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‘Larger than Life’ by Qaqtis, in the Community Gallery starting October 6th

‘Larger than Life’ by Qaqtis, in the Community Gallery starting October 6th

“Larger Than Life is an art exhibition encapsulating the history and beauty of the Yukon Territory in acrylic paint on stretched canvas. I have strived to incorporate the sights I see, people I meet and rich history of the Yukon through paintings. I want people to explore the actual meaning of the words "Larger Than Life" through my art and I hope viewers will come away with a sense of what the Yukon has to offer - culturally and historically. My paintings include various Yukon historical figures such as Jack London and well known Yukon attractions such as the SS Klondike and many more.” – Qaqtis

Jenni House Residency Call for artists - August 2016

Jenni House Residency Call for artists - August 2016

The Yukon Arts Centre, in partnership with the Yukon Film Society, are pleased to present a call for artists in residence at Jenni House, in Shipyards Park from August 1 – 31, 2016
The Jenni House Residency aims to support visual artists for a one month term by providing free studio space at the Jenni House in Shipyard’s Park, Whitehorse, YT.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 22, 2016 at 11:59pm.

The Jenni House is available for an artist’s residency for the month of August 1 – 31, 2016

Artists in residence are encouraged to present two activities to engage the public, one open house or talk to discuss their work and one workshop. This event is to be mutually coordinated and agreed upon between YAC, YFS, and the sponsored artist.  If required YAC may be able to offer some supplies they have in stock, but all other supplies are responsibility of the artist.

YFS will be responsible for managing the ‘’Jenni House Artist Agreement’’ with the artist in advance of the residency and providing the artist with an access key and facility instructions.  Please see the artist agreement for full details.

There are no fees to apply to the residency. YAC can offer a $500 honorarium for the residency. The Artist is responsible for all materials related to their project while in residence. Subject to availability the Yukon Arts Centre may be able to offer some supplies and materials.


Name of Producing Organization or Artist:

Title of Project:

Project Description
Provide an overview of your project. Include any and all information required to fully describe your project proposal. Please indicate which day you would like your proposed open house and workshop to take place. Your description should articulate what you plan to do and how you plan to do it.

Bio or Condensed CV
Provide a brief Artist or Organizational biography. This biography should include professional achievements and your history of community-arts practice. Use only the space provided in this application for your bio/CV.

II. Detailed Contact Information

Name of Producing Organization or Artist:      
Primary Contact (if the applicant is an organization or group):      
Primary Contact Title (job titles only):      
Address 1:      
Address 2:      
City/Province:       Postal Code:
Primary Contact Telephone:     Primary Contact Cell phone:      
Primary Contact Email:      
If applicable, Name of Secondary Contact (Artist or Collaborator):      
Title of Secondary Contact (job titles only):      
Secondary Contact Telephone:      Secondary Contact Cell phone:      
Secondary Contact Email:     

III. Support Material
You can submit a maximum of three supporting documents, plus up to five images, audio or video files with this application form.
Supporting documents should only be used to submit information not found in the application form.
Examples of acceptable supporting documents include: site layouts, technical or design specifications and engineer or architectural drawings.

File Specifications:
- Supporting Documents must be in .PDF format
- Images must be in .JPEG format, at a maximum resolution of 300 dpi
- Video works must be in .MOV, .MPEG, .WMV or .AVI format
- Audio must be in .MP3 or .WAV format

IV. Method of Delivery
The ideal method of delivery is by email to Rebecca Manias at
When sending your email, use the subject line: Jenni House Artist In Residence Application – Your Artist/Organization Name.

Welcome to the Yukon Arts Centre’s New Intern!

Welcome to  the Yukon Arts Centre’s New Intern!

Here at YAC, we're super excited to welcome Acasea to the team!

Acasea is a Whitehorse local, but is currently spending her time studying at the University of Victoria. She's a psychology major with an interest in pursuing art therapy. After attending SOVA, and loving the Yukon Arts Centre for many years, the intern position seemed like a perfect fit!

She's looking forward to working on Culture Days (September 31 - October 2, 2016) and Klondike Karaoke, a partnership with the Yukon Filipino Community (August 4, 11, and 25).

We're hoping she'll rock some ABBA at the event - a "Super Trooper" if we've ever seen one!

Welcome to the team Acasea, we can't wait to see all the great work you'll do.

Cultural Industries Training Fund Accepting Applications

Cultural Industries Training Fund Accepting Applications

Cultural Industries Training Fund exists to provide training and career enhancement opportunities for individuals working in the cultural or creative industries in Yukon. The Fund is administered by the Yukon Arts Centre and applications are adjudicated by a Sector Review Committee, comprised of representatives from each cultural sector in Yukon. The guidelines and application forms can be found on-line at

Applications can be emailed to: or mailed to:
CITF c/o Yukon Arts Centre, Box 16,
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5X9

Intake deadlInes are:
September 15 • January 15 • March 15 • May 15

The next intake deadline is September 15, 2016. 

Aboriginal Curatorial Collective - Press Release

Aboriginal Curatorial Collective - Press Release

To honour the traditions of cultures that move on the land, the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective - Collectif des commissaires autochtones (ACC-CCA) is
centering the 2016 national gathering around a Northern fire. Kwä̀n Mày Dáyè Dàátthʼi (Sit by the fire with us - Ensemble autour du feu) will take place on the traditional Territory of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and Ta'an Kwäch'än Council in Whitehorse, Yukon at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre, from September 28 - 30. The focus of this event is on North and South coming together to share and exchange ideas about Indigenous curatorial practices, cultural production and art-making. To this end, the programming is structured around Indigenous discursive principles and conversational models with respect to the protocols of the First Peoples on whose territory we are gathering. The Aboriginal Curatorial Collective – Collectif des commissaires autochtones (ACC-CCA) is a national arts service organization composed of Indigenous curators and artists. This will be the 7th national gathering that the ACC-CCA has organized since its founding in 2006. The ACC-CCA would like to acknowledge the financial contribution of the Canada Council for the Arts and our partners in Whitehorse, without whom this gathering would not be possible. The Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre, the Yukon Arts Centre and the Yukon First Nations Culture & Tourism Association have been integral to the successful elaboration of this event.

En vue de rendre hommage aux cultures nomades du territoire, le Collectif des commissaires autochtones – Aboriginal Curatorial Collective (CCA-ACC) concentrera les activités de son rassemblement national 2016 autour d’un feu nordique. Kwä̀ n Mày Dáyè Dàátthʼi (Sit by the fire with us - Ensemble autour du feu) se déroulera sur le territoire traditionnel de la Première nation des Kwanlin Dün et le Conseil des Ta'an Kwäch'än, au Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre de Whitehorse (Yukon), du 28 au 30 septembre. Nous tablons sur cette rencontre Nord-Sud pour partager et échanger des idées sur les pratiques commissariales, la production culturelle et le savoir-faire artistique autochtones. À ces fins, la structure de la programmation tient compte des principes discursifs et des modèles de conversation autochtones, en regard des protocoles des Premières nations qui nous accueillent.

Le CCA-ACC est un organisme de services national dans le domaine des arts qui regroupe des commissaires et des artistes autochtones. Il s’agira du 7e rassemblement de ce type organisé depuis sa fondation en 2006. Nous tenons à remercier le Conseil des Arts du Canada pour sa contribution financière ainsi que nos partenaires de Whitehorse, sans lesquels ce rassemblement n’aurait pas été possible. Le Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre, le Yukon Arts Centre et le Yukon First Nations Culture & Tourism Association ont aussi contribué fortement à l’élaboration de cet événement.

For further information on registration please visit: http://www.acc-­‐ Inqui.ries may be addressed to Clayton Windatt, Acting Executive Director:

Contact: Clayton Windatt,
Acting Executive Director, ACC-CCA
E-mail :
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