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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 http://www.yukonartscentre.com


Applications can be emailed to:
citf@yac.ca 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. 

Yukon Government Arts Section: Open Call for YACC Board Member Nominations

Yukon Government Arts Section: Open Call for YACC Board Member Nominations

The Yukon Government Arts Section is collecting applications from people interested in joining the Yukon Arts Centre Corporation Board of Directors (YACC). The deadline for these nominations, using the Official Nomination Form, is Wednesday, April 15, 2015


The Yukon Arts Centre Corporation has a territory-wide reach and provides access to the arts for all Yukoners and visitors. The YACC strives to create transformative experiences, inspire meaningful and inclusive conversations, foster creativity and artistic potential for patrons of all ages and backgrounds, and support cultural understanding, diversity, and a vibrant cultural and creative sector.


The Yukon Arts Centre Corporation operates with a twelve member board of directors appointed by the Minister of Tourism and Culture for three-year terms. The board oversees the Centre’s mandate which includes the presentation and development of performing and visual arts, as well as arts education and cultural sector development. Members of the YACC board bring a variety of artistic, administrative, financial, and operational skills to the table, as well as diverse perspectives that represent all areas of Yukon life; their common characteristic is their dedication to arts and community development.

http://yukonartscentre.com/uploads/blog/patrickmichael1.jpg‘As a past member and Chair of the YACC Board I encourage all who have an  interest in the development and presentation of arts in the Yukon to give consideration to submitting their names for appointment to this Board,’ says Patrick Michael, former chair of the YACC Board of Directors. ‘The arts are essential to the character and the well-being of our territory and the YACC Board, through its governance of YACC, has a vital role to play in the ongoing development and presentation of those arts.’

If you would like to contribute your voice to this board, or know someone who would, please complete and submit the Official Nomination Form to the Arts Section. You must have a nominee`s consent before submitting a nomination.


For further information, or to submit completed forms: Phone: 1-800-661-0408 ext. 5264 or 667-5264 Email: laurel.parry@gov.yk.ca Mail: Arts Section, Box 2703, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6 Drop off: 100 Hanson Street, Whitehorse


For more detailed information, contact Al Cushing, CEO, Yukon Arts Centre Phone: 667-8577 Email: ceo@yac.ca

YAA Award Winners Announced!

YAA Award Winners Announced!

We have the official list of 2013-2014 YAA Award Winners!

Thank you everyone for participating - It has been a blast! 
Below you will find the winners ordered by the community in which the events happened, as well as comments about people's all time favourite events of the year and volunteers they would like to recognize!

Congratulations to all the winners and a big applause to everyone who make these amazing events happen!

If you are a winner and would like to get a certificate, contact erin.corbett@yac.ca

Atlin:

Best Arts Festival

  1. Atlin Music Festival
Dawson City:

Best Music Performance

  1. The Cost of Doing Business  Odd Fellows Hall
  2. Naysayers, Palace Grand Theatre
  3. Wanda Jackson, Palace Grand Theatre

Best Music – Jazz Performance

  1. Claire Ness & Declan O'Donovan, Palace Grand Theatre
  2. Kellylee Evans Trio, Odd Fellows Hal

Best Performance by Emerging Artist

  1. Old Cabin, Palace Grand Theatre
  2. Cousins, SOVA

Best Solo Exhibition

  1. Rebekah Miller, “Skins” Odd Gallery
  2. Sarah Fuller, “The Homecoming, Bear Creek/Odd Gallery

Best Group Exhibition

  1. Gallery Hop, Yukon Riverside Arts Festival
  2. SOVA Students Exhibition, SOVA an KIAC

Best Art Happening

  1. The League of Lady Wrestlers Hobo Showdown
  2. Youth Art Enrichment, KIAC
  3. The Experimental Sound & Music Stage (Aaron Burnie, Bear, Sauna Music, Chad VanGaalen, Peter Cox, Epikurs Euforie), The Yukon School of Visual Arts

Best Art for Social Change

  1. The Hours That Remain,  Gwaandak Theatre and New Harlem Productions, Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre

Best Family Event

  1. Community Coffehouse Series, KIAC 
  2. Cats produced by Jack Amos, KIAC

Best Arts Festival

  1. Dawson City Music Festival
  2. Yukon Riverside Art Festival
  3. International Short Film Festival
Haines Junction

Best Music Performance

  1. David Myles, St Elias Convention Centre
  2. The Gin Swings Valentine’s Cabaret, St Elias Convention Centre

Best Classical Performance

  1. Yadong Guan Trio, St Elias Convention Centre

Best Jazz Performance

  1. The Simpson Syncopater’s Yukon Swing Dance Project, Haines Junction Convention Centre
  2. Kellylee Evans Trio, Haines Junction Convention Centre

Best Group Exhibition

  1. Encounters with the Sublime: Kluane National Park and Reserve through the lenses of Sebastião Salgado and Bradford Washburn, Atrium of St. Elias Convention Centre

Best Performance by Emerging Artist

  1. Swing Dance
Mayo

Best Music Performance

  1. Mayo Arts Society Coffee House

Best Group Exhibition

  1. Retrospective

Best Family Event

  1. Mary McMahon Talent Show

Best Arts Festival

  1. Mayo Arts Festival
Mount Lorne

Best Performance by Emerging Artist

  1. Mountain Music, “Open Mic,” Mount Lorne Community Centre

Best Jazz Performance

  1. The Simpson Syncopater’s Yukon Swing Dance Project, Mount Lorne Community Centre
Watson Lake

Best Jazz Performance

  1. The Simpson Syncopater’s Yukon Swing Dance Project, Watson Lake Recreation Centre
Whitehorse

Best Dance Performance

  1. Go Nuts! Extremely Moving Youth Society, Yukon Arts Centre
  2. Danse Lhasa Danse, Coup de Coeur Francophone & PPS Danse, Yukon Arts Centre
  3. Nutcracker, Northern Lights School of Dance, Yukon Arts Centre

Best Theatre Performance

  1. Jenny Hamilton, Yukon Gold Comics 2, The Guild Hall
  2. Book Of Esther, The Guild Hall
  3. (Tied) Cripple of Inishmaan, The Guild Hall and You Should Have Stayed Home: A G20 Romp, Praxis Theatre, Yukon Arts Centre

Best Music Performance

  1. The Cost of Doing Business - Headless Owl Records, Yukon Arts Centre
  2. The Mourning After, Sunstroke Music Festival 2013, Shipyards Park
  3. Dave Haddock CD Release Concert, Yukon Arts Centre

Best Classical Performance

  1. Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, Yukon Arts Centre
  2. Borealis String Quartet, Yukon Arts Centre
  3.  Classical Territory, "Pictures at An Exhibition" (Whitehorse Community Orchestra led by Henry Klassen), Yukon Arts Centre

Best Jazz Performance

  1. Brandon Isaak CD Release "Here On Earth", Old Fire Hall
  2. Nicole Edwards y Los Osos, Jazz in the Hall, Old Fire Hall
  3. David Bruce Haddock, Jazz in the Hall, Old Fire Hall

Best Performance by Emerging Artist

  1. Fawn Fritzen, Yukon Arts Centre
  2. Big Mama Lele, Yukon Arts Centre Studio
  3. The Midnight Sons, Sunstroke Music Festival, Frostbite, BYTE Battle of the Bands, Mt. Mac and Paddy’s Place

Best Solo Exhibition

  1. Rosemary Scanlon "The Rose Parade" Yukon Arts Centre
  2. Ken Anderson "Reflections on Form" Yukon Arts Centre
  3. Jane Isakson "From the Outer Edges" Yukon Arts Centre

Best Group Exhibition

  1. “Traversing Yukon Landscapes", Yukon Arts Centre
  2. "Featured Features", Hannah Jickling led project, Yukon Arts Centre
  3. "Planted", by Lyn Fabio and Sheila Alexandrovich, Arts Underground

Best Art Happening

  1. Art Under Pressure, Shipyards Park, Yukon Arts Centre
  2. (Tied) Burning Away The Winter Blues, SS Klondike to Robert Service Campground and Whitehorse Skeleton Parade, Downtown Streets
  3. Open Mic Comedy, Jarvis Street Saloon

Best Art for Social Change

  1. The Hours That Remain, Gwaandak Theatre and New Harlem Productions, Yukon Arts Centre
  2. Playin For The Peel - Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre
  3. Slam Homophobia, PSAC Pride Committee, Old Fire Hall

Best Family Event

  1. Arts In the Park
  2. Youth Showcase with Graeme Peters & Speed Control, Epic Pizza
  3. Sugar Shack, Shipyards Park

Best Arts Festival

  1. Available Light Film Festival, Various Venues
  2. Sunstroke Music Festival, Shipyards Park
  3. Rotary Music Festival, Yukon Arts Centre

All time favourite arts event of the year

Huff at the Pivot Festival - It was just an amazing story and performance, very funny, moving and dynamic!
Available Light Film Festival - screenings, the question and answer sessions with the filmmakers.
Atlin Music Festival - Always great!!
     - Location and the variety of music
     - Great music and art but it retains that small-festival friendliness and ease.
     - Something for every age, a beautiful location and great music.
Old Cabin at Palace Grande at DCMF
The Grand Seduction screening at ALFF 2014
The Hours That Remain - a very powerful message.
David Myles - He was amazing and so entertaining.
Because I am a Girl Concert - It was fundraiser organized by 7 14-16 year old girls. The talent was phenomenal for a mere $10 entrance fee. The community support was remarkable and people were standing for the entire concert. People came expecting a "nice little concert" and were blown away by the talent they saw!
Big Mama Lele - Stage presence
The God That Comes with Hawksley Workman - An experience unlike any other, completely immersive and engaging me at a level deeper than all but a few shows I've ever seen. Words really don't suffice to describe the experience.
     - Amazing solo performance, imaginative use of set, props, music.
Aybrid - The most amazing show to hit Whitehorse.
Whitehorse Community Orchestra - It was created totally from local classical and jazz musicians and was a "first" for the Yukon.
Slam-homophobia because it including a variety of performers for age 12 and up and carries important messages for social change.
Haa Koosteey in Teslin - An authentic cultural experience
Playin' For The Peel at the KCDD Feb 9 - It was -30, on a dark Sunday night in February, and it was so enthusiastically attended by talented musicians donating their voices, volunteers, and over 400 people from all circles of our community... People gathering for change in the longhouse - art in its most powerful form!
Yukon Gold Comics 2 - I'll admit I'm a little biased, this having been my first show as Artistic Director for The Guild Society, but seeing Jenny Hamilton hypnotized into doing a stripper routine is an event that will never happen again!
Cost of Doing Business - Super unique, and an incredible collaboration between Yukon artists and outside artists.
    - So many great artists and a really well run show
DCMF every time!!!
Whitehorse Skeleton Parade - Because it was outside and totally different
     - It was the first year it was organized and it was so amazing to have lots of people come together dressed up and dancing in the downtown streets at night all lit up
The Hobo Showdown in Dawson City - The DIY nature of the event and the incredible participation of all the wrestlers and trainers made it amazing.
    - Fun times!
Leaping Feats shows, so much talent and chance to show youth talent
    - Go Nuts! So many local youth!!
    - Go Nuts Student Choreography showcase - youth choreographing their own works and performing them for an appreciative audience
Whitehorse Concerts Guitar Quartet
Danse Lhasa Danse - It was so great to hear Lhasa music on stage after all these years
    - Lots of memories. Good memories. Beautiful show, I was really moved by the singers. We really feel her spirit in the venue.
FebFest '14 at Epic Pizza. 16 acts in 4 days, all local and all FREE!
Epic Pizza Youth Showcase!
The Nutcracker! -  I was impressed by the quality and ability of dance that was demonstrated and the story was told so well!
Northern Scene on Ottawa - I was so happy I was able to travel from Montreal to attend. I saw Ramshackle Theatre's Sci-Fi Double Feature performance and I loved it! Got to see the dolls and the gallery exhibitions by Yukon artists. It was incredible to see people I knew showcasing their work to such a big audience!
Whitehorse Concerts - Classically Yours. Amazing local talent from String Quartet and local orchestra. Unbelievable. Proud to be a Yukoner.
- It was the closest thing to an home grown orchestra the Yukon has had yet, and it was excellent.
- The Classical Territory event
Diana Panton & Canadian Jazz Masters - The incredibly talented band fronted by a alluring vocalist who won us over with her intimate and personal song interpretations.
Terminus - One of best pieces of theatre I have ever seen
Leaping Feats and Northern Lights dance shows, those dancers are so talented
TJ Dawe's Medicine - One of the most amazing shows, it really made me think about what I'm doing with my life and how I'd like to change it for the better.

Volunteers the community wanted to recognize!

All of them!
Jordi Jones! Sunstroke is a great event!
Chris Ross, Yukon Film Society
Victoria Kennedy, Yukon Film Society
Susanne Hingley
Erica Heyligers who provided the assistance for the sound for the concert and did an amazing job.
The Guild Board. Lots of events and they are always there to make it happen.
Stephanie Hammond
Lisa Vollans - Dedicated to helping make the Yukon a safer community for her queer family! smile
Paul Davis
Jenny Hamilton - As General Manager of The Guild, she crams in ridiculous amounts of hours, going above and beyond her regular duties to make sure shows run smoothly, while maintaining her own comedy career. Extremely supportive, hard-working and committed. Or she should "be" committed? Either way - Jenny is awesome!
Peter Menzies in Dawson City
Duncan Sinclair, Jazz Yukon and many other arts groups in Whitehorse
Corinna Warren
Dean Tower
Claire Ness - Her personality brings the events she helps with a new level of fun excitement and fun
Kasey Rae Anderson
Agnes Riediger - Attendance taker for the Sopranos
Renée Claude-Carrier
Stéphane Ruest - Always present at art events and willing to lend a hand plus a few Haikus
Debbie Thomas for the Out North Film Festival!
Erin Corbett
Hilary Wilkinson - Yukon Arts Centre

Who Voted?

75% Fans
34% Artists
12% Presenter/Organization