Our Story

August 14, 2018 to August 18, 2018
A group of 5 Artcirq members were part of the Stockholm Culture Festival offering daily shows, workshops and a screening of Circus Without Borders followed by a discussion. The theme this year for the festival was Canada, which thus welcomed the country’s most outstanding artists. A special thanks... read more.
August 11, 2018
Artcirq offered a comical signature performance under trees in the summer breeze of Rawdon, Quebec. Numerous country locals as well as of members of the Montreal Inuit community were present for this uniting event.
August 1, 2018 to August 15, 2018
Devi Lockwood was awarded the Early Career Explorers grant from the National Geographic Society to visit Igloolik and pursue her climate change activism project. She exchanged with Artcirq members through story-telling, juggling, and photography. We wish her well as she continues her exciting and... read more.
June 18, 2018 to June 29, 2018
Artcirq's partnership with Cirqiniq continues to grow year after year! This Spring, Cirqiniq welcomed Alex Arnatsiaq, Levy Tapatsiak, and Donna to Kuujjuaq where they trained in various circus disciplines with fellow Nunavimmiut. Guillaume Saladin and Patrick Léonard didn’t want to miss out on the... read more.
May 25, 2018 to June 7, 2018
Vanessa Kneale and Myriam Sutton led mask and physical theatre workshops at the Black Box with the help of Jimmy, Alex, Damien, and Levy, Artcirq’s coordinators. The comedic talent in youth was outrageous and had everyone in stiches throughout the workshops!
March 28, 2018 to April 12, 2018
Jérémie Robert and Gisle Henriet were back in Igloolik leading circus workshops at the Black Box. Together with youth and Artcirq coordinators they created a collaborative circus performance entitled Igloogeek which rocked the socks off the entire community.
February 1, 2018
Known to be one of Igloolik’s best and most friendly wrestler, Alex Arnatsiaq has joined the ranks of Artcirq’s coordinators at the Black Box to share his unparalleled initiative and heart-warming smile!
January 29, 2018 to February 11, 2018
Guillaume Saladin and Gisle Henriet helped Artcirq’s coordinators to keep the creative and athletic fire going at the Black Box during Igloolik’s coldest months. Their energy is unmistakable!  
December 14, 2017 to March 29, 2018
Glenda Kripanik led a Parka Making project for the first time with the support of Artcirq. Along with the help of the elder Elizabeth Awa, Glenda’s project instructed 10 women from Igloolik how to make a Parka from scratch. The results are beautiful!
December 8, 2017 to April 17, 2018
Derek Aqquiaruq and his band mates the Hazers coordinated a brand-new outreach project, Music for the Soul. They performed at Igloolik’s Continuing Care Centre sharing their passion for music and connecting with residents.