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Your gift to the Ottawa School of Art (OSA) will make a big impact in the community; the School, as a respectable centre of life-long learning, provides visual arts trainng to over 3000 students each year. Your generosity will make all of our programs possible – unleashing imagination, creativity and talent in our youths, adults and seniors. Art for Everyone!

There are many ways to make a donation:

  • Online – To make a secure online donation to the Ottawa School of Art through
  • By Phone – To make a donation by phone, please call Malika Welsh, Resource Coordinator, at 613.241.7471. ext. 31
  • By Post – To make a donation by post, send a cheque made out to the Ottawa School of Art to the following address:

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Volunteers are an integral part of the Ottawa School of Art’s functionality. In all of its programs last year, OSA used over 2075 volunteer hours donated by more than 60 volunteers. Volunteers assist our gallery coordinator with exhibit openings; set up and take down of special events; assist teachers throughout the year in the Children’s program and especially during March Break Camps and Summer Camps. Many volunteers from OSA have come back year after year, later becoming students of staff. Volunteers make our special events, art awareness and appreciation programs possible.

We are always seeking volunteer help in these areas:

Children’s Program
Special Events
Administrative Work
and many more!


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Outreach Program

The OSA Outreach Program offers barrier free community-based visual art classes to at-risk children and youth throughout the city of Ottawa at no cost. Modeled after the OSA’s high quality programming, classes are taught by professional artist-instructors who are assisted by classroom technicians hired from within the community. In addition, the student-teacher ratio is kept low to ensure each child or youth receives individual attention and guidance.

Providing a safe and nurturing environment, participants are encouraged to develop their creativity and cultural awareness. They are invited to explore different types of media, such as: cartooning, sculpture, photography and painting through various projects; learning that success can be achieved through a variety of means. Many students transfer their desire to try (and succeed) at art to other academic subjects.


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