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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.

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Canada Goose (NYSE/TSX: GOOS) in partnership with Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), the national representational organization that works to improve the health and wellbeing of Inuit in Canada, today announced a call for Inuit designers to join its social entrepreneurship project for Canada's North -- Project Atigi.

Project Atigi builds on the company's commitment to Canada's North and is designed to celebrate Inuit craftsmanship and create entrepreneurial opportunities. Launched for the first time in January 2019, the project is a collection of bespoke parkas created by Inuit...read more

Decades after a deadly global-wide spreading of leached arsenic renders earth uninhabitable, a government-ordered earth evacuation reserved strictly for upper class elites, puts one family's future at risk--and millions of others just like them.

UNEARTH is a sci-fi post-apocalyptic short film currently in pre-production in Yellowknife, NWT. UNEARTH is casting now. Click here for more details. read more

The WFF Indigenous Filmmaker Fellowship (IFF) aims to enhance the project development for emerging Indigenous Canadian content creators with short film content, webisode projects or pilots for episodics still in the script stage. Fellows will receive feedback on their scripts and projects as well as guidance on development opportunities from established content creators, producers and industry professionals. A facilitator will provide a high level of strategic advice and mentorship.

Up to six Indigenous creators will be chosen through an application process where a selection...read more

Taking place Jan 31 to Feb 9, the 18th annual Available Light Film Festival (ALFF) will feature 50+ screenings of contemporary International and Canadian cinema in Whitehorse, Yukon. ALFF programming includes a special focus on cinema and screen content from Northern Canada and Indigenous filmmakers from around the globe. 

SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE: October 1, 2019

For more information and submission form, click here.read more

NSI Totally Television provides customized, hands-on training for Canadian producer/writer teams to develop story ideas into polished packages to present to buyers in the global marketplace.

Now entering its 17th edition, NSI Totally Television continues to evolve its curriculum and deepen its faculty pool to best prepare students and their projects for next-level success.

This 12-month distance learning program consists of two phases, each with an in-person boot camp intensive in Toronto. Two teams will advance to phase 2 of the program which includes attendance at Content...read more

Accepting applications until August 20, 2019

The Inuit Art Foundation invites Inuit jewellers from across Canada to submit applications to take part in a cultural exchange as part of the IAF’s Circumpolar Exchange Program, funded by the Canada Council for the Arts. In partnership with the Nuuk Art Museum, the IAF will send one artist to exhibit their work and participate in the Nuuk Nordic Culture Festival from October 7-13, 2019. The selected artist will have the chance to meet artists from across the circumpolar North during the festival, as well as have their...read more

The NWT Arts Program is putting out a call to NWT Visual Artists to exhibit and sell artwork at the 33rd annual Art Market Craft Sale, November 14 to 17, 2019, in Calgary, Alberta.

To be considered for this opportunity, you must meet all of the criteria as outlined in the attached call and respond with the required information by Friday, August 9, 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact the NWT Arts Program at nwtarts@gov.nt.ca

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Le Programme Arts TNO lance un appel aux artistes en arts...read more

Join us in the Northwest Territories for a conversation about the arts with Canada Council for the Arts Director and CEO Simon Brault as part of his tour of northern communities. This meeting will provide members of the artistic community with an opportunity to hear about the Canada Council’s funding approach and recent investments in the Northwest Territories directly from Simon Brault and for the artistic community to share some of their successes and challenges. 

Julie Dobbin, program officer for Creating, Knowing and Sharing: The Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and...read more

Banff Artist in Residence (BAiR) Emerging is an immersive program of studio practice, creative exploration, and critical feedback and mentorship for visual artists in the early stages of their careers. BAiR Emerging combines the artistic freedom of a self-directed residency with the supportive benefits of an organized program.  As well as having the space to create, research, and experiment, participants are part of a community of emerging artists committed to developing and expanding their practice.

 

This residency is for emerging artists who have completed university level...read more

Welcome to The Far North Photo Festival’s Open Call for Submissions to our first-ever exhibition! We are excited to showcase the photos, stories and talent from Northern Canada. The exhibit will be held at a pop-up gallery in the Centre Square Mall in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories from November 15th to November 20th, 2019.

The deadline to submit is Saturday, August 31st, 2019 at 11:59pm.

 

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

The exhibit will consist of two main displays in one gallery space: a Circumpolar display which will show one (1) photo essay from each of the eight...read more

The NWT Arts Program is putting out a call to artists living in Yellowknife and surrounding area, to participate in private event NWT Arts Market, Sunday, August 11, 2019.

To be considered for this opportunity, you must meet all of the criteria as outlined in the attached call and respond with the required information by Friday, July 19.

Please address any questions or send your information to apply, to nwtarts@gov.nt.ca

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Le programme Arts TNO invite tous les artistes qui vivent à...read more

Calling all Hip Hop, Rap, Spoken Word Artists, Poets, Singers, Audio Storytellers, and Podcasters.

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival are partnering for the eighth annual Digital Project Prize.

This year we're inviting Indigenous voice artists to apply to create something new, a digital or interactive experiment. Your project can be anything: a new kind of music video, a live performance, or even an application for your phone.

Whatever you come up with, it will be based on the words and voices of Indigenous artists...read more

YK ARCC is staging their SOCIAL FABRIC exhibition yet again! The show will take place mid to late September, at the former BMO space in the mall. Last year's exhibition featured over 30 artists! Help us make this year's even better! 

 

We are looking for art, in any media, that uses fabric/fibre -or- 'social fabric' as a theme. 

- drawings/paintings/collage, felting, beading, crochet, quilting, fashion, weaving, tufting. knitting, etc.
- also, photographs would be appreciated this year - either printed on fabric or containing fabric in the subject matter, or.......read more

We would like to inform you that M3 Aerial Productions is returning to Yellowknife to offer Advanced RPAS Ground School and Flight School Training, as well as Advanced RPAS Flight Review Training, and Advanced RPAS Flight Reviews for those interested in obtaining their Advanced RPAS Pilot Certificate.

 

M3 Aerial Productions is a national leader in training, recognized by Transport Canada for the high quality of training that we offer across the country.  We are the only training school to have been audited by Transport Canada to date.
 

20-21...read more

The Canada Council for the Arts is bringing Canadian arts to Germany in 2020 with three one-time initiatives.

In the year leading up to the 2020 Frankfurt Book Fair—where Canada will be the Guest of Honour—the German arts and cultural scenes will showcase Canadian creativity.

The Canada Council for the Arts is proud to contribute to Canada’s participation as Guest of Honour country (GoH) at the Frankfurt Book Fair, in collaboration with federal partners at Global Affairs Canada and Canadian Heritage.

This is a unique opportunity to share the diversity of Canada’s...read more

It’s official! The second season of Citizens of Craft: The Podcast returns this month. Episode 1, “One Size Should Not Fit All”, premieres Wednesday, May 29, on citizensofcraft.ca/podcast and all podcast streaming platforms.

For more information visit: citizensofcraft.ca/podcastread more

Attention NWT Producers: Do you have a project at the development stage? The Canada Media Fund's Northern Incentive Development Financing Fund opens on May 30th.

The CMF’s mandate includes support for funding to production across the country. As such, the CMF is continuing its Northern Incentive. As part of the CMF's Convergent Stream, projects funded must include content to be developed and produced for distribution on at least two platforms, one of which must be television.

 

For more information visit: ...read more

My work won third place in the international Verona Tessile Exhibition in Verona Italy this May 2019. My peregrine hooked fibre piece celebrated conservationship and environmental stewardship. Made completely from repurposed fast fashion using Canadian traditional techniques, I am excited to share this work with the world.read more

Calling all quilters, beaders, felters, photographers, weavers, tufters, knitters, embroiderers, crocheters, painters, animators and fabric arts experimenters! 

 

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Under the Respectful Workplaces in the Arts banner, the Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) is pleased to release a training video on workplace harassment in the arts for employers – including Boards of Directors of not-for-profit organizations. This animated video on ‘responding to allegations of harassment’ has been produced to explain the rights and responsibilities of employers with respect to workplace harassment. It comes with practical takeaways and best practices to recognize and navigate incidents of harassment, and includes a questionnaire to test the learner’s recall of the...read more

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