The Community Cultural Development 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.
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, media and performing arts, and on issues and policies associated with the arts and artists. Activities of the Council are coordinated and supported by the Community Cultural Development Office.
Community Cultural Development offers funding and planning assistance to individuals, 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. The office also coordinates heritage services and expertise offered by staff at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre in Yellowknife.
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.