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Please note that One river, Two shores: Reflections on the Mackenzie Gas Project by Yellowknife film director France Benoit will be screened at the following locations in southern Canada in February:
OTTAWA: NEW TIMES !!! En franais and in English. February 19th, Alumni Theatre, University Centre, University of Ottawa. This is a Sierra Club event which includes a film festival with a number of films on the tar sands and a panel discussion with Stephen Hazell, Tony Clarke and France Benoit. The film is now shown in French at 17:30 h. and 20:40 h. in English with a Q & A...read more

The Great Northern Arts Festival will assist selected artists with travel to Inuvik and provide modest, shared accommodation and cafeteria‐style meals for the duration of the event. The Festival is Drug and Alcohol‐free, and chosen artists will be expected to agree to follow a strict code of professional conduct during the event.

Each artist, in addition to exhibiting, selling and creating artwork during the Festival, is also expected to participate in at least one formal outreach activity for the Festival while in Inuvik. These activities are a key component for the community...read more

Northern Performer Festival 2009
Community Announcement
January 29-31, 2009

The Northern Arts and Cultural Centre presents the 2nd Annual “Northern Performer Festival” celebrating northern performing artists from across the NWT.

The second week of the Festival starts on Thursday, January 29nd with the Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards nominee The Johnnys of pure rock’n’roll adrenaline.

Then, The Inuvik based smooth vocal jazz group RazzamaJazz will appear on Friday January 30th featuring Mike Whiteside, Bob Mumford, Carrie Young Miki O’Kane, Christina...read more

Upcoming Deadline - Aboriginal Peoples Music Program

Please note that the next deadline of the Aboriginal Peoples Music
Program is March 1, 2009.~ This program supports activities that
develop professional skills of Aboriginal musicians and groups,
strengthen organizations that assist Aboriginal musicians and
supports activities that restore, preserve and invigorate Aboriginal music in our communities.~ This program is open to all forms of music.

For more information or a downloadable application form, please
visit our website at...read more

Writers' Trust Grant Program for writers who are struggling to complete
book projects while facing financial emergencies.

The Writers’ Trust of Canada’s Woodcock Fund is a grant program that
supports Canadian writers working to complete book projects that have
the potential to make a significant and lasting contribution to
Canadian letters. The Woodcock Fund can mean the difference between a
finished book and one whose pages remain blank forever.

Information about the program is attached.

Please circulate the info in any way to any NWT...read more

Museum Cafe Fiddle Party - on Saturday evening, January 17th, from 7
- 9:30 pm (located at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre)

A fun evening for the whole family - bring your children, bring your
parents, bring your friends. The Aurora Fiddle Society is hosting a
family fiddling evening featuring renowned fiddlers Gordon Stobbe
from Nova Scotia, Calvin Cairns from Victoria, BC, Zav Rokeby-Thomas
from Saltspring Island, B.C. and Yellowknife's own Andrea Bettger.

They are instructing at the Saturday/Sunday workshop and will be
...read more

The Department of Education, Culture and Employment, in partnership with the NWT Arts Council would like to inform Northerners that the closing date for applications for NWT Arts Council Arts Funding is January 31, 2009.

Money is available for artists and registered territorial organizations who are producing a specific artistic work, project or event in a recognized discipline.

For more information, or to request an application, please call 920-6370.

Website: www.nwtartscouncil.ca

E-mail:...read more

Shake off those mid winter blues and come out and enjoy an evening
of music with local singer /songwriter John Tees who will be playing
at the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre (NACC) on Friday January 16
at 8 pm.
This marks the occasion of the launch of John’s first and
long-awaited CD entitled “What Metis Means To Me”. Well known
Yellowknife musicians, Lee Mandeville, Norbert Poitras and brother
Gary Tees will provide backup hosted by John’s pal and music partner
George Tuccaro.
No admission will be charged at the door.

For...read more

The launch of the 2009 Canada Day Poster challenge has been announced.

The Guide and Entry Form is now available on the Canadian Heritage
website: www.posterchallenge.pch.gc.ca

The really big news for the 2009 Poster Challenge is the Grand Prize for the national winner who's prize is an all inclusive trip of a lifetime to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games!

The 13 provincial and territorial ~finalist will win a surprise-filled trip to Canada's Capital, where they will take part in the Canada Day...read more

Attached please find the 2009 Celebrate Canada funding application form for the Celebrate Canada period Canada Day, National Aboriginal Day, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day and Canadian Multiculturalism Day.

The deadline to submit applications is February 28, 2009, however we encourage you to complete the form and get it to us as soon as possible to ensure it is processed in a timely manner.

The funding application form is also available at: www.canadianheritage.gc.ca/canada

For more information please contact: Sandra...read more

View the latest edition of NWT Artists Newsline Newsletter.read more

January 17th & 18th 2009

Ecole St. Patrick’s High School
9:30 - 5:00 (lunch 12:00 – 2:00, not provided)

Fabulous Instructors!
- Gordon Stobbe
- Andrea Bettger
- Zav Rokeby-Thomas
- Rod Olstad

The workshop is $50 for adults, $25 for 16 and under

Registration forms available at the Independent Environmental
Monitoring Agency (Down the hall past Our Place restaurant),
2nd floor 5006 Franklin St.
Or
Contact Katherine at 445-7262 or aurorafiddle@gmail.comread more

One River, Two Shores: Reflections on the Mackenzie Gas Project

January 17, NACC

14:00 h. English
16:30 h. in French
19:30 h. Official premiere in English

Free admission

Les Productions Rivard from Winnipeg is proud to announce the premiere of One River, Two Shores: Reflections on the Mackenzie Gas Project, a film by local film director France Benoit. The premiere will take place at the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre on Saturday, January 17th at 7:30 pm with the presence of some of the characters in the film. The 52-minute film was researched,...read more

The Northern Arts and Cultural Centre presents a Senior Scene Study
Workshop for experienced community actors directed by Alex
Czarnecki.

Scene Study is a rare opportunity to flex your acting muscles and
refine your craft in a professional supportive environment. Through
working on selected scenes of various genres, the actors discover
their strengths and weaknesses with the help of a trained director’s
eye. Problems within a scene often stem from a problem in basic
technique. Scene study allows actors an opportunity to improve their
...read more

Enter the 2009 Mathieu Da Costa Challenge –National writing and artwork
contest!
Deadline for submissions: postmarked by Friday, February 20, 2009

Simply fill out the attached participant’s entry form and send it along
with your original piece of writing or artwork to the following
address:

The Mathieu Da Costa Challenge
334 Churchill Avenue North
Ottawa, Ontario
K1Z 5B9

Or visit the Web site at www.mathieudacosta.gc.ca ~to enter online:

About the 2009 ~Mathieu Da Costa...read more

The Northern Arts and Cultural Centre presents a Senior Scene Study
Workshop for experienced community actors directed by Alex
Czarnecki.

Scene Study is a rare opportunity to flex your acting muscles and
refine your craft in a professional supportive environment. Through
working on selected scenes of various genres, the actors discover
their strengths and weaknesses with the help of a trained director’s
eye. Problems within a scene often stem from a problem in basic
technique. Scene study allows actors an opportunity to improve their
...read more

Have you ever gone to the movies and thought to yourself - I could
write something better than that?~ Well here's your chance to learn
how.~ PumpkinMuffin Productions, in partnership with the City of
Yellowknife, will be offering an introductory course to
Screenwriting starting January 28th until March 18th.~
~
The course will cover the basics a writer needs to get going from
Premise/Logline writing ~through story/plot and character to
treatments.
~
No prior writing experience needed.~ There are 12 spaces available
and is...read more

Read the latest issue of, NWT Artists' Newsline.read more

OSF 2009 call for applications

The Open Sky Creative Society is seeking applications from; visual
artists, new media artists, traditional craftspeople, & performers
interested in presenting at to the Open Sky Festival 2009:

June 26th 28th, 2009

Applications:
(Residing outside the Dehcho):
Deadline; January 1st, 2009

Applications:
(Residing inside the Dehcho):
Deadline; May 15th, 2009

Application forms can be obtained from the:
Open Sky Creative Society Office:

Box 575
Fort Simpson, NT...read more

EXPO 2010 IN SHANGHAI Date extended to submit applications for the cultural program.
New application deadline: January 21st 2009
All Canadian artists are invited to visit the Web site

www.cirquedusoleil.com/Shanghai2010

for information on how to submit their completed application for Canada's cultural program at Expo 2010 Shanghai.read more

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