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Musician Leela Gilday on mid-career success

Mid-level artists can face a fraught landscape. No longer considered emerging or lavished with awards targeted to their newer peers, a career can begin to resemble a long grind. That’s not the case for Leela...

Artists, youth join creative forces for new downtown mural

There will be a colourful addition to the city's downtown this summer, thanks to a collaborative mural project that’s bringing young people and city creatives together through art. Five Yellowknife-based artists and seven youths are...

Rapper Crook the Kid grabs a guitar for Feb. 15 NACC show

Don’t expect to know every song when rapper Crook the Kid, also known as Dylan Jones, takes the stage Saturday. That’s because his Northern Arts and Cultural Centre performance is split between his signature hip...

Performing arts centre would support 408 jobs, infuse tens of millions of dollars into...

A feasibility study commissioned by Nunavut arts group Qaggiavuut shows that a proposed performing arts centre in Iqaluit would support 408 full-time jobs and inject an estimated $41 million into Nunavut's economy over its...

NWT artists head to New Orleans summit ‘decolonizing’ music industry

When Fort Smith’s Veronica Johnny arrived in New Orleans, it was to fill future stages with Indigenous artists. The Johnnys, comprised of her and her husband Dave, joined dozens of musicians for The International Indigenous...

Threads of Living Memory exhibit features Inuit crafts

The Glenbow art and history museum in Calgary will put Inuit textile crafts on display in an exhibit called Dynamic Connections: Threads of Living Memory. The thrust of the exhibit, which opens Feb. 22 and...

Weekend Yellowknifer editorial: This theatre has a ‘NACC’ for the North

The issue: Lively arts We say: Help lift up life The Northern Arts and Cultural Centre opened its doors for an Easter production of Handel's Messiah in 1984. Since then, the plucky non-profit charitable organization known as...

Juno-nominated choir to perform at NACC

A Juno-nominated choir will perform Oct. 12 at the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre, showcasing local talent and the world premiere of Where Waters Meet —the latest piece from Yellowknife's Carmen Braden. Braden, who was...

Yellowknife’s Carmen Braden named top composer in Western Canada

When Carmen Braden's name was called from the shortlist of five nominees at the 2019 Western Canadian Music Awards in Whitehorse on Oct. 3, she was so surprised that she didn't know how to...

Cambridge Bay’s Zoe Ohokannoak promotes the arts for youth

Zoe Ohokannoak has left an indelible mark on her hometown of Cambridge Bay. She and friend Sam Sibera spent about a month working on a mural adorning the side of the community pool in July...

NACC presents four shows in Inuvik

The Northern Arts and Cultural Centre (NACC) is bringing an eclectic mix of drama, music and dance to Inuvik this season. NACC executive and artistic director Marie Coderre said it will be an opportunity for...

NACC announces eclectic offering of four shows coming to Hay River

Four performances courtesy of the Northern Arts & Cultural Centre in Yellowknife will be coming to Hay River over the next months. The shows will be part of NACC's 2019-2020 season. Marie Coderre, the executive and...

Canada Council to arts community: ‘Please apply’ for funding

Simon Brault envisions greater growth in the Northwest Territories arts sector, but he is calling on Northern artists to apply for available funding. The director and CEO of the Canada Council for the Arts was...

NACC’s new season celebrates 35th anniversary

Debuts, premiers and rare-sightings fill the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre's 35th anniversary roster. With big, showstopping productions appearing alongside smaller debuts of emerging artists, NACC executive and artistic director Marie Coderre said she aimed...

Hay River artists give feedback on new arts strategy

Artists from all walks of life had the chance to weigh in on the GNWT’s new arts strategy during a meeting in Hay River over the weekend. For the past month, the department of Industry,...

Norm Glowach dives into family history for new show

Lifetime Yellowknifer and musician Norm Glowach will take the NACC stage as a new character named Johnny Cole on Saturday evening. Through a multimedia performance and music, Johnny Cole – Meet Me at the Rex...

The Honky Tonk Psychiatrist comes to NACC

Yellowknife musician ‘Baby’ Brian Weadick will hit the NACC stage with a fresh set of twangy tunes on Friday night. Weadick, along with a five-piece band, will be playing some of the singer-songwriter’s well-known and...

Grammy-winning jazz oboist to play in Yk

Tomorrow evening the sounds of a highly orchestrated, dramatic and interesting kind of jazz with strong components of funk, Latin and traditional swing will fill the NACC auditorium. That’s according to John Krosnick, the drummer...

Folk on the Rocks announces final wave of artists

Friday Folk on the Rocks festival announced the third and final wave of artists hitting the stage this summer. Canadian storyteller Fiver, garage rock band Light Bulb Alley, Lazarus and Leanne Betasamosake Simpson will be joining...

Qaggiavuut takes on the world, hoping to bring the world to Nunavut

With $500,000 from the federal government, Qaggiavuut is one step closer to fulfilling the dream of a performing arts centre in Nunavut. The Qaggiq Hub, an Inuit performing arts and cultural learning centre, as conceived...

Celebrating women through henna

A photography exhibition that celebrates women through henna opened in Yellowknife last week. The project was supported by the NWT Arts Council and the Association franco-culturelle de Yellowknife (AFCY) and opened with a vernissage at...

On the Dead Carpet: Film Reviews

Top Dead North films as selected by a news zombie By Brett McGarry The Unloving – A true psychological thriller from Ben McGregor, the film slowly exposes a terrible incident between a father and son on...

Dead North Film Festival 2019: Zombear Award Winners

Last weekend was the 2019 Dead North film festival - the world's only circumpolar genre filmmaking festival. This year's festival saw 40 original short films produced by Northern filmmakers across the territories. Scroll down for the full list...

Straight outta the Sahtu

Northern rapper and artist Dylan Jones, aka Crook the Kid, is bringing his new album to NACC on Friday. “I’m from a small community close to the Arctic Circle on the side of the Mackenzie...

Micro-manufacturing centre gets $196,500 in federal funding

In a joint announcement on Friday, Northwest Territories MP Michael McLeod announced two new initiatives will receive $734,000 of federal funding in Inuvik. Over $500,000 of that investment will go toward a new solar project...

Folk singer Craig Cardiff puts on workshop for Yellowknife students

Folk singer/songwriter Craig Cardiff came to Yellowknife Jan. 10 to perform for two consecutive nights at the Top Knight Pub. Friday, Cardiff made a point of taking time out of his schedule to put...

Arts Numeriques brings digital art North

The Northern Arts and Cultural Centre (NACC) will be showing the work of three Montreal-based multimedia artists next week. NACC reopened after the holidays on Wednesday, and is kicking off the new year with Arts...

GNWT seeking public feedback on arts strategy

The territorial government is collecting the public’s feedback to help create a new arts strategy. The survey is available on the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Center’s (PWNHC) website and the department of Education, Culture...

NACC turns to GoFundMe to support programs

The Northern Arts and Cultural Centre (NACC) is turning to GoFundMe after a $30,000 budget cut. With added expenses from programming, the campaign will fund programs for youth, including art workshops. This fall NACC supported a...

NWT Arts Council gets $200,000 funding boost

The lobbying efforts of arts advocates have paid off. Following pleas for increased funding from the territory's arts community, the minister of finance will add $200,000 to the NWT Arts Council's 2018-19 budget. The arts council...