Nordic Lab Circumpolar Indigenous Artists Residency Project

Residency program

Anchorage, Montréal, Ottawa, Iqaluit, Saskatoon and Tromsø, Norway


Tarralik Duffy
Geronimo Inutiq
Sonya Kelliher-Combs
Joar Nango
Barry Pottle
Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SAW’s Nordic Lab converted planned on-site residencies to at-home residencies for Indigenous artists from circumpolar communities in Nunavut, Alaska, Norway and Ottawa. The Nordic Lab is working with the invited artists over a longer period toward future public presentations of their work in Ottawa and elsewhere, including exhibitions, performances and artist talks. With these residencies, the Nordic Lab aims to provide a more involved level of support for artists who are creating new works, including on-going mentoring, help with accessing funding opportunities and eventual access to studio space or other in-person resources in Ottawa.

Presented with the support of the Creating, Knowing and Sharing program of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Nordic Council of Ministers