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The NWT is bustling with arts news! Below are postings of up-to-date news, related press releases and articles from NWT Arts, our partners, and affiliated arts organizations and associations from across the country.

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The City of Yellowknife Heritage Committee, in partnership with the Yellowknife Artist Run Community Centre (YKARCC), is hosting a juried art show.

This year, the Heritage Committee chose "Performance" as the theme for its 2016 activities. Yellowknife's multi-faceted history is often reflected in the artwork, music and theater performances that enrich the lives of Yellowknifers on a daily basis. 

The Heritage Committee Art Show will be on public display from November 14 to 19 at YKARCC's gallery space located at 5112 - 52 Street.

To submit, please review the...read more

Tour Schedule:

Sept 10: Jim Byrnes and the Sojourners in the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre YellowknifYellowknife.

Sept 12:The Sojourners in the St Joseph's Cathedral, Fort Smith

Sept 12: Jim Byrnes in the Bompas Elementary School, Fort Simpson

Sept 13: The Sojourners in the Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, Inuvik

Sept 14: Jim Byrnes in the Riverview Cineplex, Hay River

Sept 15: Jim Byrnes in the Dennis Drolet Memorial Community Hall, Norman Wells

Jim Byrnes

The long list of awards and successes Jim Byrnes has...read more

The 12th volume of "International Comtemporary Artists" is in progress and submissions are being accepted for inclusion. 

A juried committee will be selecting the comptemporary artists to be featured in the book.  Artists can apply and by sending 4 -5 sample images of their work in JPG format by email and a short statement or eassay, no more than 100 words.  

If an artist's work is selected it will be presented in the book in an one-page layout containing images of the artist work, the essay or statement with contact information. 

All media are accepted.

You can...read more

SubARCCtic V (March 2017) - Open Call

DEADLINE for SUBMISSION:  OCTOBER 1st, 2016

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 factors...read more

GRAB YOUR CAMERAS! FILMING DAY IS SEPTEMBER 10, 2016 SOYEZ PRÊTS! LE TOURNAGE EST LE 10 SEPTEMBRE 2016

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 and...read more

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

 

NON-ADHESIVE BOOKBINDING WORKSHOP

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, 31...read 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 to...read 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 2016....read 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 anywhere...read 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 Russo.read 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 contact...read 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,...read 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 or...read more

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

 

CALL FOR MUSICIANS

Contact Travis Mercredi @ 867-444-9325

outlandsound@gmail.com

 

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

(July 29th - 31st) oldtownrambleandride@gmail.com

 

CALL FOR ARTIST

For bench/dumpster painting and the

Old Town art show. Honorariums provided. Contact-...read more

This City IV – Residency & Social Art Project – YK ARCC, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada

Deadline: August 1st, 2016

Disciplines: Activism, Art Education, Collaboration, Community, Conceptual Gardening Theory, Crafts & Trades, Curatorial, Design, Experimental, Film & Video, Installation, Media Arts, Music & Sound, Other, Performance, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Visual Arts.

Location: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada.

Duration: 2 weeks. Programming late-September to early October 2016.
 
Eligibility: ...read more

Press Release

Somba K’e, Denendeh — Dene Nahjo invites the public to experience the revitalization of an ancient cultural practice through the teachings of Elders during a three-week caribou and moose hide tanning camp at Somba K’e Civic Plaza (Yellowknife Tennis Courts) this summer, July 11-29, 2016 Monday – Friday.

Elders, instructors and experienced hide tanners will join together to tan over 10 hides using various regional techniques, while creating traditional tanning tools in the process. Members of the public are invited to come to the site to observe the...read more

Survey of the Inuit Arts Economy in Canada

 

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www.inuitarts.ca

 

Are you interested in Inuit art? Have your voice heard. Complete a short survey (less than 10 minutes) about Inuit art and the surrounding economy and have the opportunity to share your thoughts and influence policy, plus get entered in a draw to win $500. Your responses will be kept confidential by Big River Analytics.

 

The Government of Canada has hired Big River Analytics, an independent...read more

Make Your Voice Heard –The Canada Council for the Arts Survey: Arts in a Digital World

                                   

The Canada Council for the Arts is seeking input from artists, collectives and arts organizations to help map the future of the arts in Canada, and wants to hear from you. The Canada Council is using an online survey – Arts in a Digital World – to learn how the sector is making use of digital tools in the creation and production of art, its dissemination, audience engagement and the management of arts organizations.

 

The...read more

Join Yellowknife painter Jessica McVicker for the opening of her solo exhibition Born and Raised at ARCC (the Artist Run Community Centre) in Old Town on Thursday June 16 @ 7-9 pm.

 

The show features original acrylic paintings from a recent en plein air painting expedition in BC. ARCC’s studio is located at 3541 McDonald Drive.

 

The show runs until Saturday June 25. For more information visit the ARCC’s website at www.ykarcc.com.

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News Release

 

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Apply by June 1 for Re(Claim)

Through live performance, music creation, composition, song, storytelling, spoken word, dance and silent film, this interdisciplinary program with a strong music focus provides the opportunity for Indigenous artists 'reclaim' the era of silent films made about Indigenous peoples. The Banff Centre welcomes Canadian and

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