This spotlight showcases artwork, filmmaking, and music from across Nunavut.
Nunavut is a massive, sparsely populated territory of northern Canada, forming most of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Its islands have expanses of tundra, craggy mountains and remote hamlets, accessible only by plane or boat. Nunavut is known for its Indigenous Inuit people’s artwork, carvings and handmade clothing.
These stories provide a glimpse into the myriad forms of art and culture in Nunavut:
Artist spotlight: Helen Iguptak
A doll-maker, musician and teacher shares her skills.
The Ceramic Artists of Kangiqliniq
Shary Boyle celebrates the history of innovation and collaboration in clay at Matchbox Studios in Nunavut.
How Kinngait Artists Depict Their Interiors
An insider’s look at the history of how Inuit document their homes, dwellings and studios.
How Sewing Sustains Inuit Seamstresses Through Generations
Ujarak Appadoo explores how amautiit-making in Arviat has changed over the years.
Iqsinaqtutalik Piqtuq: The Haunted Blizzard
Aviaq Johnston’s animated Inuit horror short tells a modern story of the supernatural.
Nalligigakku (Because I Love Her)
An Arctic indie rocker sings about life and love in Nunavut.
Nyla Innuksuk on her New Film “Slash/Back”
Behind-the-scenes interview with the Nunavut director on her feature-length thriller.
The Owl and the Two Rabbits
Nadia Sammurtok’s animated short presents a traditional Inuit story and cautionary tale.
Qummut Qummut, Tappaunga (Up, Up, Upwards)
Blandina Makkik takes us behind the scenes at the Inuit Broadcasting Corporation’s kid show Takuginai.
Each week, the Arctic Arts Summit Digital Platform spotlights an important region of the circumpolar North or organization working to support Arctic artists and their practices. Spotlights are an exciting introduction to the variety of perspectives across the circumpolar world and we invite you to learn more across the platform.