http://www.embassyofimagination.com/

Embassy of Imagination (EOI) is a socially engaged art practice comprised of youth from Kinngait (Cape Dorset, NU) and PA System (Alexa Hatanaka and Patrick Thompson). Long-time EOI artists and youth mentors are Cie Taqiasuk and Parr Josephee. EOI animates yearly art workshops, and creates collaborative community art projects, including public murals, performances, and exhibitions, within Kinngait, across Canada and internationally. The youth have an important voice as individual artists, and collectively, contributing to Indigenous place-making and challenging the expectations for youth-engaged art. EOI is a reciprocal sharing of knowledge and ideas, expressing cross-cultural collaboration and shared human experience as an embodied practice and in material form. The ongoing project, Future Snowmachines in Kinngait, is creating the real change of beginning a land-program for youth through acquiring equipment with art sales and commissions and an ongoing partnership with the community-elected District Education Authority. EOI projects have been supported by Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association, the West-Baffin Eskimo Co-op, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and the Government of Nunavut. EOI has exhibited at the Art Gallery of Ontario, The Theatre Centre in Toronto, and the National Maritime Museum in London, UK.