Where Communities Come Together The Inuit Art Foundation is a non-profit, Inuit-led charitable organization providing support to Canada’s Inuit art communities. As the sole national body mandated to promote Inuit art within Canada and internationally, the Inuit Art Foundation undertakes advocacy on behalf of Inuit artists and realizes a number of strategies aimed at enhancing the appreciation and interpretation of Inuit art. Established in 1987, the Foundation works with the rich history of Canada’s Inuit artistic expressions while actively contributing to the development of contemporary Inuit art practices. Where Communities Come Together CREATE SUSTAINED PRESENCE IN ALL FOUR INUIT REGIONS Kuujjuaq, Nunavik Inuvik, Inuvialuit Nain, Nunatsiavut Cambridge Bay, Nunavut Where Communities Come Together ASSIST INUIT ARTISTS TO MAKE AND PROMOTE THEIR WORK Where Communities Come Together REALIZE PROJECTS WHICH INTERPRET INUIT ART IN NEW WAYS Where Communities Come Together BUILD PARTNERSHIPS WITHIN AND BEYOND INUIT COMMUNITIES Where Communities Come Together BUILD MARKET AWARENESS FOR INUIT ART AT HOME AND GLOBALLY Where Communities Come Together ENSURE COMMUNITY FEEDBACK INFORMS ORGANIZATIONAL GROWTH Kenojuak Ashevak Memorial Fund: Exploring a World of Possibilities An exceptional artist, pioneer and role model, Kenojuak Ashevak (19272013) received many awards in recognition of her contribution to arts and culture in Canada. She was conscious of the significance of these opportunities and spoke often about the importance of encouraging future generations of Inuit artists. She was also a keen supporter of the Inuit Art Foundation and the Inuit Art Quarterly magazine. In early 2014, the Inuit Art Foundation launched the Kenojuak Ashevak Memorial Fund in honour of one of Canada’s most legendary artists. The fund will award $15,000 bi-annually, to an artist of Inuit heritage, which will assist the recipient to participate in an artistic residency of his or her choice.