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DQAP can help you access funding, tools, and knowledge to help your career - at any stage and wherever you are.

  • Funding - Receiving funding is crucial to sustain artistic practices, but it can be overwhelming and confusing to apply! DQAP can help you quickly sort through over 200 funding opportunities from across Canada and beyond (with more added all the time!) for artists working in all disciplines - and support you with resources to apply.
  • Workshops -Want to learn from other Inuit artists or hear directly from curators, dealers and editors about how to advance your career? DQAP hosts regular workshops about everything from how to make ulus to how to write an artist statement, and so much more. Plus, you can always access the archive of past workshops at your own convenience.
  • Career Opportunities - DQAP publishes up to date job postings, residencies, calls for submissions and commission opportunities across Canada monthly to help support your career. Never miss an opportunity again!
  • Connect wherever you are -DQAP works in lots of different internet conditions, including across Inuit Nunaat. Videos are also presented with transcripts and accompanying articles for easy access.

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Connect and Learn

Find a community of support through DQAP and connect with other Inuit artists to share, create and learn! Sign up to DQAP and set your profile as “open to connect” to meet other artists who might know where to get a specific material that you’ve been looking for, someone who has applied for a grant successfully, who is willing to give you tips, or who you might want to collaborate with!


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Did you know that there are over 17,000 Inuit artists working today? Get inspired with access to the IAQ Profiles, learn about others’ work on IAQ Online, browsing past issues of the Inuit Art Quarterly and sign up to the IAF newsletter to receive Inuit art news and artist profiles directly in your inbox. Verified Inuit artists can also subscribe to IAQ for only $5 a year!

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Upcoming Events

Ilisarniq Workshop: Applying for Canada Council for the Arts Funds

Tuesday, February 27, 2024
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

In Collaboration With: 
Inuit Futures

Could your art practice benefit from financial support? Need funding for a new, ambitious project? 

Join us for a workshop designed specifically for Inuit artists to apply for funding from Canada Council for the Arts! We’ll be walking through the ins and outs of setting up a CCA profile online, and submitting a complete application with Isidra Cruz, a program officer at CCA. 

Whether you’ve applied for grants before or have never submitted, this workshop is for you! Returning applicants will have the chance to brush up on the details and learn about changes to the process in 2024.

Participants will walk away with a solid understanding of eligibility, how to set up a profile on the CCA website, which materials you need to prepare, and a timeline for submitting them before the next Short-Term Projects deadline on March 20th.

During a follow-up session the following week on Tuesday March 5, 2024 between 2 and 4pm ET, Isidra will offer a limited number of one-on-one consultations on Canada Council funding applications for Inuit artists only. Registration details coming soon!

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  • Isidra Cruz
    Isidra Cruz is a Mexican/Cree arts administrator and costume designer from George Gordon First Nation in Saskatchewan. She has worked with the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Festival, the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council and the Indigenous Community Performing Arts Fund. Her most recent design credits include Two Odysseys: Pimooteewin / Gállábártnit, with Signal Theatre, This is How We Got Here, by Keith Barker, and Run Woman Run, by Zoe Hopkins. Isidra is currently a program officer in Creating, Knowing and Sharing: The Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Metis Peoples at the Canada Council for the Arts.

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The greatest assistance I had starting in the arts was to know a few people in the Inuit art world of whom I could ask questions. An Artist Portal that connects artists who have questions with those that can provide answers will prove to be an invaluable resource.

Eldred Allen

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Being able to make new connections with other artists is awesome. Having access to opportunities for Inuit artists is also amazing and I feel grateful for that.
Kailin Aleekuk