Sobey shortlist: Gabi Dao says COVID crisis helped her realize the “healing” value of art
Vancouver’s Gabi Dao is one of the five finalists for the prestigious 2021 Sobey Art Award.
Powwow dancers showcase talents during virtual Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival
Indigenous dancers celebrate their culture with a virtual powwow.
Sobey shortlist: For Rémi Belliveau, there is “honour” in representing Acadian culture
Sobey shortlisted artist brings Acadian culture to the fore
Struggling in the shadows: Pandemic leaves backstage workers facing financial, mental health crises
Backstage workers in the country’s live entertainment industry are struggling with mental health issues, but little research exists to highlight their predicament. Lydon Thorpe produced sound for live entertainment on a cruise ship starting almost every day at 9 a.m. and ending work around midnight for six months. After that,…
Ottawa Symphony Orchestra emerges from the pandemic under new artist-led management and no deficit
The 56 year old Ottawa Symphony Orchestra (OSO) has undergone a massive makeover in a bid to to remain sustainable and relevant after the COVID-19 pandemic. The key administrative change involves the creation of an Artistic Planning Committee in place of a conductor and artistic director. The contract with Alain…
COVID consequences: Ontario arts organizations rally against “unfair” reopening restrictions
Arts groups across Ontario are expressing concern about the province’s reopening plan and the limitations it places on performance.
Capital Music Awards to highlight resilience of Ottawa’s recording artists
The second Capital Music Awards will take place online on May 7.
In the virtual spotlight: Dance crews adapt to Carleton’s COVID-era showcase
The Carleton University Dance Club weather the challenges of the pandemic’s online format as they prepare for their upcoming virtual showcase.
‘A magical place’: Grammy-nominated songwriter sings Ottawa high school’s praises
Grammy-nominated songwriter and musician Kaan Gunesberk fondly remembers his formative experience at Ottawa’s Canterbury High School.
Good trick: Magicians in Ottawa and beyond have learned how to deal with the pandemic
Ottawa-based magicians are transforming their careers during a year of COVID-19.