Photo of Lac La Marte Adventures Sign




Project Overview

About Lac La Martre Adventures

6224 NWT Ltd. (O/A Lac La Martre Adventures) is 100% Indigenous owned by Tłı̨chǫ Investment Corporation under the tourism division, Tłı̨chǫ Adventures Ltd. Guests arrive at the dock to embark on an unforgettable trophy fishing experience under the midnight sun or the magic of the Aurora Borealis in the pristine and remote wilderness of the Northwest Territories and within Tłı̨chǫ Lands.

The lodge neighbours the Tłı̨chǫ Dene community of Whatì, approximately 37 kms (away on Clemy Island. The area has long been traditional hunting and fishing grounds for the people who have and do reside here.Lac La Martre is the third largest lake in the Northwest Territories.

Guests fly by floatplane to and from the capital of the Northwest Territories, Yellowknife.

Scope of Work

Lac La Martre Adventures seeks a talented Tłı̨chǫ artist to create a distinctive, on-brand painting for our 8' x 12' sign to welcome people to the lodge. The sign should be able to withstand all weather conditions (wind, snow, ice, rain, sunlight) for at least 5 years. The artwork should celebrate the land, water, people, and history of the Lac La Martre region, and include the name “Lac La Martre Adventures” in a style that is easy to read.

The selected artist will design, paint, and install an outdoor sign that reflects the unique beauty and cultural significance of the area, emphasizing the Tłı̨chǫ Lands, water, and the neighbouring community of Whatì. The artwork should resonate with the spirit of the lodge and convey a sense of environmental sustainability for future generations.

Key Objectives

The sign should capture the essence of Lac La Martre and represent the natural beauty, waterways, and historical significance of the region. It should also incorporate the following:

  • Integrated elements that pay homage to Tłı̨chǫ traditions, ensuring cultural authenticity
  • Incorporate symbols or imagery that signify the lodge's branding of sport fishing, aurora viewing, and outline the commitment to environmental preservation and sustainability.

Qualifications and Submission Requirements

We invite Tłı̨chǫ artists with a demonstrated ability to create culturally rich and visually compelling artwork to submit their proposals.

Interested artists should provide the following in their proposal:

  • Portfolio showcasing previous relevant work
  • Concept sketch or outline for the welcome sign painting
  • Proposed schedule for completing sign and installation before August 1, 2024 (see below)
  • Proposed materials.


Project Timeline

  • Deadline for Submissions: May 10, 2024
  • Contract Award: May 17, 2024
  • Installation Deadline: August 1, 2024

Submission Address

Please submit proposals to sstuart@Tłı̨chǫ by May 10th, 2024.

Review Process

Proposals will be evaluated based on artistic merit, cultural authenticity, and alignment with the lodge's objectives, as well as the proposed budget.

Evaluation Criteria for Proposed Budget

a. Financial Viability: Assess how well the proposed budget aligns with the scope of work and the quality expected.

b. Value for Money: Evaluate the artist's plan for utilizing the budget effectively to deliver a high-quality, culturally rich artwork that will last for at least 5 years.

Lac La Martre Adventures looks forward to receiving proposals that not only beautify the welcome sign but also contribute to the cultural richness and sustainability goals of the lodge and the neighbouring Tłı̨chǫ community of Whati.

Proposed Budget

a. Award Amount: Lac La Martre Adventures is pleased to offer a total award of $6,000 for the project to the selected artist.

b. Budget Breakdown: The budget should cover all costs related to the materials, creation, copyrights, and installation of the artwork.

In-Kind Support

Logistical Support: Lac La Martre Adventures is committed to a successful collaboration and can help with transportation of the artist and materials to site.

Payment Terms & Schedule

Lac La Martre Adventures believes that a proposed budget of $6,000 reflects the value we place on the artistic contribution to our lodge and the broader community. We are excited about the prospect of collaborating with a talented Tłı̨chǫ artist to create a lasting and meaningful  welcome sign.

  1. Payment Terms: An initial payment of $2,000 for materials will be paid upon contract signing, $2,000 once submitted sketch has been approved by Lac La Martre, and the final payment of $2,000 upon successful installation.

Collaboration Opportunities

a. Artist Residency: We would consider a brief residency of up to 10 days at Lac La Martre Adventures to further enhance the cultural exchange and understanding between the artist and the community.

b. Artistic Freedom: Artist would maintain creative freedom while ensuring alignment with the project's objectives.


a. Artist acknowledgment may include a plaque, social media features, or other forms of recognition.

b. Publicity for artist includes being showcased in in promotional materials and a press release, further promoting their work.

Project Ownership

a. Artwork Ownership: Upon completion of the project, Lac La Martre Adventures will have copyright over the artwork, which may be featured (with uses not limited to) a photo backdrop, and/or on printed materials such as postcards or thank you cards, etc.


Please email Samantha Stuart at by April 15th to receive a complete information package.