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SubARCCtic V (March 2017) - Open Call


Yellowknife Artist Run Community Centre (YK ARCC) is accepting submissions from artists with an interest in developing a site-specific project for the annual Snow Castle.  We are looking for projects that examine and explore themes connected to the Winter Festival itself and/or the surrounding landscape of Great Slave Lake and Yellowknife Bay.  

This is an opportunity for artists to consider how their art practice might respond to some of the environmental, cultural and political more

TAKE A PIECE OF HISTORY HOME. Our gift shop features authentic aboriginal and local art. From birch bark baskets to native tanned moccasins, you will find the perfect souvenir to remind you of your exceptional journey to the North.

The NLMCC prides itself on offering truly authentic pieces made by local and out of town artists. If you are an artist who wishes to sell one or multiple items, please come and visit us.

Please see below for current articles for sale in our gift shop. Unfortunately, we are not able to process any web or mail orders at this more

Hay River gallery owner promises a 'positive vibe' in gallery that will also hold classes

Natacha Kruger-Rewega knows exactly when and where she got the idea for her new art gallery and studio, which is nearing completion next her house in Old Town.

It was three years ago in Bella Coola, B.C.

"I saw this amazing little shop that this lady had right beside her house," said KrugerRewega. "All you had to do was ring the bell if you needed help."

The visiting Hay River artist was impressed when the woman came out of her house, completely relaxed, and ready and more

A special celebration will take place in the N.W.T.'s South Slave region today to mark the opening of a new cultural gathering place.

It's the official opening of the community's new arbour — an outdoor, circular arena that seats up to 600 people for cultural activities and other events.

"They took the old one down a number of years ago and we kind of miss a gathering place, so this new arbour is really significant," said Joachim Bonnetrouge, chief of the Deh Gáh Got'ie First Nation, and just one of many dignitaries expected at today's event.

The arbour was more

The third-annual Metis Cultural Days are set for August 19th to 21st in Fort Smith.  The featured performers will be Native Cousins, North Country Rock, Lee and George Mandeville, and Linda Duford and Pat Coleman.  The event, which will take place at Roaring Rapids Hall, is being presented by the Northwest Territories Metis Cultural more

Thank you all from the Gateway Jamboree Society.  See you in 2017 for the 19th Annual Gateway more

The NLMCC staff would like to thank everyone who attended the 2016 Summer Splash Artisan Fair and Farmers Market on August 6th, 2016.

We had 22 vendors from around the South Slave in attendance and even more locals who came out to support our local artists, bakers, and farmers. Thank you for your continued support of the Summer Splash Arts Festival. 

A big thank you as well to all of the South Slave artists who attended, we could not do this Artisan Fair and Farmers Market without your continued hard work and dedication. 

Thank you!read more


In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, award-winning filmmaker Trish Dolman and CTV/Bell Media will present Canada In A Day, a crowdsourced film event created by Canadians. Inspired by Ridley Scott’s 2011 phenomenon Life In A Day and subsequent projects around the world, Canada In A Day will encapsulate the ordinary more

Yellowknife Artist Run Community Centre (YK ARCC) with Joanna P. McMann will be offering the following workshops: 



Join Joanna P McMann of Black and White Bindery on an exploration of non-adhesive bookbindings. Participants will create a selection of soft-cover book models that rely on various sewing techniques, rather than paste, to hold them together.

No experience necessary. All tools and materials will be provided.

Where: YKARCC, 5112 52nd St, Yellowknife

When:  Wednesday, more

JAMmed Studio with Jessica A. McVicker will be offering classes/workshops: 

Painting Workshops Continued for September

Parents can also register with their children.
(Ages 9 - 14 must register with an adult)

Painting is a beautiful way to express yourself and to deepen your appreciation for your surroundings.
During this workshop you will be creating your very own 8x10" master piece. You will get your hands dirty dabbling in colour theory, mark making with brushes, composition and all sorts of other painterly stuff. You will also get more

Call for photographers to carry out photo-portraits sessions for the community of Yellowknife NWT.


As part of its artistic project "Mosaic NWT", the Association Franco-Culturelle De Yellowknife (AFCY) seeks professional and amateur photographers. 

The project aims to create a Nordic themed mosaic, in which photographic portraits will be included in a paint-by-numbers painting created by a local artist. An opening will take place in March 2017, during a day dedicated to Francophonie.

Photo sessions will be held in autumn-winter more


Come and meet our Dehcho Traditional Artists learn and experience their Craftmanship

*Beading * Tufting * Embroidery * Birch and Spruce basket making * Painting * Printmaking * Sewing


* Buy and Sell locally made products from artisans

* Locally made foods                                         * Attend free gardening workshops

* Locally grown vegetables                               * Garden design more

League of Canadian Poets Canada Poetry Tours funding program: Funding available for Hosts and Poets

Applications for this funding program are currently open, and they are trying to reach out to areas of Canada that have not historically been represented quite as well in their programs—so  they are hoping to spread the word about this program to writers, poets, and event organizers that could potentially benefit. Deadline is July 31, 2016.

The Canada Poetry Tours program provides a reading fee and travel reimbursement for readings by full League members taking place more

Yellowknife Dance Collective (YDC) will be presenting Moving Spaces, a site specific dance show at the 2016 Old Town Ramble and Ride festival.  


Show is FREE and starts at 2pm on both Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31. Location: Government Dock in Old Town


This year's production features new choreography by YDC choreographers Laurinda Cheng, Caihla MacCuish, Katherine Mansfield, Darha Phillpot and Tomiko Robson.  Music is performed by Andrea Bettger, Al Bee, and Ben more

The Yellowknives Dene First Nations (YKDFN) Community Wellness offers a variety of programs.


Activities happening in July.  The Ndilo Summer Program is designed for ages 11 yrs and up. 

  • July 23 & 24th at the Ndilo Gym – Painting Competition from 7-10pm
  • July 27th at the Ndilo Gym – Poster Making Contest from 3:30-5PM
  • July 28th at the Ndilo Gym – Dene Crafts from 3:30-5pm
  • July 29th at the Ndilo Gym – Dene Games from 1-3pm


Ndilo Youth Drama Club invites interested youth to submit their names with more

Media Release - YK ARCC has New Gallery/Workshop and Studio Space Downtown


The Yellowknife Artist Run Community Centre (YK ARCC) has a new location in downtown Yellowknife.  Located at the lower level of Cloudworks One, 5112-52nd St (the old Union of Northern Workers building), YK ARCC has an artist studio and large gallery or workshop space available for use by local and visiting artists.

The new space provides a venue for multidisciplinary arts practice and non-commercial exhibition of arts.  ARCC is looking forward to hosting public workshops, more

The Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre has a variety of traveling exhibits to share with your community.  These exhibits were developed by the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre to allow community residents access to the collections and resources of the Heritage Centre.


Currently there are ten (10) traveling exhibits available for NWT communities from September 2016 until June 2017.  A brief description of the exhibits is enclosed.


Being a venue for a traveling exhibit is easy.  All that is needed is a secure public location and enough wall more

The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 (the Museum) invites artists from across Canada to submit proposals for works to be included in an upcoming temporary exhibition entitled Canada: Day 1 Halifax . Will be presented in Halifax from March 17, 2017 to November 12, 2017. 

THE CANADIAN MUSEUM OF IMMIGRATION AT PIER 21. The mandate of the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 is to explore the theme of immigration to Canada in order to enhance public understanding of the experiences of immigrants as they arrived in Canada, of the vital role immigration has played in more

10th Old Town Ramble & Ride Festival - July 29th - 31st, 2016



Contact Travis Mercredi @ 867-444-9325



(July 29th - 31st)



For bench/dumpster painting and the

Old Town art show. Honorariums provided. more

Folk on the Rocks is THIS WEEKEND July 15 -17th, 2016 and still needs a few more volunteers! If you're interested in helping out at the 37th annual Folk on the Rocks Music Festival, please email right away to sign up! 


Areas still recruiting include: Beer Garden, Ticket Sales, Hospitality, Volunteer Headquarters, and Environment. Please contact the volunteer coordinator as soon as possible to get your choice of great volunteer jobs!

For more information phone: (867) 920-7806read more