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Jun 26 2020

New prize gives artists time and space to create

By Amy Kenny Artists are the best judges of what they need. That’s why a new $20,000 prize in the territory isn’t tie...
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Lisa Dewhurst named First Nations advisor for YAC.

May 26 2020

A resourceful role

By Amy Kenny The first step in learning more is acknowledging what you don’t know. Casey Prescott, CEO of the Yukon Arts Ce...
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May 15 2020

A different kind of art opening

By Amy Kenny Ever wonder what it’s like to have a private showing at a gallery? Beginning this week, you can book one at th...
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May 05 2020

Indigenous music festival makes its debut online

“Artists for Artists”.  That’s the motto behind the upcoming Tkaronto Music Festival: Online, organiz...
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May 01 2020

Wake up, Whitehorse

By Amy Kenny The Awaken Festival was so well-suited to being adapted to an online audience, artistic director Colin Wolf says he ...
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Apr 24 2020

Junction Arts and Music offers recordings of past shows

By Amy Kenny There may not be any new performances taking place in Haines Junction as part of Junction Arts and Music this summer...
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Apr 21 2020

Lineup for online concert series selected

Eighteen Yukon performers has been selected for the Not Close But Personal online concert series which will be live-stre...
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Apr 15 2020

Making do in Dawson

By Amy Kenny It’s normal to be feeling the cabin fever by the time spring rolls around in the North, but spring 2020 has ta...
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Apr 07 2020

Online activities during COVID-19

There are a myriad of activities available online to keep you and your family occupied during these trying times, so we have ...
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Yukon artists find ways to cope with COVID-19

Apr 04 2020

Art in isolation

By Amy Kenny Art may be created in isolation, but it’s experienced by community. What happens for artists, then, when a com...
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Mar 24 2020

YAC brings new exhibit to your home

Since the Yukon Arts Centre is closed to the public due to the COVID-19 virus, a video of its new exhibit, Emerging North, can be ...
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Mar 16 2020

Yukon Arts Centre closed to public due to virus concerns

After careful consideration and growing concerns over the COVID-19 virus, the Yukon Arts Centre will be closed to the public effec...
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Feb 27 2020

A podium that says as much as the speaker

By Amy Kenny The most recent acquisition of the Yukon Arts Centre made its debut in December, but if you missed its unveiling, th...
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Feb 10 2020

It’s A-live (performance of Mary Shelley’s famous novel)

By Amy Kenny On its surface, Frankenstein seems like a straight-ahead horror story, but Sarah Fornace views it as a cautionary ta...
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Jan 24 2020

Are you with the band?

By Amy Kenny You don’t need to be a professional musician to be part of the band. You just need to be in the audience when ...
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Jan 20 2020

Ryan McMahon live podcast recording kicks off ALFF

By Amy Kenny Ryan McMahon calls his own show “the worst named podcast on the Internet,” but he also calls it the best...
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Dec 18 2019

Yukon Arts Centre adds 5 more shows to winter lineup

The Yukon Arts Centre has increased the number of shows it is presenting in the new year that includes comedy, drag queen variety,...
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Dec 12 2019

A solstice tradition

By Amy Kenny How do you define Canadian music? Maybe it’s Neil Young, or Buffy Sainte-Marie. Maybe it’s The Tragicall...
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Dec 06 2019

RBC Dominion Securities donates $25,000 to YAC

Dianne Bruce, Director’s Council Investment Advisor for RBC and longtime Yukoner, along with Mike Edwards, Branch Manager fo...
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Workshops are on respectful workplaces in the arts and on digital literacy

Dec 05 2019

YAC and N3 offering two informative workshops

WORKSHOP 1 N3/Yukon Arts Centre is pleased to offer a series of workshops over 3 days in Dawson City and Whitehorse in early Janu...
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Dec 04 2019

Solitary and collaborative shows share main gallery

By Amy Kenny Gukki Nuka is a private person. That’s why it’s a surreal experience for him to be approached by strange...
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Jerry Granelli brings the spirit of Charlie Brown on stage

Nov 21 2019

Behind the silver screen

By Amy Kenny It’s the most beloved Christmas special to have almost never happened. It seems hard to believe. When A Charli...
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Nov 12 2019

Jazz Yukon enriches music scene

By Amy Kenny You’ve got to be kidding—that’s the first thing Duncan Sinclair thought when he found out he was t...
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Nov 04 2019

YAC winter lineup announced

The winter lineup for the Yukon Arts Centre (January-March) kicks off with Hawksley Workman in January followed by Samajam and Fir...
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Nov 01 2019

Local comedian to open for Majumder

Yukon's Jenny Hamilton will open for comedian Shaun Majumder at the Yukon Arts Centre on November 16. Hamilton has been enter...
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Oct 23 2019

Blue Feather Music Festival inspires the heart

By Amy Kenny A blue feather is a symbol of hope. That’s why, when Gary Bailie established a music festival in Whitehorse in...
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Oct 16 2019

A modern dance fairy tale

By Amy Kenny For Cas Public, turning 30 isn’t a time to look back—it’s a time to move forward. “I always...
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Oct 07 2019

A collaborative concert

By Amy Kenny Jill Barber needs your help on this tour. It literally can’t happen without you. That’s because every se...
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Sep 27 2019

A participatory performance

Music is a participatory sport. That’s what Norman Foote believes. The children’s performer has been making his audien...
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Sep 20 2019

A series that sings

By Amy Kenny Musicians who come to the Yukon for the Whitehorse Concerts series inevitably ask Steve Gedrose to produce the one t...
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Sep 13 2019

Of myths and motherboards

By Amy Kenny Lillian Loponen’s family is spread across Canada, but her most recent exhibition at the Yukon Arts Centre Gall...
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Aug 28 2019

Art collection going digital

By Amy Kenny The Yukon Arts Centre is about to launch the first digitized collection of work in the Yukon, a significant move for...
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Aug 20 2019

To make a memory

By Amy Kenny There’s something about working with your hands that changes the conversations you have, says Sonya Kelliher-C...
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Aug 05 2019

Programming priceless experiences

By Amy Kenny When Michele Emslie looks at the crowd milling around the lobby of the Yukon Arts Centre before a show, she’s ...
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Jul 25 2019

A conversation on the arts

Come join a conversation about the arts with Canada Council for the Arts Director and CEO Simon Brault as part of his tour of nort...
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Jul 24 2019

Yukon youth receive awards to write music

Four Yukon youth will be receiving $675 each from the Inspire Song – North for 90 Award to help them write original music. ...
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Jul 19 2019

Putting on the breaks

By Amy Kenny In a northern example of the butterfly effect, the slow speeds of yesterday’s Internet may be responsible for ...
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Jun 25 2019

Out Innerspace wants to limbo with Whitehorse  

By Amy Kenny Tiffany Tregarthen is an expert when it comes to dance, but she tries not to think about it that way when she’...
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May 29 2019

Yukon weaver and carver showcased in new exhibit

By Amy Kenny Ann Smith and Brian Walker sit side by side in the shade of the trees on their Long Lake property. The branches and ...
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May 22 2019

A Tribe Called Red performing at Adäka Festival

The Yukon Arts Centre and Adäka Cultural Festival are co-presenting the Canadian DJ collective A Tribe Called Red as the head...
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May 14 2019

Read all about it: Newsies coming to town

By Amy Kenny Angela Drainville admits it. Founding the Yukon Theatre for Young People was a selfish move. “I have two teen...
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May 01 2019

Moppets to invade Whitehorse

The Yukon Arts Centre is holding its first kids festival on May 18, called the Midnight Sun Moppets Children's Festival. This...
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Apr 25 2019

Mittens needed for art exhibit

Mittens and gloves are needed on loan from the public for an upcoming exhibit at the Yukon Arts Centre Gallery. They are for an a...
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Apr 19 2019

Opera is the rock concert of classical music

By Amy Kenny Julie Nesrallah knows what you’re thinking, but she isn’t snobby, despite the opera singing. “I&r...
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Apr 04 2019

Zeitgeist Cabaret comes to the Old Fire Hall

By Amy Kenny It’s like the tapas bar of theatre. That’s how Jacob Richmond characterizes North of the Sixtieth Parall...
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Mar 25 2019

Tentrees opening for Donovan Woods show

Award nominated Yukon singer/songwriter Gordie Tentrees will open up for Donovan Woods and the Opposition at the Yukon Arts Centre...
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Mar 20 2019

Great opportunities for Yukon artists

The Yukon Arts Centre is now offering two incredible opportunities for Yukon artists. The @YAC Residency is a commitment to the o...
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Mar 06 2019

Four new exhibits open for March 7 art extravaganza

By Amy Kenny When Jane Isakson and Kaisu Koivisto opened their exhibition in the main gallery at the Yukon Arts Centre this March...
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Feb 21 2019

Coming to Whitehorse: a collaboration between members of Arcade Fire and the Peggy Baker Dance Project

By Amy Kenny Peggy Baker’s new project, who we are in the dark, may resonate differently during a Yukon winter than it does el...
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Feb 14 2019

An evening artist talk with Lisa Lambert and Brooke Maxwell

The Guild Hall and the Yukon Arts Centre present an evening talk with Tony Award Winning Composer Lisa Lambert (The Drowsy Chapero...
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Feb 11 2019

Steven Page to lead Yukon Arts Centre’s spring/summer lineup

Former Barenaked Ladies singer Steven Page leads off The Yukon Arts Centre’s spring and summer lineup with a concert in April, ...
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Feb 07 2019

New administrator of Culture Quest Fund announced

The Dawson City Arts Society will now take over the administering of the Culture Quest Fund from the Yukon Arts Centre. Jo...
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Jan 29 2019

Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency Deadline

APPLY NOW for the Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency. The deadline is fast approaching on Friday, February 1 2019. Watch the video be...
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Jan 10 2019

YAC’S MAINSTAGE CURTAINS FIND NEW HOMES IN YUKON VENUES

With generous support from Lotteries Yukon, the Yukon Arts Centre has been able to purchase all new theatre curtains, and supply s...
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Snotty Nose Rez Kids, William Prince, Donovan Woods, and more.

Dec 04 2018

THE FINAL 2018-19 LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT

As the Yukon Arts Centre’s 2018-19 season comes to a close this March, we are heading out with performances by some of Canada’...
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Oct 25 2018

A STUDY OF CLOTH AND BEADS BY TERESA VANDER MEER-CHASSÉ

Inspired by the exhibition catalogue for Native Fashion Now produced by the Peabody Essex Museum, the initial idea for A Study of ...
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Oct 18 2018

ALL NEW WORKS, ALL THANKS TO @YAC

Here in the Yukon Territory, we’re so fortunate to be surrounded by incredible artists. Playwrights, actors, musicians, painters...
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Aug 24 2018

A MESSAGE FROM THE CEO FOR THE 2018-2019 SEASON

Dear Patron, I am thrilled to welcome you to the start of the Yukon Arts Centre’s 2018-2019 season, featuring artists from acr...
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