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 (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.

Photo: Ceramics artist Leighann Chalykoff is joined by her companion, Gus, during her Jenni House Residency in June 2020. Photo by Mike Thomas


The Jenni House Artist Residency has two deadlines annually: February 15 and August 14. 

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About the Jenni House Artist Residency

  • Selected artists will be awarded a one month residency and a $1000 CAD honorarium and $90 material allowance for public engagement (ie supplies for workshops, food for reception etc).
  • Participants can apply for travel, accommodation and living allowances.
  • Travel ($250 rural Yukon, up to $1,000 out of territory), accommodation ($1000) and subsistence ($600) if applicable.
  • Artists can find affordable lodging within walking distance of the studio.
  • The studio is wheelchair accessible and has wheelchair accessible washroom facilities.
  • Free public access to wi-fi is available nearby at the Whitehorse Public Library (no internet at the Jenni House).


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