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Call for submissions Northern Light Touring Visual Art Exhibit

Music Yukon’s From the North: a travelling show from Yukon, NWT & Nunavut is one of forty Canada 150 signature events. This project will showcase the diversity and vibrancy of the Canadian territories on a national level. Performers and visual artists from Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut will be showcased through evening performances and day time public outreach and engagement activities. The tour will take place from late October to mid- November 2017 and will travel more

On display for the first time in the north, don’t miss the chance to take in this remarkable national exhibition by the Canada Science and Technology Museum!

Ever since explorers began searching for a Northwest Passage over 400 years ago, the Arctic has been a fascinating and important area of study, rich with drama, adventure, even tragedy. Using artifacts, images, audiovisual presentations, and art, Echoes in the Ice: Finding Franklin’s Ship examines Arctic exploration past and present, profiles the explorers involved in the search for the Northwest Passage, and decodes 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. more

12th Annual Thebacha Trade Show - promoting local businesses, NGO Organizations, Clubs and services available in the South Slaveread more

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 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 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

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Calling all Artists and Vendors!!!

Diamond Jenness Secondary School will be hosting the annual Christmas Craft Sale on Saturday, December 3rd from 11AM to more

For more information or to register, contact us at more

Call to book your table at this years MAXX Christmas Sale being held in the foyer of Aurora College on November 19th, more

Do you live in the South Slave and want to gain exposure, boost your online presence, and increase sales?

The NWT Arts Content Collection Project is a free program that gives registered NWT artists valuable marketing tools to help them promote and sell their work.…/exclusive-opportunity-south-slave-arti…

If you are from the NWT and also want these benefits, please talk to your local regional office, or check out the website more


Want to gain exposure, boost your online presence, and increase sales?

The NWT Arts Content Collection Project is a free program that gives registered NWT artists valuable marketing tools to help them promote and sell their work. By participating, you’ll get:

A personalized artist biography and story

A set of professional marketing photos

A video or audio recording of your artist interview

These are great tools you can use on your website, social media accounts and press package.

But wait, more

In support of Small Business Week; Industry, Tourism & Investment will be hosting an Artisan Workshop!

1.  How to Price Your Artwork

2.  NWT Arts Program

3.  ITI Funding Program for Artisans

Workshop will be held at:

Northern Life Museum & Cultural Centre

October 19th, 2016 from 7 – 9 PM

Any inquiries please contact Tina Schwartzenberger at 867.621.0931 or

tina_schwartzenberger@gov.nt.caread more

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 < more

Dene Hand Games Practice

Mondays from 7 PM to 9 PM

Aurora College Foyer

Everyone is welcome to play, to learn, to preserve.

For more information contact Peter Paulette at 780-221-9262read more

We're so excited - Opening Soon!!

November 1st 2016

161 McDougal Rd, Fort Smith, NT 

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

A Community
Build Project with
Design Collaborative

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 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 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 more