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Members of the Arctic Inspiration Prize Regional Selection Committees for Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Inuit Nunangat met in November and selected eleven nominations as finalists for the 2019 Arctic Inspiration Prize. Ranging in scope and focus, each and every project demonstrates the potential to generate lasting impact across Canada’s North. Laureates in all three prize categories will be selected from these high-quality nominations by the National Selection Committee and will be announced on February 5, 2020 at the 8th Annual Arctic Inspiration Prize Awards Ceremony in Ottawa, more

Alberta Printmakers (A/P) invites all artists (local, national and international) incorporating print media techniques within their practice to apply for our 2020-2021 juried gallery exhibitions program.  

Gallery Mandate - Alberta Printmakers Main Space Gallery is an artist-run gallery located within A/P’s print centre. The Main Space Gallery Program exhibits innovative, contemporary, print-based art produced from emerging, mid-career, and established artists. Print techniques can include any or a combination of: relief, intaglio, monoprint, lithography, silkscreen more

As the national arts service organization for craft in Canada, the CCF/FCMA encourages artists and the public alike to embrace and value the artistic, economic, historic, contemporary, and social significance of craft. This is no easy feat, particularly in a country as broad and diverse as Canada. The history of this land influences and informs our contemporary experiences, and with this in mind, we recognize that craft practices are intrinsically tied to the past, present, and future.

This blog post takes one small step toward encouraging thoughtful and informed consideration more

Mass Culture is an organization that strives to support artists, arts organizations and academic institutions across the country. The intent is to form a network of stakeholders, which, through research, will address cultural research issues at organizational, sectoral, and governmental levels.

They are currently conducting research on arts service organizations. 

The survey is open until the end of November and can be access here.

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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 more

Dene Nahjo is hosting their Winter Market this year on December 21st, 2019.

Indigenous Artists can apply to have a table through this application form: Applications due October 30th, 2019!read more

The Northwest Territories Professional Media Association (NWTPMA) is excited to announce that the NWTPMA Awards have returned for a second year, with even more categories!


These awards recognize excellence in NWT Film and Media. Nine awards will be presented on Saturday, November 9, 2019 during the Film Gala night at the 2019 Yellowknife International Film Festival:


Entry Fee: $10 for NWTPMA members, $25 for non-members (per entry)

Deadline for Submissions: October 20, 2019


Submission are now open more

Open Call for Diaspora Dialogues 2020 National Long Form Mentoring Program
We invite submissions from emerging writers who currently have a full or near-full draft of an original full-length novel or collection of poems or short stories. Complete or near complete means that the writer has up to 85,000 words or 300 double-spaced pages of prose or up to 25 poems (no more than 50 pages maximum). Submissions will consist only of excerpts from these works.
Diaspora Dialogues is committed to supporting a literature of Canada that is as diverse as the country 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 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

Feminist Art Collective (FAC) presents the Feminist Art Festival

Date: March 2020
Location: OCAD University, Toronto, Canada
Deadline: September 1, 2019

Submissions and Questions:

An international and intersectional celebration of multidisciplinary arts
Feminist Art Collective (FAC) is a grass roots, Toronto-based volunteer organization that brings together artists, academics, and activists to consider feminist issues through art and dialogue. We are currently accepting more

The Digital Strategy Fund is hosting a Facebook Live Event
on September 4, 2019

The deadline for submitting Digital Strategy Fund grant applications is fast approaching! To help answer your last-minute questions, we’re hosting a Facebook Live event on September 4, more

Are you an artist or media producer committed to supporting youth through arts-based education? We are seeking expressive artists of all disciplines to join a NWT-wide creative programming tour using expressive arts to discuss health and wellness, including substances (alcohol, cannabis, tobacco, opioids) and finding strategies, through the arts and community connectedness, to cope and build resiliency.

The Project

The Dope Experience is an arts-based program that takes a harm reduction approach to substance education. Using the arts and a focus on more

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 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 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. 


For more information and submission form, click 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 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 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


Le Programme Arts TNO lance un appel aux artistes en more