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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.‘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: 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:

YAC Artistic Director Eric Epstein Nominated for Presenter of the Year Award!

YAC Artistic Director Eric Epstein Nominated for Presenter of the Year Award!

Andrew Connors, Katherine McCallum, Eric Epstein and David Skelton in an arts presenter’s panel discussion for an Art Talk in September 2013

Eric Epstein, Artistic Director of the Yukon Arts Centre has been nominated for Presenter of the Year 2013-2014 Award by the Canadian Arts Presenting Association (CAPACOA). Award winners will be selected this weekend at the CAPACOA conference happening in Halifax, Nova Scotia from January 21 to 24, 2015.


Other nominees include Brian McCurdy (The Burlington Performing Arts Centre), Shahin Sahadi (Prismatic Festival and Onelight Theatre), Tina Rasmussen (Harbourfront Centre) and Lindy Sisson (The ACT Maple Ridge Arts Centre and Theatre).


Epstein has over 40 years of experience working in the theatre world, and many years of experience in Whitehorse, working as Artistic Director of the Guild Hall for 9 years. He studied theatre in Vancouver at the University of British Columbia and started the Vancouver Shakespeare Festival there in 1984.


In 2013-2014, Eric brought many cutting-edge productions from across Canada to the Yukon Arts Centre, including ‘You Should have Stayed Home: A G20 Romp’, ‘The God that Comes’, ‘Danse Lhasa Danse’ and ‘Terminus’.


Currently, Eric is engaged with co-curating and presenting the Pivot Theatre Festival in Whitehorse with Nakai Theatre’s Artistic Director David Skelton. Listen to their talk with Dave White on CBC Radio here:


Congratulations Eric, you’re fabulous!!