The Qaggiq Project brings together partners dedicated to supporting the Arctic performing arts. Spearheaded by the Qaggiavuut Society, we believe it is vital to broaden connections throughout the circumpolar world in order to develop and nurture the performing arts, our communities and our environment.
The Qaggiq programming is open to emerging and established Arctic performing artists throughout Canada and delivers performing arts education to Arctic children and youth. A research study embedded within the project identifies and consults with performing artists in Canada’s Arctic and provides a means for documenting, marketing and consulting with artists via an online Cultural Map. An Arctic-specific pedagogy is delivered by a team of experts in education, the performing arts and Arctic culture, language and communities.
The Definition of Qaggiq: An extraordinarily large iglu made of snow and built by Inuit when they came together from outlying camps during times of plenty for celebration, feasts and performance.