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CNCAC Calling!

(picture from Harvest Noir)

Artist Resident

This newsletter is dedicated to our call for proposals for the CNCAC Resident artist for the October ’14 to March 2015 term. The selected CNCAC resident will be awarded a 6 month residency in CNCAC studio space at the Nepean Creative Arts Centre (NCAC), located at 35 Stafford Road in Nepean. Hereby we invite new Canadian artists from Ottawa and Gatineau to apply for the studio space and to then have an exhibition at the Richcraft Recreation Complex in Kanata (RRCK). Send your applications to

Call for Board Members and volunteers

CNCAC is seeking more volunteers to help out with various tasks including general promotion, fundraising, board membership, event promotion and administration. Please send your volunteering statement of interest, including what you can help us with (think of any transferable skills and a few of hours per month!)


Harvest Arts! - Harvest Noir

Harvest Noir is Ottawa's secret picnic feast celebrating the autumn harvest with food from local farms. Harvest Noir 2014 took place on Saturday September, 27th. The event starts included musical performances, a multi-floor dance party (Dance Noir) and an audience-participation fashion show. 

Harvest Noir receives a good range of media coverage from local broadcasting and advertising agencies. 
One of the highlights of the event was the significant number of first timers - among them many new Ottawans! With a wide span of professions, Harvest Noir seems to be an ongoing next big thing.
Follow news and pictures of the event as they become available on their website:


Learning Opportunity

Ottawa and area artists

Are you an artist who teaches workshops in school or community settings or would you like to do so?

Please join Nasreen Khan, Arts Education Officer, for a FREE information session and “simulated” jury workshop on OAC’s Arts Education Projects program.
Saturday, October 18th, 2014
12 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Sandy Hill Community Centre
Games Room, 2nd Floor
250 Somerset Street East
Ottawa K1N 6V6

In the “simulated” jury, you will:

have the experience of being on an OAC jury
learn what makes a strong application
network with your fellow artists

The Arts Education Projects program funds professional artists and not-for-profit organizations to provide creative and skill development activities for people of all ages. 

Please join Nasreen Khan, Arts Education Officer, for a FREE information session and “simulated” jury workshop on OAC’s Arts Education Projects program.


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Ottawa International Animation Festival

From September 17th to 21st, the nation's capital once again became the center of the animation universe. The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) is the largest event of its kind in North America, a major film event that again attracted attendees from around the world. Film buffs, art lovers and cartoon fans thoroughly enjoyed this year's great line up of screenings. The festival was held in various theaters across the city. This year's attendees were able to catch on with a variety of animation clinics, celebration and contests. Below you can check what this past event'had to offer:

Ottawa Poetry Events

Poetry community in Ottawa is one of the strongest and most well established artist groups. There is many events held at UOttawa, Carlton and other venues during fall and winter.
We encourage interested poets or poetry lovers can check out their website at:
Two of the closes events are as follows:
Ottawa Youth Poetry Featuring John Akpata
October 06th, Ottawa Public Library Main Branch (120 Metcalfe)
Pay what you can (recommended donation $5)

John Akpata is a Spoken Word Artist, Art Educator and Radio Broadcaster from Ottawa. John has won competitions and awards, has toured nationally and internationally, and is a successful recording artist. John is a featured poet in the anthology 'The Great Black North : Contemporary African Canadian Poetry' (Frontenac House Poetry 2013.) John's fourth album 'Live From Mercury' was released August 2013.

Brad Morden and Sarah Osborne
Thursday October 9th, Avant-Garde Bar (see map)
Brad, is a prolific local wordsmith and wizard of the ukulele meets 

Sarah, a long finger picking player with a melted chocolate voice.

Please join them for an evening of true and delicious songs!