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Attention NWT Filmmakers, Videographers, & Media Producers:

The NWTPMA is a pan-territorial association actively seeking community representatives. They are looking for interested individuals from all NWT communities to join the Board.

The NWTPMA will have an AGM the week of May 23rd and host a Board Retreat from May 27th to 29th that will focus on refining the current strategic plan.

For those interested in joining the NWTPMA and/or becoming Board members or learning more about the NWTPMA please contact: more

 Brenda Dragon took advantage of the Thebacha Trade Show as a great venue to introduce her new business, Aurora Heat, that sells traditionally harvest fur hand, foot and pocket warmers. She also recently launched

Follow their facebook page Aurora Heat for new product developments. 

Aurora Heat thanks Industry, Tourism & Investment and the Thebacha Business Development Services for the support.

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City of Yellowknife Transformer Utility Box & Street Light Box Public Art Program


The City of Yellowknife and Northland Utilities have partnered in a public art initiative which will see several transformer and street light boxes resurfaced by artists.


Painters, digital, mosaic and graffiti artists as well as artists who draw, photograph and any other artists working in two dimensional mediums are invited to submit a proposal to the City. Artists will be selected by a five person project team.


Submission more

The May Programming Pamphlet is now more

Ptarmigan Ptheatrics presents "Spamalot" on stage at NACC


  • Northern Arts and Cultural Centre, Yellowknife
  • May 5, 6 and 7
  • 7:30 pm


If you are a Monty Python fan, or if you are just a fan of great big, funny, lots of singing and dancing, old fashioned Broadway-style shows, you will love Spamalot.


Spamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur’s quest to find the Holy Grail. Inspired by the classic comedy film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, more

Thebacha Business Development Services recently hosted the 11th Annual Thebacha Trade Show at the Fort Smith Arena on April 30th, 2016.  Lisa Mitchell is a local artist and was an exhibitor at the Trade Show.

Having a booth at the Thebacha Trade Show is an ideal place for networking, promoting your organization, connecting with valued clients, and establishing new relationships. Artisans and retail sales of goods and services are welcomed at the trade show. read more

Call for Musicians 

The Social Committee for BDIC/ENR/LANDS and ITI are seeking a musical act for it's Holiday Party on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 at The Explorer Hotel

They are seeking proposals from bands to play at the event from 9 pm - 2am (with breaks included), providing a misture of fun and danceable music. 

To submit a proposal, email Tony Morris ( by June 24th with the enclosed information:
-The type of music you play (provide links or examples if possible)
-A more

Press Release - April 14, 2016

Yellowknife composer Carmen Braden embarking on upcoming album recording and two world premieres

There is edgy, exciting music coming out of Canada’s Northwest Territories! Carmen Braden is embarking on her first studio recording of chamber works and folk songs, as well as having fantastic Canadian performers premiere her two newest compositions. Riding the energy of completing her Masters of Music and recent performances and premieres in Finland, Winnipeg and Yellowknife in 2016, Carmen is bringing her music of beauty and curiosity of the more

Dehcho communities are working together to develop a regional stewardship network known as Dehcho K'ehodi.  This new program will take care of our lands and waters from our Dene perspective and we need your help developing our Logo!!

Contest Deadline:
April 30, 2016

Prize:  $500.00


Send Logo Submissions to:

Dehcho First Nations

PO Box 89

Fort Simpson, NT


Fax:  867-695-2038

Email:  admin@dehcho.orgread more

2016 Deh Gah Grads will be hosting a Annual Community Yard Sale at Deh Gah School on Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 10 AM to 12 PM.

If you're interested in booking a table, please call Charlene Horesay at 780-830-9391.  Tables are limited.  $20.00 per table.  Deadline is May 4, 2016 at 6 PM.

Selling Crafts, Goodies, Baking, Products

Group Fundraiser

All are welcome!!read more

Everyone invited to book a table!

Baked goods, Crafts, Yard Sale & Small Business Items

Call Sandra or Erin at 867-984-3005 to book your $10.00 tableread more

Weekly Youth Sewing Circle

Starting May 4, 2016

7PM to 9PM

Located at 10 Industrial Drive

with Clara Cardinalread more

Fort Smith Market - May 5, 2016 @ 7 PM

Do you like locally grown, produced or harvested food? Do you love buying homemade arts & crafts? Do want a place where community members can gather and connect?

Join us to discuss and plan a Fort Smith Market!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

7 PM

Rec Centre Theatreread more

Free Fish Scale Art Class. Space is limited, please call ahead to confirm more

An Evening with Pierre-Emmanuel Chaillon

Get behind the scenes of wildlife documentaries Winged Migration and Animals in Love, with new Fort Smith resident, Pierre-Emmanuel. Pierre-Emmanuel has filmed wildlife in different places around the world including: Japan, Papa New Guinea, Malaysia, Greenland, and Africa to name a few. He will share some of the stories from behind the scenes, and the work and challenges involved in getting the perfect shot for the films.

Tea and coffee will be more

Participants in this weekend long workshop learned how to create their very own pair of handmade, seal skin mittens.

Participants worked with traditional materials and got to try their hand at using an ulu to cut their pattern.

Thank you to our dedicated participants and our knowledgeable and talented instructor, Brenda more

Jules Léger Prize for New Chamber Music

Deadline: June 1, 2016

This annual prize for Canadian composers, valued at $7,500, is designed to encourage the creation of new chamber music and to foster its performance by Canadian chamber groups.

Jules Léger Prize for New Chamber Music | The Canada Council for the Arts

Prize Description

Awarded annually, the Jules Léger Prize for New Chamber Music is a competition for Canadian composers that is designed to encourage the creation of new chamber music and to foster its performance by more more






The 2016 edition of the Canadian Folk Music Awards weekend
happens in Toronto on December 2 and 3, 2016.

Submissions are now open for the 12th edition of the Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMA). Canadian artists and groups whose albums were released in Canada between June 15, 2015 to June 14, 2016

Notice of AGM

Dear YK ARCC members and friends,

Please take notice that the Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday May 1st 2016, at 3PM, at the studio located on 3-3541 Macdonald Drive, in Yelllowknife's Old Town.

At this occasion, the ARCC will present the financial statements for the year 2015-2016 and we will proceed with the election of the board of directors. The AGM is also an occasion for YK ARCC's membership to reflect on last year's accomplishments and to lay the ground for the year starting up.

The event is open to the more

Open Sky Creative Society announces dates for 2016 Open Sky Festival


Open Sky is pleased to announce that the 16th annual Open Sky Festival will be taking place in Fort Simpson, NT on July 2-3, 2016. Open Sky is inviting all NWT artists, musicians, performers and vendors to submit applications to be part of their amazing summer festival. Both new entries and alumni are welcome.


The application form is also available on the website at more