Northwest Territories

Support to Northern Performers Program

Complex application

Tax filing not required

The Support to Northern Performers Program provides grants for the development and promotion of Northwest Territories performing arts and for assisting NWT performing artists to participate in regional, national, and international public festivals and events.

To be eligible for funding:

  • You must be an NWT performer or organization planning a festival or an event which promotes the performing arts in the NWT and is accessible to all potential audiences.
  • Eligible costs include, but are not limited to performance fees, travel, food, accommodation and administrative or production costs not exceeding 10% of your total budget.

Social Insurance Number

For example:

  • confirmation of SIN letter
  • plastic SIN card (non-expired)

Your application must include the following information:

  • A cover letter.
  • A funding proposal with budget breakdown (submission template for Northern Performers funding proposal (go to end of document)).
  • At least two letters of support.
  • Written Proposal.
  • Your event goals and objectives for presenting NWT performing artists.
  • A work schedule for organizing the performing arts portion of your event.
  • A proposed schedule of performances, workshops and arts presentations during your event.
  • A description of how you will evaluate the success of your event.

The deadline for applications is March 31 each year. Proposals must be e-mailed, postmarked, faxed or hand-delivered by the deadline.

Send submissions to:
Community Cultural Development Program Culture & Heritage Division GNWT
Education, Culture & Employment
Box 1320
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2L9
Phone: (867) 767-9347 x 71235
Fax: (867) 873-0205

Last updated: August 7, 2021