By providing support for the improvement and well-being of community cultural spaces and facilities, Arts Network Ottawa aims to get artists, musicians, and technicians working and venues welcoming audiences back again.

Arts Network Ottawa is pleased to launch the Cultural Venue Recovery Project with funding from the City of Ottawa. This vital Project will focus on building community capacity in non-City owned spaces by offering access to interior air quality expertise for community arts and culture venues in need of COVID-19 technical assistance to re-open and recover.

Thank you for your interest in the Cultural Venue Recovery Project. All spaces that promote artistic practices, whether they be music venues, art galleries, theatres, community art spaces, cultural spaces such as museums etc. are welcome to apply to this project.

Through a study of local art spaces, Arts Network Ottawa, in conjunction with a Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) engineer or technician, seeks to develop HVAC and indoor air quality (IAQ) guidelines for arts venues. These guidelines will address practices that can be adopted by venue owners and managers to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 exposure through changes to their existing HVAC systems.