Grants & Funding

The Canada Cultural Spaces Fund 
September 2023  $32,385

This grant supports our expansion plans to build additional studios and a spray/finishing booth.

This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada.
Ce projet est financé en partie par le gouvernement du Canada.

The Ottawa Art Society 
Spring 2023 $2,500

This is a private donation made through the Ottawa Community Foundation in partnership with the Ottawa Arts Council.

Cultural Facilities Fund (Major Projects)
July 2023 $15,000

This grant supports our expansion plans to build additional studios and a spray/finishing booth.

Cultural Facilities Fund (Minor Projects) 
December 2022 $7,500

This grant will support the HVAC component of our planned renovations to build 14 additional studios on the second floor.

Arts Funding Program – Project Funding

June 2022 $7,500

This grant supports a collaboration between Studio Space Ottawa and The Nordik Lab, and supports a local Artist.  The project features Gayle Uyagaqi Kabloona, a multidisciplinary artist from Ottawa, ON, who creates ceramics, prints, graphic art, wallhangings, knitwear and more. Kabloona will produce a new work for our Outdoor Project Wall through the Artist-in-Residence program at The Nordik Lab, and Studio Space Ottawa will mount the project and provide an Artist’s Fee.

Cultural Facilities Fund – Major Capital Development Project Funding

June 2022 $8,800

The City offered a one-time opportunity to apply for lower-budget Covid-specific upgrades to organizations. SSO received a grant to install dedicated venting fans to two inside studios, and to purchase additional air purifiers to bolster our current inventory. 

Cultural Facilities Fund (Minor Projects) 
December 2021 $7,500

This grant supported the construction of four more studios on our first floor, which helped us to complete our first floor expansion. These studios are designated for sculptural and printmaking practices.
Studio Space Ottawa gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the City of Ottawa.

Capital Campaign – Private Donation
August 2021

Among our contributions towards our Capital Campaign to build more studios, we are extremely grateful for the significant donation of $10,000 provided by two local art enthusiasts and Studio Space Ottawa supporters. This very generous gift propelled our capacity to complete our first floor expansion.

Arts Funding Program – Project Funding
June 2021

The Studio Space Ottawa Outdoor Project Wall. We hosted a Call for Submissions for Ottawa-based Artists to respond to the theme of “Edge of 17”. A jury of two local Visual Arts professionals was assembled who chose one project among the submissions. The work was reproduced on vinyl banners and installed on the facade of our building as temporary Public Art. The grant allowed us to pay the artist fees, jury fees, and the production and installation of the artist’s project.

The Ottawa Community Foundation – Community Grants Program
April 2021

As part of our ongoing commitment to provide safe and healthy workspaces, this grant allowed us to change three inoperable studio windows to operable ones, and to purchase six portable pure air filtration units. These improvements have us all breathing easier with better air quality and reduced potential exposure to Covid-19. Our thanks to the Ottawa Arts Council for partnering with us, and to the Ottawa Community Foundation for supporting our “Pure Air Ventilation for Visual Artists” project.

The Foundation’s role is as neutral broker in support of all charitable causes that contribute to the community’s quality of life. With a growing profile, the Ottawa Community Foundation has built an enviable reputation for astute financial management, high-quality donor services, strategic grantmaking and innovative partnerships. For more information, visit

Capacity Building Funding Program
December 2019

This project was to grow the capacity of Studio Space Ottawa by engaging board members and core volunteers in a professionally-led fundraising workshop, to determine a fundraising strategy tailored to the organization’s needs and resources, at a crucial point in our early development. The result was the workshop held in February 2020 led by Jenny Mitchell of Chavender, and the subsequent development of a fundraising plan for the Board.

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