In 2017, Canada celebrated its 150th anniversary. As the Capital of Canada, the City of Ottawa was the epicenter for the celebrations. The City of Ottawa awarded Northern Griots Network - VISUAL17E Ottawa as 1 of 14 projects picked from 150 submissions to receive funding to create a vibrant experiences that would highlight Ottawa’s diverse arts, culture and heritage offerings during Canada’s sesquicentennial celebrations. NGN had a fantastic year! COME VIEW THE HIGHLIGHTS ! We were proud to be partner in the celebrations!
The #VISUAL17E Grounding, presented by the Northern Griots Network at The Origin Arts & Community Centre on December 9, was a brilliant blend of poetry and painting: this is one example with Roua Aljied, aka Philosi-fire speaking courageous words in conjunction with the incredible images of Kalkidan Assefa. Some of the artwork created for the project will remain on display at Origin.
Arts, Culture and Heritage groups create inspirational experiences for 2017
September 13, 2016 | News Release