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IAF Presents at the Special Senate Committee on the Arctic

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On Monday November 19, 2018, Inuit Art Foundation Executive Director and Inuit Art Quarterly Publisher Alysa Procida was honoured to present at the Special Senate Committee on the Arctic as part of a session to consider the significant and rapid changes to the Arctic and the impacts on Inuit. This session also heard from Gary Baikie, Superintendent, Torngat Mountains National Park (Parks…

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Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory Recieves Inaugural Kenojuak Ashevak Memorial Award

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The Inuit Art Foundation is pleased to announce Iqaluit, NU-based artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory as the recipient of the inaugural Kenojuak Ashevak Memorial Award. Williamson Bathory is an established multi-disciplinary artist whose practice centres on uaajeerneq (Greenlandic mask dance) and also includes acting, curating, drum-dancing, music and writing. “Kenojuak Ashevak really opened new realms of imagination and new realms that…

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The Inuit Artist Database Launches!

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On September 15th, 2017 the Inuit Art Foundation officially launched its Inuit Artist Database. After months of hard work we are thrilled to announce the Database as the first of its kind being an easy to use and comprehensive platform where artists, collectors, curators, academics and other supporters have the ability to contribute to professionally written and researched biographies. Serving…

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The IAF Announces Igloo Tag Transfer

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The Inuit Art Foundation (IAF) is honoured to announce that the iconic Igloo Tag Trademark was officially transferred from Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) to the IAF. The transfer was announced July 7, 2017 in Iqaluit with Elizabeth Logue, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Director of Inuit Relations, Mathew Nuqingaq, IAF President and Natan Obed, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami President…

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IAF at the Inuit Studies Conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland

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2016 marked the 20th Biennial Inuit Studies Conference, which was co-hosted by Memorial University and the Nunatsiavut Government and held in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Themed around the concept of Inuit Traditions, this year’s conference was the first to be co-hosted by an Inuit government and privileged the inclusion and centring of Inuit voices and participation. The conference was also a spectacular…

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All Art Summit

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The Government of Nunavut’s Department of Economic Development and Transportation organized a stakeholder consultation meeting called the All Arts Summit with representatives from many artistic disciplines across the territory, as well as other stakeholders. The meeting was held in preparation for the review of Sanaugait, A Strategy for Growth in Nunavut’s Arts and Crafts.              …

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Inuit Art Quarterly Launches Latest Issue in Toronto and Iqaluit

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The Inuit Art Foundation is pleased to announce back-to-back launches of the Inuit Art Quarterly Fall 2014 issue. The third instalment of the year, the issue builds on the considerable legacy of this unique periodical. The first launch took place in Toronto at Open Studio, a venerable printmaking production and exhibition space, followed by an Iqaluit launch in conjunction with…

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Inuit Art Foundation Meets Arts Community in Kuujjuaq

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The Inuit Art Foundation completed two days of dynamic meetings with artist and arts community representatives in Kuujjuaq, Nunavik. Hosted at the Makivik Corporation head office, the Foundation Board of Directors had the opportunity to hear from a diverse group of local stakeholders. These meetings represent the final stages of a year long process of consultations, which took place in…

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