The Nunavut Media Arts Centre is located in the core of the business and government district of Iqaluit, minutes away from the Legislative Assembly. A specialized foundation has been laid at the site on Inuit-owned land donated by the Qikiqtani Inuit Association, and is ready for the next stage of construction. The proposed 8000 sq. ft. building has an estimated cost of approximately $8.3 M. (including equipment and associated training). The new centre will incorporate:
- The first full-scale, state of the art, digital facility for audio/video, recording, performance and post production in Nunavut, available to local and territorial freelancers, performers, artists and production companies working in Nunavut.
- Studio production suitable for live programming, including performance space and capacity for live studio audiences.
- Office and post-production space for ICSL.
- Inuit Film and Video Archive.
The Nunavut Media Arts Centre will accommodate important production technologies – high definition equipment, digital editing systems, and video data storage. The facility will enhance the diversity and quality of IBC’s current production output, increase our capacity to generate revenue, and provide a new level of production service and capacity to artists, clients and viewers in Nunavut and elsewhere.
The Nunavut Media Arts Centre will also house the Inuit Film and Video Archive for preserving and storing the priceless collection of historic film and video shot by Inuit since the 1970s.
As a foundational element of our cultural infrastructure, the Nunavut Media Arts Centre will assure wider and better coverage and promotion of Nunavut artists and performers in every field, bringing the very best of Nunavut to Canada and the world. With cutting-edge production capacity and a unique, made-in-Nunavut design, IBC and our partners are creating a landmark for Iqaluit, a showpiece for Nunavut, a milestone in our cultural history, and a proud symbol of Aboriginal broadcasting in Canada.