Let’s Build a Qaggiq!
Be a part of Canadian history. The time is now.
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?
Qaggiavuut is leading a multi-partnered campaign to build Nunavut’s first performing arts and cultural learning hub. Momentum is building and we are gaining support from all sectors throughout the country and the world. Here’s your chance to be a part of this momentous project!
Through donating to this campaign, you’ll have the unique opportunity to be a part of this history-making construction and launch of Nunavut’s first performing arts space. Funding will go towards the design, construction and building of the Qaggiq Hub, with the goal to break ground in 2019.
How Can You Help?
We need your help to propel this unprecedented project forward with the goal to break ground next summer to mark Nunavut’s 20th birthday. We’ve made great progress so far, but need your support to reach our $60 million goal.
What would Nunavut’s first performing arts centre, at $60 million, look like?
- 350-seat flexible theatre, with the ability to do live-filming, streaming and broadcasts
- Dormitories for around 30 artists or youth
- Rehearsal and teaching spaces
- Public atrium: interactive hub/visual arts gallery
- A café with a teaching kitchen
- Offices and storage space
- A green room for artists
Through your contribution, we’ll be able to finance the Hub so that Nunavut’s culture and heritage can be both preserved and empowered to grow. This Hub will create unprecedented opportunities in the region, increase tourism, jobs, improve morale, and help put Canada’s unique Inuit arts on the world stage.
After making your donation you will receive a written confirmation and your name will be placed on a foundational block of our virtual ‘qaggiq’ — a large iglu where Inuit traditionally gathered to share stories, songs and dances. We will also keep you informed of our progress with a monthly newsletter and invite your ideas.
PO Box 668, Iqaluit NU, X0A 0H0
Ellen Hamilton, Executive Director