Speaker Series: Merging for Impact: Arts Network Ottawa & the Ottawa Arts Council

18 July, 2024
15:00 - 16:15
Zoom webinar

Join us on July 18 for a Speaker Series webinar on the strategic merger of Arts Network Ottawa and the Ottawa Arts Council

Event Details:

When: Thursday, July 18, 2024, 3:00 – 4:00 pm ET
Where: Zoom Webinar
Accessibility: This session will be presented with ASL interpretation and auto-generated French and English captions


Session Description:

Anticipated to be completed in 2025, this merger aims to create a unified organization to advance the arts in Ottawa by streamlining services and pooling expertise and resources. We’ll cover the rationale behind the merger, the steps taken, the challenges faced, the innovative organizational model being adopted, and the importance of board and community engagement.

Discover how these two organizations, sharing a passion for supporting artists and creative spaces, are reimagining the nonprofit model to provide more robust support for local artists and cultural organizations.


  • Brian Loevner, Founder & Managing Director, BLVE 


  • Cassandra Olsthoorn, Executive Director, Arts Network Ottawa
  • Nicole Milne, Executive Director, Ottawa Arts Council


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