Sup­port­ing SelfDeter­mi­na­tion and Mar­ket Ac­cess: Igloo Tag Con­sul­ta­tions

Inuit Art Quarterly - - FOUNDATION UPDATE -

This sum­mer, the IAF con­tin­ued its con­sul­ta­tions to shape the fu­ture of the iconic Igloo Tag Trade­mark. The first con­sul­ta­tion in Inuit Nu­nan­gat took place dur­ing the Nu­navut

Arts Fes­ti­val in Iqaluit, NU, on July 7, with the sec­ond fol­low­ing dur­ing the Great North­ern Arts Fes­ti­val in Inu­vik, Inu­vialuit Set­tle­ment Re­gion, NT, on July 18. At­ten­dees dis­cussed im­por­tant is­sues re­lated to col­lab­o­ra­tive works, li­cens­ing cri­te­ria and cast-moulded jew­ellery. The IAF also is­sued its first li­cences, to Iqaluit-based gallery Carv­ings Nu­navut and to the Win­nipeg Art Gallery Shop, the lat­ter on Nu­navut Day.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the trade­mark, cur­rent li­censees, up­com­ing con­sul­ta­tions dates and how to add your voice to these im­por­tant con­ver­sa­tions by par­tic­i­pat­ing in an on­line con­sul­ta­tion, see inu­itart­foun­da­tion.org/iglootag. Thank you to the Canada Coun­cil for the Arts and the Gov­ern­ment of On­tario’s In­dige­nous Eco­nomic Devel­op­ment Fund for their sup­port of these crit­i­cal con­sul­ta­tions.

Thank you also to the many donors who sup­port the Inuit Art Foun­da­tion’s many pro­grams. The pro­grams we of­fer the pub­lic and Inuit artists are only pos­si­ble be­cause of you.

BE­LOW The in­au­gu­ral Keno­juak Ashe­vak Me­mo­rial Award win­ner Laakku­luk Wil­liamson Bathory, joined by the Inuit Art Foun­da­tion Board of Di­rec­tors and Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor.

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