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Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency: Now accepting applications for 2017 and 2018!

Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency: Now accepting applications for 2017 and 2018!

Artist in residence, Jessica Auer at Bare Loon Lake, Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency 2014. Photo courtesy of Jessica Auer and Andreas Rutkauskas.

Parks Canada together with the Yukon Arts Centre and the US National Park Service have launched the 2017- 2018 Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency. This residency is a unique two-week backcountry experience for visual artists with a passion for the outdoors. The program invites artists to hike the historic route of Tlingit traders and turn-of-the-century prospectors from the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in Alaska to the Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site in Canada and connect with the hundreds of hikers along the trail, while pursuing their artistic practice.

Each year, three artists are chosen to participate in this cross-border creative journey – one from Canada, one from the United States, and one regional (Yukon or Alaska). The deadline for submissions is February 1st, 2017. In 2018, the program will be open to artists from around the world. By creating art on the trail and leading workshops and art talks in nearby communities afterwards, the selected artists will bring contemporary art to new and wider audiences and inspire an appreciation for the legacy of the Chilkoot Trail across both nations.

The Chilkoot Trail, like all Parks Canada places, reflects the rich and varied heritage of our country and provides an opportunity for Canadians and visitors to learn more about our diversity, including the history, cultures and contributions of Indigenous Peoples.

As we near the 150th anniversary of Canada, the Government invites all Canadians to experience and learn more about our environment and our history. Canada’s national parks and historic sites enable Canadians to experience their heritage in special ways and will play a big part in the celebration of Canada 150.

Quotes

“Parks Canada is pleased to announce the call for submissions for artists on the Chilkoot Trail. The Artist Residency program continues to enrich the travel experience of many visitors hiking the Chilkoot Trail. In 2017, as Canada marks its 150th anniversary, we look forward to celebrating the many varied and enduring stories inspired by the Chilkoot. We are especially excited to expand the program in 2018 to welcome artists from around the globe.”

The Honourable Larry Bagnell
Member of Parliament for Yukon

“The Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency is a rare opportunity for artists to combine their love for wilderness with their artistic passion with such a spectacular backdrop. Past artists have worked in a wide range of mediums and have expressed their enjoyment connecting with hikers along the trail.”

Mary Bradshaw
Gallery Director/Curator Yukon Arts Centre

“The Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency helps more people connect to the park and to the many stories of the Klondike Gold Rush. The artists are ambassadors. They retrace the steps of traders, packers, and stampeders and translate that experience into visual art that transcends geography and language. Through their work, the artists reach people who may not be able to hike the Chilkoot Trail or who may never have heard of the site or story. The program not only raises public consciousness about the park, but also about art, public lands, and stewardship overall."

Mike Tranel
Superintendent, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, US National Park Service

Quick Facts

  • Beginning at tidewater in Dyea, Alaska and ending on the shores of the Southern Lakes headwaters of the Yukon River, the Chilkoot Trail covers 53 kilometres (33 miles) and reaches an elevation of 1074 metres (3,525 feet) at the pass. Hikers typically take an average of four to five days to complete the trek, whereas artists in the residency program will spend up to two weeks on the Trail interacting with hikers, creating art, and engaging with the site’s heritage.
  • The 2018 Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency will be the first time the program is open to artists from outside of Canada and the United States. The 2018 program will host three artists: one regional artist (Alaska or Yukon) and two from anywhere in the world.

Related Links

Parks Canada Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site

Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency Program

Yukon Arts Centre

National Park Service

Contacts

Jacqui Usiskin
Gallery Arts Administration Intern
Yukon Arts Centre
867 667-8460 

Stella Patera
A/Public Outreach Education Officer
Parks Canada Agency
867-393-6741

Media Relations
Parks Canada Agency
855-862-1812
pc.media@pc.gc.ca


Parcs Canada, le Centre des arts du Yukon et le US National Park Service ont lancé l’édition 2017 et 2018 du Programme d’artistes en résidence de la piste Chilkoot. Ce programme de résidence est une expérience unique de deux semaines dans l’arrière pays et s’adresse aux artistes visuels se passionnant pour le plein air. Le programme invite les artistes à faire de la randonnée pédestre sur la piste historique des commerçants de la Première Nation des Tlingit et des prospecteurs d’or du tournant du siècle, et ce, à partir du Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, en Alaska, jusqu’au lieu historique national du Canada de la Piste-Chilkoot. Ils peuvent tisser des liens avec des centaines de randonneurs le long du sentier, tout en s’adonnant à leurs activités artistiques. 

Chaque année, trois artistes sont sélectionnés pour participer à ce séjour créatif transfrontalier, notamment une partie au Canada, une autre partie aux États-Unis et une troisième en région (Yukon ou Alaska). La date limite pour envoyer les demandes est le 1er février 2017. En 2018, le programme sera ouvert aux artistes du monde entier. En créant des œuvres artistiques sur le sentier et en dirigeant des ateliers et des causeries sur les arts dans les communautés avoisinantes par la suite, les artistes sélectionnés présenteront ainsi de l’art contemporain à des auditoires nouveaux et plus vastes et inciteront le public des deux pays à apprécier le legs de la piste Chilkoot.

La piste Chilkoot, comme tous les lieux de Parcs Canada, reflète le riche patrimoine diversifié de notre pays et offre l’occasion aux Canadiens et aux visiteurs d’en apprendre davantage sur notre diversité, y compris l’histoire, les cultures et les contibutions des peuples autochtones.

À l’approche du 150e anniversaire du Canada, le gouvernement invite tous les Canadiens et Canadiennes à en apprendre davantage sur leur environnement et leur histoire et à y vivre des expériences. Les parcs nationaux et les lieux historiques nationaux du Canada permettent aux Canadiens de découvrir leur héritage de façon spéciale et ils joueront un rôle d’envergure dans le cadre des célébrations de Canada 150. 

Citations

« Parcs Canada a l’honneur d’annoncer l’appel de candidatures des artistes du Programme de résidence de la piste Chilkoot. Le Programme d’artistes en résidence continue d’enrichir l’expérience de voyage de nombreux visiteurs qui parcourent la piste Chilkoot. En 2017, le Canada marquera son 150e anniversaire, et nous sommes impatients de souligner les nombreux récits, immuables et variés, inspirés de la piste Chilkoot. Nous sommes particulièrement enthousiastes à l’idée de prolonger le programme jusqqu’à 2018 afin d’accueillir des artistes de partout au monde. »

L’honorable Larry Bagnell,Député au Yukon

« Le Programme d’artistes en résidence de la piste Chilkoot est une rare occasion pour les artistes de combiner leur amour de la nature sauvage et leur passion artistique dans un cadre aussi spectaculaire. D’autres artistes y ont déjà travaillé avec tout un éventail de moyens d’expression artistique et ont manifesté leur joie de pouvoir nouer des liens avec les autres randonneurs le long de la piste. »

Mary Bradshaw,
Directrice/conservatrice, Centre des arts du Yukon

« Le Programme d’artistes en résidence de la piste Chilkoot aide les gens à se rapprocher du parc et des nombreux récits de la ruée vers l’or du Klondike. Les artistes sont des ambassadeurs. Ils retracent les lieux empruntés par les commerçants, les randonneurs et les prospecteurs et traduisent cette expérience au moyen des arts visuels, lesquels transcendent la géographie et les langues. Grâce à leur travail, les artistes rejoignent des gens qui n’ont peut-être pas la possibilité de parcourir la piste Chilkoot ou qui n’ont peut être jamais entendu parler du lieu ou de son histoire. Le programme a l’avantage non seulement de faire connaître le parc au public, mais également de sensibiliser ce dernier à l’art, aux terres publiques et à l’intendance en général. »

Mike Tranel,
Directeur, parc historique national de la ruée vers l’or du Klondike, US National Park Service

Les faits en bref

  • La piste Chilkoot, qui s'étend des eaux intertidales de Dyea, en Alaska, jusqu'aux rives des Lacs du Sud –  lacs d'amont du fleuve Yukon, compte 53 kilomètres et atteint une altitude de 1 074 mètres au col. Aujourd’hui, les randonneurs prennent habituellement en moyenne de quatre à cinq jours pour effectuer le trajet, tandis que les artistes du Programme y passent jusqu’à deux semaines pour échanger avec les randonneurs, créer des œuvres d’art et découvrir le patrimoine du lieu.
  • En 2018, ce sera la première fois que le Programme d’artistes en résidence de la piste Chilkoot est ouvert aux artistes de l’extérieur du Canada et des États Unis. Il accueillera trois artistes, à savoir un artiste de la région (Alaska ou Yukon) et deux de n’importe où ailleurs dans le monde.

Liens connexes

Lieu historique national de la Piste-Chilkoot

Programme d’artistes en résidence de la Piste-Chilkoot

Centre des arts du Yukon

National Park Service

Renseignements

Jacqui Usiskin
Stage en administration des arts Galerie
Centre des arts du Yukon
867 667-8460 

Stella Patera
Agente, Éducation publique en diffusion externe
Agence Parcs Canada
867 393-6741

Relations avec les médias
Agence Parcs Canada
855 862-1812
pc.media@pc.gc.ca

‘La Caravane boréale des 10 mots’ exhibition presented by Marie-Hélène Comeau and l’AFY

‘La Caravane boréale des 10 mots’ exhibition presented by Marie-Hélène Comeau and l’AFY

The ATCO Electric Yukon Youth Gallery has a new exhibition on display from November 4-26, titled La Caravane boréale des 10 mots. This work was organized by Marie-Hélène Comeau and l’AFY. Come check out the interesting photographs and art that was created for this show!

“It takes almost nothing―just ten words in French―to accomplish great things, have fun, think and create international bridges. In ten words, the Franco-Yukon community is now connected with the Dakar, Brussels or Madagascar communities.

But these ten words are not alone, they are conveyed through art, enabling the globe’s Francophone and Francophile speakers to tell their stories differently and meet and listen to each other both locally and in the pluricultural context of globalization.

This is what the international Caravane des dix mots project is all about. Launched in France almost 15 years ago, today the project is enjoying great success among the big family of the Francophonie. Every year, ten words of the French languages are selected, to be snapped up by artists around the world who use them to express themselves within their respective communities.

French-speaking Yukon has participated in the project since 2013. The photos presented at the ATCO gallery bear witness to the different art projects that have taken place with our youth in the last year. To the ten words from last year we add new ones this year, and these bring us to reflect on their more modern usage in new technology.

2015 - 2016 : chafouin, champagne, dépanneur, dracher, fada, lumerotte, poudrerie, ristrette, tap-tap et vigousse

2016 - 2017 : avatar, fureteur (euse), héberger, canular, pirate, nomade, nuage, émoticône, télésnober et favori (ite)’’.

‘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.

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

PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT
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.

ARTIST AGREEMENT
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.

FEES & MATERIALS
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.

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE APPLICATION


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:      
Website:      
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 gallery@yac.ca
When sending your email, use the subject line: Jenni House Artist In Residence Application – Your Artist/Organization Name.