Let’s Build a Qaggiq!

Did you know that despite the richness of the Inuit artistic heritage, Nunavut is the only territory/province in Canada without a performing arts space? Send a letter to federal and territorial representatives today, calling on them to support the development of Qaggiq, Nunavut’s first Performance & Cultural Learning Hub!
Send a Letter!

Let’s Build a Qaggiq!

Did you know that despite the richness of the Inuit artistic heritage, Nunavut is the only territory/province in Canada without a performing arts space? Send a letter to federal and territorial representatives today, calling on them to support the development of Qaggiq, Nunavut’s first Performance & Cultural Learning Hub!
Send a Letter!

What is
Qaggiq?

Qaggiq — an Inuit term to describe a spectacular iglu where people gather to strengthen culture and celebrate life in story and song — will be a leading cultural centre in Iqaluit, a dynamic, technologically innovative space for Inuit artists to create and present their work and to provide Nunavut with a professional world stage, a visual arts gallery and cultural exhibit space. This state-of-the-art facility will be dedicated to promoting Inuit culture, providing training and development for artists, and empowering Inuit, especially youth, through artistic expression.

Why Does It
Matter?

Preserving the Inuit tradition and encouraging a new generation to explore and celebrate their heritage is key to strengthening a culture and language at risk. Numerous studies have shown that investment in community-based cultural infrastructure projects like Qaggiq not only instill a sense of belonging among communities and at-risk youth, but can have a positive impact on everything from mental health to employment and education.

Who's
Involved?

Qaggiavuut, a non-profit society dedicated to strengthening Nunavut performing arts, is leading the Qaggiq project in collaboration with territorial and federal governments, Inuit organizations and cultural leaders throughout Nunavut and Canada. Leaders in Canadian arts and culture have also formed the Friends of Qaggiavuut advisory committee to lend their expertise.

How Can You Help?

We need your help to propel this important project forward with a view to having a shovel in the ground in 2019. Send a letter today, calling on federal and territorial governments to support the development of Nunavut’s first Performance & Cultural Learning Hub so that Nunavut’s culture and heritage can be both preserved and empowered to grow.
Contact us
PO Box 668, Iqaluit NU, X0A 0H0
Phone: 867-979-6485

Ellen Hamilton, Executive Director
email: ellen@qaggiavuut.com
Phone: 867-222-5270

General Inquiries
email: contact@qaggiavuut.com