The Open Sky Creative Society (OSCS) is based in Fort Simpson (Liidlii Kue) in the Dehcho region, located in Canada’s Northwest Territories. The society was formed in 1999 from the collective passion of local artists and arts supporters to bring artists together and foster art, cultural traditions and creative expression in the community. Known for its annual summer festival, OSCS has grown yearly to embrace a variety of methods of fostering the arts, from workshops and gallery events to providing space for community gatherings. OSCS is the longest running artist society in the NWT and is the only organization of its kind in its region. The society’s presence in the Dehcho is important as lengthy distances to the nearest urban centres result in limited opportunities for audiences and artists alike.