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June 26, 2017
Arts leaders and young arts professionals collaborate in new contemporary mentorship hubs Ottawa, Ontario – AOE Arts Council and its Young Arts Leaders Collective are excited to bring five of Ottawa’s arts leaders together with fifteen young ...
April 10, 2017
Sponsored by:   AOE Arts Council invites the public to meet more artists Ten local artists and one group will share their work with the public as part of AOE Arts Council’s 2017 gallery season.  The new season of works demonstrate a ran...
April 06, 2017
NEIGHBOURHOOD ARTS 150 - Celebrating Ottawa’s Communities is launched 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 celebra...
March 27, 2017
March 31 – April 2 recognises importance of community engaged arts with Symposium and Art Place Showcase, presented by AOE Arts Council Ottawa (Ontario) – To celebrate the conclusion of its three year pilot project in community engaged arts, ...
December 02, 2016
Ottawa (Ontario) – AOE Arts Council’s annual ARTinis Halloween themed benefit soirée on Thursday, October 27, 2016, held at the Shenkman Arts Centre, was an enormous hit with over 300 in attendance to support the arts in Ottawa. Togethe...
November 24, 2016
2016‐17 Season of ARTicipate Grant Projects Revealed Ottawa, Ontario – AOE Arts Council is proud to launch the 2016-17 season of artistic projects made possible through ARTicipate Endowment Fund Grants Program. This year, a total of $20,975 i...
November 17, 2016
Eight Ottawa artists will engage with residents through community engaged arts projects ­­ (Ottawa, ON) At a mixer event held at the LIVE! on Elgin on November 17, AOE Arts Council announced the eight jury-selected artists and arts groups who wi...
October 02, 2016
    AOE ARTS COUNCIL LEADS HISTORIC COMMUNITY ARTS ENGAGEMENT PROJECT   Ottawa, Ontario – AOE Arts Council today is proud to announce an exceptional community arts engagement project called NEIGHBOURHOOD ARTS 150 – Celebrat...
September 27, 2016
Over 100 members of the arts community, including exhibiting artists and special guests, gathered at the opening of the 15th edition of AOE Arts Council’s annual SELECTIONS art exhibit on September 22. All present came to show their support for loca...
September 13, 2016
Ottawa – Today the Ottawa 2017 Bureau and Mayor Jim Watson, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, announced fourteen projects that will receive a total of $250,000 in funding to create vibrant experiences that will highlight Ottawa’s dive...
August 30, 2016
DeSerres helps AOE Arts Council recognize Ottawa artists  This year AOE Arts Council celebrates the 15 year anniversary of SELECTIONS, an   annual juried exhibit featuring the work of local Ottawa visual artists. SELECTIONS 2016 will sho...
May 19, 2016
(Ottawa, Ontario) The Artpreneur Ottawa Conference announced today that Alterna Savings will serve as the title sponsor of the fourth annual conference, which is set to take place on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at the Shenkman Arts Centre. Alterna Saving...
March 31, 2016
April 2 Art Place Showcase, presented by AOE Arts CouncilOttawa (Ontario) – On Saturday April 2, 2016, from 2 to 4:30 p.m., AOE Arts Council will host a Showcase event at Ottawa’s Gallery 101 to celebrate the series of 2015-16 Art Place proj...
February 11, 2016
New funding program announced  Ottawa – The Ottawa 2017 Bureau and Mayor Jim Watson, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, today announced an investment of $250,000 in a new funding program that will enable the capital’s arts, cultu...
November 19, 2015
­­­ PRESS RELEASE  Nov. 18, 2015 – For Immediate Release  Community Embraces Year Two of Art Place Artist-in-residence Program for its Positive Impact Ottawa artists will engage with residents through social art practices ...
November 02, 2015
Over $41,000 raised for Ottawa ArtistsOttawa (Ontario) – AOE Arts Council’s annual ARTinis Halloween themed event on Thursday October 29, 2015, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., held at the Shenkman Arts Centre was an enormous hit with over 300 in att...
September 17, 2015
14 New Art Projects Added to the Shenkman Arts Centre2015‐16 ARTicipate Grant Recipients Announced  Ottawa, Ontario – AOE Arts Council is proud to unveil the ARTicipate Endowment Fund Grant recipients for 2015-16. This year, a total...
September 17, 2015
In collaboration with Nuit Blanche Ottawa+Gatineau, AOE Arts Council is proud to present, for a third consecutive year, its Artist Human Library.On the night of this arts and culture celebration, 18 artists (books) will be available to...
September 10, 2015
  CULTURE DAYS FÊTE DE LA CULTURE Meet the Artists at the Shenkman Arts Centre The AOE Arts Council is pleased to invite you to the Shenkman Arts Centre for amusing and significant interactions with local artists from 12 to 4 p.m.. ACTIV...
August 18, 2015
MEDIA ADVISORY   August 18, 2015 – For Immediate release Annual AOE Arts Council SELECTIONS 2015 Juried Art Exhibit Ottawa (Ontario) – AOE Arts Council’s highly anticipated annual juried art exhibit will showcase a range o...
April 02, 2015
AOE Arts Council initiates a group of young emerging Arts professionals(Ottawa, Ontario) AOE Arts Council is excited to initiate a new Young Art Leaders Committee and is looking to attract a dynamic membership to this group during a Wine & Cheese Mixe...
March 17, 2015
AOE Arts Council offers a new gallery season of opportunities(Ottawa, Ontario) Twelve local artists will share their work with the public as part of AOE Arts Council’s 2015-16 gallery season.  Since its arrival at the Shenkman Arts Centre in ...
February 24, 2015
City of Ottawa Protective and Community Services Committee on February 19, 2015 Co-Presenters: Peter Honeywell, Executive Director, Ottawa Arts Council                           Vict...
February 23, 2015
Public invited to see Art Place give voice to the community Feb. 25 Art Place Showcase Night to meet the artists, presented by AOE Arts Council   Ottawa (Ontario) – On Wednesday February 25, AOE Arts Council is hosting a Showcase Night at ...
November 26, 2014
A new artist-in-residence multiple year program by AOE Arts Council underwayOn November 26 at the Élisabeth Bruyère Hospital, AOE Arts Council launched a three-year community outreach initiative called Art Place funded in part by the Ontar...
November 20, 2014
AOE Arts Council creates artist opportunities with new program Art Place AOE Arts Council is proud to officially launch its new three-year community outreach initiative, Art Place, on Nov. 26, 2014. Art Place is an all-new social practice professional ...
November 13, 2014
An enthusiastic crowd of 250 people gathered at the Shenkman Arts Centre during AOE Arts Council’s annual fundraiser ARTinis on November 6, 2014 and raised $33K for the arts. In its seventh year, AOE’s premier event provided art...
October 27, 2014
AOE Arts Council presents a unique arts evening in Ottawa  Ottawa (Ontario) – AOE Arts Council (AOE) is excited to present its much awaited celebration of the arts, their annual fundraiser ARTinis. The event takes place at the Shenkman Arts Ce...
October 06, 2014
MEDIA RELEASEOct. 1, 2014 – For Immediate Release   SELECTIONS 2014 Juror’s Choice Award Winners Announced150 Attend with AOE Arts Council to Recognize Local Artists Ottawa (Ontario) – An enthusiastic crowd of over 150 guests and ...
September 15, 2014
AOE Arts Council presents an Artist Human Library during Nuit Blanche Ottawa+Gatineau Ottawa, Ontario – In collaboration with Nuit Blanche Ottawa+Gatineau, AOE Arts Council is proud to present, for a second consecutive year, its Artist Human Librar...
September 02, 2014
Ottawa, Ontario – AOE Arts Council is pleased to announce the 2014‐15 ARTicipate Endowment Fund Grant recipients. A total of $15,195 in grant funding is awarded to seven artists and five art organisations across the arts spectrum. The ARTicipa...
August 14, 2014
Early Bird Conference Tickets on Sale The 2014 edition of the ARTPRENEUR Ottawa Conference will focus on the necessary business skills and tools visual and performing artists need to succeed. The one day conference will be held at the Shenkman Arts Centr...
June 23, 2014
AOE Arts Council’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Victoria Steele will be assuming the role of Executive Director as of September 2014, following the resignation of Micheline Joanisse. Ms. Steele will lead the organization into a n...
May 06, 2014
Significant Connections to mark 5th AnniversaryAOE Arts Council is in the final stages of an exciting community art project led by artist Karen Goetzinger that will mark the 5th anniversary of the Shenkman Arts Centre. Significant Connections is a communi...
March 21, 2014
AOE Arts Council features online destination where art, the artist and the audience can connect. AOE Arts Council is proud to launch a new site Accolade ( www.artsaccolade.ca) as a place where all levels of artistic expression – recreational, comm...
November 26, 2013
AOE Arts Council is pleased to announce the list of 2013-14 ARTicipate Endowment Fund Grant recipients.  A total of $18,750 has been awarded to five artists and eight arts organizations to support innovative projects, exhibits and programming at the ...
October 24, 2013
Five local artists will illuminate the Shenkman Arts Centre during ARTinis  Five local light artists will dazzle guests at the Shenkman Arts Centre during AOE Arts Council’s annual fundraiser ARTinis on November 7, 2013. The upper and lower lo...
October 07, 2013
A one-day conference of speakers, networking and insight ARTPRENEUR OTTAWA 2013 will be a one-day conference dedicated to helping artists succeed in business. The conference will bring together leading creative industries experts and art community indiv...
September 27, 2013
SELECTIONS 2013 Juried Art Show Winners Announced Winners of the annual AOE SELECTIONS 2013 juried art show were announced during a vernissage held at the Trinity Art Gallery in the Shenkman Arts Centre. The Juror’s Choice Awards go to Samuel Jan&...
September 25, 2013
Exhibit displays works by AOE Arts Council membersPresented by Desjardins, the SELECTIONS 2013 juried art exhibit will showcase this year’s juried works created by AOE Arts Council members. The public is invited to view photographs, paintings, sculp...
September 19, 2013
AOE Arts Council runs a human library during all night arts eventThe Nuit Blanche Ottawa-Gatineau audience is invited to AOE Arts Council’s Artist Human Library. A variety of artists (books) will be available to talk one-on-one and answer any questi...
April 25, 2013
   An exhibition of select works by the Ottawa-Gatineau Printmakers Connective AOE Arts Council presents the ‘Printmaking in Motion’ exhibit, featuring selected works by 14 artists who have merged the traditional art of printmakin...
November 19, 2012
Micheline Joanisse, a former AOE Arts Council director of communications and board member, has been appointed executive director of the organization.  The announcement was made today by Board President Heather Jamieson.Effective January, Joanisse wil...
September 27, 2012
Ottawa, Ontario –Winners of the annual AOE SELECTIONS 2012 juried art show were announced during a vernissage held at the Trinity Art Gallery in the Shenkman Arts Centre. The Juror’s Choice Awards go to Richard Charlebois for his piece entitle...
September 19, 2012
The annual SELECTIONS 2012 juried art exhibit is an opportunity to meet selected AOE Arts Council members and view their photography, paintings, sculptures and mixed media works.Join us for the vernissage on Thursday, September 27 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Th...
September 14, 2012
AOE Arts Council has announced its 2012-13 ARTicipate Endowment Fund Grant recipients. $66,405 has been awarded to 13 artists and arts organizations, and to the resident arts partners, to support artistic activities, programming and services at the Shen...
May 31, 2012
Ottawa, Ontario – AOE Arts Council is entering a new phase in its growth with the announcement that its executive director, Christine Tremblay, will be stepping aside from the day-to-day management of the organization.“Christine’s contri...
February 09, 2012
AOE Arts Council is pleased with the unanimous approval by Ottawa City Council of the Renewal Action Plan for Arts, Culture and Heritage. The six year action plan will improve cultural investment in the city and proposes a $5 million investment in the art...
November 07, 2011
 Ottawa, Ontario - The ARTicipate Endowment Fund has grown thanks to a total donation of $75,000 made by LaLande + Doyle Architects Inc. of Ottawa. The firm had initially made a gift of $10,000 as a Benefactor donor to ARTicipate during the Community...
October 14, 2011
MEDIA ADVISORY ARTinis & Appetizers 2011 An Evening of Magic with AOE Arts Council   Ottawa, Ontario – On November 3, 2011 join AOE Arts Council, artists and arts organizations from the region along with community leaders, business peop...
September 30, 2011
Ottawa, Ontario –Winners for the annual AOE SELECTIONS 2011 juried art show were announced during the vernissage held at the Trinity Art Gallery in the Shenkman Arts Centre. The Juror’s Choice Awards go to Eryn O’Neill for her piece...
September 22, 2011
Ottawa, Ontario –The annual SELECTIONS 2011 juried art show is an opportunity to view some of the best art work being created in visual arts, right here! See photography, painting, sculpture and mixed media created by members of the AOE Arts Council...
September 08, 2011
Wide-ranging Activities at the Shenkman Arts Centre Thanks to ARTicipate Grants   African dance, Franco-Ontarian theatre, an Indian Cultural Festival, Western rodeo singing, Canadian political theatre and, don’t forget the puppets and Greek m...
December 03, 2010
Ottawa artist Alanna Baird received ARTicipate Endowment Fund cheque 0001. The $1,000 grant will provide equipment to animate her sculpture exhibit, Metamorphish 2010 – A Year of Evolution at the Shenkman Arts Centre. “I am honoured to be the...
May 21, 2010
ARTicipate Fund Raises $4.7 Million for Shenkman Arts Centre Activities Ottawa, Ontario –The ARTicipate Campaign honored its community, individual, business and major donors by unveiling a stunning multi-paneled glass donor wall on May 19. The 26-f...
April 23, 2010
AOE Executive Director Christine Tremblay Receives Tolgesy Award Ottawa, Ontario – Ottawa’s prestigious Victor Tolgesy Arts Award has been awarded to AOE Arts Council’s Executive Director Christine Tremblay.  The annual award, pre...
February 18, 2010
AOE Arts Council will hold its AGM on Wednesday March 31st from 7 pm to 9 pm in the Black Box Theatre at the Shenkman Arts Centre.  Tours of the building will start at 6:30 pm from the main entrance on Centrum Blvd.  The business meeting will be...
January 15, 2010
On Thursday, January 14, the Honourable Aileen Carroll, provincial Minister of Culture and Minister responsible for Seniors toured the Shenkman Arts Centre and met with resident arts partners. During a closed round-table session, topics discussed included...
November 20, 2009
AOE Arts Council Receives Community Support / Non Profit Organization of the Year AwardAOE Arts Council is the proud recipient of the TD Canada Trust People’s Choice Business Awards Community Support/ Non Profit Organization of the Year award. The...
October 05, 2009
AOE Members’ Artwork to be Displayed in New Trinity Art Gallery Works by 44 local artists for this year's SELECTIONS, AOE Arts Council’s annual art show, will be on exhibit, from October 1 to 27, at the new Trinity Art Gallery located in the S...
July 17, 2009
Download a photo album from our grand opening reception on June 19th, 2009. (PDF)
July 07, 2009
Have you visited our new office?  If you haven't had a chance yet, take a virtual walk through the beautiful Shenkman Arts Centre with this interactive tour by the Ottawa Citizen!  Take the tour
June 18, 2009
Shenkman Arts Centre: Over 20 Years in the Making   AOE Arts Council is elated about the official opening of the Shenkman Arts Centre and the creative potential it will offer the community. For 22 years, AOE worked tirelessly with the arts commu...
June 18, 2009
Fund to Ensure Future Arts Programming in New Shenkman Arts Centre    Having reached 85% of its $5 million goal, the ARTicipate Endowment Fund campaign is putting forth new fundraising efforts and needs the continued support of the community to ...
June 11, 2009
Get your artwork ready! Selections’ eighth annual juried art show is coming soon and AOE wants your work. Over the years the AOE has seen our community’s creativity grow. Members are invited to submit works of art for consideration such as tw...
May 27, 2009
Join us for A Champagne Reception and EntertainmentView Our New Office SpaceMeet the AOE team, the Members and the Arts CommunityReception for AOE Members and SupportersFriday June 19th, 20095:00 to 8:00 pm245 Centrum Blvd., Centrum Level, 2nd Floor, Suit...
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,...