Nunavut Media Arts Centre fundraising update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (November 02, 2015 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) The Inuit Broadcasting Corporation (IBC) is pleased to announce new funding received for the Nunavut Media Arts Centre (NMAC) equipment infrastructure and training, and the continued development of its Inuit Film and Video Archives (IFVA). “We are very grateful for each and every one of the contributions received in recent months,” said Madeleine d’Argencourt, IBC Chair.

“The Department of Economic Development and Transportation is proud to support the new IBC media centre. This state-of-the-art centre will give Nunavummiut opportunities to express themselves creatively using video, audio, and various other forms of media. In supporting this centre, we hope to create a stronger infrastructure for the arts and media in our territory; keeping us competitive in today’s global information, entertainment and technology economy,” said Minister of Economic Development and Transportation Monica Ell-Kanayuk.

“The Department of Culture and Heritage actively supports community programs and special projects that further enhance our unique culture and languages. The IBC continues to produce Inuit language content, and to make archival material available for Nunavummiut. Based on available resources, we were able to support their efforts in this area,” said Minister of Culture and Heritage George Kuksuk.

Government of Nunavut: $369,000 -NMAC media equipment and related training, wheelchair infrastructure, and IFVA development – Phase 2

Government of Canada: $85,092 -IFVA development – Phase 2 and IFVA Takuginai children’s videos

Pairijait Tigumivik Society: $65,000 -IFVA equipment infrastructure

Kakivak Association: $57,307 -NMAC planning and IFVA training

Qikiqtani Inuit Association: $15,000 -NMAC equipment infrastructure

Nunavut Film Development Corporation: $10,000 -IFVA training costs

NCC Development Limited: $5,000 -NMAC signage

“Our fundraising goal to construct the NMAC, fully equip it and train staff, and development of the IFVA is $8.6 million. To date we have achieved $7.2 million and continue to fundraise for the remaining balance. This includes additional required media and studio equipment, related training, IFVA development and our Grand Opening scheduled for Wednesday, December 2nd” said Ms. d’Argencourt.

For more information on the IFVA, please see http://www.building4dreams.ca/about-ifva/.

Donations towards the NMAC and/or the IFVA can be made at: www.Sanavallianiq.ca / www.Building4Dreams.ca. The current list of donors is featured.

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or further information, please contact:

Debbie Brisebois, Executive Director
Inuit Broadcasting Corporation
309 Cooper Street, Suite 310 Ottawa, ON K2P 0G5                                                  
T: 613-235-1892 ext. 232                                            
F: 613-230-8824 debbie@inuitbroadcasting.ca

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Catherine Carry, Project Manager
NMAC Fundraising Campaign
T: (613) 235-1892 ext. 231 / 1 (800) 267-8327 ext. 231
ccarry@inuitbroadcasting.ca

 

 

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