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Call for Visual Artists

The NWT Arts Program is putting out a call to visual artists to participate in Art Markets at two upcoming Yellowknife events:

  1. Hockey Day in Canada: Saturday, February 8 from 12-5pm. 15 tables available.
  2. NAKA Festival: Tuesday, March 3, Wednesday, March 4 and Thursday, March 5. The sale each day is from 11:30 – 5:30pm. Different artists will be chosen for each day. 12 tables available per day.

To express your interest, please send us an email more

Applications are now open for the 2020 Adäka Cultural Festival!

Join us in 2020 to celebrate the 10th year anniversary of the Adäka Cultural Festival! To mark this important milestone, the festival will host Indigenous Visual & Performing Artists and Knowledge Keepers from across Canada, making it "A Celebration of Nations".

For 7 exciting days, we will gather at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre in downtown Whitehorse to share and engage with Indigenous artists from across the country. Together, artists will have the opportunity to present, celebrate and collaborate more

Save the date for the Bead, Hide and Fur Symposium! YFNCT will host the 2nd Bead, Hide and Fur Symposium on March 6 - 8, 2020 bringing together Indigenous artists from across Yukon, Alaska, British Columbia, Northwest Territories and Alberta. Over the course of the symposium, delegates will share ideas to help build a vibrant network of connections, relationships and friendships as we all work together to strengthen this growing sector of exquisite, Indigenous art. 

This event will be held in Whitehorse, YT. 

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Tłı̨chǫ citizens are invited to submit design ideas for a 100th anniversary commemorative monument to be installed in each community.

Deadline is January 10, more

To apply online or to download an application form:

Funding is available for artists or territorial organizations who are producing specific artistic works, projects or events in the Northwest Territories between April 2020 and March 2021. Closing Date: February 29, 2020.

For more information, please contact us at the GNWT Arts Industry Toll Free Line 1-877-445-2787, ext. 3 or by e-mail:​

Please contact us if more

Call for Cultural Performing Delegates
2019 Arctic Winter Games March 15 – 21, 2020
Whitehorse, YT

Sport North, in conjunction with the NWT Arts Council, is now accepting applications for Cultural Performing Delegates for Team NWT. We are seeking six cultural delegates and one manager who are interested in participating in the 2019 Arctic Winter Games in Whitehorse, YT. Performers can represent different disciplines (i.e. music, theater, storytelling, drumming, dance, etc.).  The manager will be required to submit references from their community and a criminal more

Survey of the Indigenous Arts Economy in Canada
Sondage sur l'économie axée sur les arts indigènes au Canada

Are you interested in Indigenous art? Have your voice heard and you can help to identify opportunities in the Indigenous arts community. Our survey will take you less than 10 minutes and you could win $500.

This is an opportunity for you to share your thoughts and influence policy, plus you will get entered into a draw to win $500. Your responses will be kept confidential by Big River Analytics.

Big River Analytics has been hired as an more

Now in our 21st year, have your film screened at one of the most unique festivals in the world!

"The most exotic place!" Marv Newland

All genres of short films under 30 minutes accepted. Low entry fees! Free for filmmakers who live north of 60° Latitude.

Early bird deadline November 18. Late deadline December 23. more

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