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.
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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.

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 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?
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.
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