans Star - Oct 12, 2016 (Kelly Snider)
The AOE Arts Council will lead an historic community arts engagement project called Neighbourhood Arts 150-Celebrating Ottawa's Communities.

Arts council receives funding to launch Canada 150 art projects in neighbourhoods
Orléans News - Oct 4, 2016 (Brier Dodge)
Orléans MP Andrew Leslie made a special appearance at the AOE Arts Council event on Oct. 2 to announce Neighbourhood Arts 150, Celebrating Ottawa’s Communities has received a quarter of a million dollars in government funding.

City Wide Neighbourhoods to Celebrate Canada 150 with Artists
AOE Arts Council Release - Oct. 2. 1016
AOE Arts Council leads historic community arts engagment project


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