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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.

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Canadian Artists' Representation/Le Front des artistes canadiens (CARFAC) works to improve visual artists’ economic and legal rights, through advocacy, research, and education. The NWT Arts Program would like more NWT artists to belong to this national organization so they can receive these benefits and participate in CARFAC opportunities. To help this happen, the NWT Arts Program is offering to pay the annual membership fee for NWT artists who are interested in joining CARFAC. To take advantage of this opportunity, complete more

Are you a storyteller? An established or emerging writer? Are you interested in facilitating a workshop or participating in a panel discussion or a reading? NWT writers and storytellers are invited to submit an expression of interest in participating in the 18th annual NorthWords Writers Festival. This year’s festival will be held from June 1 - 4, 2023.

To submit proposals for workshops, author sessions, and events for NorthWords Writers Festival 2023, please email your submission to with “2023 Program Submission” more

The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo (WICZ) seeks to commission up to seven Indigenous artists to create original artworks representing Canadian landscapes and how people relate to the land. These finished works of art will be permanently displayed at the WICZ as part of the redeveloped Canadian Wilds.

Full details and information on how to apply can be seen in the attached call. 

The deadline for applications is April 30, 2023 at 4pm. read more

Please find attached a Call for Artists to participate in the Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce Spring Trade Show, May 13-14, 2022. This call is open to artists living in the North Slave communities of Behchokǫ̀, Dettah, Gameti, Łutselk’e, Ndılǫ Wekweètì, Whatì and Yellowknife.

 To be considered for this opportunity, you must meet all of the criteria as outlined in the attachment, and respond with the required information by Sunday, April 2, 2023.

Vous trouverez ci-joint une invitation pour participer au salon professionnel printanier de la Chambre de commerce more