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Open Sky Creative Society

Fort Simpson
(867) 695-3005
100 Street
P.O Box 575
Fort Simpson, NT X0E 0N0


Last Updated: May 12, 2020

Open Sky Creative Society (OSCS) was formed in 1999 by local artists & arts supporters who saw a need for an arts & cultural service organization as well as presentation & artist outreach opportunities the Dehcho. It is the only active non-profit, non-governmental, artist, and cultural supporter run organization in the Dehcho Region.

The volunteer-based society provides artists and audiences with an informed professional forum for research, production, presentation, promotion & dissemination of new works in contemporary arts & traditional Dene crafts, as well as networking and educational opportunities, and a general resource centre.

The Gallery carries arts and crafts made by local artists.

In 2001, the Society began hosting the Open Sky Festival, a Multidisciplinary Arts Festival held annually over a weekend in early summer.


We are a distributor of fur from the Fur and Hide Program of the Department of ITI, GNWT. This includes furs such as: beaver, seal, cross fox and white fox.