BLUEPRINTS FOR A HOPEFUL FUTURE
In August, for its 2021 Symposium, Neighbourhood Arts Ottawa was drafting blueprints: ideas, conversations, and projects for a hopeful future.
Presented via a series of 9 pop-up events and artworks by Ottawa artists and community organizers, this collection highlighted art’s capacity to heal, re-imagine, and transform communities towards more just and inclusive futures for all.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Building on past programming success and learnings, this three-year program by Arts Network Ottawa connects artists and community partners to collaborate on art projects within Ottawa neighbourhoods. Through this initiative, artists develop projects, build partnerships, advance careers through mentorship and contribute to the growth of community-engaged arts in Ottawa.
The program provides opportunities to collaborate, share ideas, raise understanding on social issues and foster support for the arts in a way that has a profound impact on both the community and on the artists’ lives. To date, 6,770 individuals have experienced the work created by another 852 participants.
We acknowledge that our offices are on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Anishinaabe Algonquin Nation. The peoples of the Algonquin Anishinaabe Nation have lived on this territory for millennia, stewarding the land, the water and all that contributes to life in this region. Today, many Indigenous communities continue to be denied the opportunity and resources to make and experience their traditional art on this land. We pledge to make justice and reconciliation a priority through our work by amplifying Indigenous voices and their experiences.
Shenkman Arts Centre
245 Centrum Blvd, Suite 260
Ottawa, ON K1E 0A1