Katherena Vermette lives near the Red River in Winnipeg. The flowing water has become a part of her life. Now the

The current Gladstone Theatre season may merit a prize for diversity. One show features someone called Queen Susan and an

Billy-Ray Belcourt's dad was a professional cowboy who competed on the rodeo circuit until an injury forced him to retire.

Marlies Yearby remembers the musical Rent well. She should. She was the original choreographer for the groundbreaking musical and she

Viktor Nordenskiöld is a former Swedish journalist who covered foreign affairs. Hw now directs documentary films among other things. His

The Ottawa Book Award for fiction in English has been awarded to Kagiso Lesego Molope for her novel This Book Betrays

Seventy five years ago, as the Second World War was drawing to a close, some people in Ottawa were thinking

Many people are familiar with the Wakefield Doc Fest's month of film in February. In the past few years, the

Caroline Dromaguet seems poised to become the next director general of the Canadian War Museum – a job with a

There comes a time when you just have to stop doing what you are doing and try something new. That

In 2008, the National Gallery of Canada created a Department of Indigenous Art. Curators were appointed and they got to

An exhibition of Japanese photography at the National Gallery has almost as many stories as it does photographs, and some

In Japan there is a rather unusual fan club. It consists of young women who play pipes, flutes, fiddles, harps and

A decade is a decent amount of time in any job, but when you lead a chamber string orchestra the

Caroline Dromaguet seems poised to become the next director general of the Canadian War Museum – a job with a

In 2008, the National Gallery of Canada created a Department of Indigenous Art. Curators were appointed and they got to

An exhibition of Japanese photography at the National Gallery has almost as many stories as it does photographs, and some

During this federal election campaign, as  undercurrents of intolerance waft by like the stench of trash left outside the window,

The newest studios in Ottawa are a place where fun’s loss is art’s gain. Studio Spaces Ottawa is already almost

Ottawa animator Valerie Barnhart has only made one animated film. But first time lucky. She picked up an honourable mention

The Bulgarian-Canadian animator Theodore Ushev is an Oscar-nominated artist whose latest work, The Physics of Sorrow, is being screened during

Chris Dainty and Shannon Jamieson really connected as friends in high school. They were both going to Vankleek Hill Collegiate Institute in

I’ve never played Rock, Paper, Scissors, which may explain my puzzlement over the popularity of the game, but an exhibition

In 1985, Joe Average got some pretty bad news. He was diagnosed with HIV at a time when that carried a

The National Gallery’s lineup of fall/winter exhibitions will include new photography from Canada, mid-century photography from Japan, monsters and a

This summer, the building housing the Canadian Museum of History is 30 years old, but for the CEO, that landmark

Canada's Library and Archives (LAC) contains some 22 million published documents from books to magazine. That equates to 250 kilometres worth

They are all in an UPROAR at Arts Court this week. That's because a new three-day multidisciplinary arts festival, that has

Katherena Vermette lives near the Red River in Winnipeg. The flowing water has become a part of her life. Now the

Billy-Ray Belcourt's dad was a professional cowboy who competed on the rodeo circuit until an injury forced him to retire.

The Ottawa Book Award for fiction in English has been awarded to Kagiso Lesego Molope for her novel This Book Betrays

Some time in the late 1970s, Newfoundland artist Christopher Pratt inexplicably gave his wife, fellow artist Mary Pratt, slides of

On the day of our interview Diana Beresford-Kroeger was not out enjoying her trees as was expected. In fact she was

Two prominent playwrights with strong connections to Ottawa have been nominated for the Governor General's Literary Award for drama. The first

She came, she talked, she conquered. Margaret Atwood, dressed in black with a red scarf, was her usual deeply intelligent, questioning,

Michael Crummey’s enchanting, but disturbing, new novel, The Innocents, is set amid a hardscrabble Garden of Eden hugging an isolated

Pico Iyer has lived in Japan for some 32 years and even though he has lived there that long and

Emma Donoghue has dedicated her latest novel Akin to her teenaged son Finn. But it's more than a nod to

The life and, more sensationally, the murder of Harry Oakes has been almost as glittering as the gold he uncovered

The City of Ottawa has revealed this year’s finalists for the 2019 Ottawa Book Awards and Prix du livre d’Ottawa. The

The author Graeme Gibson has died, according to announcement by his publisher Penguin Random House. He was 85. Gibson had been

Marlies Yearby remembers the musical Rent well. She should. She was the original choreographer for the groundbreaking musical and she

The New Zealand Dance Company is making its National Arts Centre debut next week. Before the trio of dances is

More than 50 years ago, Ken and Margaret Harris were looking to reinvigorate the cultural traditions of their family and

This week the new NAC Indigenous Theatre department will begin its first season with a massive festival of Indigenous performing

For the first time, the Prismatic Arts Festival will travel from Halifax to Ottawa where a mix of theatre, dance,

A leading Toronto philanthropist and businessman has donated $1 million to the National Arts Centre Foundation to encourage Arab-Canadian artistic

BANFF, Alberta — When Ottawa's Jasmine Murray-Bergquist was going to Canterbury High School, she was a part of the dramatic

In late July, ARTSFILE travelled to Banff, Alberta, at the invitation of the Centre for Arts and Creativity to meet

In late July, ARTSFILE travelled to Banff, Alberta, at the invitation of the Centre for Arts and Creativity to meet

When people take to the streets, there is a certain choreography in their actions. Think of the Hands Up gesture

They are all in an UPROAR at Arts Court this week. That's because a new three-day multidisciplinary arts festival, that has

In the 1970s, Ottawa was not a cultural hotbed. There were artists here working hard to try to make a

'If you build it, he will come.' It's a cliche today but there is truth in the famous quote from the

When Doug Ford's Progressive Conservative government took the reins of power at Queen's Park, they said they would do things

Marlies Yearby remembers the musical Rent well. She should. She was the original choreographer for the groundbreaking musical and she

Seventy five years ago, as the Second World War was drawing to a close, some people in Ottawa were thinking

There comes a time when you just have to stop doing what you are doing and try something new. That

In Japan there is a rather unusual fan club. It consists of young women who play pipes, flutes, fiddles, harps and

A decade is a decent amount of time in any job, but when you lead a chamber string orchestra the

The National Arts Centre capped off a week of celebration marking the 50th anniversary of the Orchestra with a Saturday

Many orchestras choose to mark landmark anniversaries by inviting world renowned soloists to perform with them. NACO has gone a

It is a fall of musical anniversaries in Ottawa this year. First the National Arts Centre Orchestra is celebrating 50

Caroline Bleau used to have brown hair. That is until the soprano sang in the Opera Montreal production of Another Brick

Evelyn Greenberg was just a little girl when she went with her mother and older sister Jacquelin to a music

Karoly Sziladi's mother once gave him some very good advice.  "She said, 'My son, go and get a nice, soft government

Although it was pure coincidence, it’s fitting that Ian Cusson’s new work, Le Loup de Lafontaine, had its world premiere

The Miró Quartet has some history on its side. The ensemble was formed at Oberlin College some 25 years ago

One day, in 1902 in the small Ontario community of Lafontaine, a wolf walked right down main street as if he

The current Gladstone Theatre season may merit a prize for diversity. One show features someone called Queen Susan and an

The last thing he’d ever want to do, says Christian Barry, is tell a story with a clear and simple

The National Arts Centre capped off a week of celebration marking the 50th anniversary of the Orchestra with a Saturday

Disconnect from those who preceded us, from the land and water around us, from anything much bigger than just the

If you’ve been tracking the buzz around the inaugural season of NAC Indigenous Theatre, you’ll know that Finding Wolastoq Voice,

No two ways about it: Opening night of Marie Clements’ play The Unnatural and Accidental Women at the NAC was

Few playwrights would compare their work to a humble vegetable. In the case of Where the Blood Mixes, Kevin Loring

This week the new NAC Indigenous Theatre department will begin its first season with a massive festival of Indigenous performing

Was The Unnatural and Accidental Women by Métis-Dene playwright Marie Clements born too soon? It seems that way. Clements’ surrealist

For the first time, the Prismatic Arts Festival will travel from Halifax to Ottawa where a mix of theatre, dance,

Lori Marchand — the first managing director of NAC Indigenous Theatre, which starts its inaugural season in September — is

A leading Toronto philanthropist and businessman has donated $1 million to the National Arts Centre Foundation to encourage Arab-Canadian artistic

Everyone born before Sept. 11, 2001 knows where they were when the planes hit the twin towers of the World

The improbable success of the musical Come From Away still sort of gobsmacks the writers David Hein and Irene Sankoff. After

Caroline Dromaguet seems poised to become the next director general of the Canadian War Museum – a job with a

The author Graeme Gibson has died, according to announcement by his publisher Penguin Random House. He was 85. Gibson had been

Rich Francis was working on a construction site in London, Ontario when he made a decision that changed his life. The

For the first time, the Prismatic Arts Festival will travel from Halifax to Ottawa where a mix of theatre, dance,

In 1999, John Thompson made an important decision. He'd been working as a papermaker at the old E.B. Eddy plant for

When Nicole Milne was a child in Winnipeg she used to attend her father's performances in musical theatre. She remembers sitting

In 1985, Joe Average got some pretty bad news. He was diagnosed with HIV at a time when that carried a

A leading Toronto philanthropist and businessman has donated $1 million to the National Arts Centre Foundation to encourage Arab-Canadian artistic

Ottawa is set to celebrate eight days of Capital Pride with the added impetus provided by Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson

Canada's Library and Archives (LAC) contains some 22 million published documents from books to magazine. That equates to 250 kilometres worth

A proposal for a new national portrait gallery is back on the table largely thanks to Ottawa lawyer Lawson Hunter, who

The recent Ontario cabinet shuffle seemed to have worked a miracle for the Ottawa Jazz Festival. The festival has announced that

The winner of the City of Ottawa's 2019 Karsh Award is Andrew Wright. Wright, who is an associate professor of

The last part of the redeveloped Arts Court opens July 19 with new and big spaces, and the ambition to

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