Perhaps the two most recognizable features of Canada’s North, the arts and culture component of the Northern Lights event is truly a spectacular showcase of talent.
From the opening ceremonies to the trade show floor, to the Gala finale, visual and performing arts – including demonstrations and displays, as well as musical, cultural, and theatrical performances – will be showcased throughout the four-day event.
The Arts and Cultural Pavilion will also be located in the pre-function area of the third floor of the Shaw Centre overlooking the Rideau Canal. This will provide regional artists the opportunity to stage and market their inspiring creations.
If you are an artist (visual or performing) or crafter wishing to participate in the Northern Lights program, you can complete the following Expression of Interest form:
The Northern Lights Business & Cultural Showcase is designed to profile Eastern Arctic & North business, industry, history, and culture. With thousands of attendees and hundreds of exhibitors, the conference is an excellent venue to learn more about what makes Canada's North unique and grow your northern network. No matter what you're interested in experiencing at the event, our host of options has something for everyone. Business and industry interests can be explored at the conference, on the tradeshow floor, and during workshops. For those looking to experience the culture and history of Eastern Arctic & North regions, our Arts & Cultural Pavilion will be busy throughout the event with demonstrations and displays from up and coming and established artists, craftspeople, and performers.