Get engaged with Ottawa’s arts community

AOE Arts Council knows that the Arts build strong, vibrant communities.

For 30 years, we have been a champion to advance a thriving local arts sector in the Ottawa region.

Through our collaborative efforts, we are working to ensure an inclusive and community-minded city, rich with arts and creativity wherenresidents and visitors can be inspired and engage with a diverse range of arts across the region, arts professionals can have successful careers, arts organizations are a vital part of our neighbourhoods; and the arts are valued as essential to our well-being.

As a bilingual, multidisciplinary service organization with over 400 members across the Ottawa region, at all levels of practice, we are an essential connection to arts resources, information and opportunities.

With over 40 activities each year, our programs and services offer the arts community opportunities to promote their work, engage with the public, share resources and obtain professional development.

We are an informed advocacy voice and collaborate with community partners to promote the creative, social and economic benefits of the Arts.

How you can get involved with AOE Arts Council:

Join us as a member or volunteer

Support us by becoming a donor or sponsor

Attend our fundraiser ARTinis

“Being actively involved has really helped my career to interact with other artists and better understand some of the intricacies of treating my art as a small business. From attending many of the events, (such as their signature ARTinis fundraiser), I’ve been able to further benefit from being actively involved in the community. It’s a great way to get to meet and know some of the business and community leaders, including the Orleans Chamber of Commerce, City Councillors, Mayor, MPs and MPPs etc. It’s one thing to be highly talented in your craft, but it’s another to have community support in order to promote your art.”

Jarod Goldsmith
Musician and Founder of Sax Appeal and eSax, member since 2011