The Yellowknife Community Foundation and the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre are pleased to announce the recipients of our Losing Track of Days – NWT Artists & COVID-19 grants program.
Yellowknife Community Foundation Board Member Scott Marsden – “We were overwhelmed by the positive response to this special grant program. Thirty-eight artists from around the NWT representing nearly 20 art disciplines received funding of $55,000 to support their work.”
Marie Coderre, Executive and Artistic Director for the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre – “Artists bring a wealth of knowledge to community members across the Northwest Territories, and we must gather our voices to support the art scene during these unprecedented times. On behalf of the NACC Board of Directors, we are very proud of this alliance with the Yellowknife Community Foundation. Being community-minded never had such a significant meaning. Thank you to everyone, and congratulations to all successful artists.”
Launched in December 2020 as a special COVID-19 response project by the Yellowknife Community Foundation and the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre, Losing Track of Days is a special project designed to help NWT artists confront new fiscal realities brought on by the pandemic. The initiative was designed to put needed cash into the hands of professional artists in these incredibly trying times.
A special feature of the program was a request to the successful artists to chronicle their work so that a lasting visual on-line legacy can be created to mark this important point in northern and world history and inspire future generations when times are trouble. The Foundation and NACC will work with artists to develop and release these visual legacy records as they become available. A complete list of the artists receiving funding is attached.
The Yellowknife Community Foundation was formed in 1993 to provide interested individuals and organizations with a means of supporting projects in our community for the enduring future. The Foundation is not singularly dedicated to any specific area of support. It embodies a simple concept – that people working together can make a difference.
The Northern Arts and Cultural Centre (NACC) was incorporated in 1981. For over 30 years, NACC has been a venue and supporting agency for northern, national and international artists. We operate a variety of programs in communities throughout the NWT to encourage the development of the performing arts from all cultural traditions and to provide a venue in the Northwest Territories for community and professionally produced performances.
Losing Track of Days – Artist Recipients
|April Marie Glaicar||Hay River||Contemporary Mixed Art/Jewelry|
|Brandon Kikoak||Fort Smith||Music and Sound|
|Christine Marie DeWolf||Fort Smith||Painting|
|Denis Roy Hudson||Fort Smith||Traditional Arts|
|Dylan Jones||Fort Smith||Music|
|Gary Edward Yelle||Fort Resolution||Mural/Visual|
|Levi James Macdonald||Fort Smith||Traditional/Sculpture|
|Michael Sterling Douglas||Fort Smith||Knife Making|
|Paula Lannon||Inuvik||Traditional Clothing Design|
|Rose-Mary Martel||Hay River||Traditional Art|
|Wade Vaneltsi||Fort McPherson||Music/Poetry/Film|
|Andrew Charles Jossa||Yellowknife||Music|
|Jesse James (Diga)||Yellowknife||Music|
|Dylan Nigel Hope||Yellowknife||Music|
|JD Hollingshead||Yellowknife||Art Installation|
|John Patrick Sabourin||Yellowknife||Sculpture Traditional|
|Michel Labine||Fort Smith||Multi-Disciplinary Artist|