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Apt613 and OMIC are moving into a mobile studio for pop-up series on Ottawa’s new music strategy

By Apartment613 on August 15, 2018


The Innovation Pod was installed mid-August at Lansdowne Park. Apt613 and OMIC move in on September 1st. Photo: Greggory Clark/Apt613.

Look for the Apt613 x OMIC pop-up in Lansdowne Park next month.

Beats and tweets and music chats. That’s broadly what Apartment613 and the Ottawa Music Industry Coalition will get up to when both teams move into closed quarters for a unique music x media collab on September 1, 2018.

Our pop-up series at Lansdowne Park is going to involve a ton of music and multimedia creation, with a look toward raising awareness and support for Ottawa’s first official Music Strategy, approved by City Council in April 2018.

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Find the APT613 x OMIC pod between Aberdeen Pavilion and the Rideau Canal.

About the Innovation Pod

The Innovation Pod is a mobile studio and multi-use space that has been offered to OMIC and Apt613 for two months. Thanks to the generosity of MadeMill and PrototypeD, who designed the pod, OMIC and Apt613 will get to host podcast tapings, workshops and community events at Lansdowne Park, while making use of the solar-powered pod as an office space and creation lab.

About OMIC

The Ottawa Music Industry Coalition is a not-for-profit, membership-based organization dedicated to growing the city’s music industry for the benefit of its artists, businesses, and the city as a whole.

About Apt613

Apartment613 Community Initiatives is a not-for-profit media organization. Our main activity is Apt613.ca, a hyper-local arts and culture blog, named “Best Community News Website” by the Canadian Online Publishing Awards in 2017. It’s a platform for news and ideas, arts previews, podcasts and videos produced by a team of 100+ volunteer contributors.


Stay tuned for a calendar of events.


Are you a local podcast or community radio producer? As a part of the project, we’ve set aside hours for local, independent creators to borrow an isolated recording booth inside the pod. Email <pod@apt613.ca> for more information. Space is limited, however we’ll make every effort to accommodate as many sessions as possible.