Wellness and Community Programs
OAG offers subsidized creative workshops and other programming for community groups across the Ottawa-Gatineau region, in addition to building community partnerships and projects that enrich and engage the lives of our community members including seniors; youth and adults carrying the experiences of mental illness; 2SLGBTQ+; and particpants of all ages.
Creative Space & Creative Space Online
community art Workshops
OAG offers subsidized creative workshops and other programming for community groups across Ottawa-Gatineau.
Arts, Scientific Research and Wellness for a Healthy Ottawa.
Creative Wellbeing is a city-building partnership with a vision to add artistic expression to the healthcare experience and to build awareness across Ottawa of the unique relationship between art and science as it relates to healthcare.
TRIAS ART PRIZE
The Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) and The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) are cooperating on a new arts award program to help rejuvenate and reignite the Ottawa-Gatineau and surrounding community through creativity. Three prizes, totalling $40,000, will be awarded in recognition of the art and artist’s role in healing and wellness, featuring:
- The Art and Science Residency Award
- The Indigenous, Art as Healing Award
- The Art as Healing Award.
The selected artworks will become part of The Ottawa Hospital Collection.
OAG’s moblie community art studio!
The Canada Life OAG Art Tent is a mobile art studio that travels to festivals and community events during the warmer months. The tent provides a fun, friendly and bilingual space for adults and kids of all ages to explore their creativity.
Current Special Projects
This is the 6th exhibition mounted at OAG with art created by Creative Space artists. Creative Space is an ongoing program and part of a well-established partnership between the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Center and OAG. Educators use art as a tool for wellness and social inclusion by offering weekly in person and online classes.
This year’s exhibition title Sky Garden, merges themes of the worldly and otherworldly. When looking closely, we can see how a small leaf is mapped with its growth and renewal.