Deadline to apply is February 1, 2019
The Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency 2020 application form.
Deadline to apply is February 1, 2019, Midnight PST.
Throughout history, artists have seized the opportunity to immerse themselves in the natural landscape to gain new inspiration and perspectives. The Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency is an internationally recognized program providing that experience. The Yukon Arts Centre, Parks Canada, and the US National Park Service have come together to create an opportunity for established visual artists to spend two weeks hiking the Chilkoot Trail, pursuing their work.
Long used as a trade route by the Tlingit in the region, the trail became the favoured way to reach the Klondike during the Gold Rush of the 1890’s. The 53km / 33mi route travels from Alaska to northern British Columbia along the Coast Mountains of the Pacific, through diverse landscapes, offering artists ‘in’ residence the experience of being up close and personal with incredibly unique natural, historic and cultural environments. The residency is planned so that during the two week trek, artists will be able to spend one to three days at each campsite interacting with hikers along the way.
Due to the nature of this program there are things you need to know before applying:
The Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency is a member of ResArtist, a worldwide network of artist residencies.