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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 by Qaggiavuut, would include much-needed gallery and workshop space to support and present Nunavut’s visual artists, screening and projection for...

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 MusicSpace on Thursday. Henna artist Pascaline Greau said the inspiration to put on the exhibition came from brainstorming with other...
Louie Goose (left) glances over at David Ross (right) as they perform a cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Proud Mary” during the Western Arctic School of Music’s first open mic event on March 30. Aaron Hemens/NNSL Photo

Inuvik’s music school hosts first open mic event

Musicians and music lovers from all corners of Inuvik came out to the Western Arctic School of Music (WASM) on March 30 to tune into some local talent during the school’s first open mic event. More than a dozen people packed into the school’s common room, where guitar-wielding musicians performed for nearly four hours. Some...

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 a hunting trip. The film is told through the twisted perspective of the father, revealing the story scene by...

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 of who won what at this year’s Zombear Awards Ceremony! Best Film – Bearlord Best Screenplay – Bearlord Best...

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 River called Fort Good Hope or Radilih Koe by its traditional name, meaning ‘place by the rapids,’” said Jones. He...

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 and the remainder will fund an arts and crafts micro-manufacturing centre located in Aurora College’s old trades shop behind the...

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 on songwriting workshops with William McDonald Middle School and Range Lake North School grade seven and eight students. For him, coming...

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 Numeriques, meaning Digital Arts, next Saturday, Jan. 12. The 7:30 p.m. show will feature a pre-performance in the lobby by...

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 and Employment’s (ECE) website. It takes about 20 minutes to complete and was designed and developed by consulting firm Nordicity,...

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 workshop called Live Your Gifts hosted by artists Kiera Kolson and Blaire Russell as part of its community outreach...

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 typically gets $500,000 a year from the Department of Education, Culture and Employment, which it uses to fund projects...

Fundraiser caps GNAF’s 29th year

The Great Northern Arts Festival’s 29th year was a perilous one in some ways, with funding challenges almost pulling the plug on its signature summer event, but spirits are high going into the organization’s 30th anniversary and local vendors must be happy with the cash that came in at the recent Christmas craft fair. “At...