Frequently Asked Questions

The Arctic Arts Summit brings together representatives of the eight Arctic countries and the Indigenous Nations of the Circumpolar region. The Summits serves to strengthen arts and culture in the North and develop circumpolar cooperation to stimulate collaboration in arts and creative industries. To do so the Summit creates North-to-North opportunities, explores key questions, and advances timely discussions

The Canada Council for the Arts and the Government of Yukon will co-host the third Arctic Arts Summit in Whitehorse, Yukon, June 27 to 29, 2022, with seven months of digital programming leading up to it.

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The 2022 Arctic Arts Summit will strengthen arts and culture in the North and develop circumpolar cooperation to stimulate collaboration in arts and creative industries, in keeping with the larger Arctic Arts Summit goals. 

The 2022 Arctic Arts Summit will do so by: 

  • Improving understanding, engagement and support for Northern artists, organizations, and communities;
  • Advancing international collaboration around the arts and cultures of the peoples of the circumpolar Arctic region;
  • Advancing discourses on Indigenous self-determination, sovereignty, and cultural integrity in Canada and internationally, specifically as it relates to Indigenous peoples of the Arctic.

The 2022 Arctic Arts Summit will focus on Connection to the Land, exploring northern arts and culture in relation to: 

  • Land: Language, Community, Heritage, Identity
  • Indigenous Sovereignty: Self-determination, Indigenization and Decolonization
  • Climate: Environmental Sustainability, Crisis and Action
  • Creating: Makers, Making, and Sharing Artistic Production
  • Representation: Institutions & Ethics, Engagements, Education, Policy, Protocol, Repatriation
  • Circumpolar Collaboration: Cooperation and Mobility
  • Technology: Digital Arts, Data, Access, New Media
  • Activism: Artists, Movements and Social Change

While the Canada Council for the Arts and the Government of Yukon are the lead coordinators, many organizations and individuals are involved in making the 2022 Arctic Arts Summit a success.

Visit the About page for a full list of the partners and collaborators.  For all the latest updates please sign up to our Newsletter.

Online

Leading up to the in-person Summit, online participants are invited to explore and interact on the Arctic Arts Summit website. The digital program is an online space to 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 regularly. 

The Inuit Art Foundation are acting as editors of the Summit’s digital platform. Stakeholders can request information on how to propose content at [email protected].

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At the Summit

The in-person Arctic Arts Summit will take place June 27-29, 2022, in Whitehorse, Yukon.

Attendance as a delegate at the in-person Arctic Art Summit will be by invitation only, with each country and nation responsible for selecting their official delegation. Further information on this process will be coming soon.

Participation as a presenter, artist or performer at the in-person Arctic Arts Summit is largely by invitation, selected by a programming work group made up of Arctic Arts Summit partners and curators, which includes local and circumpolar Indigenous peoples.

Note, however, that artists are invited to apply to participate in the 2022 Adäka Cultural Festival.

Some public events are being planned to take place around the in-person Summit. These will take place in Whitehorse, Yukon. More information will be shared soon.

As a volunteer

At this time the Arctic Arts Summit is not accepting requests to volunteer at the Summit. If you recently emailed us about volunteering, thank you! We appreciate your interest and will keep your request on file in case we have any volunteer openings.

Any content contributed to the 2022 Arctic Arts Summit must:

  • Explore the themes of the 2022 Arctic Arts Summit
  • Be artist-focused.
  • Shine a spotlight on, raise awareness of, nurture conversations about, and/or build capacity in Arctic and Northern arts and culture.
  • Highlight Indigenous and other Northern voices.
  • Be contributed by the North for the North, coming from and focusing on the circumpolar region.

For the digital Platform

The Inuit Art Foundation are acting as editors of the Summit’s digital platform. Stakeholders can request information on how to propose content at [email protected].

For the in-person Summit

Participation as a presenter, artist or performer at the in-person Arctic Arts Summit is largely by invitation, selected by a programming work group made up of Arctic Arts Summit partners and curators, which includes local and circumpolar Indigenous peoples. Contact us here for further information. 

We, the hosts and organizers of Arctic Arts Summit 2022, recognize and respect the many languages of the circumpolar region.

The core information on this site is presented in English and French, Canada’s two official languages, as well as in Inuktut, the most widely spoken Indigenous language in the North of Canada, and Southern Tutchone, one of the many First Nation languages in Yukon and the language of the nations on whose territory the in-person Summit will be hosted.

The discursive and artistic content on this platform will be available in the language in which it was submitted and/or created. 

We acknowledge the predominance of English on the site. This is, in part, a reflection of the use of English as a widely understood language throughout the circumpolar region today. We will, however, encourage and actively seek to include content that reflects the many languages of the North.

Yes. The hosts and organizers of Arctic Arts Summit 2022 acknowledge and affirm the Articles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and recognize the inherent rights and historical territories of Indigenous peoples across the North and around the world. We recognize and respect the First peoples of the many lands of the circumpolar region.

Connection to land, territories, histories, and cultures are fundamental to our sense of who we are as peoples and societies. We honour this connection and commit to our shared journey of conciliation as we work to build an equitable, sustainable, just, and collaborative future for all.

The design of this site respects the accessibility principles found in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 AA.

Yes, you may use and share images from our website for noncommercial purposes with attribution to the Arctic Art Summit in accordance with our Copyright policy

If you require higher resolution images for publication, personal use, or study purposes, contact the Inuit Art Foundation at [email protected].

Yes. Under the Notice and Notice Regime, all content published online is protected under copyright law, regardless of it having the copyright symbol on the page. Any content, no matter the form it takes (whether digital, print, or media) is protected under copyright law. Please visit Copyright>>

No. You may not use the 2022 Arctic Art Summit logo or other trademarks without the 2022 Arctic Arts Summit prior written permission.

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