Image courtesy Inuujaq School Art Class
Image courtesy
Inuujaq School Art Class

The Art and Artists of Arctic Bay, Nunavut
Click on the artist name to see their biography, photo, and available photos of their artwork.

The production of artist page was inspired by the Hamlet of Arctic Bay Economic Development Committee and the youth of Nunavut Youth Consulting with the intention of the preservation of Inuit culture through education and Elder involvement. Their many hours of volunteer work has made this project a realty. The Nunavut Youth Editorial Board provided their expertise in editing, design and layout.

Nunavut Youth Consulting, a Nunavut, non-profit, youth organization from Arctic Bay, has worked very hard over the past year on their Literacy Projects. In doing so they have continued to develop their Inuktitut and English skills. They have developed more self-esteem and have learned valuable skills that will assist them for the rest of their lives. With the assistance of the Nunavut Youth Editorial Board, our members have gained valuable editing and proof reading skills. They have been able to give and accept constructive criticism while realizing that their opinion matters. The most promising part of the project is the fact that the products produced have brought the youth knowledge and learning through their production as well as providing the community with a value tool to promote their local artisans.

A partnership was developed between the Arctic Bay Nunavut Arctic College Community Learning Centre and Nunavut Youth Consulting. The students of a college literacy program interviewed the artists and wrote the biographies of the artists. The students of the literacy program also took the photographs of the artists and artists’ work.

We have been blessed over the past year with many people and organizations that have been willing to assist us with our growth and development. We would like to say a special thanks to the Government of Nunavut Department of Culture, Language, Elder’s and Youth, the Hamlet of Arctic Bay, the Hamlet of Arctic Bay Economic Development Committee, and the Arctic Bay Nunavut Arctic College Community Learning Centre. We couldn’t have done it without you.