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Deninu K'ue First Nation is hosting a 3 day Hand Games Tournament in celebration of the Akaitcho Territory Government 25th Anniversary Celebration.  Entry Fee is $1,000.00/team with 8 players per team plus 1 alternate.

 

Registration forms and rules will be available at the DKFN office beginning May 16th, 2017 by calling 867-394-4335.read more

Salt River First Nation #195 is hosting a 3 day Hand Games Tournament.

Entry Fee:  $1000.00/team

Registration:  Contact Peter Daniels at 867-872-2986 or email:  ea.srfn@northwestel.net for a registration form.read more

We’re pleased to share the tentative schedule pending full details.

Tuesday July 4

morning and afternoon art/crafts workshops for children and youth

evening art/crafts workshops for adults

Wednesday July 5

morning and afternoon art/crafts workshops for children and youth

evening art/crafts workshops for adults

Thursday July 6

morning and afternoon art/crafts workshops for children and youth

evening art/crafts workshops for adults

LIVE MUSIC HOP at four different venues featuring multiple musicians

Friday July 7...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
  • ...read more

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

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

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