Supporting SelfDetermination and Market Access: Igloo Tag Consultations
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.