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This City IV – Residency & Social Art Project – YK ARCC, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada

Deadline: August 1st, 2016

Disciplines: Activism, Art Education, Collaboration, Community, Conceptual Gardening Theory, Crafts & Trades, Curatorial, Design, Experimental, Film & Video, Installation, Media Arts, Music & Sound, Other, Performance, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Visual Arts.

Location: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada.

Duration: 2 weeks. Programming late-September to early October 2016.
Eligibility: more

Press Release

Somba K’e, Denendeh — Dene Nahjo invites the public to experience the revitalization of an ancient cultural practice through the teachings of Elders during a three-week caribou and moose hide tanning camp at Somba K’e Civic Plaza (Yellowknife Tennis Courts) this summer, July 11-29, 2016 Monday – Friday.

Elders, instructors and experienced hide tanners will join together to tan over 10 hides using various regional techniques, while creating traditional tanning tools in the process. Members of the public are invited to come to the site to observe more

Please join us on Friday, July 8, 2016, as we launch a dual exhibition, featuring the works of two local artists. 

Light refreshments will be served.

Our Elders - 

Elders are the bedrock of our community. Having carried and cared for us all when we were unable to carry and care for ourselves, we now honour our Elders as the foundation of our families. With much respect and appreciation, these few Elders of Fort Smith are a small example of their community within our community.

My Quilting journey - 

Join us as we explore local artist, more

In this workshop, the participant will have access to a selection of semi-precious stones and beads, as well as chains, clasps, and jewellery findings. They will be taught how to use pliers and introduced to the basic tools of wire work. Everyone will work on designing their own necklace and they will be coached and advised so as to finish the day with a professional looking set that suits their tastes.

Workshop date: Sunday, August 14 from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Registration fee: $80.00

Artist Biography ~ Patrice Tremblay 

Patrice was originally introduced more

Join in on an afternoon of fun for the whole community at Mission Historic Park.

Meet some of our South Slave artists, find that special handcrafted piece, try some tasty treats from local producers and harvesters, or take a bounce on the bouncy castle for kids. 

Discover new art, new tastes and new experiences at our Artisan Fair and Farmer’s market 2016.

Looking to register as a vendor? - Please call (867) 872 2859 or email us at 

For more informtaion, please visit www.nlmcc.caread more

In this two-day workshop, students will first become well acquainted with the main material used in this workshop; wool. Students will experiment with different wool textures and colors to create the background piece for the next day’s work. Students on day two will be shown how to use felting needles to create designs and images within the sheet of felt that they had previously created. Students will play with the effects of layering, texture and color to create a wool wall hanging for their home. 

Workshop date: Saturday, August 13 from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, August more

Survey of the Inuit Arts Economy in Canada




Are you interested in Inuit art? Have your voice heard. Complete a short survey (less than 10 minutes) about Inuit art and the surrounding economy and have the opportunity to share your thoughts and influence policy, plus get entered in a draw to win $500. Your responses will be kept confidential by Big River Analytics.


The Government of Canada has hired Big River Analytics, an more

Make Your Voice Heard –The Canada Council for the Arts Survey: Arts in a Digital World


The Canada Council for the Arts is seeking input from artists, collectives and arts organizations to help map the future of the arts in Canada, and wants to hear from you. The Canada Council is using an online survey – Arts in a Digital World – to learn how the sector is making use of digital tools in the creation and production of art, its dissemination, audience engagement and the management of arts organizations. more

Join Yellowknife painter Jessica McVicker for the opening of her solo exhibition Born and Raised at ARCC (the Artist Run Community Centre) in Old Town on Thursday June 16 @ 7-9 pm.


The show features original acrylic paintings from a recent en plein air painting expedition in BC. ARCC’s studio is located at 3541 McDonald Drive.


The show runs until Saturday June 25. For more information visit the ARCC’s website at

News Release


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Women's Sewing Circle

Every Thursday at 3 - 5 PM

Elder's Facility

All woman over the age of 18 are welcome!!read more

The Salt River First Nation will be hosting its Treaty Lands Entitlement Days on June 24 and 25 with plenty happening over that weekend. Included in the celebrations is the Traditional Men's Hand Games Tournament, which is on the 24th, and will be giving away $75,000 in prize money, one of the biggest purses on offer anywhere. The winner's share is $40,000. Each team can have 10 players with one alternate and there is no limit to how many teams can more

Acrylic painting workshops will be taking place this month at Northern Life Museum and Cultural Centre in Fort Smith. Intermediate workshops will take place on June 17, 18 and 19. The instructor will be Landon Peters of Yellowknife. The workshops will be for those 16 years of age and older. Space is limited to 10 people per class. No previous experience is necessary. More information, including on the fee, can be obtained by contacting Northern Life Museum and Cultural more

Please join us on Thursday, June 9th for the latest instalment of our Speaker Series.

Enjoy an evening of stories and photographs exploring the Mercredi family, and Fort Chipewyan in the 1940's and 1950's. Louise Fraser will share her cherished childhood memories of her parents, and their family, as well as memories of watching birch bark canoes on Lake Athabasca, picnicking, berry picking, and fishing.

Light refreshments will be more

High TEA presents: Acrylic Painting Workshops with Landon Peters

Beginner's Workshop: June 10-June 12, 2016 (Ages 16+, no previous experience required)

June 10 - 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
June 11 - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
June 12- 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Registration fee: $120.00 - $120.00 fee includes: paints, brushes and canvas. Please bring photos to work from.

Intermediate Workshop: June 17-19, 2016 (Ages 16+, experience necessary)

June 17 - 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
June 18 - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
June 19- 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Registration fee: $ more

Calling all South Slave artists! We are looking for artists, bakers, and growers to attend the 2016 Summer Splash Artisan Fair and Farmer’s Market.

Market date: Saturday, August 06, 2016 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM at Mission Historic Park

Registration fee before July 01, 2016: $15.00

Registration fee after July 01, 2016: $20.00

Registered South Slave artists travelling to Fort Smith for the Artisan Fair and Farmer’s Market will be given $300.00 for travel and accommodations.

To register for a vendor table, or for more information, please call (867) 872 more more

Apply by June 1 for Re(Claim)

Through live performance, music creation, composition, song, storytelling, spoken word, dance and silent film, this interdisciplinary program with a strong music focus provides the opportunity for Indigenous artists 'reclaim' the era of silent films made about Indigenous peoples. The Banff Centre welcomes Canadian and

Indigenous Awards | The Hnatyshyn Foundation

The deadline for submissions is June 1st, 2016


As part of its plans to increase support for Indigenous arts practice, The Hnatyshyn Foundation is launching REVEAL Indigenous Art Awards to honour Indigenous Canadian artists working in all artistic disciplines. The comprehensive program of awards and promotional activities, including 150 cash awards of $10,000 each to be awarded in 2017, will fuel the creation of new artistic works and leave a lasting cultural legacy.

The Awards are more

Are you a Canadian artist or arts organization?

Do you want to make a significant impact in your community, and push the boundaries of your artistic practice?

Now is your chance!


New Chapter, a special creation fund

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Confederation the Canadian Council for the Arts is proud to launch New Chapter to make this work possible and enable you to bring your ambitious work to Canadian and international audiences. 

Unprecedented Funding

With the more



May 10, 2016



Tracey Bryant, Executive Director

NorthWords NWT

867 445 8302


2016 NorthWords Festival Announces Award-Winning Author Line-Up


The 11th more

Are you interested in Acting?


Looking for: Tłı̨chǫ̨ Actors and Actresses to play roles in the Tłı̨chǫ̨ Animation Film Production based on "Edzo & Akaitcho Making Peace”.  


Deadline is on May 25, 2016.



TIME SCHEDULE:    10:00 AM TO 4:00 PM