16 October 2007


Artcirq is an Inuit artistic collective based in Igloolik, Nunavut.

Founded in 1998 to combat youth suicide with artistic opportunity, Artcirq has evolved into a community-based circus and multimedia organization, allowing northern and southern artists to bridge and meet in a meaningful and creative way.

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  • 5m 10s

    Asiu (Lost)

    uploaded by: Artcirq

    channel: Artcirq

    Footage from Artcirq's performance of ASIU (Lost) at the 2014 edition of the Alianait Arts Festival in Iqaluit.

    Asiu is Artcirq's latest show and is inspired by the traditional Inuit legend Amaqup Nunaat (The Land of Wolves) about two brothers who find themselves lost in the mysterious world of the Shadow People.

    uploaded date: 17-11-2014

  • 1h 10m 44s


    uploaded by: Artcirq

    channel: Artcirq

    Kaugjagjuk is Artcirq’s first major production, created in 2005. It was originally performed in Igloolik for the summer solstice with the participation of more than 20 children and youth from the community.

    uploaded date: 14-02-2015

  • 1h 8m 56s

    Artcirq Expedition 2009

    uploaded by: Artcirq

    channel: Artcirq

    The Artcirq Youth Group from Igloolik, Nunavut, take on an extraordinary adventure : over 20 people travel from Igloolik to Pond Inlet and Clyde River by skidoo to perform their unique Inuit circus show.

    Production year: 2010
    Format: Video & HDV

    Director: Derek Aqqiaruq
    Producer: Artcirq

    uploaded date: 14-02-2015

  • 36m 32s

    Nothern Haze: Living the Dream

    uploaded by: Artcirq

    channel: Artcirq

    Rocking the North hard and heavy since 1977, “Northern Haze: Living the Dream” tells the story of the first known Inuit Rock Band to sing in their native tongue.

    Production Year: 2011

    Genre: Documentary

    Director: Derek Aqqiaruq


    uploaded date: 04-02-2015

  • 23m 33s

    Kikkukia Documentary

    uploaded by: derekman88

    channel: Artcirq

    A short documentary about the band Kikkukia from Igloolik, Nunavut. Story about how they started playing together and the events they shared together as a group.

    uploaded date: 07-03-2014

  • 48m 11s

    Northern Scene Festival 2013

    uploaded by: Artcirq

    channel: Artcirq

    Artcirq show at the Northern Scene Festival in Ottawa performed on April 30, 2013 in front of a full house including the Honourable Eva Aariak, Premier of Nunavut and her guests.

    Integral performance from beginning to intermission only.


    uploaded date: 24-10-2013

  • 29s

    The Artcirq Big Top

    uploaded by: derekman88

    channel: Artcirq

     This video is at Guillaume Saladin's place when we were having speghetti night with Artcirq and we decided to cram as much people in that small tent and this is what came out.

    uploaded date: 05-06-2013

  • 4m 50s

    Love You

    uploaded by: derekman88

    channel: Artcirq

     Very first song that he ever wrote and I have to admit, it's really good song!!! ;-)

    uploaded date: 20-09-2012

  • 32m 2s


    uploaded by: Artcirq

    channel: Artcirq

    In the isolated arctic community of Pitaqangittuq (Nunavut), the climate is warming at an alarming rate, but it’s inhabitants are determined to adapt to their changing world by utilizing their ancestral survival skills and creativity.

    Production year: 2010

    Format: HDV

    Directors: Guillaume Ittukssarjuat Saladain, Félix Pharand D., Nicolas Tardif

    uploaded date: 21-03-2012