Inuit artists needed for murals

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Tungasuvvingat Inuit (TI) is seeking Inuit artists to create wall murals for their headquarters in Ottawa. This is an opportunity for Nunavut artists to express and showcase Inuit culture and traditions in Ontario. TI, which serves the growing Inuit population down south, hopes the murals will inspire and educate children about Inuit traditional life and societal values within an urban setting.

The Tungasuvvingat Inuit wants to create wall murals reflecting Inuit cultures and traditions.
Photo courtesy of Joël Lamoureux

“It’s our wish to enhance the space and create a vibrant welcoming family friendly facility where children and youth can see their culture reflected on the walls,” said TI’s Communications Manager Joël Lamoureux.

TI, which delivers family programming, ideally hopes to commission murals with family based themes.

Inuit artists of all ages are encouraged to submit their artwork by Jan. 25. Artists are not limited in the number of artworks they submit. Applicants can contact Thea at cdesignate@tungasuvvingatinuit.ca.

If selected, the artists will be compensated for their work. Arrangements for accommodations and travel to Ottawa will be discussed. The murals are to be completed by the end of March 2020.