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The OSC Gallery Vision

Artistic Direction 
Goal: To present innovative programming in all artistic disciplines, relevant to the rural, mainly aboriginal audience of the Dehcho in order to create a dialogue between artists & audiences in our region & those from across the NWT & Canada

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Artistic Objectives
The OSCS holds Core Values which guide & shape its activities:
• Personal expression that can be both spiritual andhealing for the artist & can be a vehicle for self reliance.
• Support for personal and professional development through knowledge sharing and communication inside and outside the arts community.
• Art is an important part of a healthy, balanced and dynamic cultures and societies
• Respect traditions while taking into account current cultural realities.
• Integrity in our members, communities, & activities – (social, historical, personal, and artistic integrity).
• Art records and preserves culture.
• Through programs, initiatives and acquisitions, we celebrate and emphasize the cultural richness and diversity of our region
• Access to culture and the arts are necessary for arich and fulfilling quality of life.
• Responsibility to perpetuate and encourage the culture and arts of indigenous artists and practitioners.
• Support for the appreciation and practice of the arts by people throughout their lives.


*photo by D. Haggarty



-The Open Sky Creative Society. 867-695-3005. Box 575. Fort Simpson, NT X0E 0N0 -