NOTICE: NWT Arts Council has changed its deadline for funding proposals.
The deadline for applications is now February 28 each year.
MANDATE: NWT Arts Council Contributions support and encourage the continued development of visual, literary and performing arts in the NWT. An important component of arts funding in most Canadian jurisdictions is that funding decisions be made at arms-length from government. The Council is mandated to promote the arts and to make recommendations to the Minister on financial awards, issues and policies associated with the arts and artists.
FUNCTION: The NWT Arts Council provides recommendations to the Minister of Education, Culture and Employment on financial awards for creative artistic projects in the visual, literary and performing arts, and on issues and policies associated with the arts and artists. Currently, the Arts Council meets once every year to review funding applications and to discuss policy issues.