Portal Policy

Terms of User Agreement

Welcome to Developing Qanuqtuurniq, Inuit Artist Portal. We are excited to have you join this Portal as a member to access resources such as funding, workshops, and networking with other artists. Please note that by joining as a member, you are agreeing to our Terms of Use outlined below. Terms in bold will be further defined at the end of this agreement in the Glossary section. You agree to the following: 

  1. You are 18 years of age or older

  2. You identify as Inuit, and understand there may be a short wait time for verification before you can access membership

  3. You identify as an Artist

  4. If you do not already have an IAQ profile, IAF staff will work with you to create one. You can choose to keep this profile public with limited information, but understand 

  5. Agree to abide by our Anti-Harassment and Anti-Bullying Policies both while on the Portal, attending programs/workshops through the Portal, and when interacting with other member artists outside of the Portal

  6. Agree to our Privacy Policy

  7. You understand that the IAF features artists in multiple disciplines with multiple types of subjects, including, but not limited to, subjects that could contain nudity, sexuality, and profanity, and that sometimes this artwork will be featured through the Portal.

  8. You understand that the IAF does its best to provide accurate and appropriate information and resources, and will not hold the IAF liable for any misinformation, particularly through third parties

  9. You have not been charged with a violent offense in your community, consistent with our Anti-Harassment policy

  10. You agree that if you are found to have violated any of these terms, IAF reserves the right to remove you and any of your related content as a member from the Portal



The IAF acknowledges that there are many complex histories when it comes to proving Indigenous identity. In order to keep Inuit perspectives and voices at the forefront of the Portal, the IAF follows the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami lead on determining Inuit identity. This means that at this time, NunatuKavut is unrecognized.  When signing up for the Portal, there will be a short wait time while the IAF confirms a member's identity with the community. If, through our own research, we are unable to determine Inuit identity, we will ask the pending member to provide more information for verification. The verification process is not taken lightly, and there will never be a single person who determines a member’s ancestry/ identity. If our research is unable to verify the identity of a member, it is by no means denying Inuit heritage. Rather, we encourage the member to do more research and to apply again when they have more information.


We acknowledge that there are many different ways to define an artist. We believe that a professional artist makes a significant ongoing commitment to developing their artistic practice, which can be demonstrated in a variety of ways. A person deemed an artist able to register on our portal will have at least 2 of the following attributes. If you do not have any of the following, but can advocate that you are creating artwork, please reach out to XX with a description of your work, and we will review internally.

  • has developed skills through training or practice, consistent with the standards of their practice
  • is recognized by other artists working in the same art form as an artist

  • is committed to their own artistic vision, retains creative control and is committed to the creation and/or promotion of original work.

  • has a history of public presentation in a professional context

  • Seeks payment for their work

  • Has created work, over a period of time, that is recognized by their community

Anti-Harassment and Anti-Bullying Policies

The IAF acknowledges that its platforms are powerful tools that support artists’ careers, and that it must use that power responsibly. The IAF is committed to providing a safe, secure, and respectful environment for all on the Portal. The IAF does not tolerate bullying, harassment, racism, discrimination, or violence of any kind. In order to reduce potential unintended harm, the IAF does not publish articles, biographies or other content on artists who have been convicted of violent or abusive offenses on the Artist Portal. Community members are encouraged to contact the IAF’s Artist Services team if they are experiencing or otherwise aware of discriminatory or violent behaviour through the Portal, or if they believe the IAF has unknowingly published content about an artist that violates this policy so that the situation may be rectified by removing the offender/ the content once the offense has been reported and verified from the Portal. 

By registering on the IAF’s Artist Portal, you are agreeing to uphold the safe, secure, and respectful environment when attending workshops, messaging other artists, and that you have not been charged with a violent offense. 

Privacy Policy

The IAF collects personal information for the purposes of the Portal. Email addresses are required for registration of the Portal as part of the verification process and to link with your IAQ profile, and will not be shared externally. You have the option to register with Facebook, but we will still require an email address. We use your personal information, such as email address, name, location, and community to:

  • Communicate with you, such as to advise you of relevant opportunities, newsletters, or respond to your questions
  • Provide information to third party partners such as granting bodies for impact reports and general reporting

  • Administer our websites and online platforms, and make them easier for you to use

  • Allow you to register for an event or workshop  through the Portal

You reserve the right to access your personal data. For legitimate purposes, you can rectify or oppose to the processing of your personal data. You also are entitled to ask to receive your personal data in a structured and standard format. In case of any such request or
complaint, please send an email XX

As part of being a member on the Portal, you have the option to add your social media to your profile. This is not required for use of the Portal. Once added, anyone who is a member on the Portal will be able to view your social media profiles. It is your responsibility to adjust the settings on each social media to your preferred privacy settings.



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