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My name is Jude Weir and I'm a Northern Canada rookie. And by that
I mean I'm shamefully ignorant about it - which is a problem since
I'm looking for stories about flying in the NWT - historical and
present day.

We're building an online "story map" as a resource and archive of
personal flying stories. As this is a non-profit project we are searching out stories ourselves. So I'm really grateful for your
website and I will get to reading everything on it to get the
historical aspects but, in the meantime. I'm wondering if you might
be able to...read more

“Let your spirit Fly” – A musical journey of healing and hope
Song and Story have deep social and cultural prominence in the lives of humanity over centuries. Music has played an intrinsic role throughout the human journey. It serves many purposes in our lives, and perhaps the most important purpose of music is its therapeutic and healing power. Since music does charm us, penetrate deeply into our soul, and express that which cannot be said, “Let Your Spirit Fly” attempts to provide the insight and experience of the therapeutic healing power that music can provide for individuals...read more

I am excited to announce that Music NWT is up and running and we are now on a membership drive. Please visit our new website www.musicnwt.ca , (still adding to it daily), to sign up for a membership today.

We are making many strides to having an organization that can give you information and resources to further your/our music industry development. We need (our growing membership), you, to give us the ammunition we need to lobby for more funds, programs and resources.

So let's make this organization flourish by being part of it. There's...read more

From June 22nd through June 30th, 2009, Music NWT will partner with the Aurora Arts Society in celebration of Yellowknife’s 75th Anniversary at the Civic Plaza Park.
Music NWT will coordinate eight days and evenings as the “Summer Showcase of Music”. The showcase will conclude with a grand finale on the evening of June 30th, 2009. Additional “easy listening” performances during breakfast, coffee breaks and lunch will also be included during the event.
This is an open call for Yellowknife musicians of all genres to express interest. This event is for Yellowknife or former...read more

Call for Aboriginal Artists - Coca-Cola Aboriginal Art Bottle Program in Canada

The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) and the Four Host First Nations (FHFN) are seeking your help in identifying Aboriginal artists interested in participating in the Coca-Cola Aboriginal Art Bottle Program.

Coca-Cola’s unique contour bottle is recognized around the world and the Coca Cola Art Bottle Program has become a tremendous form of expression during past Olympic Games. Last summer, during the Beijing Olympic Games, the Program featured...read more

Deadline: 29 June 2009
Information for the 2010 Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts is now available on the Canada Council for the Arts web site at www.canadacouncil.ca/prizes/ggavma.read more

NEWS RELEASE April 24, 2009 For immediate release

NAC INVITES CANADIAN ARTISTS TO PARTICIPATE IN 40TH ANNIVERSARY
PRELUDE COVER CONTEST

Ottawa (Canada) – In celebration of its upcoming 40th anniversary
season, Canada’s National
Arts Centre (NAC) is inviting visual artists from across Canada to
submit cover artwork for the
2009-2010 season of its Prelude Magazine.

The NAC turns 40 on June 2nd, 2009.

The National Arts Centre is looking for creative variations on the
theme of “The Arts are Alive in
Canada” through visual...read more

Spring Preview and Sale

The Yellowknife Guild of Arts and Crafts invites you to its Spring
Preview and Sale at St. Pat's Rock Foyer this weekend.

Preview- 7:00pm to 9:00 pm on Friday, May 8
Sale- 10:00am to 1:00pm on Saturday, May 9

Fine Handmade Pottery and Fibre Arts for sale!
(cash or cheque only)

For more information about the Guild, visit www.ykguild.nt.caread more

Hello from Western Arctic Moving Pictures.

We at WAMP want your input! We are asking people in the arts,
filmmakers and general film enthusiasts what they think in
order to provide the service YOU want.

We would like to know:

WHAT WORKSHOPS WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE WAMP HOST?

WHAT SORT OF WORKSHOPS WOULD YOU ATTEND?

DO YOU THINK THERE ARE EVENTS OR SERVICES WE ARENT OFFERING THAT YOU FEEL WE SHOULD BE OFFERING?

If you have any suggestions please reply to: wamp@wamp.ca and
include the words: WORKSHOPS...read more

2009 Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival
Deadline June 19

The 8th Annual Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival (WAFF) invites
artists to submit their work to one of North America's
longest-running indigenous film and video festivals, happening this
November 18-22, 2009. Submissions are now being accepted in 7
categories. ~WAFF pays screening fees to artists and there is no
submission fee for entries received on or before the June 19
deadline (with a $25 late fee applying thereafter).

For complete rules and entry forms, go to
...read more

Deadline: January 31st 2009 and August 31st 2009

SOME PROGRAMS HAVE BEEN IMPROVED FOR 2009.

Located in the La Filature building - a former magnificently renovated industrial textile mill - DAÏMÔN offers creation, production and dissemination resources in the areas of media arts and photography.

By way of its programs Artiste résident, (resident artist), Recherche et création, (research and development), Photographie et impression numérique (photography and digital printing) and Soutien aux premières œuvres, (support for first works), DAÏMÕN encourages artists to push...read more

Hello everyone,

After the fun and success of last year's Theatre on the Lake in
Yellowknife, we have decided to bring it back for another year. Only
this time we're opening it up as a one-act play festival, and we're
currently looking for submissions!

Whether you're a writer, director, actor, or comedy troupe, we're
looking for proposals for one-act plays (40 minutes or less) for the
festival in late July. Once again we will be building a stage on Frame
Lake, by the stairs at the museum. Last year we had three plays and
over 350...read more

AFS Interculture Canada is granting a complete scholarship to a young Aboriginal Canadian to participate in the year-long Program to Mexico in 2009!

If you’re a young Aboriginal Canadian and will be 15 to 18 on August 2009, this Scholarship is for you!

AFS Interculture Canada will grant a complete scholarship (valued up to $10,800) to an Aboriginal Canadian to study in Mexico for one year (for students aged 15 to 18), or to volunteer for 5 months (for adults) through the AFS exchange program.

General information, regulations and application form attached.

...read more

AFS Interculture Canada is granting a complete scholarship to a young Aboriginal Canadian to participate in the year-long Program to Mexico in 2009!

If you’re a young Aboriginal Canadian and will be 15 to 18 on August 2009, this Scholarship is for you!

AFS Interculture Canada will grant a complete scholarship (valued up to $10,800) to an Aboriginal Canadian to study in Mexico for one year (for students aged 15 to 18), or to volunteer for 5 months (for adults) through the AFS exchange program.

General information, regulations and application form attached.

...read more

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
Lifetime Artistic Achievement Awards

The Ramon John Hnatyshyn Award for Voluntarism in the Performing Arts Deadline for nominations: June 15, 2009
www.ggpaa.ca
Nominations are now being accepted for Canada's most prestigious awards for excellence in the performing arts. These awards will be conferred in 2010.
The Governor General's Performing Arts Awards recognize lifetime artistic achievement in the fields of theatre, dance, classical music, popular music, film, and radio and television broadcasting as...read more

The Yellowknife Community Foundation is looking to give away
$100,000 in grants and scholarships in 2009.

The next deadline for scholarship applications and funding through
the Foundation's named funds or the Yellowknife Community Fund is
May 15th. A number of the scholarships have an arts and culture
focus.

For further information check out the Foundation's website at:

www.yellowknifecommunityfoundation.caread more

INUVIK (April 02, 2009) – The signing of an agreement between the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) and the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) will allow the GNWT to actively promote the people, artists, performers and tourism destinations of the Northwest Territories (NWT) to an international audience at a world-class event. Details of the GNWT’s planned investment in promoting the North at the Olympic Winter Games were released today.

GNWT objectives for participation at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games include:...read more

The Government of the Northwest Territories is committed to showcasing and sharing the extraordinary talent of NWT artists and performers at the forthcoming 2010 Olympics and Paralympics in Vancouver, February 12-28 and March 12-21, 2010.

In keeping with this commitment, we have created a VISUAL ARTIST REGISTRY and a PERFORMING ARTS REGISTRY that will allow the GNWT to give all resident artists and performers in the NWT the opportunity to apply and be a part of this amazing opportunity.

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NWT VISUAL...read more

Yellowknife Rotary Club has requested
distribution of the following announcement:

* On evening of Thursday May 28th 2009, the annual Yellowknife Rotary Club Art Auction fundraiser takes place at the Prince of WalesNorthern Heritage Centre (the Museum), with the live auctionstarting at7.00 PM.

* The Yellowknife Rotary Club is happy to receive any visual arts
or crafts donations to the Auction, that can be an original painting
or
drawing, print or photo, sculpture or carving, ceramics or
glassware; or a weaving, quilt or other textile.

*...read more

The Aurora Arts Society is inviting members and the general public to come out for some music, food and fun at its first social of the year on Friday, April 3 from 7:00 - 10:00 pm. The Society social is being held in conjunction with the “Iceolation” Art Show at the Down to Earth Gallery on Bryson Drive, next to the Gallery of the Midnight Sun.

Artful tunes will be provided by the three-man experimental folk rock trio, Giant Con. Snacks will be on hand and BYOR (refreshments). Come out and meet the Iceolation artists, enjoy the ambiance of the gallery, groove to the tunes and frolic...read more

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