Ottawa. City Operations

Site: Ottawa - 100 Constellation Dr

Service: Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services - Cultural Funding Support Unit

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Contact Information
Office Phone Heritage Funding Program 613-580-2424 ext 27208 
Arts Funding Program 613-580-2424 ext 29404 
Youth in Culture 613-580-2424 ext 28517
After Hours Phone 3-1-1 ; 613-580-2424
Primary Contact Anik Després, Cultural Funding Officer; Email:
Address & Map
Mary Pitt Centre
100 Constellation Dr
Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
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Physical Access Fully Accessible
Description & Services
Description (Service) Support for the creation, production and presentation of the arts by local professional artists and not-for-profit cultural organizations, as well as numerous festivals, fairs and heritage activities 
Arts Funding Program: supports professional artists and not-for-profit arts organizations in the creation, production, presentation, exhibition and dissemination of the literary, performing and visual and media arts as well as independent film and video within Ottawa's bilingual and culturally diverse community 
Heritage Funding Program: supports and promotes activities that increase awareness of Ottawa’s distinct local history and heritage through education, research and documentation, and preservation/conservation 
Youth in Culture: financial assistance to cover living expenses and/or project expenses relating to: arts, culture, and heritage creation, production, and presentation projects * arts, culture, and heritage festival and agricultural fair administration and/or management training opportunities * training and mentorship opportunities for youth to work with established cultural workers and professionals within the arts, heritage, festivals and fairs sectors
Hours Irregular, call for details
Areas Served Ottawa (City of)
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
Arts Funding Program and Heritage Funding Program: individuals, groups and not-for-profit organizations 
Youth in Culture: individuals 18-30 years old
Application Art Funding Program: for contact information for a specific discipline, visit the website at 
Heritage Funding Program: send an email to Anik Després at for a copy of guidelines and the application form 
Youth in Culture: send an email to for a copy of guidelines and the application form
Languages English ; French
Fees Service ; Fee assistance available.
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Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government
Funding City / Town - City of Ottawa
Elections City Council is elected.
Date Updated 23 Dec 2019
Service Categories Artist Services ; Cultural Heritage Programs ~ Program Development Funds ; Student Financial Aid ~ Arts and Culture Occupations

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