Serving the Arts in Ottawa Since 1987

Arts Network Ottawa believes that the Arts help build strong, vibrant communities.

We are a bilingual arts-service organization working actively in the community to champion the arts in the Ottawa region – and an essential connection to opportunities and resources.


Our work is guided by these principles:

  • Respect for artists
  • Engagement with community
  • Integrity and accountability
  • Inclusiveness
  • Collaboration

Arts Network Ottawa recognizes that the City of Ottawa is located on unceded Algonquin Anishinabe Territory. We also acknowledge the diversity of its residents and respect both official languages.

Over-arching Vision

Ottawa is a dynamic cultural capital where the practice of art is meaningful and contributes positively to the development of the city and the quality of life of its citizens.

Our Mission

To connect, champion and collaborate to bring resources together that build a thriving Ottawa arts community.

Our Vision

By 2020, our arts service organization is at the heart of a vibrant, diverse and thriving Ottawa arts scene.

Read 2015-2020 Strategic Framework
See our member Directory