March 20, 2012
Qaggiavuut! Plans a Summit on the Nunavut Performing Arts
IQALUIT: Qaggiavuut! Society for a Nunavut Performing Arts Centre is planning a Nunavut Summit on the Performing Arts to be held in Iqaluit in June. “The Summit will bring together all members of the Qaggiavuut Board and Advisory Council for the first time in order to consult on a vision for a performing arts centre that serves Nunavummiut”, says Executive Director Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory. The Summit is seen as a key first step in a feasibility study to consider the viability of a regional performing arts centre.
The Summit is supported by The Government of Nunavut Department of Economic Development and Transportation as well as the Canada Council for the Arts.
“One of the key questions we will be posing at the Summit is how a performing arts centre can make a positive impact in our society and bridge the vast distances between our artists and our communities,” says Co-Chairperson Ellen Hamilton.
“Nunavummiut deserve a beautiful building that is unique to our region and nurtures Inuit language, culture and art,” says Co-Chairperson Leena Evic.
The Summit will provide an opportunity for performing artists and organizations to consult about the value of the performing arts to Nunavut society. Qaggiavuut will be presenting the second annual award for outstanding contribution to the Nunavut performing arts.
For further information:
Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, Executive Director
867 222 6414