Situated in the traditional territories of the Kwanlin Dun First Nation and the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council, the Jenni House has been providing an inspirational creative space for artists since 2015. Sitting on the banks of the Yukon, this historic log and timber frame building is part of Shipyards Park - a treasured community hub for the residents of Whitehorse. The space distinctly honours the northern environment with its vast open spaces and views of the nearby mountains.
The Jenni House Artist Residency provides studio space to artists from the Yukon, its northern neighbours (Alaska, the Northwest Territories, Northern BC and Nunavut) as well as circumpolar countries. Monthly residencies allow those working in visual arts, film and media, music, literary arts, spoken word and multi-disciplinary/multimedia arts to step away from their every day and immerse themselves in their craft, in an environment that is historically, culturally and geographically relevant.
This program is organized by the umbrella arts organization ArtsNet and is supported by a collective of Yukon-based arts organizations including: the Yukon Arts Centre, Yukon Film Society, Jazz Yukon and Music Yukon. These groups gratefully acknowledge the support received from Culture Quest and the City of Whitehorse in making the Jenni House Artist Residency possible.
The Jenni House Artist Residency has two deadlines annually: January 25 and August11.
About the Jenni House Artist Residency