(Le Français Suivre) DIGITAL ART: WITHIN A GREAT CULTURAL EVENT COMES A UNIQUE COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE OUTAOUAIS AND OTTAWA OTTAWA, APRIL 11, 2019 — Culture Outaouais, Théâtre Action and Arts Network Ottawa are proud to launch the Digital Tour, a free 5-step event for artists, workers and cultural organizations in the Outaouais and Ottawa region, with an aim to demystify and appropriate the digital world. For the first time, fourteen (14) cultural and educational organizations in the Outaouais and Ottawa region have collaborated to offer Quebec and Ontario’s cultural community conferences, exploration activities and social networking opportunities surrounding the digital world. The goal for this Digital Tour is to bring together cultural communities from both sides of the Ottawa River, to encourage co-creation, co-distribution and innovation, to create long-term practices that will foster the creation of cultural projects related to the digital world and strengthen both cultural sectors. “For a long time our organization, along with Culture Outaouais and Théâtre Action, has had the desire to offer structuring projects that cross the border between Ontario and Quebec,” said Stella Ronan, General Manager of Arts Network Ottawa. The implementation of the Quebec-Ontario Cultural Exchange Program was an opportunity to make this happen using a digital theme.” Marie Ève Chassé, Executive Director of Théâtre Action reports, “The first meetings quickly made it possible to forge links between our organizations and those which now constitute the collaborators of the Digital Tour; fourteen (14) organizations in total! The chosen formula is ideal because it highlights the digital expertise of local organizations, while providing them with ideas and action plans from outside their organizations.” Céline De Guise, President of Culture Outaouais, continues: “The digital world is extensive and the expertise so abundant that we couldn’t offer just one day of activities. By offering five thematic stages, in close collaboration with different organizations, we have come up with a concrete program that meets the specific needs of the region’s cultural communities.” The organizational committee thanks the ministère de la Culture et des Communications and the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport for the 2018-2019 Quebec-Ontario Cultural Exchange Program and Québec numérique for their financial support. 5 STEPS TO EMPOWER, EXPLORE, CREATE, INNOVATE AND NETWORK STEP 1—DIGITAL ART AND EDUCATION April 11, 2019, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. — LabO University of Ottawa (Ottawa Art Gallery) In collaboration with Artengine, FabLab Onaki, La Cité, University of Ottawa STEP 2—PODCASTING AND MARKETING April 18, 2019, from 9:30 to 3:00 p.m. — Centre culturel Jacques-Auger In collaboration with Transitor Média STEP 3—PERFORMING ARTS AND METADATA May 21, 2019, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. — National Arts Centre In collaboration with Canadian Arts Presenting Association (CAPACOA), National Arts Centre STEP 4—REDEFINING HUMANITY AND DIGITAL THINKING May 26, 2019, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. — Farrellton Artists’ Space In collaboration with STO Union, Farrellton Artists’ Space STEP 5—DIGITAL AND HERITAGE June 6, 2019, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. — Charron House In collaboration with Réseau du patrimoine et de l’Outaouais (RPGO), Capital Heritage Connexion ABOUT CULTURE OUTAOUAIS Culture Outaouais acts as a partner and privileged contact point for cultural development in the Outaouais region. For more than 40 years, this organization has worked with the artistic and cultural community in an advisory role and has provided training, representation, consultation, support, development and promotion. ABOUT ARTS NETWORK OTTAWA Arts Network Ottawa is a bilingual, multidisciplinary service organization that actively represents the arts community in the Ottawa region and spearheads various initiatives to build prosperity within the arts sector. ABOUT THÉÂTRE ACTION Théâtre Action is a proactive and unifying service organization for the arts that promotes, develops and recognizes the Franco-Ontarian theatrical scene. SOURCE Edwige Horreaux Communications Officer Culture Outaouais 819-595-2601, ext. 221 www.cultureoutaouais.org INFORMATION Claudine Chauret Acting General Director Culture Outaouais 819-595-2601, ext. 222 www.cultureoutaouais.org Stella Ronan General Manager Arts Network Ottawa 613-580-2767 www.artsnetottawa.ca Marie Ève Chassé Director General Théâtre Action 613 745-2322, ext. 225 www.theatreaction.ca Download the Press Release here (PDF)
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For artists and cultural organizations from the Outaouais region and the city of OttawaWe invite you to the Digital Tour, a free event to demystify and concretely appropriate the digital world in 5 steps! Watch the teaser now!
Meeting across the Ottawa River Equip, explore, create, innovate and networkFor the very first time, 14 cultural and arts organizations from both sides of the Ottawa River join forces to present both regional cultural sectors with conferences, exploratory activities and networking opportunities surrounding the digital reality.
Step 1 - Digital Art and EducationApril 11, 2019 from 2 pm to 5 pm Ottawa Art Gallery (1st floor balcony - 60 Waller St, Ottawa) In collaboration with Artengine, Fablab Onaki, La Cité and the University of Ottawa. Program: Exhibition on Digital Works by La Cité and the University of Ottawa students and discussion panel about the relationship between art and education in the digital world. Take a look at the program
Step 2 - Podcasting and MarketingApril 18, 2019, from 9:30 am to 3 pm Centre culturel Jacques-Auger (39 Leduc St, Gatineau) In collaboration with Transistor. Program: Series of conferences about podcasting, including a panel on the creation of digital content for cultural broadcasters from the Outaouais Region and the City of Ottawa. The presentations are in French but discussions and questions will be in both languages. Take a look at the program (in French)
Step 3 - Performing Arts and MetadataMay 21, 2019 - National Arts Centre In collaboration with Canadian Arts Presenting Association (CAPACOA) and National Arts Centre
Step 4 - Redefining Humanity and Digital ThinkingMay 26, 2019 - Farrellton Artists’ Space In collaboration with STO Union and Farrellton Artists’ Space
Step 5 - Digital and HeritageJune 6, 2019 - Gatineau (Place to confirm) In collaboration with Réseau du patrimoine de Gatineau et de l’Outaouais and Capital Heritage Upcoming program. You can register online for multiple events at once now!
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Tournée NumériquePour les artistes et les organismes culturels de l'outaouais et d'Ottawa. Nous vous invitent à la Tournée numérique — Digital Tour, un événement gratuit pour démystifier et s'approprier conrètement l'univers du numérique en 5 étapes! Découvrez la bande-annonce de l'événement !
Une programmation entre deux rives s'outiller, explorer, créer, innover et réseauterPour la première fois, 14 organismes artistiques et culturels des deux rives de la rivière des Outaouais collaborent ensemble pour offrir au milieu culturel de l’Outaouais québécois et ontarien des conférences, des activités d’exploration et des occasions de rencontres autour du numérique.
Étape 1 - Art, Éducation et NumériqueLe 11 avril 2019, de 14h à 17h À la Galerie d'art d'Ottawa (1er étage - 60 rue Waller, Ottawa) En collaboration avec Artengine, Fablab Onaki, La Cité et l'Université d'Ottawa. Au programme: Démonstration d’œuvres numériques réalisées par des étudiants de La Cité et de l'Université d'Ottawa et panel de discussion autour de la question des liens entre l'art et l'éducation au regard du numérique. Consultez la programmation détaillée.
Étape 2 - Balado et mise en marchéLe 18 avril 2019, de 9h30 à 15h Au Centre culturel Jacques-Auger (39 rue Leduc, Gatineau) En collaboration avec Transistor. L'équipe du Festival Transistor vous invite à une série de conférences autour de la baladodiffusion, incluant un panel sur la création de contenu numérique pour les diffuseurs culturels de l'Outaouais et d’Ottawa. Consultez la programmation détaillée.
Étape 3 - Arts de la scène et métadonnéesLe 21 mai 2019 au Centre national des Arts Collaborateurs: Association canadienne des organismes artistiques (CAPACOA) et Centre national des Arts
Étape 4 - Humanité et pensée numérique: (Re)définitionLe 26 mai 2019 à la Place des artistes de Farrellton Collaborateurs: STO Union et Place des artistes de Farrellton
Étape 5 - Patrimoine et NumérisationLe 6 juin 2019 à Gatineau (lieu à confirmer) Collaborateurs: Réseau du patrimoine de Gatineau et de l’Outaouais et Connexion Patrimoine de la Capitale Programmation détaillée à venir. Vous pouvez déjà réserver vos places pour ces étapes par le biais de la billetterie en ligne.
RenseignementsAnykrystel Coppet, agente de développement firstname.lastname@example.org 819 595-2601, poste 225
Ottawa (Ontario) – The Board of Directors of AOE Arts Council is pleased to announce that the Arts Council is becoming Arts Network Ottawa /Réseau des arts d’Ottawa. The decision to change the organization’s name was voted unanimously in favour by Arts Network Ottawa members at the Annual General Meeting held on June 6, 2018. “The goal with this rebrand is to provide greater clarity of our role as a local arts service organization and to better reflect what we do with and for the artists and arts organizations we serve across the Ottawa region,” says Lisa Cruickshank, Arts Network Ottawa President. This 31 year old organization reached out to its members and the arts community at large for input and feedback throughout a branding review. The consultative process included surveys, one on one interviews and focus groups to help with the name change. This new name is being phased in over the next few months. The arts service organization intends to remain in its home at the Shenkman Arts Centre where they are a proud resident partner and to maintain its satellite office at the Nepean Creative Arts Centre, to help West end artists and arts groups. “The response to our new name Arts Network Ottawa has been very positive so far. We, and our members, are excited to provide a valued network of opportunities, resources and connections for the arts in the Ottawa region and the community in which we live,” adds Cruickshank. About Arts Network Ottawa (formerly AOE Arts Council) Arts Network Ottawa knows how the Arts build strong communities. For more than 30 years, we have collaborated with communities to promote the creative, social and economic benefits of local Arts and will continue to do so. We provide an informed voice for a bilingual network, across the Ottawa region, of over 400 artists, cultural workers and arts organizations. As an arts service organization, we are an essential connection to opportunities, resources, programs and partnerships that advance careers and the sustainability of Ottawa’s arts community. Arts Network Ottawa recognizes that the City of Ottawa was built on unceded Algonquin Anishinaabe Territory. The Arts Network also recognizes the diversity of Ottawa’s artists and residents and both official languages. Non-profit registered charitable organization: 12177 7023 RR0001. artsnetottawa.ca
Mayor Watson calls new gallery a “premier hub for our rich, vibrant and diverse Arts Community.” OTTAWA ON, APRIL 28, 2018 – Today the new Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) opened to the public, offering a new centre for culture in the city. The inauguration marks a significant moment for Ottawa’s cultural landscape and artistic community, as the new OAG houses galleries for special projects, a permanent collection and the Firestone Collection of Canadian Art. Along with the expanded space, the OAG debuted a spectacular exhibition showcasing the region’s rich art history. Àdisòkàmagan / Nous connaître un peu nous-mêmes / We’ll all become stories, is a landmark exhibition of unparalleled scale honouring over 6,500 years of art making in Ottawa-Gatineau. “The province welcomes this exciting addition to Ottawa’s cultural scene,” said Daiene Vernile, Ontario Minister of Tourism Culture and Sport. “The new, expanded space allows the Ottawa Art Gallery to provide an inclusive place to showcase the wonderful breadth of historic and contemporary Canadian art.” ‘’The opening of the new Ottawa Art Gallery marks a significant moment in our city’s history and culture. The newly expanded facility will serve as Ottawa’s premier hub for our rich, vibrant and diverse Arts Community. Congratulations to our local arts leaders who worked tirelessly with the City to turn this 30-year-old dream into a reality. Through the collaboration between OAG, community partners and all three levels of government, Ottawa now has a new home for its most important works of arts; an exciting space to share these Canadians treasures with residents and visitors from around the world.’’ - Jim Watson, Mayor, City of Ottawa A major cultural investment, the new OAG spans six floors and more than 55 000 square feet of programmable space. The stunning contemporary new building offers glimpses of the urban core and includes rotating galleries for historical, contemporary and touring exhibitions, an art studio, two rooftop terraces, a large multi-purpose room and a café all provided within a barrier-free environment complete. The new OAG has fully accessible entrances, gender neutral washrooms and offers free child-care Wednesday evenings and during vernissages. Admission to the new OAG is always free and its operating hours are 9 am to 9 pm, every day. ‘’The new Ottawa Art Gallery has been designed with a sense of interconnectivity, manifested not only in the beautiful architecture, but also in its approach to community. You will see a gallery that is accessible, breaks down barriers to participation, a gallery that is free and open when you need it to be, a gallery that embraces diversity, a gallery for you.’’ -Alexandra Badzak, Director and Chief Executive Officer, Ottawa Art Gallery The OAG is part of a multi-use complex that also incorporates an exciting private sector mixed-use residential complex, Arthaus condominiums by DevMcGill, and a boutique hotel by Groupe Germain Hotels. Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) OAG is Ottawa municipal’s art gallery and cultural hub. Located in Ottawa’s downtown core, the expanded Gallery is a contemporary luminous cube designed by KPMB Architects and Régis Côté et associés. https://oaggao.ca/ For media enquiries, or to set-up interviews please contact: Véronique Couillard Ottawa Art Gallery 613-233-8699, x244 613-291-1358 email@example.com Andrea Chrysanthou Global Public Affairs 416-797-8194 firstname.lastname@example.org