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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.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for ARTISTS

The Art Ex Festival Corporation is seeking artist’s submissions for Art Ex 2016 proposed projects and/or workshops. 

Art Ex is a weekend visual arts festival being held September 30th to October 2nd, 2016 in Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. 

Visual artists working in all media are invited to submit proposed activities for Art Ex 2016.  Artists may want to consider the following: exhibitions, art talks, hands-on workshops for children, youth and adults,...read more

Submit an application to play Break Out West Festival,Thursday, October 13th, 2016 in Regina, SK. 

Submissions Close: Midnight CST on Monday, March 21th, 2016

 

•  Instructions for Submitting An Entry:

            •  Submission to the festival does not guarantee acceptance.
            •  Festival applicants must submit at least three professionally recorded songs for adjudication.
            •  There are no release date requirements for the submitted festival material.
            •  All submissions are accepted online only....read more

End of the Road Music Festival This Weekend March 4 - 6, 2016 in Inuvik!

 

  •  starting with a Talent Show from 9 – 11pm on Friday  for 19 years and older and featuring Delta Flood, Fagan Furlong and JJ Lavallee and Canadian Country Music Award winning band  “Hey Romeo” from 11- 2am.  Doors open at 8pm for registration with a $ 10.00 admission fee.  Cash prizes available!

 

  •  On Saturday afternoon there will be free music workshops at several locations followed by a wet dance Saturday from 9 – 2pm at the Midnight Sun Rec Complex
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Confederation Centre Young Company Performance & Training Programme

 

The Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island invites you to apply to their Young Company Performance & Training Programme!

Each year they offer a unique opportunity for high school and post secondary students who have a love for the arts.  What better place to spend your summer then doing what you love and getting paid for it?  They are looking for suitable candidates who are actors/singers/musicians.

Attached please find audition...read more

 

- Tuesday Night is "Craft Night" at the Open Sky gallery from 7:30 - 9:30 P.M.

-Youth sewing nights (Ages 12 - 29) Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6:00 - 9:30 p.m at the Dehcho Friendship Centre. Call 867-695-2577 for more information

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Dead North 2016 Masterclasses/Festival Schedule

 

DEAD NORTH 2016 MASTERCLASS SCHEDULE (see attached pdf for film schedule)

 

DEAD NORTH, in partnership with the NWT Film Commission/GNWT and the NWT Professional Media

Association, has organized some amazing workshops and masterclasses for the 2016 festival. These

classes are all specifically geared towards helping you take your new film out into the world in the most

professional and efficient way. You’ve just worked very hard on your production,...read more

Open Sky Creative Society: Call for Workshop facilitation proposals

The Open Sky Creative Society in Fort Simpson, NT is seeking proposals from artists, craftspeople, performers, musicians and other creative types who are interested in facilitating a workshop on their specialty.

Open Sky’s 2016-17 workshop series will run from April 2016 to March 2017 with the majority of the workshops taking place in the fall and winter.

If you are interested please return the attached expression of interest to Open Sky by Feb. 22 or call or email for more information...read more

RULES | On Paper Contest

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ON PAPER presents its 2nd printmaking contest to promote the art of printmaking, as well as the connection between printmakers around the world.

PRIZE 1000€

The SHORTLISTED artists will be exhibited in Trongate 103, Glasgow, UK

DEADLINE April 1st 2016

FEE 25€

 

 

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The contest is open to anyone.

Each artist can submit one piece of work on a paper size of 300mm x 400mm. The print size can be any within the size of the paper. The work must have been made using any...read more

REAL TO REEL: THE CRAFT FILM FESTIVAL 

Craft has a very special relationship with film. Craft on film can be hypnotic, surprising and magical.  The resurgence of interest in craft has resulted in a host of beautiful and interesting new films on the topic.

From BBC Four’s unhurried look at making in 2015 to Oscar-nominated film director Morgan Spurlock turning his attention to the handmade in his next feature film Crafted – craft looks good on screen.

It’s why Craft Council is co-hosting with Crafts magazine a craft film festival this May during London Craft Week. They...read more

Western Arctic Moving Pictures (WAMP) Presents: The Yellowknife International Film Festival (YKIFF) Road Tour 2016!

This event, coming to a community near you, will screen a selection from the following films:

SOL : 2014 Dir. Marie-Helene-Cousineau & Susan Avingaq 76 min.

ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD : 2014 Dir. Suzanne Crocker 87 min.

THE PASS SYSTEM : 2015 Dir. Alex Williams 51 min.

HICKEY GONE WRONG : 2015 Dir. Jay Villeneuve 10 min.

BIHTTOS : 2014 Dir. Elle-Maija Tailfeathers 14 min.

SHADOW OF A GIANT : 2014 Dir. Clark Ferguson 30 min...read more

Canada 150: Join the Celebration!

 

In 2017 Canada will mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation. This is your celebration! How will you join Canadians taking part from coast to coast to coast? The Canada 150 adventure awaits you.

 

 

Canada 150 Fund

 

The goal of the Canada 150 Fund is to create opportunities for Canadians to participate in local, regional, and national celebrations that contribute to building a sense of pride and attachment to Canada.

 

A limited number...read more

Applications for CFC Features Now Open

Looking for a unique opportunity to advance your feature script and produce your film? Apply to CFC Features! The program has launched the careers of more than 100 CFC alumni including Clement Virgo, Vincenzo Natali and Jeff Barnaby (RUDE, CUBE and RHYMES FOR YOUNG GHOULS, respectively). CFC Features helps filmmakers realize and produce their films with support and mentorship that is tailored to the needs of each individual in order to achieve maximum critical and commercial success. CFC Features is looking to support filmmakers in the $600,000...read more

Iceolation 2016 Call for Artists

 

The 10th annual Iceolation Art Show opens March 19th at the Snowcastle then moves to the Down to Earth Gallery from March 20-26.

 

Any artist, creating in any medium can submit work with an icy, snowy, or wintery theme.  This is going to be Down to Earth's FINAL Iceolation Art Show so if you ever had an idea to submit this is the year. 

 

Call Down to Earth Gallery at 920-0711 or email Northsoulglass@gmail.com...read more

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 is now open for entries. Now in its ninth year, the Prize presents an opportunity for emerging and established artists to showcase their work and further their engagement with the international art world

Prizes include:

  • £5,000 Main Prize courtesy of Hiscox
  • £1,000 Student Prize courtesy of Hiscox
  • Group exhibition
  • Publication in an anthology of 100 contemporary artists
  • Editorial in Aesthetica Magazine (global readership in print and digital of 284,000)

Categories for entry: Photographic &...read more

The Canadian Craft Federation (CCF/FCMA) is proud to announce the call for nominations for their second annual 'Robert Jekyll Award for Leadership in Craft'. Presented for the first time in Quebec City to Mrs. Anne Roberts this past September, and featured in the upcoming issue of STUDIO magazine, the award is quickly growing in presence and recognition nation-wide.- Canadian Crafts Federation

Worthy candidates are all around us. They are the leaders in the craft community, working to advance the field by dedicating their time, energy and expertise to benefit the sector as a whole....read more

National Presence at the Northern Lights Conference

 National Gallery of Canada, Agajemo Art Space, Jackoposie oopakak sculpture

The CCF/FCMA was proud to be a part of the 2016 Northern Lights Conference in Ottawa during the last week of January. This unique opportunity to bring north and south...read more

Please join in this week for a reception celebrating the impact of the Arctic Inspiration Prize in the NWT!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

7:30 - 9:30 PM

Great Hall, Legislative Assembly

The event will showcase NWT recipients from the first four years of the Prize, FOXY, The NWT Recreation and Parks Association and Thaidene Nene. Arctic Inspiration Prize founder Arnold Witzig will be in attendance to share more about the future of the Prize in the NWT.read more

YK ARCC presents: Neil Dyck - Artist in Residence

 

Through the support of the NWT Arts Council the Yellowknife Artist-Run Community Centre will welcome painter Neil Dyck for a two weeks residency starting Tuesday, February 16th, 2016.

Neil Dyck is a Manitoban artists that works intuitively on hard board to create non-representational paintings, Dyck's rudimental investifations embrace a harmony of collage an painting. Dyck's works are oranic in their constructuion and explore fundamental ideas taken from nature and life around him. Dyck has exhbited...read more

YELLOWKNIFE (February 11, 2016) – The Northwest Territories (NWT) film industry is receiving major international exposure at one of the world’s most prestigious short film festivals thanks to the work and talents of two of its longtime ambassadors.

 

Yellowknife filmmakers Pablo Saravanja and Jay Bulckaert of the Artless Collective presented Conibear — an original horror short — to a packed audience at the Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival last night.

“We couldn’t be prouder of our local producers and their international success,”...read more

NEW for 2016:

Applicants may submit their funding proposals to NWT Arts Council online!

Please use the following link for application instructions: http://nwtartscouncil.ca/tools.asp

 

Funding is available for artists or territorial

organizations that are producing a specific artistic work, project or event in the following categories:

Audio Recording

Performing Arts

Writing and Publishing

Visual Arts and Crafts

Film and Media Arts

Mentorship

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