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, music, cultural traditions and creative expression in the community. Known for our 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.

VISION / MANDATE: To better the quality of life in the Dehcho region through a thriving healthy arts community.

MISSION: To consistently support, foster, and empower our local artisans, hobbyists, and artist of all levels, providing sustainable accessibility to all in our region.

Open Sky is a not-for-profit, volunteer-led organization.

Open Sky Creative SocietyOpen Sky Needs Your Support

The support of private, corporate and government sponsors is critical to ensure that our community programming, as well as our special events, continues. Your donation will ensure that we are able to contribute to a vibrant arts community and work to provide opportunities for artistic growth and discovery for youth and adults alike that may not otherwise be available to residents in smaller communities of the NWT.


Please visit our sponsor page to discuss how you can sponsor a Coffee Night, Festivals, Workshop, Youth program, or Gallery Exhibit, or any upcoming special event!