Summer is here, and emerging youth artists and culture connectors from Arviat, Victoria and Tuktoyaktuk gathered at the Winnipeg Art Gallery and University of Winnipeg for a great series of workshops and cultural events.

They also got to meet collaborators like Maeva Gauthier and Heather Igloliorte from the newly-announced Carving Out Climate Testimony project. The teams also got to meet Kendyce Cockney, Chase Nogasak and Eriel Lugt from the Happening to Us project in Tuktoyaktuk and Tony Eetak, Jamie Bell and Dr. Olaf Kuhlke from the Our People, Our Climate and @1860 Winnipeg Arts Incubator projects.

A big thanks to the organizers at Qaumajuq and the Winnipeg Art Gallery during the 2022 Auviqsaqtut Inuit Studies Conference. The community-driven initiatives are hoping to come together again during ArcticNet’s Annual Scientific Meetings in Toronto, Ontario Dec 5-8, 2022. 

The youth are thankful for the Canada Council for the Arts Digital Greenhouse for supporting their Results Sharing Workshops, and to the Manitoba Arts Council for supporting @1860 Winnipeg Arts Incubator Summer Program.

By @1860 Winnipeg

Jamie Bell is an interdisciplinary artist and community based researcher, based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He enjoys working on collaborative projects that link communities, encourage cross-cultural connections and learning.