About the Artist Portal 


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. 

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Who is the Portal for? 

DQAP is a dedicated space for Inuit artists over the age of 18. Inuit across the circumpolar and Southern Canada are welcome to join, but please note that most of the content on the Portal is geared towards Canadian Inuit artists.

The IAF follows the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami lead on determining Inuit identity. This means that at this time, NunatuKavut is unrecognized.

If you identify as an Inuit Artist -

Sign up now to start accessing the numerous resources located on DQAP. You can head over to our community page to see more details on the benefits of using the Portal. 


Join the Community

If you do not identify as an Inuit 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 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.

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Get Support with the Artist Portal

Please check out our FAQ for more information about joining the Portal. 

If you still have questions or issues using the Portal, please contact [email protected] and we will do our best to resolve the issue. 

If you are experiencing harassment or violence through our Portal, please let us know as soon as possible. Please make sure to read our anti violence policy before signing up.  

We are always looking for feedback, whether that is a suggestion for a type of workshop, user experience recommendations, or just a testimony to how something in the Portal has helped you, please let us know!