13 September 2016 / #Ottawa 2017 Ottawa 2017 arts and culture projects receive combined $250k in funding_ (press release) _ ** Ottawa – ** Today the Ottawa 2017 Bureau and Mayor Jim Watson, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, announced fourteen projects that will receive a total of $250,000 in funding to create vibrant experiences that will highlight Ottawa’s diverse arts, culture and heritage offerings during Canada’s sesquicentennial celebrations. The call for projects for the Ottawa 2017 Arts, Culture and Heritage Investment Program was launched in February. In partnership with Ottawa 2017, the program is stewarded by the AOE Arts Council, the Council of Heritage Organizations in Ottawa and the Ottawa Arts Council. More than 130 submissions were received and reviewed by an independent five-member jury, with representation from the Ottawa arts, cultural and heritage communities. Fourteen dynamic and varied experiences will be offered to residents and visitors next year as part of Canada’s 150thanniversary celebrations in the nation’s capital. They are: Canada’s 150thcelebrations will offer Canadians and visitors from around the world an exceptional and memorable year of high-caliber experiences while bringing a record number of visitors to Ottawa in 2017 to celebrate this important milestone for our country. Ottawa 2017 thanks its lead partner CIBC, premier partner Bell, and the Government of Canada for their contributions in helping to deliver twelve full months of bold events, immersive experiences and all-out celebrations. Stay informed on plans for Canada’s 150thbirthday celebrations in the capital. Visit ottawa2017.ca , follow us on Twitter @2017ottawa (#Ottawa2017) and on Facebook .