Ottawa author Mark Frutkin was drawn to write about the Baroque Italian artist Caravaggio (1571-1610) because he was intrigued with the parallels between the artist’s artwork and life. “It was definitely this dark and light aspect that fascinated me,” explains Frutkin. “Caravaggio’s character was so reflected in his artwork. He was brilliant and creative. But […]
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Story time! The Canada Council for the Arts reveals the finalists for the Governor General’s Literary Awards
On Nov. 17, 2021, the Canada Council for the Arts will reveal the 2021 finalists in the Governor General’s Literary Awards (GGBooks). 70 books have been chosen as the best for publishing for this year, and these 14 winners will be announced on ggbooks.ca.
Visit theottawan.com to cast your votes.
Ottawa gained the moniker “Liverpool of the North” for its robust rock ‘n’ roll scene in the 1950s and 60s. Longtime rock radio DJ Jim Hurcombe looks back on the original rock scene in his book Rockin’ on the Rideau: Ottawa’s Golden Age of Rock and Roll.
Montreal’s William Notman took the first known photo series featuring Ottawa in 1859–60. After many years lying in obscurity, and with help from the Bytown and McCord Museums, Ashley Newall of Capital History Ottawa #colorized has dug them out for us to see.
Every first Monday of the month, Apartment613 publishes the coolest #ottarts #ottjobs we hear about. All the best arts and culture gigs in our local network.
DARC is seeking six artists to participate in its Knot AR project
Parkways for People is a coalition working to transform the national capital parkways, with an emphasis on more active use.
New pay rate for digital media artists a step toward success, says Artpreneur panelist Mariane Bourcheix-LaPorte
The pandemic has accelerated the shift of our lives into the digital world, and this disruption has opened up urgent questions about how to properly value the creative labour of independent artists. Apt613 spoke with researcher Mariane Bourcheix-LaPorte about the Independent Media Arts Alliance’s newly adopted fee schedule
Marine biologist and Carleton university professor Shane Gero has been garnering much acclaim for his research on sperm whales. Read on about the local researcher whose work informed an award-winning Emmy documentary on whales!
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Apartment613 and Le Pressoir are proud to announce a new partnership offering an opportunity for two journalists and two editors to participate in a paid internship in cultural journalism
Apartment613 et Le Pressoir sont fiers d’annoncer un nouveau partenariat offrant à deux journalistes et deux éditeurs la chance de participer à un stage rémunéré en journalisme culturel.
The National Gallery of Canada (NGC) launched a new NGC Conservation Internship Program for BIPOC students from across Canada to help increase the representation of professionals from diverse communities.
After putting a call out for artists earlier this year, the bilingual art anthology Ottawa Inshallah is now ready to be shared with the community. Anthology’s producer Aquil Virani explains his hopes for what the book will accomplish, and the possibility of a better future for Muslim creatives and communities in the city.