Artist Programs

Since its founding, the Inuit Art Foundation has sought to provide Inuit artists and arts administrators with support services and professional training. In the process, the IAF consults stakeholders extensively to ensure that the programs it creates and delivers resonate with what artists want for their careers and are informed by a long-term view of impact.


As part of our commitment to supporting capacity building for Inuit artists and cultural works, the Inuit Art Foundation is proud to present the Kenojuak Ashevak Memorial Award and the Watt Scholarship to provide established and emerging artists, writers and academics from across Inuit Nunangat opportunities for professional development.

Artist Exchanges and Workshops

The IAF offers opportunities for targeted training in the form of skill-building workshops as well as a forum for artists to meet, exchange ideas and promote themselves during live events.

Current and past opportunities

Professional Development

The Foundation provides professional development training and financial assistance to Inuit artists and cultural workers by connecting them with a wealth of resources related to Inuit art.

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Copyright Support

The Inuit Art Foundation’s copyright support service grew out of its commitment to help artists actively control how their work is reproduced. To this end, the IAF assists organizations in displaying, publishing and sharing Inuit art while ensuring copyright legislation compliance and fair compensation for the creators involved.

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