TD Winter Jazz Fest Special Project

FET.NAT2015 Special Project: FET.NAT. © Chris Parker

FET.NAT2015 Special Project: FET.NAT. © Chris Parker

FET.NAT2015 Special Project: FET.NAT. © Andre R. Gagne

Ottawa is home to a vibrant music scene with many artists at the forefront of creativity. The TD Ottawa Jazz Festival Special Project is designed to support the creation, development and presentation of new music in the region. This year the TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival will support a multi-disciplinary project.


  • The local artist/group must reside in the Ottawa/Hull.
  • In addition to music, your special project should contain one of the following components:
    • Multimedia
    • Spoken word
    • Dance
    • Visual Art
  • The project should be Ottawa based however out of town guests/collaborators can be included. (Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about this)
  • The performance will be part of the TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival, Feb 8-10, 2018.

Support offered:

  • The successful project will receive $2,000 (CDN) plus production costs.
  • A featured article in an OJF blog post
  • Prominent positioning on the website and a dedicated event page
  • Listing on the Ottawa Jazz Festival Facebook page
  • Included as part of the Winter Jazz Festival’s press release and marketing campaign


The submission deadline is Friday November 10th, 2017.

Application Process

Please fill in the online application form below. You may submit audio/video samples as links through the application form. You may also mail a PDF version of the application or your samples to:

Special Projects
Ottawa Jazz Festival
602 – 294 Albert St.
Ottawa, ON, K1P 6E6

If you have any questions please contact Petr Cancura at

Selection Process

The selection process is based on the project’s artistic merit, overall clarity and quality, and the ability of the project to reach current and new audiences: