Our vision is to live in a world where the arts are recognized as essential to the well being and health of everyone.
Weekly Drop-in For Women
We are excited about opening up our weekly creative arts drop-in called "Create-A-Space" to all women in the Ottawa-Gatineau area who have experienced homelessness, are at-risk of becoming homeless and to women who have experienced mental health issues.
See poster for more information
Youth Cre8: Art and Mental Health
Final Celebration Event
As part of Mental Health Week 2015, Artswell is celebrating on May 6 Youth Cre8: Art and Mental Health, the completion of a series of expressive arts workshops over five months.
Youth Cre8 is a community-based project in partnership with Richard Pfaff Secondary Alternate Program and First Place Alternative School in Ottawa and is generously funded by TELUS Community Investment Fund.
For more information listen to Hallie Cotnam's interview about Youth Cre8 on CBC Ottawa Morning.
For more information see program
Community Partnership Provides Homeless and At-Risk Women a Safe Space to Come Together and Create Art
Ottawa, January 22, 2015… A partnership between Artswell and Cornerstone – Housing for Women has brought together the arts and women, homelessness, supportive housing and community building. A 30 week pilot program starting January 2015 and funded by the Community Foundation of Ottawa, “Create-A-Space” is a weekly art drop-in held at the Bronson Centre for women residing at Cornerstone’s emergency shelter and three supportive housing buildings.
For more information see Media Release
Footprints Final Celebration!
After two successful years, Footprints to Recovery: Creativity and Mental Health is coming to an end. Please join us in our final celebratory event on Wednesday, May 7 from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. at the Bronson Centre. There will be music, poetry, art, food and lots of fun!
RSVP before May 2 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Launching a new Creative Arts Program in Smiths Falls this Spring!
In collaboration with Stone Gate Services, Artswell will be offering an 8-week creative arts program in Smiths Falls on Wednesday afternoons starting March 26, 2014.
For more information about the program, contact Artswell at 613-250-0642 or email@example.com.
For more information on Stone Gate Services, visit their website at http://www.stonegateservices.org/
Community Partnership Provides an Innovative Creative Arts Program for Women in Recovery from Addictions
A partnership between Artswell and Amethyst Women’s Addiction Centre has brought together the arts and women's recovery. A pilot program starting winter 2014 and funded by the Community Foundation of Ottawa, "Art and Recovery" is an eight week series of expressive art therapy workshops for women working on their recovery from alcohol, drug use or gambling addictions.
Artswell's 1st Open House/
Meet our artists, board members and volunteers, learn about upcoming art programs in the community and make art.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Artswell is now located at the Bronson Centre www.bronsoncentre.ca. In addition to providing art programming at your facility, we will also be hosting workshops at the Bronson Centre. Stay tuned for more information! Our new mailing address is:
211 Bronson Ave, Room 224
Ottawa, ON K1R 6H4
We also have a new email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our phone number is the same: 613-250-0642.
Mission and Mandate
Artswell is a registered charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and well being of individuals living with the effects of age, illness or injury. Our goal is to empower individuals and communities through exposure to and engagement in the arts.
Artswell’s mission is devoted to promoting the arts as an agent for healing, believing that creative expression plays a key role in sustaining and restoring the health of the body, mind and spirit.
We design and deliver: interactive creative; expressive arts programs; community arts projects; creativity and wellness workshops; and presentations for hospitals, long-term care facilities, palliative care, support centres and communities where accessibility is vital and special requirements are factors. We offer respite and support to families, staff and caregivers.
Our programs serve people of all ages and conditions both within institutional settings and the broader community. We are a mobile arts and health service and we hire, on a contract basis, trained, professional, multi disciplinary artists and therapists to facilitate our programs and projects.
Trillium Foundation puts $80,000 into a unique community-wide project by Artswell and Salus
Find out more and discover how your community can join in.
The Maplesoft Centre, Canada's first Cancer Survivorship Centre in Ottawa
The Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation opened The Maplesoft Centre, Canada's first Cancer Survivorship Centre in Ottawa in 2011.
It is a unique place where cancer patients and their families as well as caregivers, go for coaching and programs designed to engage educate and empower them with the tools and resources they need to improve their overall quality of life throughout their cancer journey.
Artswell brings unique project to Alzheimer's Society clients.
Artswell is grateful for the successful partnerships we have formed (PDF, 226 KB).
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