New Horizons for Seniors Program has funded Ottawa Valley Community Arts to bring seniors and youth together to participate in intergenerational dialogue and art-making about age discrimination.
This group will meet weekly from September to November to share experiences of ageism and develop an interview packet in preparation for field interviews in the community. The participants will learn how to use recording devices to conduct these interviews.
Project facilitators (Sound artists) will edit the content into themes and share with the group for feedback. The final work will be presented to the public in an event to raise awareness about ageism and have a permanent home via the virtual gallery on the OV-CAOS website. A Zine (homemade magazine) will also be created to synopsize key concepts in word and/or image.
Ottawa Valley Community Arts (OV-CAOS), in partnership with the Community Resource Centre, Killaloe, has received a three-year Grow Grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to expand on the Pop Up Art programming, originally established in 2019. Over the next three years, Ottawa Valley residents will have the opportunity to experience Pop Up Art in a number of ways.
The Ottawa Valley will be home to three semi-permanent public art exhibition venues, located in the communities of Eganville, Garrison Petawawa and Arnprior. Each of these galleries will host up to 10 curated exhibitions between March 2021 and June 2023. The exhibition lineup will feature themed, juried, multi-artist exhibitions and open community exhibits.