The Great Northern Arts Society

The Great Northern Arts Society is a non-profit organisation with the mandate to promote Northern arts and artists, this primarily manifests as the annual Great Northern Arts Festival though we also execute the popular Christmas Craft and Gift Fair as well as other initiatives. We are a volunteer board, so everybody is here because they care about Northern artists, and we adhere to the rules laid out for all non-profits in the territory.

This means we hold board meetings and annual general meetings to create our programming and decide on the direction of the festival. We also appeal to federal, territorial, corporate and private sponsors for funding in order to pay for all festival functions. The Great Northern Arts Society hires a single, year round employee in the position of Executive Director. We welcome anyone residing in Inuvik to contact us about volunteering for the board of directors.