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The Yellowknife 75th Anniversary Homecoming will take place in Yellowknife this summer from June 19 – July 4, 2009 around town.

Barb Kardash, the Coordinator, has been booking spaces for various
arts & crafts, and entertainment events.

1. June 23 - 30

She has arranged for a huge tent in the parking lot between Somba K’e park and City Hall for June 23 – 30, and spaces are available FREE to artists all day and evening until 9:00 pm. You can:

-> hold workshops (which you can charge the public to attend) –
evenings or lunch hours might be more

Aboriginal students can now apply to several NAAF Scholarships

Post Secondary Education Scholarships -
Application Deadline: June 1, 2009

Aboriginal Health Careers Scholarships -
Application Deadline: June 1, 2009

Fine Arts Bursary Award Program -
Application Deadline: May 1, 2009

Oil & Gas Trades Bursary Program -
Application Deadline: April 30, 2009

Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres "Strong Women" Bursary -
Application Deadline: May 1, 2009

Online Applications are available at: more

Meet the North conference will take place in Edmonton, Alberta from May 11 - 1th, 2009 at the Mayfield Inn and Suites Hotel and Conference Centre.

Meet the North is extending the opportunity to artists in the Northwest Territories to showcase their artwork at the conference.

For more information about how your artwork can be displayed and promoted at this event, please contact:

Norma Jean Olivier
Project Coordinator
Edmonton Chamber of Commerce
World Trade Centre Edmonton
Phone: (780) 988-0707
Fax: (780) 424-7946 more

The 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Youth Ambassadors Program was announced today by the Honourable Robert C. McLeod, Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA). MACA is looking for 33 young, vibrant people to represent the Northwest Territories (NWT) at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver as Youth Ambassadors.

“The 2010 Olympics and Paralympics in Vancouver and Whistler present a significant opportunity for the development of young northern leaders,” said Minister McLeod. “The Youth Ambassadors Program will provide youth with an opportunity to build more

Free venue to perform: Artists tent will be set up between June 23 to June 30, 2009

Site: parking lot between City Hall and Sombe K'e park

Available for evening performances on an 8x8 stage, access to 20 tables and 40 chairs in the tent.

Amphitheatre available on City Hall grounds as well.

I would like to do a fringe festival type thing this week - musicians, jugglers, actors, everyone talented is welcome!!

Check out our website at and contact me directly at more

The BHP Billiton Community Partnership Committee (CPP) is seeking applications from organizations that are looking for financial assistance or in-kind support for projects that are sustainable and benefit the communities in which we operate.

To be eligible for CPP support, projects must include criteria from the following:
- promote health, wellness and safety;
- be sustainable for the long-term;
- support people and community development; and/or
- encourage traditional knowledge, skills and development.

A strong, sustainable community depends on more

Your community organization may be eligible for a funding program
administered by the federal Department of Canadian Heritage. The
Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Program provides
support for activities that celebrate local artists and artisans andlocal historical heritage, and that are intended for and open to the general public.

Funding is available through two different components:
Component I: Local Arts and Heritage Festivals supports local
community events and activities that feature the public presentation of local artists and/ more

The Yellowknife Choral Society presents 'World Safari', a whirlwind trip, bringing you folk music from all corners of the world. Chants from Bali, shanteys from Ireland, dances from Latvia, tangos from Argentina, and a cozy Canadiana set is just a hint at what will entertain you with our Spring concert. As always, you can expect a colourful, enthusiastic cast of singers to tease the wanderlust of every armchair traveller. Join us on this journey as we break the sound barrier to crisscross the globe in 90 minutes. Aurora Chorealis and the Yellowknife Chamber Choir are directed by more

The Canadian Aboriginal Writing Challenge
Are you a young Aboriginal writer with a story to tell?
Are you between the ages of 14-18 or 19-29?
Showcase your creative writing and win great prizes?


Win cash prizes and have your story published in "The Beaver: Canada's History Magazine." For contest guidelines,
call 1-866-538-4704 or visit:

Deadline for submissions is March 31. 2009read more

Tuesday, March 3, 2009 CBC News

Olympic organizers in Vancouver are looking for 4,500 dancers and performers and athletes to volunteer in the televised performances for the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games next February.

"We're looking for people with all types of performance skills and levels of ability who want to play a part in sharing Canada with the world," said David Guscott, the executive vice-president of celebrations and partnerships with the 2010 Olympic organizing committee, known as VANOC.

The ceremonies inside BC Place more

Film Festival seeks works celebrating indigenous and underrepresented cultures National Geographic is inviting filmmakers from around the world to submit entries for its All Roads Film Festival 2009, a unique cultural multimedia event that celebrates indigenous and underrepresented cultures. The deadline for submissions is March 15.
The festival provides an international~opportunity for filmmakers to shed light on their lives and communities through first-person
To be held in three US cities, the festival is accepting entries in the following more

Exhibition: ‘Habitat I (The Sweater Project)’ at the OSC Gallery in Fort Simpson, NT.

Featuring work by Canadian Artists: Genevieve Sideleau

A found object installation piece by Kirkland, Quebec Artist Genevieve Sideleau is being exhibited at the OSC Gallery in Fort Simpson between Until March 30th, 2009. There will be an exhibition reception held on Wednesday March 11th @ 7:00PM.

For more information, contact:

Phone / Fax: (867)695-3005 more

Call For Submissions / Klondike Institute of Art & Culture / Odd
Gallery & Artist In Residency Program / Dawson City, YT / Deadline
Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2009

KIAC is seeking submissions for the 2010 season of TWO of our
programs: the ODD Gallery and the Artist in Residence Program.

Deadline for Applications: Postmarked April 1, 2009

For the ODD Gallery, we invite professional artists and curators of
all experience to submit proposals for exhibitions of contemporary
visual art. The ODD Gallery is housed in the main more

Sport North and the NWT Arts Council are seeking young artists that are interested in participating at the 2009 Canada Summer Games in Prince Edward Island as Team NWT cultural delegates. The National Artist Program brings together young artists from each province/territory, with professional artists from each discipline to collaborate in a two-week creative mentorship (August 15 - 29, 2009).

A delegation of 3 artists and 1 chaperone will be selected. Each
participant must be between the ages of 16-22 (born between January 1, 1987 and December 31, 1992), and can more

Check out the March 2009 edition of Open Sky Creative Societie's more

VANOC – Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games [ ] is seeking Aboriginal visual artists to register on its database for potential art opportunities at the Venues Aboriginal Art Program:

At VANOC, we are committed to showcasing and sharing extraordinary
talent with our community. In keeping with this commitment, we have created an Artist Registry that will give us the opportunity to stay informed and in touch with diverse artists from across Canada and abroad. more

Series is a residential Visual Art camp for adults that has been
running at Red Deer College for 30 years. This year we are thrilled to offer our Series program in a brand new $10 million arts facility.
Featuring new studios and state of the art equipment, our new area is designed with an open concept to allow for lots of natural light and versatility. This environment is sure to inspire any artist, from beginner to professional.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact:

Jillian Best
Visual Arts Program Coordinator more

The NorthWords Writers Festival~ and above&beyond Magazine are
pleased to announce the 2009 Great Northern Canada Writing Contest.
To enter, submit a piece of prose (fiction or non-fiction) up to
1,000 words about life in the Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Nunavik or Northern Labrador.
First Prize is $500 and publication in above&beyond magazine.
Special Emerging Writer Prize of $250, and publication in
above&beyond magazine. This is for writers~who have never been
published for payment. To qualify, identify yourself as an " more

Great Northern Arts Festival

Attached is the 2009 Great Northern Arts Festival Application Info and

The deadline for submission is March 1.

Please contact Tony Devlin below if you have any questions.

Tony Devlin
Executive Director
IDC/NorTerra Great Northern Arts Festival

PO Box 2921
Inuvik, NWT X0E 0T0
Tel: 867-777-8638
Fax: 867-777-8601

gnaf@town.inuvik.nt.caread more

Deadline March 1, 2009

For more information please contact:
Sarah McLeod, Festival Co-ordinator
Box 326
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N3
Phone: (867)920-7806
Fax: (867)873-6535
www.folkontherocks.comread more