Qaggiavuut Newsletter - November 2015
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Qaggiavuut welcomes you !

Join us in the amazing processes of creating, supporting, and facilitating the growth of performance art in Nunavut. 
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM) - All are welcome to attend our AGM on Wednesday, December 9th at the NRI. Come learn about the fantastic programming, prizes, and projects Qaggiavuut has been facilitating. Delicious snacks will be catered by the inclusion cafe. We have 4 openings for new Board members. If you are interested in helping to nurture and support the Nunavut performing arts, please consider joining the Board! Nominees can contact Ellen Hamilton at
PERFORMING ARTS SUMMIT - This year’s annual summit will focus on stories and theatre. We will offer the projection workshops as well as workshops in theatre performance. Elders, performing artists, and storytellers from across Nunavut will come together to create, collaborate, learn and perform. Stay tuned for more info on the upcoming Summit, to be held in Iqaluit Feb 29-March5! If you've got ideas, questions, or want more info, contact
ARCTIC INSPIRATION PRIZE FINALIST - Three finalists have been chosen for the Arctic Inspiration Prize, and Qaggiavuut is pleased to be one of them! This year marks the fourth annual Arctic Inspiration Prize (AIP), supporting projects that translate knowledge into action for the benefit of Canada’s Arctic and its Peoples. Our project is a collaborative and exciting one. Check it out:
Qaggiq: Nurturing the Arctic Performing Arts
Team Leader: Ellen Hamilton, Qaggiavuut Society, Iqaluit, Nunavut
Nominator: Susan Chatwood, Executive and Scientific Director, Institute for Circumpolar Health Research
There is no more powerful way of engaging creative thinking, communications and critical thought than the performing arts. Northern people have always celebrated life through artistry, however, without training and support, Arctic performing arts are at risk of being lost or never realized. With a diverse team of northern artists, administrators and arts educators, in partnership with national and circumpolar performing arts institutions, Qaggiq aims to strengthen Arctic culture and subsequently improve resiliency, self-worth, belonging and pride, through a coordinated strategy that includes artist mapping, artist and teacher training, collaborative performance, mentorship and youth programming.

The other two finalists are:
Better Hearing in Education for Northern Youth (BHENY)
Team Leader: Lynne McCurdy, Audiologist, Wellington Hearing Care, Guelph, Ontario
Nominator: Mary Ellen Thomas, Senior Research Officer, Nunavut Research Institute, Nunavut Arctic College, Iqaluit, Nunavut

Tri-Territorial Recreation Training (TRT) Project
Team Leader: Anne Morgan, Executive Director, Recreation and Parks Association of the Yukon (RPAY), Whitehorse, Yukon 
Nominator: Zach Bell, Olympic Cyclist, Yukon

for more info check out our website:
Thursday Nov 26th at 6pm
One of our exciting workshops for film makers, performers,  animators, and artists of all kinds!
INTERACTIVE PERFORMANCE DESIGN WORKSHOP - Qaggiavuut has just recently presented digital artist Jamie Griffiths on Thursday Nov. 26 at the NRI . Jamie demonstrated how to make live performances, films and videos more exciting with new media technology! Participants learned about live control of video projections, digital music, animations, special effects, 3D models, lighting and electronics. Questions? Want to hear about exciting, upcoming workshops and opportunities? Check our "news" page:
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