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The Yellowknife International Film Festival (YKIFF) is now open for submissions! YKIFF continues to grow strong as a hyper local Yellowknife event that considers its place within the circumpolar world. The Early Bird deadline is May 31, 2020.

Le Festival international du film de Yellowknife (YKIFF) est maintenant prêt à recevoir more

Digital Originals will support Canadian artists and arts organizations to reach Canadian audiences online during the COVID-19 crisis by enabling them to adapt their work for digital dissemination.

The Canada Council for the Arts has teamed up with CBC/Radio-Canada to offer this new opportunity through $5,000 micro-innovation grants. CBC/Radio-Canada will curate and feature selected projects in a digital showcase.

The Canada Council recognizes the significant impact of COVID-19 on the Canadian arts sector, more

NWT Arts Council, Support to Northern Performers Grants, Arts Organizations, Heritage Centres and Indigenous Cultural Organizations Operational funding applications will continue to be processed. Please note there may be some delays in processing applications and payments. Click here for more information. read more

Click here for a compilation of supports available to NWT businesses – including tour operators, artists, filmmakers, agriculturists and more - during the COVID-19 pandemic. This page will be updated on an ongoing basis. Please check back regularly. read more

Submissions are now open!

NorthWords NWT offers two annual book awards for outstanding books published in the previous year by a northern author.

Established in 2010 the NorthWords Book Award recognizes an outstanding book, set in the North and published by an NWT author in the previous year.

In 2017, with funding from NT Power Corporation, the NorthWords Youth Book Award was created to recognize outstanding youth literature.

Winners will be announced during the festival at the NorthWords Gala on May 29, 2020.

Both book awards include a $1,000 prize more

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Completing the Survey in Support of the Formation of Canada’s First-Ever
National Network of Legal Clinics for the Arts

In an effort to develop an essential national network of federally funded legal services for artists across Canada, we are conducting an important Needs Assessment Survey. The results will give a fulsome picture of artists’ needs from coast-to-coast and will be presented to the Canada Council of the Arts in April 2020. more

We’re hiring!

Our Creating, Knowing and Sharing: The Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples Program is looking for two new Program Officers. Join our team and play a key role in the delivery of grants or funds to Indigenous artists, cultural carriers arts groups, and/or arts organizations.

For more information, visit our website.

Apply before March 20!



Nous embauchons!

Notre programme Créer, connaitre et more



Looking for growers, harvesters, artisans, bakers and food vendors!


Apply online | Deadline to apply is March 31st


Every Tuesday

June 9th - September 8th 5:15pm - 7:15pmread more

The NWT’s Next Strategy — Co-Produced By YOU!

From makeup artists and fixers to virtual effects pros and producers, the Northwest Territories is full of professionals working in media.

Five years ago, the NWT Film Commission launched the territory’s first film strategy — Take One: A Film Strategy and Action Plan for the Northwest Territories. The NWT has since become known for award-winning films, circumpolar festivals, and one-of-a-kind stories.

Now, it’s time to build on that success and produce the NWT’s next film and media strategy. But first, we need your input! more

Are you an emerging Indigenous content creator passionate about breaking into the world of film and television? The CBC New Indigenous Voices training program presented by the National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) can help you achieve that goal. 91% of NSI graduates are working in the industry today.

CBC New Indigenous Voices is a 14-week, full-time, culturally-sensitive training course which provides an introduction to a variety of creative and challenging employment opportunities in film, television more

The NWTPMA is pleased to partner with the Government of the Northwest Territories to offer film professionals an opportunity to access special funding to be used for on-the-job placements, one-on-one mentorship with an industry professional, or other specialized training opportunities.

Successful applicants will be chosen through a combination of CV/resume, a written project proposal outlining their placement objectives and an interview process. The NWTPMA Board of Directors will serve as a selection jury for this process.

Applicants are eligible to receive up to $6,250 more

This three-week lab for intercultural Indigenous choreographers and dancers focuses on re-embodiment and Indigenous voice. Departing from the belief that the body is the site of emotional, cultural, political, and spiritual history, the lab supports the exploration and creative development of personal voice and physical vocabulary. The program will explore the intersections of identity, movement, and creation. Indigenous artists accepted to the program will be eligible for up to 100% scholarship to cover the program fee.

Dates: June 01 - 21, 2020 Application deadline: March 11, more

Kinship Medicines is a thematic residency for queer, trans, and two-spirited Indigenous writers and visual artists who are enacting kinship ethics in their practices, particularly around discussions of gender, sex, and the queer-trans Indigenous futures movement. This residency focuses on the discursive spark shared between queer, trans, and two spirited Indigenous visual artists and writers by focusing on conversation, collaboration, and building creative kinship between a cohort of writers who think alongside artists, whether it be through curatorial writing or literary form,  and more

The NWT Arts Program is calling for NWT sealskin artists to apply for the 2020 sealskin workshop. To apply, you must be registered in the NWT Arts Program and be able to participate

in the entire three‐day workshop – Monday, March 2 to Wednesday, March 4, 2020. Call closes February 17, 2020.

See attached for more information.


Le programme Arts TNO invite les artistes des TNO qui créent des œuvres d’art en peau de phoque à s’inscrire à l’atelier de 2020 sur l’art avec des peaux de phoque.

Pour vous inscrire, vous more

The NWT Creative Collective is excited to provide our 4th annual Youth Showcase for Folk On The Rocks 2020. We are looking for Northern performers to host at our showcase on the CBC stage!

Whether you're a solo act/band/poet, you play original music or covers - we want to hear from you!

Any NWT resident under 30 may apply.

If you are interested please complete the google more

The National Network of Legal Clinics for the Arts is a  joint endeavour of three organizations: Artists’ Legal Outreach (ALO) in Vancouver, Artists’ Legal Advice Services (ALAS) in Toronto and the Artists’ Legal Services Ottawa (ALSO) working in collaboration with Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario (CPAMO – 

There are presently five legal clinics providing critical capacity support to individual creators, arts organizations, their administrators, technicians and other arts professionals in performance, literary, more

The 2020 program launches on February 10 and we're looking for representation from across the country.

All finalists received mentoring and networking sessions, festival performance opportunities, unique content creation, promotion through a variety of SiriusXM channels (including national media opportunities) as well as participation at high end song camps.


Submissions for the 2020 program open February 10  (and close Friday, February 28 at 11:59pm EST).   


Apply at more

The Western Canadian Music Awards is always looking for jury members.  Each year, WCMA solicits help from its membership and key industry persons regionally and nationally to act as qualified jurors. 

Jury members are volunteering members of the music industry who are experts within their field and genre and represent the industry at large. Their knowledge and ability to interpret the current music landscape regionally and nationally makes them best qualified to help WCMA select the Western Canadian Music Awards. 

If you are interested in becoming a juror, or know more

Art in the Open is seeking artist proposals for our 2020 festival


Art in the Open is inviting local, regional and national artists to submit their artistic proposals for the annual summer festival. The festival’s main event will take place from 4pm until midnight on Saturday, August 29th, 2020. The festival is looking for unique submissions that will transform downtown Charlottetown’s green spaces into magical, memorable, creative spaces that will be shared by all members of the community. We are interested in art projects that invite more

Call for vendors for this event which will be held at the Cheif Lamalice Complex on Saturday, March 7 th and Sunday, March 8th from 10 am to 4 pm. With a fashion show being held during halftime at the Talent Show on Saturday. March 7th and we ask no fee for this event just come out and show off any handmade items you may have or want to sell. We ask anyone in the fashion show come when doors open to prepare for this as well.

 $15 a table per day. Vendors are more then welcome to come out and set up early around 9 am. With room for about 20 vendors. Spots are filling quick so more