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The NWT is bustling with arts news! Below are postings of up-to-date news, related press releases and articles from NWT Arts, our partners, and affiliated arts organizations and associations from across the country.

To view older postings please review the News Archive. If you would like your news posted here, please email us at nwtarts@gov.nt.ca.

To find a workshop, festival, arts event or gallery show, please visit our events page.

WAMP is excited to present The Great Yellowknife Music Video Competition!

Individual filmmakers or filmmaker teams will have from Friday, July 24th at 5 pm to Sunday, July 26th at 5 pm (48 hours) to shoot and edit a music video for Craig Cardiff's new single 'Yellowknife' showcasing well-known locations and landscapes around our picturesque city. It’s free to participate and you can win a cash prize. Register online:

 


 

Western Arctic Moving Pictures (WAMP) est enchanté de présenter The Great...read more

Community Cares 2020: A new emergency response fund to support First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals working in the arts and culture sector during the COVID-19 pandemic. Support in the amount of $1,000 will be distributed to successful applicants. Deadline: Anytime until September 15, 2020 or until the funding envelope has been allocated.

https://acc-cca.com/programs/community-cares-emergency-response-fund/


Communauté solidaire 2020 : un fonds d’urgence qui vise à aider les...read more

In celebration of National Indigenous History Month, the Whistler Film Festival is accepting applications for their Indigenous Filmmaker Fellowship, which supports up to six Indigenous Canadian creators with short-form film concepts or web series in development at the script stage. Deadline to apply is Thursday, September 10.

Applications are now open for “...read more

Yellowknifers – as part of your staycation this summer, take the opportunity to view all the great public art around town. NWT Arts, together with the City of Yellowknife, have documented over 100 pieces in the capital city and developed an Art Walk Brochure. It also includes a list of retailers where you can purchase NWT arts and crafts! Pick up your printed copy at a local arts business, or view it online.


Résidents de Yellowknife, cet été, profitez de vos...read more

The Ottawa Art Gallery is looking for Canadian artists and makers to submit original, handmade, and one-of-a-kind pieces. These products can range in price points and can include ceramics, jewellery, textiles, sculptures, fashion accessories, prints, and one-offs. Deadline to apply is Tuesday, June 30. More information in the attachment.


La Galerie d’art d’Ottawa invite les artistes et les artisans canadiens à lui soumettre des œuvres uniques, originales, faites à la main et de divers prix, y compris de la céramique, des bijoux, des textiles, des sculptures, des accessoires de...read more

The Town of Inuvik is accepting applications from musicians to play at their weekly Concerts in the Park event, and for artists, crafters and storytellers to become Culture Connections Workshop leaders. Applications can be found on their website.


La Ville d’Inuvik lance un appel de candidatures aux musiciens qui souhaitent se produire lors de son événement hebdomadaire Concerts in the Park, ainsi qu’aux artistes, aux artisans et aux...read more

In 2019-2020 the GNWT undertook a series of public engagements to capture ideas for supporting the arts sector over the next decade. The results from these engagements are available in a What We Heard report. These ideas will help influence the 2020-2030 NWT Arts Strategy and Action Plan, which will be released in 2020.


En 2019-2020, le gouvernement des Territoires du Nord-Ouest a organisé une série d’échanges avec le public pour recueillir des idées sur le soutien du domaine des arts pour la prochaine décennie. Les résultats de ces échanges sont compilés dans le rapport...read more

Northwest Territories (NWT) Film and Media Arts Industry 
Virtual Market Access Assistance – The Banff World Media Festival 2020
Expressions of Interest

The Department of Industry Tourism and Investment through the NWT Film Commission is accepting expressions of interest from NWT film and media arts producers looking to obtain funding assistance to purchase a BANFFXchange Virtual + Networking...read more

The Government of the Northwest Territories, Departments of Industry Tourism and Investment and Education, Culture and Employment, is providing special funding through the NWT Film Commission and NWT Arts for film and arts related initiatives in light of COVID-19 impacts.

This one-time economic recovery funding (for the 2020–21 fiscal year) is special support for our Artists, Film Producers and Arts Organizations who are preparing to resume or re-define their professional activities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

$250,000 is available in total.

Who and...read more

Details on the Emergency Support Fund for Cultural, Heritage and Sport Organizations “Next Steps to Support the Industry Impacted by the Global COVID-19 Pandemic” have been released.


Les détails sur les prochaines étapes pour venir en aide à l’industrie touchée par la pandémie mondiale de la...read more

The Yellowknife International Film Festival (YKIFF) is now open for submissions! YKIFF continues to grow strong as a hyper local Yellowknife event that considers its place within the circumpolar world. The Early Bird deadline is May 31, 2020.


Le Festival international du film de Yellowknife (YKIFF) est maintenant prêt à recevoir vos...read more

Digital Originals will support Canadian artists and arts organizations to reach Canadian audiences online during the COVID-19 crisis by enabling them to adapt their work for digital dissemination.

The Canada Council for the Arts has teamed up with CBC/Radio-Canada to offer this new opportunity through $5,000 micro-innovation grants. CBC/Radio-Canada will curate and feature selected projects in a digital showcase.

The Canada Council recognizes the significant impact of COVID-19 on the Canadian arts sector,...read more

NWT Arts Council, Support to Northern Performers Grants, Arts Organizations, Heritage Centres and Indigenous Cultural Organizations Operational funding applications will continue to be processed. Please note there may be some delays in processing applications and payments. Click here for more information. read more

Click here for a compilation of supports available to NWT businesses – including tour operators, artists, filmmakers, agriculturists and more - during the COVID-19 pandemic. This page will be updated on an ongoing basis. Please check back regularly. read more

The NWTPMA is pleased to partner with the Government of the Northwest Territories to offer film professionals an opportunity to access special funding to be used for on-the-job placements, one-on-one mentorship with an industry professional, or other specialized training opportunities.

Successful applicants will be chosen through a combination of CV/resume, a written project proposal outlining their placement objectives and an interview process. The NWTPMA Board of Directors will serve as a selection jury for this process.

Applicants are eligible to receive up to $6,250 in...read more

The NWT Arts Program is calling for NWT sealskin artists to apply for the 2020 sealskin workshop. To apply, you must be registered in the NWT Arts Program and be able to participate

in the entire three‐day workshop – Monday, March 2 to Wednesday, March 4, 2020. Call closes February 17, 2020.

See attached for more information.

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Le programme Arts TNO invite les artistes des TNO qui créent des œuvres d’art en peau de phoque à s’inscrire à l’atelier de 2020 sur l’art avec des peaux de phoque.

Pour vous inscrire, vous devez...read more

The Western Canadian Music Awards is always looking for jury members.  Each year, WCMA solicits help from its membership and key industry persons regionally and nationally to act as qualified jurors. 

Jury members are volunteering members of the music industry who are experts within their field and genre and represent the industry at large. Their knowledge and ability to interpret the current music landscape regionally and nationally makes them best qualified to help WCMA select the Western Canadian Music Awards. 

If you are interested in becoming a juror, or know someone...read more

Call for Visual Artists

The NWT Arts Program is putting out a call to visual artists to participate in Art Markets at two upcoming Yellowknife events:

  1. Hockey Day in Canada: Saturday, February 8 from 12-5pm. 15 tables available.
  2. NAKA Festival: Tuesday, March 3, Wednesday, March 4 and Thursday, March 5. The sale each day is from 11:30 – 5:30pm. Different artists will be chosen for each day. 12 tables available per day.

To express your interest, please send us an email to...read more

Survey of the Indigenous Arts Economy in Canada
Sondage sur l'économie axée sur les arts indigènes au Canada

Are you interested in Indigenous art? Have your voice heard and you can help to identify opportunities in the Indigenous arts community. Our survey will take you less than 10 minutes and you could win $500.

This is an opportunity for you to share your thoughts and influence policy, plus you will get entered into a draw to win $500. Your responses will be kept confidential by Big River Analytics.

Big River Analytics has been hired as an independent...read more

Members of the Arctic Inspiration Prize Regional Selection Committees for Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Inuit Nunangat met in November and selected eleven nominations as finalists for the 2019 Arctic Inspiration Prize. Ranging in scope and focus, each and every project demonstrates the potential to generate lasting impact across Canada’s North. Laureates in all three prize categories will be selected from these high-quality nominations by the National Selection Committee and will be announced on February 5, 2020 at the 8th Annual Arctic Inspiration Prize Awards Ceremony in Ottawa,...read more

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