For over 30 years, the Inuit Art Foundation (IAF) has pursued its mission to connect artists to opportunities by promoting and supporting Inuit visual and performing arts and its cultural heritage, while also increasing the public’s awareness of and access to Inuit artists’ work. In this role, the IAF also offers training and financial assistance to artists and other cultural workers, making a multitude of Inuit art resources available to them.
One of the IAF’s key activities is the publishing of the Inuit Art Quarterly, a highly regarded art magazine dedicated to the advancement and appreciation of circumpolar Indigenous art. In addition, the IAF presents the Kenojuak Ashevak Memorial Award and the Watt Scholarship to provide established and emerging artists, writers and academics from across Inuit Nunangat opportunities for professional development. The IAF also manages the Igloo Tag Trademark, which has protected artists from fraud and cultural appropriation since 1958.
Through their art, the Inuit relate their history and celebrate their ancestors’ skills and resourcefulness, as well as bear witness to their resiliency. Power Corporation is proud to support the IAF in its contribution to promoting and preserving Inuit art and ensuring it continues from one generation to the next.