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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

On behalf of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), please find attached a letter addressed to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit broadcasters, content creators, artists and experts within the broadcasting system to announce the recent publication of a Notice of Proceeding related to the co-development of a new Indigenous Broadcasting Policy.

They are seeking input from Indigenous members of the broadcasting system to participate in the initial phase of this process.

Please see attached for more info. 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

NACC is seeking a youth interested in a career in live sound for a hands-on mentorship opportunity with a professional sound technician.

Amplify Your Career is a youth outreach project aimed at creating a community of sound technicians in Northwest Territories. One youth will be chosen to shadow a professional sound technician, learn practical skills and share their knowledge with peers.

NACC is partnering with Ryan Dempster, a professional sound tech with over 9 years of experience, and The Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology to present this program...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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Prizes

1st place : $500 cash + 500 WAMP credit

2nd place : $300 cash + 200 WAMP credit

3rd place : $250 WAMP credit

Audience Choice : 2 Adult weekend Folk on the Rocks Tickets
 

Registration fees

Band/musician : $100.00

Video team : WAMP membership fee (50$) *if not already paid

Registration fees can be made:

-By e-transfer to: jeremy@wamp.ca

-In person at WAMP office by cash, cheque or credit

*Payable before competition...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

The Art Ex Festival Corporation is seeking artist’s submissions for Art Ex 2019 proposed projects and/or workshops. 

Art Ex is a weekend visual arts festival being held September 27th to 29th , 2019 in Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. 

Visual artists working in all media are invited to submit proposed activities for Art Ex 2019.  Artists may want to consider the following proposed activities, an exhibition, art talks, hands-on workshops for children, youth and adults, an installation,...read more

The Art Gallery of Alberta is seeking submissions for its Biennial of Contemporary Art exhibition that will be presented in the Fall of 2020. This exhibition, sponsored by ATB Financial, will be jointly organized and presented at the Art Gallery of Alberta and Remai Modern.

 

This call is open to artists physically or otherwise within, from, or in proximity to the borders of Alberta, Treaty 4, Treaty 6, Treaty 7, Treaty 8 and Treaty 10.

 

Please see the Art Galley of Alberta's website for more information: ...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

Library and Archives Canada has announced an initiative that provides funding of up to $100,000 per project to eligible Indigenous organizations to digitize existing culture and language recordings, and to help them build the skills, knowledge and resources they need to carry out this work in their communities.

Listen, Hear Our Voices is an initiative that resulted from engagement and collaboration. This initiative aims to help digitize and preserve First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation culture and language recordings.

Seven archivists, based in traditional territories, are...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

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