Fine & Performing Arts


The Fine and Performing Arts Fund was established to support Northwest Territories’ residents interested in pursuing education or training opportunities in the fine or performing arts.


To be eligible, applicants must be pursuing artistic excellence in one or more of the following areas: drama, dance, music, and theatre arts including technical production, studio arts, film or photography. They also must have resided in the Northwest Territories (NWT) for a minimum of one year prior to the award of the scholarship and have been accepted at a recognized program or course in the fine or performing arts, consisting of a minimum of 100 hours duration.


Factors taken into consideration in reviewing grant applications include demonstrated merit and dedication. A preference will be given to developing artists and applicants who have demonstrated a willingness to share their talent with the community.


Applications must be received by May 15 each year.

The application must include a written statement (maximum of 500 words) including information on the above noted prerequisites and contact information. It must also include a letter of reference from a recognized NWT Fine or Performing Arts organization or another source acceptable to the Yellowknife Community Foundation.

Proof of Residency (PDF 65kb) form must be submitted along with the application.

Note: Applicants wishing to provide a YouTube or similar link to their work are asked to do so in the body of their written essay.

Past recipients

2017Courtney Chetwynd
2017Alisha Breton
2016Chloé Duval
2016Katy Harmer
2016Dylan Maguire
2015Lucas Othmer, Cassi Atamanenko
2014Jessica Lynn Phillips
2013Casey Anderson and Carmen Braden
2012AJ Collins
2011Amelie Duval, Antoine Mountain and Dana Sipos Randor
2010Joe Jaw Ashoona, Ian MacDougall, Hailey McLeod and Roya Yazdanmehr
2009Roya Yazdanmehr and Joanna Matthews
2008Antoine Mountain
2007Leanne Goose
2006Tiffany Ayalik
2005No award
2004Kirsten Carthew
2003Renee Pitre
2002Sarah Kallos, Amanda Dei and April Parchoma
2001Sacha Engelhardt
2000Doug Richard and Rene Bonnett

Applications are closed

Applications are closed for 2019. Please subscribe to our newsletter to find out when they open in 2020!

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