FOOD SECTOR

This summer youth program empowers the next generation through hands-on experiences in entrepreneurship and food product development, fostering innovation and leadership skills. With a focus on creativity and collaboration, arts-based approaches inspire young minds to shape a brighter future with the food sector.

A new food sector entrepreneurship program is starting up this summer in Winnipeg, Manitoba. In the coming months, a small group of youth artists studying entrepreneurship with the non-profit organization Niriqatiginnga are designing, marketing and selling a special edition line of homemade jams for the fall and holiday season.
Norway 1

Learn about Niriqatiginnga, which focuses on fostering resilience and innovation in northern food systems through arts-based and participatory, collaborative discussions and interactive installations.

Comic 1

Learn about Niriqatiginnga, which focuses on fostering resilience and innovation in northern food systems through arts-based and participatory, collaborative discussions and interactive installations.

Sustainable Canadian Agriculture

Working with projects like Niriqatiginnga, enthusiastically engage in intensive skill-building workshops and early career exposure aimed at nurturing proficiencies in arts administration, design, and the effective implementation of community programs.

Intro

Thank you to the Kivalliq Chamber of Commerce and Kivalliq Inuit Association for sponsoring the return of the Artists Marketplace during Northern Perspectives 2024!

The Kivalliq Inuit Association is a Silver sponsor of the 2024 Northern Perspectives Conference and Kivalliq Energy Form
Kivalliq Energy Forum

Thank you to the Kivalliq Energy Forum, which as held February 26th – 29th, 2024, in Winnipeg and in conjunction with the 2024 Northern Perspectives Trade Show & Conference at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Our project learned a lot about northern energy!

unda

RELATIONSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND ENGAGMEENT

Exploring Implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples through arts, entrepreneurship and organizational development

previous arrow
next arrow

2024 PROJECTS

Just as partnerships at the domestic level are critical to ensuring the safety and security of Canada’s Arctic, it is equally important to work with other Arctic states and international partners in the broader region.

In winter 2024, members of our funky @1860 Winnipeg Arts collective are working with Niriqatiginnga and the Arctic Buying Company to rejuvenate the Kivalliq Chamber of Commerce web site. With many gaps for northern artists and culture sector, and urban ones too, we thought this is an important project worth supporting.

Hosted every two years in Winnipeg, is a business, arts and cultural showcase of Nunavut with focus on expanding the economic opportunities within Nunavut and partnership opportunities with businesses from Manitoba. Learn more and find out how to register for the next one at: https://northperspectives.com

We’re proud to support the Kivalliq Chamber of Commerce as volunteers. This winter 2024, we’ve been hard at work assisting the Kivalliq Chamber of Commerce in developing a new online presence and platform for arts, culture and entrepreneurship. Check back in early February 2024 for a huge update! 

Building on our first pilot project, the next iteration of Niriqatiginnga, as a not-for-profit organization, will explore enhancing and expanding skills development and training opportunities.

2023

Tales from the Concrete Tundra

Winter City Stories

Through arts, media and intergenerational storytelling, “Winter City Stories: Tales from the Concrete Tundra” laid the groundwork for an engaging and meaningful exploration of oral traditions in the context of contemporary urban life.

We loved doing this project just for fun, because it was all about storytelling in the heart of Winnipeg, Manitoba. 

2023 Spring and Summer Projects

In February 2023, our project presented on inclusion in northern research and recreating environments of inclusion through the arts at the Arctic Science Summit Week 2023 in Vienna, Austria. This was made possible with support from Cardiff University, Polar Impact, the International Arctic Science Committee, and the Austrian Polar Research Institute. We are grateful for the opportunity to participate in these important international dialogues and hope these annual conversations can continue and grow. 

Also in February, our project co-facilitated for Canada’s second-annual National Kindness Week with Global Dignity Canada, hosting a national press conference broadcast across the country on CPAC and the Parliamentary Press Gallery. The event also saw more than 2,000 people watching and participating via live streams and included participation from more than 14 schools and more than 400 students across Canada. 

In March 2023, we took part in a new iteration of Our People Our Climate — an arts and photojournalism workshop organized by the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in partnership with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). We have been learning from this initiative since 2019, witnessing its growth despite the challenges of the pandemic, and now seeing it make a global impact. 

Climate Storytelling and Photojournalism

Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 2019 – 2023

Our People, Our Climate is a ground-breaking documentary film initiative, aiming to develop the storytelling skills of Indigenous youth and young adults. First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities across Canada’s Arctic are essential to current climate change discussions, and this project brings together a range of young people in these communities to tell important stories through a unique and distinct cultural lens.

Tony Eetak explores Winnipeg news history at Qaumajuq

For our digital and cultural entrepreneurship program, we were able to engage high-school, college and university students using the arts to support climate change evidence and visualization through professional photography and storytelling.

In this eery shot, a LRWC (lowered rotating wall cloud) produced intense downburst winds 5 miles east of Larned, Kansas. As this system moved into warmer air, it produced multiple funnels and intense dust vortices. Photo by Ethan Caners.
Capturing Climate Change: Ethan Caners captured this incredible lower rotating wall cloud

2022-2023 Winter Arts Program

Manitoba Arts Council Indigenous 360 Program
Winnipeg, Manitoba and Virtual, December 2022- April 2023

Based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, @1860 Winnipeg is an evolving, grassroots digital arts and cultural entrepreneurship collaborative supporting training and professional development for emerging, urban and newly urban Indigenous youth artists and cultural connectors. Launched in November 2021 with funding from the Canada Council for the Arts with support from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design this unique program has grown beyond its original scope to support hybrid programming engaging urban, rural and northern participation as well as internationally. 

This season’s projects were made possible with financial support from the Manitoba Arts Council Indigenous 360 Program.

Race and Systemic Bias in Arctic Sciences​

Arctic Science Summit Week, March 2023
Vienna, Austria and Winnipeg, Manitoba

Arctic science suffers from systemic biases that marginalize and exclude people who are Black, Indigenous, or from other under-represented minorities both in the Arctic region and around the world. During this workshop we heard from speakers who have been impacted by these issues, and are working to eliminate them. 

2023 Winter Arts Workshops

@1860 Winnipeg Arts, January 2023
Winnipeg, Manitoba

As we enter our second year, our @1860 incubator program has been exploring longer-term, sustainable programming. This winter we were excited to replicate some of our workshops in Northwestern Ontario, in addition to resuming curation and exhibition activities. 

 

National Kindness Week 2023

National News Conference, February 2023
Ottawa and across Canada, February 15, 2023

The Winnipeg @1860 incubator initiative was unveiled in Feb 2022 during a CPAC press conference celebrating Canada’s inaugural National Kindness Week. This year our team organized a successful pop-up event during both Arctic Science Summit Week, and for National Kindness Week we held a live national with more than 14 schools across Canada, which our incubator team played a pivotal role in facilitating. We are proud to have contributed to supporting this national event.

2022 Spring and Summer Arts Programs

Canada Council for the Arts, Digital Greenhouse
Winnipeg, Manitoba and Virtual, 2021-2022

Based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, @1860 Winnipeg is an evolving, grassroots digital arts and cultural entrepreneurship collaborative supporting training and professional development for emerging, urban and newly urban Indigenous youth artists and cultural connectors. Launched in November 2021 with funding from the Canada Council for the Arts with support from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design this unique program has grown beyond its original scope to support hybrid programming engaging urban, rural and northern participation as well as internationally. 

Ethan Tassiuk, Chase Nogasak, Eriel Lugt and Maeva Gauthier present during the 2022 Auviqsaqtut Inuit Studies Conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Youth from Tuktoyaktuk and Victoria will present in Bodø this June.

2022 Summer Arts Program​

@1860 Winnipeg Arts
Winnipeg, Manitoba; 2022
Manitoba Arts Council Indigenous 360 Program

An 8-week hybrid digital arts program for Indigenous youth emerging artists and cultural connectors held in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This pilot program was funded by the Manitoba Arts Council with support from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. This arts and climate entrepreneurship-focused program saw virtual participation from communities across Canada. Youth also created an online gallery and platform to support their future work.

Watch: Highlights Video
Explore: Our People Our Climate

Dr. Olaf Kuhlke and Jamie Bell present on the cultural entrepreneurship and digital skills incubator project during our visit to Qaumajuq.

2022 Winnipeg Arts Workshops

@1860 Winnipeg Arts
Winnipeg, Manitoba; 2022
Canada Council for the Arts Digital Greenhouse

We were thrilled successfully host our very first professional development and results sharing workshops in April, 2022, with generous support from the Canada Council for the Arts Digital Greenhouse. Despite the challenges of the past year, our workshops were a resounding success, bringing together a small, but dedicated group of artists, cultural entrepreneurs, and creative minds to collaborate, learn, and share their results.

Watch: Highlights Video

Using the arts in support of inclusive and participatory learning environments​

Auviqsaqtut Inuit Studies Conference
Winnipeg, Manitoba and Virtual, 2021-2022
Canada Council for the Arts Digital Greenhouse

This grassroots arts project brought together northern and southern youth, community builders, arts-based researchers, cultural creators and educators to share cultural and environmental observations, challenges and insights-based solutions for hands-on digital arts and technologies to tackle cultural and climate change through regenerative artistic creation, cultural entrepreneurship training and participatory video training. 

University of Minnesota Duluth
Winnipeg, Manitoba and Duluth, Minnesota and virtually, 2021

Indigenous entrepreneurs are ready to embrace a bold new future together, thanks to a successful partnership to explore how Cultural Entrepreneurship can contribute to building sustainable jobs for local communities; and to be full economic partners in Canada’s future prosperity through online learning. 

This project, launched in the spring of 2021, was supported by US National Science Foundation-funded digital incubator research and was an example of Canada, Minnesota and international science and economic development cooperation.

Read about it in Kivalliq News

Arctic Change 2020
Winnipeg, Manitoba and Virtual, 2020

With support from the ArcticNet Network Centre of Excellence, Inclusion in Northern Research was a trans-disciplinary, international and cross-cultural, community-driven, participatory exploration of what it means to feel included in Northern research.

Watch: Vox Pops in Northern Inclusion

Arctic Science Summit Week 2021
Lisbon, Portugal

The Inclusion in Northern Research Project, which was developed through the course of the last year and premiered at the Arctic Change 2020 virtual meeting, began with the creation of videos highlighting the varied journeys of our colleagues, and grew into an online discussion that included over 1000 people in 35 countries, starting important conversations about inclusion in our research community in a safe and open spaces. 

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy
ArcticNet Network Centre of Excellence

There is an indisputable body of evidence proving diverse and inclusive teams produce more creative and innovative science. ArcticNet is committed to sharing the responsibility to promote positive change and cultural inclusion within the Network. It recognizes that the existence of systemic racism against racialized and Indigenous People, the impacts of colonialism in Canada, anti 2SLGBTQ+ discrimination, discrimination based on disabilities, gender inequality and any combination of these limits the full participation of many of ArcticNet members and partners.

Read the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

Global Dignity Canada
Ottawa, Winnipeg, Canada and Alaska

Despite the challenges faced by many events in 2020, we were honored to participate in our first international Global Dignity Day event. With over 100 locations from around the world, our event brought together diverse voices and perspectives to promote dignity and respect for all. We were humbled to receive recognition from the Prime Minister of Canada, and we are grateful for the support of our participants and partners in making this event a global success. Together, we continue to champion the values of dignity, inclusivity, and solidarity, making a positive impact on our communities and beyond.

Watch: Global Dignity Day 2020

 

Supporting Arts, Entrepreneurship and Community-Based Research

Our grassroots community-based arts and entrepreneurship research and professional development programming was made possible through funding and support from several organizations, including: the Arctic Buying Company, ArcticNet, Chocolatier Constance Popp, the Canada Council for the Arts Digital Greenhouse, Manitoba Arts Council Indigenous 360 Program, the University of Victoria Community Based Research Lab, the University of Minnesota Duluth and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. We gratefully acknowledge their support.

Tony Eetak, Hon. Dan Vandal, Constance Menzies and Jamie Bell took in the sights and sounds outside Chocolatier Constance Popp during the start of this year’s Canada Day long weekend in Historic St. Boniface.

Thank you to our partners and supporters

Our project started from the ground up. A grassroots, volunteer effort to celebrate and explore the digital arts and cultural entrepreneurship. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our generous partners, sponsors and supporters for making our @1860 Winnipeg Arts collective and its digital arts and entrepreneurship projects possible. 

@1860 Winnipeg Arts was made possible through support from the Canada Council for the Arts Digital Greenhouse and the Manitoba Arts Council Indigenous 360 Program.

@1860 Winnipeg Arts is a pilot program aimed at building organizational capacity for arts administration, skills development and training. It is supported by the non-profit organizations Global Dignity Canada and Headingley-based Niriqatiginnga.

Newsletter (Coming Soon)