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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.

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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

The Yellowknives Dene First Nations (YKDFN) Community Wellness offers a variety of programs.

 

Activities happening in July.  The Ndilo Summer Program is designed for ages 11 yrs and up. 

  • July 23 & 24th at the Ndilo Gym – Painting Competition from 7-10pm
  • July 27th at the Ndilo Gym – Poster Making Contest from 3:30-5PM
  • July 28th at the Ndilo Gym – Dene Crafts from 3:30-5pm
  • July 29th at the Ndilo Gym – Dene Games from 1-3pm

 

Ndilo Youth Drama Club invites interested youth to submit their names with contact...read more

Media Release - YK ARCC has New Gallery/Workshop and Studio Space Downtown

 

The Yellowknife Artist Run Community Centre (YK ARCC) has a new location in downtown Yellowknife.  Located at the lower level of Cloudworks One, 5112-52nd St (the old Union of Northern Workers building), YK ARCC has an artist studio and large gallery or workshop space available for use by local and visiting artists.

The new space provides a venue for multidisciplinary arts practice and non-commercial exhibition of arts.  ARCC is looking forward to hosting public workshops,...read more

The Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre has a variety of traveling exhibits to share with your community.  These exhibits were developed by the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre to allow community residents access to the collections and resources of the Heritage Centre.

 

Currently there are ten (10) traveling exhibits available for NWT communities from September 2016 until June 2017.  A brief description of the exhibits is enclosed.

 

Being a venue for a traveling exhibit is easy.  All that is needed is a secure public location and enough wall or...read more

10th Old Town Ramble & Ride Festival - July 29th - 31st, 2016

 

CALL FOR MUSICIANS

Contact Travis Mercredi @ 867-444-9325

outlandsound@gmail.com

 

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

(July 29th - 31st) oldtownrambleandride@gmail.com

 

CALL FOR ARTIST

For bench/dumpster painting and the

Old Town art show. Honorariums provided. Contact-...read more

This City IV – Residency & Social Art Project – YK ARCC, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada

Deadline: August 1st, 2016

Disciplines: Activism, Art Education, Collaboration, Community, Conceptual Gardening Theory, Crafts & Trades, Curatorial, Design, Experimental, Film & Video, Installation, Media Arts, Music & Sound, Other, Performance, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Visual Arts.

Location: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada.

Duration: 2 weeks. Programming late-September to early October 2016.
 
Eligibility: ...read more

Press Release

Somba K’e, Denendeh — Dene Nahjo invites the public to experience the revitalization of an ancient cultural practice through the teachings of Elders during a three-week caribou and moose hide tanning camp at Somba K’e Civic Plaza (Yellowknife Tennis Courts) this summer, July 11-29, 2016 Monday – Friday.

Elders, instructors and experienced hide tanners will join together to tan over 10 hides using various regional techniques, while creating traditional tanning tools in the process. Members of the public are invited to come to the site to observe the...read more

Survey of the Inuit Arts Economy in Canada

 

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www.inuitarts.ca

 

Are you interested in Inuit art? Have your voice heard. Complete a short survey (less than 10 minutes) about Inuit art and the surrounding economy and have the opportunity to share your thoughts and influence policy, plus get entered in a draw to win $500. Your responses will be kept confidential by Big River Analytics.

 

The Government of Canada has hired Big River Analytics, an independent...read more

Make Your Voice Heard –The Canada Council for the Arts Survey: Arts in a Digital World

                                   

The Canada Council for the Arts is seeking input from artists, collectives and arts organizations to help map the future of the arts in Canada, and wants to hear from you. The Canada Council is using an online survey – Arts in a Digital World – to learn how the sector is making use of digital tools in the creation and production of art, its dissemination, audience engagement and the management of arts organizations.

 

The...read more

Join Yellowknife painter Jessica McVicker for the opening of her solo exhibition Born and Raised at ARCC (the Artist Run Community Centre) in Old Town on Thursday June 16 @ 7-9 pm.

 

The show features original acrylic paintings from a recent en plein air painting expedition in BC. ARCC’s studio is located at 3541 McDonald Drive.

 

The show runs until Saturday June 25. For more information visit the ARCC’s website at www.ykarcc.com.

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News Release

 

Yellowknife artist opens...read more

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Apply by June 1 for Re(Claim)

Through live performance, music creation, composition, song, storytelling, spoken word, dance and silent film, this interdisciplinary program with a strong music focus provides the opportunity for Indigenous artists 'reclaim' the era of silent films made about Indigenous peoples. The Banff Centre welcomes Canadian and

Indigenous Awards | The Hnatyshyn Foundation
 

The deadline for submissions is June 1st, 2016

 

As part of its plans to increase support for Indigenous arts practice, The Hnatyshyn Foundation is launching REVEAL Indigenous Art Awards to honour Indigenous Canadian artists working in all artistic disciplines. The comprehensive program of awards and promotional activities, including 150 cash awards of $10,000 each to be awarded in 2017, will fuel the creation of new artistic works and leave a lasting cultural legacy.

The Awards are intended...read more

Are you a Canadian artist or arts organization?

Do you want to make a significant impact in your community, and push the boundaries of your artistic practice?

Now is your chance!

 

New Chapter, a special creation fund

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Confederation the Canadian Council for the Arts is proud to launch New Chapter to make this work possible and enable you to bring your ambitious work to Canadian and international audiences. 

Unprecedented Funding

With the renewed...read more

YELLOWKNIFE 

 

May 10, 2016

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tracey Bryant, Executive Director

NorthWords NWT

info@northwordsnwt.ca

867 445 8302

www.northwordsnwt.com

 

2016 NorthWords Festival Announces Award-Winning Author Line-Up

 

The 11th annual...read more

Are you interested in Acting?

 

Looking for: Tłı̨chǫ̨ Actors and Actresses to play roles in the Tłı̨chǫ̨ Animation Film Production based on "Edzo & Akaitcho Making Peace”.  

 

Deadline is on May 25, 2016.

 

AUDITION DATES:  MONDAY, MAY 30TH & TUESDAY, MAY 31ST, 2016.

TIME SCHEDULE:    10:00 AM TO 4:00 PM

LOCATION:               CHARLIE CHARLO BUILDING

ACTING TRAINING   JUNE 1ST TO JUNE 3RD, 2016.

 

ONCE...read more

Attention NWT Filmmakers, Videographers, & Media Producers:

The NWTPMA is a pan-territorial association actively seeking community representatives. They are looking for interested individuals from all NWT communities to join the Board.

The NWTPMA will have an AGM the week of May 23rd and host a Board Retreat from May 27th to 29th that will focus on refining the current strategic plan.

For those interested in joining the NWTPMA and/or becoming Board members or learning more about the NWTPMA please contact:

http://...read more

City of Yellowknife Transformer Utility Box & Street Light Box Public Art Program

 

The City of Yellowknife and Northland Utilities have partnered in a public art initiative which will see several transformer and street light boxes resurfaced by artists.

 

Painters, digital, mosaic and graffiti artists as well as artists who draw, photograph and any other artists working in two dimensional mediums are invited to submit a proposal to the City. Artists will be selected by a five person project team.

 

Submission Deadline...read more

Ptarmigan Ptheatrics presents "Spamalot" on stage at NACC

 

  • Northern Arts and Cultural Centre, Yellowknife
  • May 5, 6 and 7
  • 7:30 pm

 

If you are a Monty Python fan, or if you are just a fan of great big, funny, lots of singing and dancing, old fashioned Broadway-style shows, you will love Spamalot.

 

Spamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur’s quest to find the Holy Grail. Inspired by the classic comedy film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the...read more

Call for Musicians 

The Social Committee for BDIC/ENR/LANDS and ITI are seeking a musical act for it's Holiday Party on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 at The Explorer Hotel

They are seeking proposals from bands to play at the event from 9 pm - 2am (with breaks included), providing a misture of fun and danceable music. 

To submit a proposal, email Tony Morris (morris.t85@gmail.com) by June 24th with the enclosed information:
-The type of music you play (provide links or examples if possible)
-A quote...read more

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