Welcome to the Yukon Arts Centre (YAC), the Yukon’s creative home. YAC was founded to be a resource for Northern artists and to reflect and support the artistic ambition and aesthetic of local and regional community organizations. YAC’s programming directions span the visual arts, performing arts, presenting, training, residencies, and community outreach. Our facilities are unique and versatile and can accommodate a rich array of exhibition, creation, and production activity. Our team prioritizes collaborations and partnerships within the Territory and across the North. We also strongly value education through outreach models that create meaningful interaction with curated and/or visiting artists and our community. Our programming continues to be responsive and aspires to have an inclusive approach that welcomes and encourages connection with First Nations, LGBTQC, Differently-Abled, and Cultural Diverse artists and audiences.
As we enter our next quarter century we will be investing in and expanding our digital capacities, while continuing to champion and promote Northern artists and stories. We look forward to connecting and working together as we meet the challenges of the 21st century and see what new role the Yukon Arts Centre can play to keep the Northern cultural ecology strong and resilient.
Vision Statement: “An inclusive, vibrant, creative North.”
Mission Statement: “The Yukon Arts Centre engages the Yukon by supporting arts and culture through development, presentation and conversation.”
The Yukon Arts Centre annual report details its mission and values along with all its programming. It also highlights the importance of its partnerships and community outreach. Financial statements and general statistics are also provided. Click here to view the 2019/2020 report.
The Yukon Arts Centre Corporation is governed by a Board of Directors drawn from all sectors of the community and appointed by the Legislature. The board is a Policy Governance Board modeled after the work of John and Miriam Carver. The board governs with an emphasis on strategic leadership and outward vision.
As directed by the Arts Centre Act, the members of the board are appointed by the Minister of Tourism and Culture, with three of them chosen at the sole discretion of the Minister. The remainder of them are chosen after consultation with groups promoting the fine arts in the Yukon, with a view to achieving adequate representation of those groups and their audiences.
Board members are appointed for a term of three years and may be appointed for further terms. Any given board member may serve two consecutive terms but is not eligible for reappointment during the 12 months following expiration of the second term.
Nominations for our Board of Directors are currently open. Click for more information and nomination forms.
Board nomination forms are available through the Yukon Government Executive Council Office and the Call for Nominations forms are posted here.
Dr. DEBORAH BARTLETTE