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Now accepting applications for Performance and Creation grants!

ARTicipate Grants aim to spark artistic activity at the Shenkman Arts Centre by supporting creative projects of all disciplines through grants awarded to local artists and arts organizations to create and/or present their work at the Centre.  This year, ARTicipate has been tailored to better suit the needs of artists by announcing 3 application streams:
  • LaLande + Doyle Exhibition Space   
  • Events and Performances 
  • Creation and Development 
Application streams now open for the ARTicipate Creation and Development and Events and Performances grant streams. Applicants who are looking to explore and develop work may be interested in our creation and development stream, while those who are interested in hosting festivals, concerts, and events can apply to events and performances. Projects can take place between July 2022 and June 2023. For more information, please visit The program will prioritize projects from artists and arts groups who self-identify as First Nations, Inuit, Métis, Black, People of Colour, 2SLGBTQ+, newcomers, immigrants, refugees, Older Adults, People with Disabilities, Francophones, and Rural Residents applying to the program. Grant recipients can also participate in Learning Labs.  These sessions will convene all ARTicipate Project Grant recipients to connect and discuss strategies and solutions related to project delivery.  For ongoing information about these new Project Grants, please visit us on social media or on the ARTicipate website for more details.

About Arts Network Ottawa

Arts Network Ottawa knows how the Arts build strong communities. Since 1987, 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 of artists, cultural workers and arts organizations across the Ottawa region.  As an arts-service organization, we connect our members to opportunities, resources, programs and partnerships that advance their careers and the sustainability of Ottawa’s arts community.  Non-profit registered charitable organization: 12177 7023 RR0001.  For more information about the ARTicipate Endowment Fund, Arts Network Ottawa’s activities, media inquiries or to make a donation contact:
Curtis Gero Marketing and Development Manager T 613.580.2767 Maya Basudde 
Program Manager 
T 613.580.2767 

About the ARTicipate Endowment Fund Grant Program

The $5 million-dollar ARTicipate Endowment Fund was established in 2007 by Arts Network Ottawa, and in partnership with the City of Ottawa, with the generous support of donors and the Province of Ontario to enable artistic programming in professional spaces at Shenkman Arts Centre. Since 2010, the Fund has awarded 165 grants totaling over $875,200 to local artists and arts groups as well as the Shenkman Arts Centre’s five Resident Arts Partners (Arts Network Ottawa, Gloucester Pottery School, Ottawa School of Art – Orléans Campus, and Ottawa School of Theatre, Mouvement d’implication francophone d’Orléans (MIFO). For more information about the Fund, the ARTicipate Grant Program visit our Facebook page or our website or to make a donation through CanadaHelps.