Since 2013, Artists’ Legal Services Ottawa (ALSO) has organized several free legal information sessions annually, for artists in the national capital region, on topics from copyright to contracts, tax to labour issues. They will be hosting a conference on May 5 to provide proactive legal advice.
Visual artists often linked with Canada’s growing Afrofuturism movement include Ottawa’s Kalkidan Assefa and Komi Olaf, and their work shows not only imagination, but also commitment to addressing pressing political issues like police brutality.
Matt Jones, the artistic director of VERSeFEST 2015, is unexpectedly calm as we sit down on Saturday morning for coffee near Elgin Street. It’s only a few days away from the opening of Ottawa’s annual poetry festival and he acknowledges that a few pieces haven’t come together yet (noted later in the article) but he […]