Our Story

May 13, 2019 to June 29, 2019
Unikkaaqtuat’s second creation residency spanned over 6 weeks at Les 7 doigts de la main’s state of the art facilities and concluded with a visit of Germaine Arnaktauyok and 3 public presentations in Montreal. This marks Artcirq’s longest residency outside of Igloolik, thus propelling our... read more.
May 5, 2019 to May 10, 2019
Artcirq had the honor of being invited to perform at the Venice Biennale, in Italy. Guillaume Saladin, Levy Tapatsiak, Jimmy Qamukaq,Joshua Qaumariaq and Reena Qulitalik offered both indoors and outdoors performances.What an amazing opportunity to showcase inuit talent on an international scale!... read more.
March 9, 2019 to April 5, 2019
The first residency of Unikkaaqtuat has started in Igloolik! Many artists and crew members flew in from Montreal, Toronto as well as Nunavik for a month-long residency at the Black Box. This very exciting coproduction with ARTCIRQ, Taqqut productions and The 7 Fingers will continue in May and June... read more.
February 4, 2019 to February 15, 2019
In collaboration with Le Théâtre de l'Aubergine, the clown troupe of the show Ripopée made its way to Igloolik to lift spirits by offering two performanes and several circus and clown workshops for the comunity. As well in collaboration with Alianait Arts Entertainment, three performances and... read more.
October 22, 2018 to October 26, 2018
With the help of Celine Jaccard and SIRIUS, Artcirq was able to offer a week-long wilderness first aid training course to our program coordinators and other community members. We are glad that more people in igloolik are trained in these essentials skills which will be beneficial for all future... read more.
October 15, 2018 to November 1, 2018
Guillaume Saladin was accompanied by Northern first-timer James Kingsford-Smith in Igloolik. As an outstanding aerial straps artist, James shared his expertise and knowledge with Artcirq members through various workshops at the Black Box. James also joined coordinators in circus youth programming... read more.
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.