July 6, 2018


July 6, 2018– IQALUIT (Canada) –The Qaggiavuut Society officially launches the Qaggiq Performing Arts School, following a two-year pilot of their award-winning Qaggiq Project to train Nunavut’s performing artists.

The Qaggiq School will feature 7 Programs and 34 courses in music, dance, acting, directing, writing, performing arts teaching and the technical arts. 7 group courses and 8 mentorships will be delivered this year. The Qaggiq School is modelled after the National Theatre School of Canada and the National Theatre School of Greenland and will partner with these schools along with the National Arts Centre, the Banff Centre, the Pirurvik Centre and Nunavut Sivuniksavut to deliver professional training.

Artists throughout Nunavut are eligible to apply to the School and can enter courses at any time. Success in 10 courses will earn artists a Certificate that is recognized by other performing arts training institutions in Canada and Greenland. The courses are delivered as modules in Nunavut communities and in professional performing arts spaces in Canada and Greenland..

The first courses to be offered this year include:

August 10-17: MUSIC

Traditional Inuit Songs & Drum Dance

August 31-October 1: ACTING (THEATRE)

Individual mentorships in the technical arts include camera, video editing, projection, sound, lighting, costume design, makeup, script writing, stage management.

All Qaggiq courses are delivered by professionals in the discipline and experts in Inuit culture.

To apply to the Qaggiq School please contact Qaggiavuut on their Facebook Page, by email: contact@qaggiavuut.com or phone: 867-979-6485.