Apply for one or both of these Summer Artist Residencies. Open to Yukon Visual Artists. 3 seperate artists/artist groups (1 in Tombstone, 2 in Kluane) will be awarded a campground residency based in either Tombstone Territorial Park or Kathleen Lake Campground in Kluane National Park and Reserve. 

Deadline: April 19, 2022

2022 edition: Open to Yukon Visual Artists. 
Dates: Two weeks in Summer 
What is offered by the partners:  

$3000 honourarium  

Wall-tent studio

2 week camping pass for Tombstone Territorial Campground OR  Kathleen Lake Campground in Kluane National Park and Reserve


Tombstone Territorial Park. Photo by Mike Thomas

What is expected of the artist resident:  

2-3 public workshops, talks or events- planned and delivered in collaboration with Parks Canada staff/ in partnership with Yukon Parks staff  

2-3 “Artist at Work” drop-in/observation opportunities or demonstrations

Artists are expected to provide their own camping gear and food for the duration of their stay and should be prepared to be largely self-sufficient.

Artists arrange their own travel to and from the park.

Artists will provide Partners with at least one image of a work that was initiated or worked on during the residency (by September 31st). The image will be used by the Partners for archival and promotional purposes

The Residency and interactions with the public will follow Yukon COVID-19 health and safety regulations and guidelines.


About Tombstone Territorial Park: Tombstone Territorial Park / Ddhäl Ch'èl Cha Nän is situated within a spectacular sub-arctic wilderness, comprised of craggy mountain ridges, unglaciated Beringian uplands, and permafrost tundra. Tombstone lies within the Traditional Territory of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation and is a legacy of their land claim agreement.  
About the residency: Presented in partnership by Friends of Dempster Country, Yukon Arts Centre and Yukon Parks, artists are invited to develop and share their artistic practice in Tombstone’s magnificent wilderness setting. The residency provides a unique opportunity for artists to immerse themselves in the sub-arctic landscape of Tombstone Territorial Park / Ddhäl Ch'èl Cha Nän to gain new inspiration and push their artistic practice.  It is a time for connection- with oneself, with the public, and with the natural and cultural history of this incredibly special place.  

Things to consider for Tombstone Park:

Tombstone is a remote wilderness park. The nearest gas, food, lodging and medical services are in Dawson City, a 1.5 hr drive away. There is nowhere to buy food within the Park.

Park staff are available to assist with set-up, workshops, and to answer questions, but artists should expect to be otherwise self-sufficient

The Park does not offer electricity, cellular, or internet services.
Campground is equipped with outhouses. Water needs to be boiled or treated before use.

There are no showers in the Park.

Getting to the Park by car means travelling on the unpaved Dempster Highway for 72 km.

It is recommended that you bring spare tires.

Travel time from Dawson City is 1.5 hrs by car. From Whitehorse, 7 hrs. 

Julia Cottler during her residency at Tombstone Territorial Park. Photo by Mike Thomas.


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 residency: Presented in partnership with the Yukon Arts Centre and Parks Canada, artists will have the unique opportunity to develop and share their artistic practice while immersed in the mountain environment of Kluane National Park and Reserve. This residency provides artists with valuable time to retreat, reflect, and focus on their work along the shores of scenic Kathleen Lake / Mät’àtäna Män. Surrounded by endless inspiration, the residency will allow for connection with nature and community, and a chance to share your Kluane inspired creations with the hearts and minds of people from all over the world.  

Things to consider for Kathleen Lake, Kluane National Park and Reserve:

The Kathleen Lake campground is located 26 km from the community of Haines Junction on the Haines Highway.

The community of Haines Junction has grocery stores, gas stations, restaurants, medical services, a laundromat, and other amenities.

Travel time from Whitehorse to Kathleen Lake is approximately 2 hours by vehicle.

Parks Canada staff are available to assist with set-up, workshops, and to answer questions, but artists should expect to be otherwise self-sufficient.

Kathleen Lake does not have electricity, wifi or reliable cell service.

Kathleen Lake campground offers picnic tables and firepits at each campsite and the campground is equipped with water taps and outhouses

There are no showers available at Kathleen Lake (access to a shower can be arranged in Haines Junction).

There is an enclosed day use shelter at Kathleen Lake with windows looking onto the lake and surrounding mountains.