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CIVR 103.5 FM, Radio Taiga, is launching a new live show on air
called: Taiga Live

Taiga Live will be a new venue for local musicians to reach the
Yellowknife audience. All Yellowknife bands are invited to contact the Radio Taiga to book a Friday night to rock, blues or jazz up the local radios!

The show will be broadcast live from the Radio Taïga’s Yellowknife
studio every Friday evening from 8 pm until 10 pm and will be co-hosted by Rachelle Francoeur and Alex Beaudin.

Radio Taïga is a community radio with a francophone license that was more

Ottawa, December 1, 2008 – The Canada Council Art Bank today launched a request for submissions of artworks by Canadian artists of African, Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin American or mixed racial heritage to enhance its collection of original contemporary Canadian art.

The primary objectives of this purchase are to increase the awareness of culturally diverse artists about the programs offered by the Canada Council; complement the Art Bank’s collection; and respond to the increasing cultural diversity of Canada’s population. This initiative, developed in collaboration with Council’ more

Celebrating the Season ...

The Bearclaw Gallery would like to invite you to join us November 29 from 1 - 4PM for the opening reception of our four person exhibition featuring new works by Alex Janvier,Jane Ash Poitras,Aaron Paquette and Northwest Territories artist, John Rombough.

The exhibition continues through to December 13, 2008.

Chipewayan Dene artist John Rombough was born in the remote community of Sioux Lookout in Northern Ontario, Canada. At the age
of three, John was adopted by Carol and Lyall Rombough, a Prince Edward Island couple. He more

CAPACOA 2008 Award Winners

At this year's conference in November, CAPACOA presented a series ofawards to recognize excellence in the field of live performance
touring and presenting for the 2007-08 season. The awards where
presented to honour the accomplishments of presenters, artist
representatives and performers in the previous season.

2007-08 Presenter of the Year

The Northern Arts and Cultural Centre (NACC)
This award recognizes The Northern Arts and Cultural Centre NACC)
for its excellence and achievement in the presentation more

Canadian Public Arts Funders (CPAF) affirm the role of the arts in
Canada’s economic vitality.

Montreal, November 25, 2008 – Representatives from arts councils
from across Canada met in Moncton, NB November 12, 13 and 14 on the
occasion of the Canadian Public Arts Funders (CPAF) Annual General

The Executive Directors and Chairs of CPAF—Canada’s network of
federal, provincial and territorial arts councils and equivalent
public arts funders—discussed best practices to support arts
organizations; governance issues; and how more

Special Purchase of Art Works by Canadian Artists from Culturally
Diverse Communities for the Canada Council Art Bank Collection
DEADLINE: February 16, 2009 (Postmarked)

The Canada Council Art Bank wishes to celebrate diversity in the
visual arts milieu by purchasing art works by Canadian artists of
African, Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin American and/or mixed racial
heritage. The primary objectives of this special purchase~are to
increase the awareness of culturally diverse artists about the
programs offered by the Canada Council for the more

All Canadian artists are invited to visit the Web site for information on how to submit their completed application for Canada’s cultural program at Expo 2010 Shanghai. The Web site also includes the eligibility criteria and the criteria that will be used to evaluate applications. The criteria were established by Cirque du Soleil after consultation with the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Canada Council for the Arts.

Deadline for submissions is 15 December more

The Port Moody Arts Centre, has released a call for entry for the 2009 Wearable Art Awards.

The Wearable Art Awards encourages artists of all mediums to submit evocative, imaginative and thought provoking creations for the human body. The Wearable Art Awards is not a fashion show, it is a multi-media performance where the human body becomes a living, breathing, moving canvas.

The event offers $5,000 CDN in cash prizes to category and award winners.
To participate in the 2009 Wearable Art Awards, the artist’s application package must be received by the Port Moody more

The Northern Review Special Literary Issue
Deadline April 30, 2009

The Northern Review is a multidisciplinary journal of the arts,
social sciences and humanities published twice a year by Yukon
College in Whitehorse.

The Northern Review seeks submissions for our second special
literary issue, to be published in Fall 2009. The first literary
issue, Number 10, was published in Summer 1993.

The Northern Review is interested in receiving previously unpublished short works of
fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction about the North more

Canada Council for the Arts 2007-08 Annual Report highlights support to the arts and new directions Ottawa, November 3, 2008 – The Canada Council for the Arts reported an increased level of support to Canadian
professional artists and arts organizations as well as the charting of new strategic directions in its 2007-08 Annual Report released today.
“The ultimate goal of the Canada Council for the Arts is that Canada have a rich and vigorous creative life that stimulates the imagination and gives Canadians the means to share their spirit with one another and the world,” more

Message to artists and designers

The Canadian Council on Learning’s Adult Learning Knowledge Centre
invites portfolio submissions from professional artists and designers
to create a poster design in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the
Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted by the United
Nations on December 10, 1948. Winning
design(s) will be awarded $5,000. The poster initiative is undertaken
in collaboration with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO.
Submission deadline is December 15, 2008.~~ Full details more

November 15, 2008 - The Elk's Club - from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

November 29, 2008 - The Baker Community Centre - from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pmread more

The City of Yellowknife Heritage Committee will sponsor
an Art Show during the annual Heritage Week celebrations
in February 2009. Artists are invited to make submissions
of original art works relating to the heritage and
history of Yellowknife.

Artist’s submissions must include
a biography, address, phone number and email address
with an accompanying photograph or conceptual description
of the artwork proposed for display. Art must be framed
and ready for hanging or display, and will be on public
display at the Prince of more

The NACC Songwriters Circle is a new NACC initiative created to
support NWT songwriters in their craft. The circle emerged~out of
the Business for the Performing Arts Workshop which discussed the
need for peer support in~the writing new songs.

Pat Braden, a respected and established NWT musician, will
coordinate the circle in its initial stages.~All northern
songwriters~are welcome to come and share in a supportive and
respective environment.~ The initial sessions will be acoustic.

There is no cost for attending the circle. more

NACC Level 1 Playwrighting Workshop

The Northern Arts and Cultural Centre is pleased to host an
introduction to writing for the stage led by German Saravanja. The
focus of this workshop is the development of a new theatre work over a period of three levels. This Level 1 Workshop explores the
intuitive elements of writing, and applying practical structure
techniques, students will learn to interpret and begin develop their own unique stories for the stage.

German Saravanja is a NWT graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada's playwriting more

Canadian Culture Online (CCO) is launching a new call for proposals under the Gateway Fund for the 2009-10 fiscal year.

The primary objectives of the Gateway Fund are:
- to increase the amount of quality Canadian cultural content for the Internet,
- build audiences for that content by making it easy to find on the Internet, and
- engage Canadians to use the content and share their perspectives on Canadian events, people and values.

This call for proposals seeks to support projects by ethnocultural communities and Aboriginal peoples. Projects will more

Would you like to be part of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and
Paralympic Winter Games?

The [ ]Four Host First Nations
are seeking two talented individuals to join their team as the
General Manager and Director of Communications for the FHFN 2010
Aboriginal Pavilion. The deadline for applications has been extended
to Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at 4:00 p.m.

Please visit [ more

The Open Sky Creative Society / OSC Gallery in Fort Simpson Northwest
Territories is currently seeking submissions from artists working in
the media arts currently residing in Canada for a gallery based
exhibition titled 'Kue-Home'.

Selected artists must be willing to be present in the community of Fort
Simpson, NT in order to attend an exhibition reception as well as
conduct a series of artist talks which will be attended by community &
audience members.

The Exhibition will take place for one week in conjunction with the
Open more

Manitoba Music is hosting another week of professional and artistic development for Aboriginal recording artists from across Canada and we need your help letting artists in your region know about the project.

AMP Camp 2009 will be held at the Misty Lake Lodge in Gimli, Manitoba from March 1-6, 2009.


Please note that we're offering a significant discount on the
registration fee for members of Music Industry Associations and we're hoping that this will encourage more Aboriginal artists to take an interest in your more, CDPlus Canada, Newcap Radio and the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) are collaborating on a promotional initiative to showcase aboriginal recording artists.
An aboriginal artists music rack has been set up in select CD Plus stores across Canada featuring 40 top aboriginal recording artist titles.
Any aboriginal artists are welcome to submit a cd to the promotional initiative provided the disc is professionally recorded and professionally packaged with a UPC code. Burnt CDs are not eligible.
The CDs are sold on a 90-day consignment more