The Open Sky Creative Society (OSCS) / OSC Gallery is based in Ft. Simpson / Liidlii kue, NWT & primarily serves the artistic community & audiences of the Dehcho, a multicultural region in the NWT composed of a dozen or so villages & aboriginal settlements. The OSCS was formed in 1999 by local artists & arts supporters who saw a need for an arts & cultural service organization as well as presentation & artist outreach opportunities in the Dehcho. The society’s presence in our region is vital as extreme distances to the nearest urban centres, result in few opportunities for audiences & artist alike.
The OSCS fulfills a unique role in the community & the Dehcho as the only active non-profit, non-governmental, artist, & cultural supporter run organization. The volunteer-based society provides artists & audiences with an informed professional forum for research, production, presentation, promotion & dissemination of new works in contemporary visual arts & traditional Dene crafts as well as networking & educational opportunities, & a general resource centre.
-The Open Sky Creative Society. 867-695-3005. Box 575. Fort Simpson, NT X0E 0N0 -