Akinisie Sivuarapik named Nord-du-Québec Artist of the Year

JOLIETTE, QC, October 2, 2021 / CNW Telbec / РThe Quebec Council of Arts and Letters (CALQ) is pleased to present the Prix du CALQ РArtist of the year in Nord-du-Qu̩bec to an Inuit singer Akinisie Sivuarapik. This price, with a price of $ 10,000, was presented by the CALQ Celine Lavallee, in collaboration with the Avataq Cultural Institute. Partners announced the award during a throat singing demonstration for visitors to the exhibition Renewal: Engraving in Nunavik (2014-2019) to Art Museum of Joliette.

“Akinisie Sivuarapik is a valued, relevant and important artist. Its contribution is essential to the preservation, transmission and revitalization of katajjaniq (throat singing), an Inuit cultural treasure. She had a huge impact, not only on her community, but also on all of Quebec. »- Declaration of the CALQ jury

About Akinisie Sivuarapik
Akinisie Sivuarapik is a throat singer (katajjaniq) from Puvirnituq, Nunavik. Growing up in her community, she has always been drawn to this art, which she learned from her grandmother. Marie Sivuarapik. “There are more girls than boys in my family, so throat singing was the way we got together and had fun with my grandma. I love throat singing, because my grandma taught me that it was something to cherish. ” His mastery of ancestral art has led to performances around the world, especially in Corsica, Germany, Norway, France, Greenland, Belgium, and Austria. In 2018, she was part of the show Chaakapesh, the quest of the crook with the Orchester symphonique de Montréal, performed in Montreal, before heading north to six Indigenous communities. In addition to her career on stage, Akinisie Sivuarapik teaches throat singing to young people in Nunavik and Nunavut.

A video on the honored artist will be broadcast this year on The Cultural Factory, Télé-Québec’s digital cultural platform.

The CALQ Prize РArtist of the year in Nord-du-Qu̩bec (Nord-du-Qu̩bec Artist of the year)
Accompanied by a cash prize of $ 10,000, this prize rewards artists or writers who have distinguished themselves by the dynamism of their careers and the excellence of their recent work. This award is the result of a partnership between the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, which is responsible for managing the program, and the Baie-James Regional Administration and the Avataq Cultural Institute, which promote the call for nominations and award the prize.

The Quebec Arts and Letters Council
The Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) invests in the imagination and celebrates the successes of those who create memorable works, shape the cultural identity of Quebec and make it shine. From a perspective of equitable and sustainable artistic development, the CALQ supports creation, experimentation and production in the arts and literature in all regions of Quebec and promotes its dissemination in Quebec, Canada, and abroad.

By presenting this award, the CALQ pursues its objective of public recognition by showing its support to creators who have distinguished themselves by the excellence of their work and their exceptional contribution to the development of Quebec culture.

About Avataq
Created in 1980, the Avataq Cultural Institute is dedicated to the protection and promotion of the language and culture of Nunavimmiut (Inuit in Nunavik). In the spring of 2009, Avataq set up a department called Aumaaggiivik, the Nunavik Arts Secretariat, with financial assistance from the Kativik Regional Government and the Makivik Corporation. Taking its name from the Inuktitut word meaning “the place where sparks are born”, Aumaaggiivik was created with the goal of promoting the arts in Nunavik, as well as encouraging economic development and long-term job creation in the regions. arts and culture of the region. sector. To this end, it supports artists from all disciplines (visual arts, music, media arts, literature, storytelling, etc.) by advancing their careers through a scholarship program and specialized training. Aumaaggiivik also offers artistic residencies and supports the creation of local infrastructure to provide workspaces for artists and promote the arts both inside and outside the region.

The Cultural Factory
La Fabrique culturelle is Télé-Québec’s digital cultural platform. It is based on the content of the ten regional offices of Télé-Québec and about a hundred cultural partners and members of the community. Its mission is to provide visibility to the arts and culture by promoting Quebec’s cultural identity throughout the province, mainly through the creation of artists and artisans. The Cultural Factory is on its way Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. lafabriqueculturelle.tv

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The CALQ Prize - Artist of the Year in Nord-du-Québec is awarded to Akinisie Sivuarapik (CNW Group / Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec)

SOURCE Quebec Council of Arts and Letters

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