About the Artist Portal


DQAP is an Inuit-only resource created by the Inuit Art Foundation for artists across Inuit Nunaat to support the development of their careers. Developed by Inuit artists for Inuit artists, this culturally-specific online portal provides a range of resources across artistic disciplines and career stages to help artists reach their own goals, wherever they are. 

DQAP is filled with ways to support every Inuk artist - working in every artistic discipline and at every career stage as a solo artist or a collective. DQAP provides easy access to grants, workshops to advance professional and material skills, and the opportunity to connect with other artists for mentorship. By providing easy access to resources, DQAP promotes greater equity and self determination within the arts community and reduces barriers for Inuit artists. 

While resources are primarily aimed at those in Canada, content is expanding consistently and will continue to respond to the needs of those throughout the rest of Inuit Nunaat. Please check out our FAQ for more information about eligibility or joining DQAP.


The Developing Qanuqtuurniq: Artist Portal logo features the letter ‘Q’ for Qanuqtuurniq, the Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit principle that means, “being innovative and resourceful”. This Q also resembles an Inuit drum and an iglu seen from above. The centre of the Q represents the key block of the iglu that holds everything up. It symbolizes our view that art is at the centre of everything we do, and our mission to provide support to artists to help build their careers.

-Heather Campbell, Artist Liaison
December, 2022

My Great Grandparent's Cabin - 2015
Inez Shiwak My Great Grandparent's Cabin (2015) SEALSKIN AND WOOD 152.4 X 91.4 cm Photo Aimee Chalk

If you identify as an Inuk Artist -

Sign up now to start accessing the numerous resources located on DQAP, or watch the overview video to see how you can use DQAP!
You can also head over to our community page to see more details on the benefits of using the Portal. 

Review Portal Eligibility

Join the community

If you do not identify as an Inuk Artist -

If you do not identify as an Inuit artist, unfortunately you will not be able to sign up for the Portal. However, we invite you to explore and support the richness and variety of what Inuit art has to offer through hundreds of artist biographies on the IAQ Profiles, catching up on the latest with the IAQ Online, browsing past editions of the IAQ and signing up to the IAF newsletter to receive Inuit art news and artist profiles directly in your inbox.

Get Support with DQAP

Please check out our FAQ for more information about joining DQAP.

DQAP is a safe and inclusive space that extends to connections made outside of the Portal. Ensure you read DQAP Terms of Service and the IAF's Policies for eligibility and Anti-Violence, Anti-Harassment and Harm Reduction Policies. Since DQAP is part of the Inuit Art Foundation, it is beneficial to read the IAF terms of use

If you are experiencing harassment or violence through our platform, let us know as soon as possible by emailing us at artistservices[at]inuitartfoundation[dot]org.

If you still have questions, suggestions for new resources, or are experiencing technical issues using DQAP, please contact us either by email at artistservices[at]inuitartfoundation[dot]org, by phone (647)-498-7717, or by social media and we will be happy to assist you. 
Facebook: @InuitArtFoundation 
Instagram: @InuitArtFoundation
Twitter: @InuitArtFdn 

We are always looking for feedback. If you have suggestion for a workshop, user experience recommendations or would like to share a testimony of how something in the Portal has helped you, we’d love to hear from you!

Megan Kyakmonteith - Whale Hunt (I Think Everyone is Here)
Megan Kyak-Monteith Whale Hunt: I Think Everyone Is Here (2018) Courtesy MARION SCOTT Gallery © The Artist


Developing Qanutuurniq, Artist Portal is led by a Digital Advisory Committee: Thomassie Mangiok (artist, founder of Pirnoma Technologies Inc.), Dayle Kubluitok (artist), Eldred Allen (artist), Sonya Kelliher Combs (artist), Dez Loreen (writer, actor, filmmaker) and Robert Kautuk (artist).

We would like to extend our thanks to the many Inuit artists who have taken time to review and provide feedback to this long standing project. Without the help from the Digital Advisory Committee and these artists, Developing Qanuqtuurniq: Artist Portal, would not have been realized.

Project Named by Blandina Makkik Graphic Design by Maegan Fidelino Logo Concept by Heather Campbell

The Developing Qanuqtuurniq: Artist Portal acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

Canada Council for the Arts