Upcoming CPAMO Events:

Free Workshops and Showcase Nights for Immigrant and Refugee Artists of All Disciplines:

Please contact Alicia Borisonik of World Folk Music Ottawa to register:, 819-329-4850

Workshops and Showcase Info:

1. Workshop with Alicia Borisonik: Pitching to Presenters
(NOTE: Not a showcase night)

Thursday January 31st, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
National Arts Centre

Artists will have the opportunity to learn from experienced presenters and representatives from the Ottawa-based arts organizations about how to present their artistic endeavors effectively. Presenters will have time allocated to discussing what catches their attention, inspires them to program, and opportunities coming up for artists to get involved with them.

2. Artist Showcase and Workshop with Arts Network Ottawa: Grant and Proposal Writing Basics

Friday March 8th, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Arts Court

The workshop will focus on getting information about grants, developing relationships with grant officers, drafting/submitting grant applications.

3. Artist Showcase and Workshop with Manjit Basi: Develop your own road-map/career

Friday May 3rd. 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Arts Court

This will enable immigrants artists to focus on practical steps in building careers as artists and involve participating arts organizations in sharing experiences with immigrant and refugee artists.


CPAMO Ottawa Network was established to increase awareness of the presence and importance of pluralism in the arts for Indigenous and diverse artists, arts organizations, communities and audiences in the Capital Region, and to provide a forum for sharing information and growing partnerships in support.








Following years of meetings and forums to discuss issues and model activities to promote pluralism in the arts in Ottawa, local artists and groups collaborating with Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario (CPAMO) formalized a local Network of CPAMO in 2016 to engage Ottawa-based artists, arts organizations and Indigenous and diverse communities in promoting pluralism in the arts.




This Ottawa Network is co-chaired by MASC, Arts Network Ottawa and CPAMO. New members, individuals or organizations, are always welcome to join.

Members of the Network believe that the arts are enriching, inspiring and play a catalytic role in the creative, emotional and intellectual lives of our shared communities. We further believe that joint efforts will increase opportunities for bringing meaningful and engaging arts experiences to all communities in this region, with a particular focus on engaging Indigenous, racialized and new immigrant artists and communities.

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