Collectively advancing Ottawa as a culturally vibrant capital city.

Ottawa’s cultural sector contributes greatly to our city’s economy and our enviable quality of life.

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The Ottawa Cultural Alliance (OCA) works collaboratively to strategically address shared opportunities and challenges to further advance the sector’s success.  Members of the Alliance have collaborated for many years to advance cultural priorities in the City of Ottawa.  In the spring of 2015, as we advocated for completion of the City of Ottawa’s Renewed Action Plan for Arts, Culture and Heritage in Ottawa (2013-18)the groups agreed to acknowledge this activity by giving our collaboration a formal name.

The Alliance comprises umbrella organizations that each serve to voice the needs, concerns and opportunities of their members; and when aligned, come together with a view to serving the City’s cultural community as a whole. Alliance members include:

AOE Arts Council, Council of Heritage Organizations in Ottawa, Heritage OttawaOttawa Arts Council, Ottawa Festivals and Ottawa Museum Network.

The Alliance is a transparent group. If you would like more information about this umbrella-organization based collective, please contact us at ottawaculture@gmail.com

Advancing the Action Plan, the Alliance is pleased to announce the Arms_Length Cultural Development Feasibility Study, and we’re seeking participation from the community.