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Photo courtesy of Kluane Lake Research Station
Deadline is March 20, 2023
The Kluane National Park Artist Residency provides an opportunity for established visual artists to pursue work that brings together science and art through connection with the spectacular landscape of Kluane National Park and Reserve in the southwest Yukon. With the support of the Yukon Arts Centre, Parks Canada and the Arctic Institute of North America, at the University of Calgary's Kluane Lake Research Station (KLRS), artists are given valuable time to retreat, reflect, and focus on their work with access to researchers and scientists. The residency is the perfect setting to explore the interplay between science, conservation, and art, and give artists a chance to share and connect with people from all over the world.
About Kluane National Park and Reserve:
The heart of Kluane National Park and Reserve is the St. Elias Mountains, among the youngest and largest mountains in North America. This vast wilderness area is part of a World Heritage Site and is home to some of the largest non-polar icefields and valley glaciers in the world. The park’s high mountain peaks, alpine tundra, montane forests and glacial fed rivers provide critical habitat for abundant wildlife and is the homeland of the Southern Tutchone people. Champagne and Aishihik First Nations and the Kluane First Nation, together with Parks Canada, cooperatively manage this special place.
About the Arctic Institute of North America, at the University of Calgary:
The Arctic Institute of North America is Canada’s first and longest-lived Arctic research institute. Our mandate is to advance the study of the North American and circumpolar Arctic through the natural and social sciences, the arts and humanities, and to acquire, preserve and disseminate information on the physical, environmental and social conditions in the North. We strive to meet that mandate through research, education and public engagement and through our data and information services. The Kluane Lake Research Station (KLRS) is located 220 km northwest of Whitehorse, Yukon, on the south shore of Kluane Lake (Lhù’ààn Mânʼ), on the traditional lands of the Kluane, Champagne and Aishihik, and White River First Nations. The station was established in 1961 and has provided support to researchers from across Canada and around the world since that time.
About the Yukon Arts Centre:
The Yukon Arts Centre (YAC) is the Yukon’s creative home. YAC was founded to be a resource for Northern artists and to reflect and support the artistic ambition and aesthetic of local and regional community organizations. YAC’s programming directions span the visual arts, performing arts, presenting, training, residencies, and community outreach. Our team prioritizes collaborations and partnerships within the Territory and across the North. We also strongly value education through outreach models that create meaningful interaction with curated and/or visiting artists and our community. Our programming continues to be responsive and aspires to have an inclusive approach that welcomes and encourages connection with First Nations, LGBTQ2S+, Differently-Abled, and Cultural Diverse artists and audiences.