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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.

To view older postings please review the News Archive. If you would like your news posted here, please email us at nwtarts@gov.nt.ca.

To find a workshop, festival, arts event or gallery show, please visit our events page.

NorthWords Writers Festival is offering a fantastic opportunity for all NWT writers. Literary agent Marilyn Biderman of the Transatlantic Agency will be attending this year’s writers festival and is offering to work with six writers while she is here.

                                    

Criteria are as follows:

  1. She will read up to twenty pages of a polished manuscript (i.e. final draft, ready to submit to publishers) and give notes on that material, at the level of both substantive edit and a line edit.
  2. The six authors will be
  3. ...read more

When harassment happens, who can the victim turn to? And how does an employer, engager or Board of Directors respond when harassment occurs in their workplace?

These pressing questions are explored in detail in Reporting and Investigating Mechanisms for Workplace Harassment in the Arts, now available for reference and download at...read more

Under the Respectful Workplaces in the Arts umbrella, the Cultural Human Resources Council is pleased to release 13 Quick Reference Guides to assist cultural organizations with implementing and sustaining compliance with harassment legislation by province and territory. These...read more

Congratulations to Sue McNeil and her team, whose project was awarded $500,000 to create an association of northern Indigenous artists and crafters from across the region to work at developing sustainable business ventures, improving local artisans' skills, ensuring authentic, high quality products, and building confidence as sustainable business owners. The end result will be an Indigenous owned and operated venture with self-determined, quality products, prices, and markets that will support sustainable and culturally valuable lifestyles.read more

As you know, the Government of the Northwest Territories invites your input on how they can best support the arts sector in the territory.  The deadline to complete the survey is today. Complete your survey in order to be entered into a draw for an iPad mini!

 

Please have your say. If you have already completed the survey, we thank you for your participation.

https://www.ece.gov.nt.ca/en/arts-strategy-engagementread more

Seeking individuals who want to become vendors for the 2018 Mackenzie days 
Register by July 15th 2018read more

Emerging Artist Residency Competition - one month rent free in Nova Scotia

 https://www.luckyrabbitandco.com/artistsresidency

Lucky Rabbit & Co. Artists' House is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for a 2018 Artist-in-Residence competition. Open to emerging Canadian artists of any discipline, the winner will receive a one month residency rent-free, in the apartment and adjoining studio (apartment: 300 sq’ /studio: 350 sq’) at Lucky Rabbit & Co. plus a $100 stipend. Annapolis Royal,...read more

Canadian Crafts Federation: Robert Jekyll Award Call for Nominations

The Canadian Crafts Federation is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Robert Jekyll Award for Leadership in Craft.

A celebration of distinguished contributors to the craft sector, the award is one of the highest markers of exceptional commitment to development of the craft community in Canada.

Nominations for artists, administrators, curators, collectors, educators, volunteers or any other category related directly to the craft field are all welcome.

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Wikowin means home. This exhibit features more than twenty new paintings by Vance Sanderson exploring life on the land and the beautiful scenery and wildlife of our northern home.read more

Let’s all come together for Canada’s 150th birthday and celebrate Northern Arts and Artists at the 29th Great Northern Arts Festival! hosted in Inuvik NT this year!  Artist who apply may be selected for a 10 day artist residency. This residency allows artist work in the Midnight Sun Recreation Complex and share ideas, attend workshops, and host a work shop. If this sounds like something you might be interest in, please download the files attached.

 

First Round of Artist Considerations

February 28th

 

Second Round of Artist Considerations...read more

The Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador is hosting a two part, off-season fine craft residency in the Gros Morne Region.  This residency project features a combination of creation of craft work and professional development opportunities for craftspeople working in the region.  Residencies are proposed to take place January and March of 2017.

 Project objectives:

  • to build on a residency program for craft in the Gros Morne Region
  • to build on the existing visual arts residencies
  • to provide professional development opportunities for craft makers in
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We're looking for artisans and artists who would like to sell their products in our store. Wew ant to support norther made products. 

If you are interested please contact Giselle at 1-867-392-6925 or email 

onlinestore@tlicho.com

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Good day Northern artists,

Once again Northwestel is calling on Northern artists to apply and have their artwork considered for one of Northwestel's three 2017/2018 telephone directories in Yukon & Northern BC, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.  Three artists and their artwork will be selected for the directory covers and winning artists will each be awarded $3,000.

Artists can enter and review the application criteria through the online submission <...read more

The Yellowknife Artist Run Community Centre Presents: This (Winter) City IV

A Community
Build Project with
Design Collaborative
OPEN*

Join YK ARCC and OPEN to help design and install a temporary project in Yellowknife’s Downtown in the theme of Winter Cities.

Sun Sep 25 7 PM @ YK ARCC Presentation & Discussion (Open to Public)
Presentation from OPEN on “Design Impact” followed by discussion.

Tue Sep 27 7 PM @ YK ARCC
Vision Workshop (Open to Public) 
Facilitated by OPEN, brainstorming strategies for small-scale high-...read more

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

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