Nunavik’s regional government gets behind artists’ grant – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on February 25, 202059 Views

25 February 2020

Kativik Regional Government partners with Avataq as Quebec government steps away

KUUJJUUAQ—The Kativik Regional Government has stepped up with $82,000 to fully support a funding program through Avataq Cultural Institute for Nunavik artists.

Previously supported by the province of Quebec’s arts program, it is now 100 per cent funded by the regional government and managed by Avataq.

The funding program has two streams, explained Olivia Lya Thomassie, program agent with Avataq, on the first day of KRG meetings, on Monday, Feb. 24.

The first includes grants for visual and performing arts—carving, painting, writing, photography and film, as well as fashion, music and traditional arts such as ulluit and basket making.

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