Photo: Nunavut performing arts group wins $600,000 prize

By NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Members of Qaggiq, a project dedicated to northern performing arts, accept the Arctic Inspiration Prize Jan. 27 during a gala and ceremony in Ottawa. Qaggiq is lead by the Qaggiavuut Society, a Nunavut-based arts organization in partnership with organizations across northern and southern Canada. The prestigious annual prize, worth $600,000, will allow the group to run training and mentorship programs as well as kickstart a performing arts space to showcase and train northern talent. Nunavut is the only jurisdiction in Canada that does not have such a performing arts centre.


Members of Qaggiq, a project dedicated to northern performing arts, accept the Arctic Inspiration Prize Jan. 27 during a gala and ceremony in Ottawa. Qaggiq is lead by the Qaggiavuut Society, a Nunavut-based arts organization in partnership with organizations across northern and southern Canada. The prestigious annual prize, worth $600,000, will allow the group to run training and mentorship programs as well as kickstart a performing arts space to showcase and train northern talent. Nunavut is the only jurisdiction in Canada that does not have such a performing arts centre. “This award speaks to our perseverance and belief in the North’s performing artists,” said team leader Ellen Hamilton. “We believe that Canada wants and needs the inspiration these artists provide.” (ARCTIC INSPIRATION TWITTER PHOTO)

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