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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.

Mixed Media Arts 101 
Dates: January 15 - February 7, 2020 Application deadline: November 13, 2019
The program is an opportunity for global Indigenous artists in all disciplines to access digital literacy training. The aim is to develop digital literacy for artists who have not been able to obtain training across select software, hardware, and technology platforms.
In addition to learnings around the production process, Mixed Media Arts 101 will also foster conversations about the social impacts of this changing landscape, digital racial profiling, cultural appropriation...read more

Release of the 2019 Labour Market Information study of Canada's cultural workforce

To all Canadian arts and culture sector workers, employers and organizations, the Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) is proud to announce the release of the 2019 Labour Market Information Study (LMI) of Canada’s cultural workforce. This study was undertaken in collaboration with the Conference Board of Canada (CBoC); and was funded by the Government of Canada's Sectoral Initiatives Program.

The LMI report is available in both French and English online at...read more

Call to NWT Artists - Royal Canadian Legion Branch #164 Yellowknife Monument

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #164 – Yellowknife is seeking a team of Northwest Territories artists to design, produce and install a sculpture to honour Canadian Veterans. This commemorative project will replace an original sculpture first erected in 2005, which was damaged in July 2019. The new monument will be located in front of Joint Task Force North (JTFN) Force opérationnelle interarmées (Nord) in Yellowknife, NWT.

The project requires a design team that would include more...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 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

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

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

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

We are excited to announce that the Call for Nominations for the 2019 Arctic Inspiration Prize is now open!

The Arctic Inspiration Prize inspires team building and encourages the development of projects that deliver near-term benefit to Arctic communities. In 2019, up to $3 million will be awarded across three prize categories. Please help spread the word, and share this message with your contacts and representatives in communities across the North!

Note that new for 2019, only...read more

This year Folk On The Rocks will be featuring a new Spring event- the Main Stage Showdown- talent show!

 

FOTR is calling out all aspiring performers to participate in their online contest where eight lucky contenders (as voted by the public!) will win the opportunity to showcase their individual and unique skills at the event with the ambition of winning a $500 cash prize as well as a 15-minute mainstage slot during the FOTR festival weekend.

 

Participants are asked to upload a video of themselves to Facebook showing off their most impressive skill with the...read more

The Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced today Program Guidelines for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. The CMF also announced it is committing $353M to invest in Canada’s television and digital media industry in 2019-2020. The breakdown of the 2019-2020 program budget can be accessed here

“We’re introducing a number of new programs and changes to existing programs, some of which will be among the most impactful since the establishment of the CMF in 2010,” said Valerie Creighton,...read more

A new funding opportunity for New and Early Career Artists is open to craftspeople. Access funding for career advancement (mentorships, internships, apprenticeships, training and workshops), creative research and the creation of new work, residencies, public presentation, etc. If you have yet to meet the criteria for a professional artist with the Canada Council for the Arts, or if you are newly started in your arts career, look to this new pilot project to see if you can access support.

For more information: visit www....read more

NorthWords Writers Festival is offering a fantastic opportunity for all NWT writers. Literary agent Marilyn Biderman of the Transatlantic Agency will be attending this year’s writers festival and is offering to work with six writers while she is here.

                                    

Criteria are as follows:

  1. She will read up to twenty pages of a polished manuscript (i.e. final draft, ready to submit to publishers) and give notes on that material, at the level of both substantive edit and a line edit.
  2. The six authors will be
  3. ...read more

When harassment happens, who can the victim turn to? And how does an employer, engager or Board of Directors respond when harassment occurs in their workplace?

These pressing questions are explored in detail in Reporting and Investigating Mechanisms for Workplace Harassment in the Arts, now available for reference and download at...read more

Under the Respectful Workplaces in the Arts umbrella, the Cultural Human Resources Council is pleased to release 13 Quick Reference Guides to assist cultural organizations with implementing and sustaining compliance with harassment legislation by province and territory. These...read more

Congratulations to Sue McNeil and her team, whose project was awarded $500,000 to create an association of northern Indigenous artists and crafters from across the region to work at developing sustainable business ventures, improving local artisans' skills, ensuring authentic, high quality products, and building confidence as sustainable business owners. The end result will be an Indigenous owned and operated venture with self-determined, quality products, prices, and markets that will support sustainable and culturally valuable lifestyles.read more

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