Open Studio and Dorset Fine Arts (DFA) have worked together for nearly thirty years. Now we are building on our partnership and developing initiatives that will encourage artistic collaboration between artists in the North and Open Studio. The Inuit Artist Creative Residency is our latest collaboration. This two-week residency program hosts an Inuit artist from Kinngait Studios at Open Studio and facilitates collaboration and knowledge-sharing between artists and facilities.
We also promote the sale of Inuit prints from Kinngait Studios in the Open Studio Shop (online and on-site). Sales are split 50/50 between Open Studio and DFA. To view a selection of Inuit prints in our collection, please click the button below. If you are interested in seeing more, please email us.
DFA was established in Toronto in 1978 as the wholesale marketing division of the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative (WBEC). The Co-operative in Kinngait (Cape Dorset), Nunavut, is distinctive among Arctic Co-operatives because of its focus on artists in the community and their creative endeavours.