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Interested is exhibiting for show and sale at
Aurora Arts Society – ART EXPO??

November 21 and 22, 2009
Space is Limited - Register Today!

The Aurora Arts Society is sponsoring Yellowknife’s 2nd annual Artists Exposition or Art Expo on November 21 and 22 from 11am -5pm at the Multiplex DND gym.
This show and sale presents the finest examples of artistic expression in one place. This year the ART expo is a 2 day event!

Registration deadline is November 6th Fee $150.00 per artist.
To Register or more info: Please contact Astrid Kruse 920-7497 more

Featuring Shona Barbour and Jen Lam
Saturday, November 7, 2009
10:00am- 4:00pm
Aurora College Foyer
Enjoy a day long celebration of fibre and textile arts by two local artists! Experience the beauty of these wonderful art forms.
Quilts, clothing, and more for show and more

Issue 4, October 2009read more

singer-songwriters and Shortlist of locations REVEALED

CBC Radio 2, Canada’s national music network,reveals a blockbuster
list of 65 Canadian singer-songwriters vying for the chance to
immortalize Canadians’ favourite places in song in the GREAT
CANADIAN SONG QUEST. It’s now up to Canadians to choose the artists
and pick the spots to be forever commemorated in Canada’s songbook.

Voters have until Friday, October 23 at 12 a.m. ET to choose from a
shortlist of the most more

Ottawa, October 13, 2009 – Over $158 million was awarded to more
than 4,400 artists and arts organizations in all regions of the
country last year, the Canada Council for the Arts announced today
in its 2008-09 Annual Report.

Over $144 million was awarded in the form of grants, as well as $3.5 million in prizes and fellowships and $9.9 million in payments to writers, translators and illustrators under the Public Lending Right program, which compensates authors for the availability of their books in Canadian public libraries.

The Annual Report more

Small Business Week is from October 19-23. Please see the attached PDF file, which includes all the events scheduled for the week long event.

All of the sessions are free!

If you are interested in attending, please register by contacting me at or by calling Gypsie at more

The Canadian Academy of Recording arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced that submissions for the 2010 June Awards opened on October 1, 2009.
See attachment for more

Music NWT is proud to be sponsoring a concert to celebrate
International Music Day International Music Day.

When: Noon - 1:00 pm and 4:00 - 9:00 pm, Thursday, Oct. 1st, 2009
Where: Great Hall - Legislative Assembly
Who: All are welcome.

Come celebrate and join in the festivities!


Music NWT - AGM
Music NWT is holding and our AGM on
Thursday, October 1st, 2009 at 7:00 pm.
The Leg Cafeteria

MUSIC NWT (Office/Resource Centre)
5103 - 51st Street,
Second more

Tromsø International Film Festival, Norway's largest film festival,
invites short and documentary films to participate in its sidebar
Films from the North. For the tenth year running, Films from the North will present new shorts and documentaries from the Barents region and northern Canada. We invite films wherein the subject, the production or the director is related to the northern regions of Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia or Canada to participate.

The Tromsø Palm Award

Selected films can be shown in or out of competition. The Tromsø
Palm (Tromsøpalmen) more


Denise Donlon here.

I’m writing today to ask you to be a champion in your community for
brand new, original Canadian music.
We are all familiar with songs such as “New York, New York”, “I Love Paris” and “Galveston”... but what about songs dedicated to Canadian places? There are classics like “Bobcaygeon” by The Tragically Hip and “Running Back to Saskatoon” by The Guess Who. There are definitely more places in this country worth immortalizing in song…likely right in your own backyard!
That’s why CBC Radio 2 is launching the Great Canadian Song Quest – more

Sep 11, 2009

Vancouver, BC — Forty budding teenage journalists or videographers from across Canada will have the opportunity to cover history in the making at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games through a new program called Historica-Dominion at the Games.

To nab their spot at the Games, teens aged 16- to 18-years-old are invited to enter competitions — two national (one creative writing-based and one video-based) and/or a regional essay competition aimed at Vancouver students — describing why they should have this once-in-a-lifetime more

Hello everyone. It is a time when the world celebrates its one
common language... Music and we are going to hold a celebration
here in Yellowknife at the:

Place... Great Hall of the Legislative Assembly.
Date... October 1, 2009
Time ... A day long Celebration

if you are a musical artist, or know of one that should be
celebrating this with us, and would like to be a part of this great
event, please contact me by email at:

and I will get back to you as soon more

You are invited to participate in the biggest ever
ArtsWeek Gallery presentation!

Take advantage of this opportunity to showcase your art!

6th Annual

September 18 - 27th, 2009

Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

For further information contact:
Dianne Mercredi at 920-3839(d) or 873-1112 (e)
Or email:

Drop-off time and date
Friday September 11, 2009
between 12 and 5pm
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage more

Celebrate the Olympic Torch Relay in your own way!

In just a few months, Canada will welcome the world’s finest athletes
as part of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games. As a
precursor to the Games, the Olympic Torch Relay will make its way
across Canada, travelling from coast-to-coast-to-coast joining
together all Canadians in celebration.

The Government of Canada has a special invitation for not-for-profit organizations and schools: you can receive a grant of up to $15,000 to celebrate the Olympic Torch Relay in your own way! more

Dear NWT musicians,

A new, upcoming feature on the NNSL (Yellowknifer and News North)
website will showcase NWT musicians and their music. If you or your
band would like to be included on this page, please forward the following information:

1. Band/artist name
2. Close-up photograph
3. List of albums recorded and dates of release
4. Audio file of a song (recorded in studio or recorded live)
5. YouTube link to footage of a performance or music video
6. Link to website or myspace page
7. 50-word bio describing the artist or more

The Writers' Studio is quickly approaching our 10th year
anniversary, so we have developed a great competition to celebrate!
We are asking for never-before published authors to submit their
manuscripts in fiction, poetry and/or creative non-fiction, for a
national manuscript competition -- The Writer's Studio First Book
Awards in 2010. The winning manuscripts in each genre will be
published by Anvil Press in 2011.

We will also be posting a 40 page manual on how to submit your work
to Canadian journals, magazine and literary competitions as more

Come on out and take a free community dance class on Sunday
September 13th 2009. If you would like to stay and audition for a
role in an upcoming production please do so. No experience
necessary, must be willing to experiment and have fun.

When: Sunday September 13th
Where: Performers Studio 13 Coronation Drive in Kam Lake
Ages: 17 and olderread more

If your community hosts a recurring festival, or plans to celebrate an important local anniversary, event organizers may be eligible for financial assistance, through a program administered by the federal Department of Canadian Heritage. The Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Program provides support for activities that engage volunteers and present local artists, artisans and local historical heritage, and that are intended for and open to the general public.

Funding is available through three components:

Component I: Local Festivals supports local, more

Please find attached info for Class registration Wednesday September 9th 7-8 pm at 113 Kam Lake more

September 11, 2009 6:00-11:00 pm.

We will be celebrating 50 years of Cape Dorset prints by featuring prints from past collections. We will have prints for sale dating back to the early 1960s right up to last year's collection. This show will include works by artists including Kenojuak Ashevak, Mayoreak Ashoona, Pudlo Pudlat, Kananginak Pootoogook and several others.

This show will also feature carvings and carving demonstrations by renowned carver Koomuatuk Curley and jewellery by popular jeweller Jamie Look. The exhibition will run for one week (ending September 19th), more