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 Mission

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


Our work is guided by these principles:

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

Our 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.

Recognition of Algonquin Territory

We extend our respect to all First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples for their valuable past and present contributions to this land. We also recognize and respect the cultural diversity that First Nations, Inuit and Métis people bring to the City of Ottawa.

Read 2015-2020 Strategic Framework
See our member Directory