Festival Schedule

Thursday AUGUST 25

Festival 2016 Opening at Cambridge Bay Community Hall | 6:00pm - 8:00pm

  • Mayor, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. and Government of Nunavut invited to speak
  • The community of Cambridge Bay is invited to attend the opening celebrations of the 2016 Nunavut Arts Festival
  • Live entertainment and refreshments provided
  • Registration for festival workshops from 6-8PM
  • Register table space for August 29th Art Fair

Friday AUGUST 26

Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association Annual General Meeting | 10:30am - 12:00pm   

  • NACA members and artists residing in Nunavut are encouraged to attend
  • Refreshments provided

Workshops (open to public, registration necessary at Festival Opening between 6-8PM August 25th, 2016) | 1:30pm - 5:00pm 

  • Qiviut Spinning Workshop - Elizabeth Kolb
  • Multi-media Workshop - Elizabeth Gordon
  • Beading Workshop - Helen Iguptak

Saturday AUGUST 27

Workshops (open to public, registration necessary at Festival Opening between 6-8PM August 25th, 2016) | 9:00am - 12:00pm 

  • Qiviut Spinning Workshop - Elizabeth Kolb
  • Multi-media Workshop - Elizabeth Gordon
  • Beading Workshop - Helen Iguptak

Presentation by the Government of Nunavut Department of Economic Development and Transportation, Cultural Industries Division on funding the arts | 1:30pm - 2:00pm  

  • New: Community Tourism and Cultural Industries Program
  • Arts Development Program

The Artist’s Forum: Presentations by organizations that support Nunavut’s arts and crafts sector | 2:15pm - 3:30pm

  • Nunavut Business Credit Corporation
  • Kitikmeot Inuit Association
  • Community Futures
  • Nunavut Tourism

Talk to the Galleries: An opportunity for artist to hear from gallery owners, curators and other arts professionals | 3:30pm - 5:00pm 

  • Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
  • Galerie SAW Gallery
  • Arctic Cooperatives
  • Nunavut Development Corporation
  • L.A. Pai Gallery

Sunday AUGUST 28

Workshops (open to public, registration necessary at Festival Opening between 6-8PM August 25th, 2016) | 1:30pm - 5:00pm

  • Goose Foot Baskets - Igah Hainnu
  • Sealskin sewing project - Sandra Rideout
  • Qupak (calf skin decorative trim for parks and maklaks) presented by Iñupiaq artist of Alaska -  Bobby Itta and Dora Brower

Monday AUGUST 29

Art Fair and Meet-the-Artists | 9:00am - 8:00pm

  • Featuring Arts and Crafts from across the Territory
  • Carving demonstrations by master carvers outside the Community Hall
  • Qiviut Spinning  and Band Weaving Demo by Elizabeth Kolb