This week in the Future of Ottawa series, we’re taking a deep dive into Ottawa’s art scene—what it’s like now and where it’s headed. Read on for a guest post from Olivia Johnston on photographic arts in Ottawa.
Do It for the Grain
Every first Monday of the month, Apartment613 publishes the coolest #ottarts #ottjobs we hear about.
DIFTG is a non-profit publication with big goals. Before the lockdown, the zine’s volunteer team ran darkroom workshops and started fundraising to open a permanent space.
There’s definitely a theme to events this weekend: from breweries to public marches and everything in between, Ottawa is celebrating International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
Charlebois has approached the project with a can-do attitude. “I woke up one day and thought, [starting a photo zine] would be cool. Ottawa has a lot of great things and I think most of them are just started by people wanting to have that in their city.”