News and Announcements Archive

NWT Arts recently updated its website. Artists can now add additional social media links including TikTok, Instagram, and Pintrest. Update your profile today! Can’t remember your username or password?  Email nwtarts@gov.nt.ca and we can reset it for you.


Arts TNO a récemment mis à jour son site Web. Les artistes peuvent maintenant ajouter à leur profil des liens supplémentaires vers les réseaux sociaux : TikTok, Instagram et Pinterest. N’attendez plus et actualisez votre profil! Vous avez oublié votre nom d’utilisateur ou votre mot de...read more

The Seals and Sealing Network is looking for a part-time (10 hours/week) Marketing and Vendor Relations Manager for the Proudly Indigenous Crafts and Designs (PIC&D) online store who can collaborate with cross-functional teams, while building and maintaining vendor relationships. The ideal candidate has experience working with Indigenous communities, respects the people and cultures and takes time to understand their background and history. More information, including a job description and details on how to apply can be...read more

The NWT Arts Program is putting out a call to NWT Visual Artists to show and sell artwork at the Yellowknife Farmers Market which takes place every Tuesday from 5:15-7:15 pm, June 7-September 13 at Somba K'e Park. To be considered for this opportunity you must be registered in the NWT Arts Program and currently reside in the NWT. There is no cost to participate. Tables and tablecloths will be provided. The deadline to apply is Sunday, May 22.


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The NWT Arts Program is putting out a call to NWT Visual Artists to show and sell artwork at the Yellowknife Farmers Market which takes place every Tuesday from 5:15-7:15 pm, June 7-September 13 at Somba K'e Park. To be considered for this opportunity you must be registered in the NWT Arts Program and currently reside in the NWT. There is no cost to participate. Tables and tablecloths will be provided. The deadline to apply is Sunday, May 22.


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Special workshop invite for Indigenous artists from the NWT!

Join Canadian Artists’ Representation/Le Front des artistes canadiens (CARFAC) Wednesday, May 11, 2022 from 4-7pm for a workshop specially for Indigenous artists from the NWT and Nunavut, led by Larissa Desrosiers, an Ojibwe Queer Singer/Songwriter and beadworker from Couchiching First Nation in Treaty #3, and featuring speaker Iqaluit-based Inuk jeweler, Mathew Nuqingaq.

Over the course of the workshop, you will have discussions around Intellectual Property, cultural appropriation, safeguarding cultural knowledge,...read more

The Hay River Health and Social Services Authority (HRHSSA) is excited to inform the
community that an artwork installation at the Hay River Regional Health Centre promoting Northwest Territories (NWT) artists is now complete. The exhibit showcases 28 traditional arts and fine crafts from artists across the South Slave Region including Hay River, Fort Providence, Fort Resolution, K’atl’odeeche First Nation, Enterprise, Fort Smith and Kakisa. In addition to these regional pieces, one painting was created by a Behchoko artist and donated to HRHSSA, specifically for the midwifery...read more

The NWT Arts Program has been invited to exhibit and sell fashion, craft and textile artwork on behalf of select NWT Indigenous artists at the Indigenous Fashion Arts Festival in Toronto, June 9-12, 2022.

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 Thursday, May 5, 2022.

If you have any questions, please contact the NWT Arts Program at nwtarts@gov.nt.ca


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The NWT Arts Program is putting out a call to NWT Visual Artists to show and sell artwork at the Niagara Falls & Northwest Territories collaborative event in Niagara Falls on August 13, 2022 as part of the 13 for 13 Cultural Festival during the Canada Summer Games. This festival is an opportunity to showcase the NWT’s unique culture, artwork and highlight it as a spectacular tourism destination. 

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 Sunday, April 24, 2022.

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Aboriginal Sports Circle NWT, in partnership with the NWT Arts Program, is seeking Indigenous artists for the Indigenous Summer Games Cultural Market, Saturday, July 2, from 10-6pm in the Weledeh Catholic School gym in Yellowknife. To apply, you must be registered in the NWT Arts Program. Tables will be booked on a first-come-first-served basis. There is no cost to participate. Tables and linens will be provided. Setup will take place from 9-10am. For artists and arts organizations outside Yellowknife, please reach out to your regional ITI office to ask if SEED funding might be available...read more

Canadian Artists' Representation/Le Front des artistes canadiens (CARFAC)  has launched the INDIGENOUS PROTOCOLS dot ART website. The materials on this website were designed to provide practical guidelines for respectful engagement with Indigenous Peoples. It is designed to help Indigenous artists protect their work, to educate non-Indigenous individuals and organizations about respectful engagement and collaboration with Indigenous Peoples, and to provide tools that can be used to advocate for stronger legislative change...read more

The Snowking’s Winter Festival, in partnership with the NWT Arts Program is inviting applications from artists who mainly work with fur for the Fur Funday Artisan Market, Sunday, March 13 from 12-4pm at the Snowcastle courtyard in Yellowknife. To apply, you must be registered in the NWT Arts Program and be able to stay outside for the duration of the market. Artists may bring someone to assist them with their table. There are eight spots available and will be booked on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no cost to participate. Tables and linens will be provided. Setup will take...read more

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 the membership request form and return it to CARFAC before March...read more

Please find attached a Call for Artists to participate in the Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce Spring Trade Show, May 7-8, 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, March 6, 2022.


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The NWT Arts Program is inviting applications from Indigenous NWT artists who have previous experience working with sealskin for the 2022 Sealskin Workshop. This five‐day workshop will be held February 24-28, 2022 in Inuvik. The application deadline is Sunday, January 23, 2022.


Le programme Arts TNO invite les artistes autochtones ténois aptes à travailler avec de la peau de phoque à s’inscrire à l’atelier de confection d’œuvres d’art avec peaux de phoque. Cet atelier de 5 jours se déroulera à Inuvik du 24 au 28 février 2022. La date limite est le dimanche 23 janvier 2022.read more

Folk on the Rocks (FOTR) is now accepting proposals that showcase an outline of a new design concept for their 2022 merchandise. Proposals can be a rough sketch, mood board or an outline (either written or visual). The concept awarded the contract will receive compensation for the completed design. The chosen design will be on all FOTR merchandise sold at the 2022 Festival and will be used on the festival poster and in marketing campaigns! The deadline for proposals is Monday, January 31, 2022.


L’équipe de Folk On the Rocks (FOTR) accepte maintenant les propositions de...read more

The NWT Chamber of Commerce, with funding from Employment and Social Development Canada, is planning on marketing and selling 25 “Made in the NWT” Art Boxes (similar to the popular subscription boxes which have gained popularity across North America).

The NWT Chamber of Commerce is seeking NWT artists [KC1] who are interested in providing a total of 25 hand-made items. One item from each region will be assembled and distributed into a “Made in the NWT” Art Box, and mailed to art enthusiasts across Northern & Western Canada.

The NWT Chamber will be selecting one artist...read more

The Arctic Arts Summit 2022 will be hosted June 27 to 29, 2022, in Whitehorse, Yukon. The theme for the 2022 Summit is Connection to the Land.

The Summit will include seven months of digital programming on the Summit website, leading up to the in-person event, expanding engagement on the key themes, broadening discourse on the Arctic, and shining a spotlight on the stories, perspectives, and cultures of the North.

NWT art and culture organizations are invited to submit a proposal for digital content that aligns with the proposed programming areas in the attached...read more

The travelling exhibit ‘Breathe: Creating resilience through traditional art’ presented by the Departments of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) and Health and Social Services (HSS) is set to open Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre (PWNHC).

The exhibit will be on display until April 2022 and can be viewed Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm at PWNHC.

The exhibit displays 45 hand-crafted masks by artists from around Canada. The masks share their makers’ unique stories of fear, courage, sadness, hope, love, and healing that unite us...read more

The creative community plays a central role in preserving the NWT’s cultures and languages, diversifying our local economies, and sharing the beauty of NWT art far and wide. Art raises the profile of our territory, enrich our lives, and improve our well-being and provides an essential piece of our identity, culture, and heritage.

The NWT Arts Strategy 2021-2031 sets out a vision for how we, along with other governments, organizations, commercial ventures, individual creators, and various supporters will support the creative sector for the next 10 years.

This strategy sets out...read more

The NWT Arts Program is putting out a call to NWT Visual Artists to exhibit and sell artwork at CRAFTED: Show + Sale, a three-day craft sale at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, November 5 to 7, 2021.

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 27, 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact the NWT Arts Program at nwtarts@gov.nt.ca

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