As the only national organization dedicated to supporting Inuit artists working in all media and geographic areas, the Inuit Art Foundation has sought to empower and support Inuit artists’ self-expression and self determination, while increasing the public's access to and awareness of artists’ work for more than 31 years. For over three decades, the IAF's flagship program has been the award-winning Inuit Art Quarterly (IAQ).
Now, the IAF has proudly launched Developing Qanuqtuurniq: Inuit Artist Portal. The Portal is part of IAF’s continued commitment to ensuring Inuit artists' voices are heard and their work seen around the world by providing resources, support services, and professional development for Inuit artists to further expand their artistic career.
The Portal has been shaped by community feedback across Inuit Nunangat and Southern Canada and grounded in Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit.
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- Inuvialuit Pro Wrestler, Writer, Actor, Filmmaker.
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.
The Inuit Artist Portal is generously supported by the Canada Council for the Arts.