Auditions for One-Act Plays, online May 31, 7 PM

Northumberland Festival of the Arts will take place across Northumberland County from September 16 – October 2, 2022. Northumberland Festival of the Arts is a volunteer-run not-for-profit arts organization. To volunteer for NFOTA, please contact info@festivalofthearts.ca To help support our events, please send your donation by Interac to fundraising@festivalofthearts.ca

Get Ready for Drama! by Jessica Outram and Felicity Sidnell Reid

The NFOTA Drama Project Committee is delighted to announce the names of the three one-act plays chosen for presentation as staged readings during the Festival. Congratulations go to Donald J Anderson for his play Screwed, Christopher Cameron for Nail Polish and Karen Palmer for Wind on Weller’s Bay. Eighteen local playwrights submitted, and an independent…

Northumberland Art Lovers: Katie Kennedy and Abigail Miller from Northumberland County Archives and Museum

“It’s a fact that arts and culture improve health and well-being. The support of arts and culture institutions and arts festivals in the county is important to reduce social isolation and enhance well-being.” Katie Kennedy, curator at NCAM Today NFOTA’s Felicity Sidnell Reid interviews Katie Kennedy and Abigail Miller about the soon-to-open new facility for…

Northumberland Art Lovers: Melody Crowe

Whenever I teach indigenous people–our own people–the language, I see it as a relearning. I always feel like that language is there. It just needs to be able to be relearned. Melody Crowe NFOTA’s Felicity Sidnell Reid interviews Melody Crowe, elder of the Alderville First Nation, artist, educator, change-maker, and dedicated preserver of Ojibway culture….

Northumberland Art Lovers: Mandy Martin

“I’m just blown away by the talent that you expose and bring to the table. Here you are, years into it, and you haven’t run out yet! You do wonderful work,” says Mandy Martin, Mayor of the Town of Cramahe and Deputy Warden of Northumberland, about the Northumberland Festival of the Arts. In this series we…

Northumberland Art Lovers: Rick Beaver

“My main intention is to bring people closer to the world in whatever context they themselves find personal meaning.” –Rick Beaver Today, Rick Beaver, Ojibway artist, biologist, and elder from Alderville First Nation, speaks to NFOTA’s Felicity Sidnell Reid and Chris Cameron about the importance of the Alderville Black Oak Savanna, his 1999 discovery of…

Northumberland Art Lovers: Olinda Casimiro

In this series we feature interviews and discussions with Individual Artists, Leaders of Arts Groups and Organizations, Civic Leaders, and other Arts Lovers in our county. Today Chris Cameron and Felicity Sidnell Reid interview Olinda Casimiro, Executive Director of the Art Gallery of Northumberland. Olinda Casimiro talks about re-opening, the AGN’s innovative responses to the…