Northern Compass, $1 Million Laureate in 2019 (credit: Justin Tang/AIP)

Arctic Inspiration Prize Awards Ceremony

Every year the AIP invites its community, as well as individuals from across the country, to join together in celebration of the current year’s Finalists and new winning Laureates. The live Awards Ceremony is hosted in partnership with a variety of different organizations and in collaboration with a different host city each year (typically alternating between North and South).

In addition to celebrating the nominated and winning projects, the awards ceremony is a cultural showcase, including musical performances from artists from across the North. Each winning team also receives an original piece of artwork from a Northern Canadian artist.

The guitar-fiddle duo of Yukoners Boyd Benjamin and Kevin Barr perform at the 2019 AIP Awards Ceremony in Ottawa (credit: Justin Tang/AIP)

2021 Awards Ceremony

Celebrate 10 years of by the North for the North impact and find out who will be taking home this year’s prizes.

It’s time to save the date for the Arctic Inspiration Prize’s annual Awards Ceremony! On March 4th, 2022, the AIP will announce its newest laureates in a virtual ceremony. This year’s ceremony will also celebrate the AIP’s 10th anniversary and will feature past laureates throughout the show.

The ceremony will be hosted by northern artists and performers Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory and William Greenland. With Leela Gilday once again taking the lead as artistic director, the virtual AIP awards ceremony promises to be an ambitious, pan-Arctic celebration that will feature three incredible performances from northern artists: PIQSIQ, Dena Zagi and the Huqqullaaqatigiit Drum Dancers.

Read more here.