About the Arctic Arts Summit

The third Arctic Arts Summit will take place in Whitehorse, Yukon, June 27-29, 2022 with six months of digital programming leading up to it.

Dän äłe sh’e là k’e, kwäsho nu’uts’at sh’į.

Katth’e Norway, kwätl’ay, 2017. K’ę, äyet-tl’ay k’e, 2019, Finland, äkwäzha, Finnish ministry of education and culture ye. The Canada Council for The Arts, Ye Government of Yukon, K’e-ghànda, äłushujel, shį, 2022 K’e, Kwänlin Yukon Yu.

2022 k’e A.A.S, dän, äłeshulàl, sh’i, Kwäkü keye, kwäts’än Artist Driven Exchanges, ye dän Kwänje, ghàna, ghàkunjè däw.

Themes of the 2022 Summit

Aka’ndür dän k’e, ghàndà, kwädàch’el:

  • Nän / Nün: Language, Community, Heritage, Identity
  • Indigenous Sovereignty: Self-determination, Indigenization and Decolonization
  • Ch’i cha jų̃ kwa’ch’e: Environmental Sustainability, Crisis and Action
  • Ts’esi / Ghàts’esi: Makers, Making, and Sharing Artistic Production
  • Dän däw kwenjè: Institutions & Ethics, Engagements, Education, Policy, Protocol, Repatriation
  • Nänkai akändür dän äłek’e ädesedèyè: Cooperation and Mobility
  • Jų̃ ts’e’į: Digital Arts, Data, Access, New Media
  • Uts’an kwäts’eden-ji: Artists, Movements and Social Change
  • Aku’u ch’e nuu: New Directions, Youth Voices, Imaginings

About the Digital Program

Leading up to the in-person Summit, online participants are invited to explore and interact on the Arctic Arts Summit website. Âkwändür k’uk kaiy kighą kwädàndür.

Engage with 2022 Arctic Arts Summit themes, connect with Northern arts and culture, and discover more with guest curator Spotlights. New content will be added weekly.

About the In-Person Summit

In person summit June 27-29, 2022. Äk’e äłe-shada-dàl. Kwänlindän ye Taa’an kwä ke-ye yu.

Äkwändur, dän day’ye äłeshujel shį ghakuts’uje däw. Âkandur ts’inu-i däw.

About the 2022 Arctic Arts Summit Logo

The Arctic Arts Summit 2022 logo, Doing the Work That We Were Sent Here to Do, was created by Carcross/Tagish First Nation artist Blake Shaá’koon Lepine. 

Official logo for the 2021 Arctic Arts Summit
Logo designed by: Blake Sha á’koon Lepine, Tlingit Artist and Herbalist

Partners

Many organizations and individuals are involved in making the 2022 Arctic Arts Summit a success. We are grateful for all of the partners who contribute to this important initiative.

2022 Arctic Arts Summit Hosts

2022 Arctic Arts Summit Partners

Official Broadcast Partner

Host for the Digital Platform

Collage display of logos from contributors