2022 Photography Contest Launches!

                                                         This year’s theme is celebrating resilience and re-emergence in nature and community And will be judged on originality, artistic merit, and technical execution Open to residents of Northumberland and adjacent counties In two categories Adults, and Youth under 19 Prizes in each category are $100 cash first prize $50 cash second prize and winning…

What’s Your Take: A Realistic Brookside Future by Dimitri Papatheodorou

In this series, Northumberland artists share their views on issues related to the arts. “If we build something beautiful, then Cobourg can become a leader in healthy housing strategies built on existing infrastructure.” Dimitri Papatheodorou There is a way to develop Brookside for much needed new housing while simultaneously providing cultural programming, without taxing municipal…

What’s Your Take: The Community of Art by Douglas Syrota

In this series, Northumberland artists share their views on issues related to the arts. Today artist Douglas Syrota shares his ideas for a Community Arts Centre at Brookside in Cobourg. Later today, architect Dimitri Papatheodorou will give his own take on how to develop Brookside for housing and the arts. “Arts and culture can uplift…

Northumberland Art Lovers: Ixchel Suarez

“Art is the way I experience life…It’s a way of living.” Ixchel Suarez Donna Wootton speaks with textile and fibre artist Ixchel Suarez about Oak Heights Art Gallery, relocating to Northumberland County, the Canadian Tapestry Centre–her not-for-profit organization which works with young people, those with special needs, and older adults–and upcoming events at the gallery,…

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

“We pitched a series of 12 programs”…

… that was 8 years ago, and Word on the Hills is still finding new, local writing talent to interview. Now the interviewers get interviewed! Ronald Mackay presents his chat with the creators of the Northumberland 89.7 FM show, Word on the Hills – Felicity Sidnell-Reid, Gwynn Scheltema and Chris Cameron. The three of them…

Why Poetry? by Kate Rogers

A lot of writers and artists make Northumberland County home! One important reason my husband and I chose to settle here after two decades abroad is the many poets and visual artists who practice their craft here. What is poetry? According to Margaret Atwood, “Poetry is condensed emotion.” Poets often focus on epiphanies—flashes of understanding…

Welcome Apple Route Studio Tour!

NFOTA is excited to partner with Apple Route Studio Tour, September 24 & 25, 2022. It all began in 2017, when a couple of artists residing in Colborne learned that federal funding might be made available to help celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial. The money had to be spent on community activities as opposed to infrastructure or…