The following activities are eligible through Sutaarutit:
Purchasing artistic materials and supplies, including hunting tools for gathering natural materials
Travel costs for gathering natural materials
Delivery costs for transporting or shipping artistic materials and supplies
The following activities are eligible through Iniqarvik and Tuuragaq:
Creating and developing artworks
Purchasing artistic materials and supplies
Training or mentorship opportunities to develop artistic skills
Marketing artwork to presenters or audiences
Participating in arts events such as art fairs or pop-ups
Developing an artist website or portfolio
Publishing or self-publishing written materials such as novels, essays, poetry, zines, etc.
How to Apply
Applications will be accepted by email, fax, mail and via oral submission in English, French, and Inuktut. All necessary translations will be provided by the IAF. See application forms for additional details.
This program is open to Inuit who are actively working in the arts. We encourage applicants from all disciplines and career levels, which makes this perfect for first time applicants. Eligibility varies by funding stream and applicants must meet the eligibility criteria. Please see the application forms for full eligibility details.
An external, all-Inuit Peer Assessment Committee whose members represent diverse fields and practices within the broader Inuit arts community will assess applications.
Thank you to our 2023 Peer Assessors*:
*Each of the three grant streams had its own Committee made up of three Peer Assessors. Peer Assessors who were also grant applicants did not sit on the committee for the grant stream to which they applied.
Interested in becoming a Peer Assessor for IAF programs? Apply today!
We want to help you be successful in getting funding for your art practice! Here are some helpful hints to help you with writing your application.
As outlined in the Terms and Conditions, applicants who receive a grant must complete what was proposed in their application within 12 months of receiving the funds.
In order to analyze the effectiveness of the program, the IAF asks recipients to fill out a brief Follow Up form. This will give applicants the opportunity to summarize the completed activities, how funds were used, and share feedback on how the IAF can make improvements to the program. This information will help inform future iterations of the program and how the IAF can continue to make improvements to better support Inuit creatives.
As an alternative or in addition to the form, recipients will also have the option to speak directly with a Program Officer to share their summary and provide feedback. Applicants are also welcome to contact us at any time with questions or feedback.
647-498-7717 ext 115
Ilisarniq Series: Applying for Kajungiqsaut Grants
IAF program officer Kyle Aleekuk will be in conversation with IAF Board member Michael Massie to discuss everything you need to know about how to apply:
- Who is eligible
- Options for submission
- Important deadlines
- Guidance for filling out the application form
- What kind of support materials are required
- Selection criteria and process
Questions? For more information and assistance please contact:
647.498.7717 ext. 115
Translation will be arranged for inquiries or requests in Inuktut. Please allow for extra time for staff responding to questions or making arrangements to speak directly with a translator.
Frequently Asked Questions
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.