Community Partnerships

MASC works in partnership with community venues to offer engaging arts and cultural programming for all ages.

Arts Programs In Your Community!

Whether you are looking for a one-off event or a comprehensive series of programs, MASC has something to offer your community. Check out the programs below to see the wide variety of programming we offer in the community. Contact to book one of these programs or to develop one that best suits your residents.

Kitigan Zibi Art and Culture Camp

In July 2023, 80 children and youth from Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation and Barriere Lake participated in a 2-week art and culture camp at the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg Pimadijwowinogaming (Cultural Centre). The project was held in partnership with the Kitigan Zibi Cultural Centre, directed by Algonquin Anishinaabe artist Simon Brascoupe and MASC English Program Director Alejandro Salgado Cendales. MASC gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the City of Ottawa and the Ottawa Community Foundation.

Awesome Arts

Awesome Arts is a community engaged program that allows participants of all ages to explore issues important to their community through the arts. Held in partnership with community organizations, Awesome Arts offers an exciting series of workshops in all artistic disciplines that culminate in a public celebration. The Awesome Arts Festival brings the community together for an evening of celebration during which the participants share their creations. The Festival also features professional artists, inspiring the entire community to remain connected with the arts and the issues.

In November 2017, the MASC Awesome Arts program was awarded the International Spotlight Award presented by the American National Arts and Humanities Youth program, the United States' highest honour for after-school arts and humanities programs that reach underserved youth.

Awesome Arts has been run in a number of communities around Ottawa with a variety of partners. Awesome Arts has provided 814 individual workshops to 1942 children, youth and seniors. Awesome Arts Festivals have featured performances from over 1600 children, youth and seniors and 80 local professional artists to over 7519 Ottawa residents.

Rural Arts!

MASC has been offering programming in the rural region of Ottawa for more than a decade. We are proud to bring engaging, professional, diverse arts experiences to the beautiful rural areas of our region.

We are proud to have partnered with many community organizations such as library branches, seniors venues, museums, community resource centres and more! We have organized hundreds of workshops and performances, created murals and brought additional colour and life to a vibrant part of the Ottawa community.

Contact to discuss your rural art project today!

Intergenerational Projects

MASC has had great success engaging participants of different age groups, bridging differences and finding commonalities through arts. Participants have co-created murals, poetry, videos and more! Come explore the possibilities of intergenerational programming with a MASC artist today!

MASC Murals

Creating a mural in a community is an incredibly engaging activity. Participants of all ages can be involved. Issued can be explored creatively and explored in positive ways. The final art piece beautifies a space, bringing a new view to a neighbourhood from neighbours to people passing through. Connect your community and beautify your community with a MASC mural.