NWT Arts Council grants


This program provides grants that support the ongoing development and presentation of creative arts in the visual, literary, media and performing arts in the Northwest Territories (NWT).

Consideration is given to organizations or individuals requesting funds for professional development, artistic work, or public presentation on a project-specific basis only.

This funding program is currently under review as part of the NWT Arts Strategy.

Available funding

Applicants are eligible for up to $15,000 in funding.


Applications are not being accepted at this time.


There are two intakes a year with deadlines on February 28 and October 31.


  • Emerging and established artists who have been a resident of the NWT for two years prior to the deadline.
  • Registered NWT organizations with a mandate to enhance the arts.

How to apply

We recommend you contact a Community Liaison Advisor to discuss your project.

  1. Before you apply download the application and guidelines. Make sure you or your organization are eligible.
  2. Complete the application and prepare your supporting documents.
  3. Submit your completed application before the deadline to:
    • In person by appointment: Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 5 pm
    • Email: culturefund@gov.nt.ca
    • Mail: Culture and Heritage, Education, Culture and Employment, Government of the Northwest Territories, P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2L9

Contact us

For questions about applying for NWT Arts Council grants email culturefund@gov.nt.ca or phone 867-767-9347 ext. 71474.