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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

NWT youth are invited to submit fiction or non-fiction pieces of up to 1,000 words to the NorthWords Youth Writers Contest.

 

Youth must been between the ages of 13 and 17 as of July 2019. The winner will be flown to Calgary this summer for a week-long YouthWrite camp and the winning story will be printed in EdgeYK.

 

Each NWT school may also select five entrants and submit their pieces to info@northwordsnwt.ca. The deadline for submissions in March 30.

 

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Please find attached a Call for Artists to participate in the Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce Spring Trade Show, May 11 and 12, 2019. This call is open to artists living in the North Slave communities of Behchoko, NDilo, Dettah, Gameti, Lutsel K’e, Wekweeti and Whati.

 

To be considered for this opportunity, you must meet all of the criteria as outlined, and respond with the required information by Thursday, March 14, 2019.

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

The Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) and The Conference Board of Canada (CBoC) are interested in hearing your voice as a part of the Canadian Cultural sector’s labour force in:

Audio-Visual (e.g., actors, editors, scriptwriters/script editors, announcers, broadcast engineers, radio/television producers etc.)

Heritage and Libraries (e.g., archivists, built heritage planners, librarians, museum workers, etc.)

Interactive Digital Media (e.g., animators, content programmers, designers, etc.)

Live Performance (e.g., actors, dancers, stagehands, etc.)

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Open call for artists and musicians for the 19th annual Open Sky Festival which will take place June 30th, 2019 in Fort Simpson, NT. read more

Art Gallery of Swift Current invites you to submit artworks for the upcoming exhibition, Cultural Olympiad

In compliment to the 2019 Western Canada Summer Games in Swift Current, West Wing Gallery will host an exhibition of artwork by young artists including university fine arts students and recently graduated young professionals. Just as the Games are an expression of sporting achievement and development for young athletes, Cultural Olympiad exhibition will reveal achievements and development of young artists. This approach echoes the idea and ideals of the Culture Olympiad, held...read more

The Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) and The Conference Board of Canada (CBoC) are interested in hearing your voice as a part of the Canadian Cultural sector’s labour force in:

Audio-Visual (e.g., actors, editors, scriptwriters/script editors, announcers, broadcast engineers, radio/television producers etc.)

Heritage and Libraries (e.g., archivists, built heritage planners, librarians, museum workers, etc.)

Interactive Digital Media (e.g., animators, content programmers, designers, etc.)

Live Performance (e.g., actors, dancers, stagehands, etc.)

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Hay Days Festival is pleased to announce their open call for musicians and performers for this year’s festival.

Application forms can be completed and submitted on-line using the link: haydaysfestival.com/home/music/

Apply early – it’s recommended that you submit your application form by March 31, 2019.

 

Questions regarding applications can be sent to Dewey Roy at

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Story Studio is a new program presented by the Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA) and Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, in partnership with the Government of Alberta and Alberta Film. Born out of Story Summit, this two-and-a-half-day program addresses new approaches to storytelling, innovating with technology, and developing sustainable, creative production and business models for media content.  

Participants will have the opportunity to connect with experts on the forefront of digital media and learn alongside peers in the industry to strengthen tools and...read more

The NWT Arts Council is now accepting applications for funding. 

Funding is available for artists or territorial organizations who are producing specific artistic works, projects or events in the Northwest Territories between April 2019 and March 2020.read more

Upstreet Craft Brewing and this town is small inc. partner for the second year of The Do Good Residency.

 

Launched in Summer 2018, The Do Good Residency is an artist-in-residence program located at Upstreet Craft Brewing’s warehouse in Charlottetown, PEI. The program is supported by Upstreet Craft Brewing’s Do Good Fund for Arts Initiatives and coordinated by this town is small inc., PEI’s Artist-Run Centre.

 

Deadline to Apply for the 2019 program is February 18 at midnight Atlantic Time.

 

This residency is a...read more

The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity invites photographers to submit photos that illustrate their mountain related stories whether culture, adventure, wildlife, sport, environment, or natural history. 
 

·         Each essay submitted is to consist of three (3) to five (5) images. (Plus a short caption/description of each)

·         ENTRY DEADLINE: Wednesday, May 1, 2019

·         $2000 Grand prize and an opportunity to attend the 2019 Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival.

 

For more info visit: ...read more

Call for Artists!

Art Battle Yellowknife is happening February 22nd, in Yellowknife at the Top Knight.

If you are interested in being one of the artists competing, follow the link below and sign up! The winner will go on to compete again this summer for a chance to be flown down south to represent Yellowknife in the Canada National Championship.

https://artbattle.com/register/

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Bonjour / Hello

 

Patrimoine canadien a le plaisir de partager avec vous un lien web au Communiqué de presse émis par Canada FBM 2020 soulignant l’appel à tous afin de constituer le comité qui planifiera et coordonnera la programmation littéraire à la Foire de Fancfort en 2020. Vous êtes invité à distribuer largement.

 

https://canadafbm2020.com/blogs/blog/annonce-programmation-litteraire-de-canada-fbm2020

 

Canadian Heritage is pleased to share a...read more

As you know, the Government of the Northwest Territories invites your input on how they can best support the arts sector in the territory.  The deadline to complete the survey is today. Complete your survey in order to be entered into a draw for an iPad mini!

 

Please have your say. If you have already completed the survey, we thank you for your participation.

https://www.ece.gov.nt.ca/en/arts-strategy-engagementread more

Welcome to Yellowknife Music Festival
In preparation for the 2019 season, the YKMF website has been updated and the revised Rules and Regulations and the 2019 Syllabi are now available at: https://ykmusicfestival.com

 

YKMF 2019 Registration Opens January 2nd!
Important dates for next season:
January 2nd: Registration opens
March 8 – 10: Choral/Vocal Classes
April 11 – 15: Piano Classes
April 25 – 26: Band/Instrumental Classes
May 14: Showcase...read more

Have your say to help shape the GNWT’s priorities for supporting the arts over the next decade.

https://www.ece.gov.nt.ca/en/arts-strategy-engagement  

Your answers will help the Government of the Northwest Territories develop a new Arts Strategy. The survey should only take about 20-30...read more

ITI regional office in Fort Simpson will be Fort Liard, August 18 - 19th. to promote the NWT ARTS program to the artisans at the cultural workshops.read more

Seeking individuals who want to become vendors for the 2018 Mackenzie days 
Register by July 15th 2018read more

Canadian Heritage is seeking a dynamic, impactful image that conveys the theme of ‘passage’- en route; on the way; on a journey; an act, process, or instance of passing through or over; on the move; transition ...
The winning image will be reproduced on exterior quality graphic film and installed on the York Street Steps for a one-year period starting in spring 2018. Deadline for submissions April 16, 5 pm (EDT).
Open to all Canadian visual artists, photographers, graphic designers and illustrators between the ages of 18 and 35. All genres will be considered – figurative,...read more

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