Dear Patron,

I am thrilled to welcome you to the start of the Yukon Arts Centre’s 2018-2019 season, featuring artists from across the Country and a number of new locally driven initiatives that will showcase exciting new Northern voices.

If you have been a loyal ticket buyer, you will be noticing some changes to our marketing and outreach this season.  For starters, we will not be announcing our full season all at once. Rather, we are going to be making quarterly announcements. This reflects the habits and wonderful spontaneity that our audience has been demonstrating over the past few years. We want to be communicating our programming in ways and at times that lines-up with your decision making preferences.

As well, we have noticed a significant drop in our membership and subscription initiatives, and so, we will be ending those programs to focus more on new flexible and adaptable strategies that better serve the needs of our audience today.

What we will continue to have is an annual vibrant line-up of music, dance, theatre, film, family and youth programming that will speak to and engage all parts of our community.

And, to kick-Off the 18-19 season we will be welcoming the following guests:

• Jennifer Castle with special guests @ the Old Fire Hall: Join Polaris Award long list artist Jennifer Castle who will be joined by two emerging Yukon Artist voices in the intimacy of the Old Fire Hall. 

• The Queer Songbook Orchestra: The Queer Songbook Orchestra are a Toronto based 12-piece chamber pop ensemble, dedicated to exploring and uplifting queer narrative in pop music.  With the queer lens intact they are looking through the last century of popular music and bringing forward obscured LGBTQ2S historical narratives, as well as the personal stories of members of the community and the songs connected to them.

• Motherload: An intimate theatrical account of parenting in the modern age that is funny, raw, honest, and riveting. Four prominent Canadian theatre artists and mothers bare their personal stories about what it takes to be a member of the world’s biggest club.

• Whitehorse: Canadian Folk Rock superstars Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland return to the Yukon for a concert that can’t be missed.

I am also excited (and relieved) to announce that in the Fall we will be unveiling a new website and ticketing experience (thanks to the support of the Community Development Fund) that will make your user experience even happier. More news on that as we get closer to completion.

Thank you all for your continued enthusiasm and support for our programming. We have many surprises lined up for you this season so stay tuned for future announcements. 

Sincerely,


Casey Prescott
CEO
Yukon Arts Centre