The Community Programs Office of the Culture and Heritage Division coordinates a full range of professional services for individuals and organizations actively involved in arts, cultural and heritage activities.
Community-based NWT-registered organizations, local governments, band councils and individuals undertaking projects which will contribute to the creation, preservation, promotion and enhancement of the arts, cultures and heritage of the Northwest Territories are all eligible to apply for assistance.
Minister's Culture and Heritage Circle
The Minister's Culture and Heritage Circle was created in 2011 by the Honourable Jackson Lafferty, Minister of Education, Culture and Employment, to honour the efforts of residents who work to strengthen the arts, cultures and heritage of the Northwest Territories.
The Community Programs Office offers planning assistance to community and regional museums, arts and cultural groups, and heritage or historical societies throughout the Northwest Territories who seek to develop facilities, program activities or projects. Technical advice, orientations, workshops and individual training opportunities in various disciplines may be arranged by contacting the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre in Yellowknife.
Contribution awards are typically made on a matched funding basis for eligible project costs. Applicants must have written verification of community support for their projects. Detailed program guidelines are available for the following:
- Core Funding Contributions for the Operation of Registered Heritage Centres
- Cultural Organizations Contributions
- Cultural Projects Contributions
- NWT Arts Council Contributions
- Support to Northern Performers
- Core Funding Contributions for the Operation of Non-Registered Heritage Centres
- Northern Film and Media Arts Funding Contributions
- Northern Literary Arts Funding Contributions
- Northern Theatre Arts: Focus on Youth Funding Contributions
- Northern Arts Mentorship Contributions
For copies of the Cultural Contributions Policy and Program Guidelines or to discuss applications for specific projects under these programs please contact the Community Programs Office, Culture and Heritage Division, Department of Education, Culture and Employment, Government of the Northwest Territories:
Community Programs, Culture & Heritage Division
Department of Education, Culture and Employment
Government of the Northwest Territories
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife,
NT X1A 2L9
Telephone: 867-920-6370 Fax: 867-873-0205
or e-mail Boris Atamanenko, Manager of Community Programs.