In the spring of 2009, Avataq Cultural Institute set up a new department called Aumaaggiivik, the Nunavik Arts Secretariat. Established with the aid of funding from the Kativik Regional Government (KRG), the Kativik Local Development Centre (KLDC), Makivik Corporation and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ), Aumaaggiivik was created with the goal of promoting the development of the arts in Nunavik, as well as encouraging economic development and the creation of long-term employment opportunities in the region’s arts and culture sector.
Aumaaggiivik – which takes its name from the Inuktitut work that means "the place where sparks are sourced” – provides support to artists in every artistic discipline (the visual arts, music, media arts, literature, story-telling, etc.) by boosting their careers through a programme of arts grants and specialized training.
Aumaaggiivik also provides artistic residencies, and supports the establishment of local infrastructure to provide work space for artists and to promote the arts both within and outside the region.
On the Aumaaggiivik website, you will be able to follow the latest news about the arts in Nunavik (click on the “news” tab”), find a directory of artists in the region (“contemporary arts” tab), and download application forms for artistic grants.
For all questions and comments regarding Aumaaggiivik: 514-989-9031, extension 246 (toll-free at 1-800-361-5029) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org