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
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
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.
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.
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Capacity Building Funding Program
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.