National Canadian Film Day! Come out and see this buried gem!Free Screening. 7:30 pmLimited seating. Please arrive early. Doors open at 7pm. Concessions will be open (Cash only)Please wear a mask (may be removed once seated) The Herd, Peter Lynch, Canada, 1999, 100m The Herd traces the true-life tale of Andy Bahr’s reindeer drive across 2,400 […]
The 2021 Dawson City International Short Film Festival returned to its April time slot with people inside and outside watching films! Our cinema opened with limited seating and people responded with over half of the screenings selling out. Attendees were treated to in seat service of our wonderful concessions (a different menu every day). Our […]
The ODD Gallery invites proposals from visual artists and curators working in all mediums and disciplines. Proposals will be considered for the 2022 exhibition season. DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: APRIL 15, 2021 The ODD Gallery is a contemporary exhibition space housed in the Klondike Institute of Art & Culture (KIAC), on Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in territory in Dawson City, Yukon. […]
DCISFF Outdoor Video Installation. What? A Loopable video projection, no sound. Length of the work is up to the artist. Where? A projection from Bombay Peggys onto the Princess Street side of KIAC. $250 honorarium for the artist. Artist will also have access to the room at Bombay Peggy’s for the weekend. Projector supplied. Can […]
March 19 – April 7, 2021 Neck Uh the WoodBennie Allainwith assistance from Jared Klok Opening + Tours: Friday, March 19th, 6-10pm in the ODD GalleryArtist Talk: Thursday, March 25th, 7pm in the ballroom Neck Uh the Wood is part of an ongoing project about memories, myth and storytelling. Objects are chosen from landfills, thrift stores and other […]
March 6th, Diamond Tooth Gerties:
Play Pictogram Movie Trivia and you could win a free weekend in Whitehorse (2 Air North Return Flights, 3 Nights at the Gold Rush Inn, courtesy Air North and NVD Hotels)
$5 to play. Game will run in a loop on the big screen so you can play anytime of the night.
Doors open at 7pm.
Sorry you missed the Film Festival deadline? Create a 30 second video to promote the film festival and have it shown at the 2021 festival. You could also win $150. Deadline extended to March 29, 2021 For all details and entry form click here! To check out some of the past trailers visit our vimeo […]
The Yukon Government is providing free professional photography services for applicants to the Yukon Prize for Visual Arts, with support from KIAC and the Yukon School of Visual Arts.
Applicants may sign up for 1.5 hours of professional photography services for up to eight pieces. Sessions are Sunday, February 21st and Sunday, March 14, 2021, from 12 – 7 PM.
April 1-4, 2021, the 22nd edition of the Dawson City International Short Film Festival. Festival Schedule: Check our the full line up of films for the 2021 festival. Tickets:Tikcet sales will be online only. There may be limited tickets available at the door for non-sold out screenings. Due to limited seats in our safe seating […]
KIAC’s is very excited to have the opportunity to purchase a Yamaha Grand Piano for use in the Dënäkär Zho performance space. On top of the purchase, KIAC is responsible for safe transportation of the piano from it’s existing location to the KIAC’s second floor ballroom and we are raising funds to do so!
Skawennati | Teiakwanahstahsontéhrha’ We Extend the Rafters Children’s exhibitionDecember 22, 2020 – February 26, 2021 My name is Iotetshèn:’en, and I live on Earth—usually. Our planet is united under the Great Law of Peace. […] Earth has been attacked by more than one visitor from outerspace, and our harmonious way of life is being threatened. […]
The final deadline to submit work for the 2021 Dawson City International Short Film Festival (April 1-4) is December 31st. Don’t Delay. Low entry fees (free for northerners). Works of any genre 30 minutes or less. Check out all the details on our website.
Thursday, November 26, 7pm. SOVA 4D RoomJean Paul is a Metis artist from Vancouver Island, currently painting in East Vancouver. His work is informed by television and cinema, particularly Westerns, 70s sci-fi and Saturday morning cartoons. Using ultra saturated colours, references to art history and well-worn cinema tropes, he seeks to understand the alienation to his own cultural backgrounds, both Metis and settler. His work is an examination of his own life , through the reinterpertation of family stories using characters and motifs from the pop culture he was weaned on. For his KIAC residency, the project is titled “Beloved Wolf: An Examination of White […]
Shop local and support our artists, crafters and makers this holiday. This year’s fair will be stretched out over an extended period, with lower numbers of shoppers in the space at a time to allow for physical distancing. Wednesday, Nov 25: 4 – 6pmThursday, Nov 26: 10am – 12pm & 4-6pmFriday, Nov 27: 10am – […]
KIAC, Yukon Government and Friends of the Yukon Permanent Art Collection (FOYPAC) are hosting an info session about the Yukon Permanent Art Collection: what it is, when are the deadlines, who’s it for, and how to apply! The online presentation will be hosted by local artists Veronica Verkley and Cari Tangedal along with Garnet Muething, Art Curator at Yukon Government Tourism and Culture. The session will be followed by a Q & A.
Winter Concert Series, presented by KIAC & DCMF – ANNOUNCEMENT: December concerts postponed until further notice
On Nov 24, Premier Silver and Dr. Hanley provided an update regarding rising cases of COVID-19 in Yukon. Though Dr. Hanley confirmed that there is no increased concern about the circulation of COVID-19 in the community and that organized events with proper protocols may proceed, we have decided to postpone all December concerts out of […]
November 16th, 7:30pm, doors at 7, KIAC BallroomFunny Boy, Canada, Drama, 1h52mDirected by Deepa Mehta Canada’s nomination for Best International film at the 2021 OSCARs.Shot on location and set in Sri Lanka in the 1970s and 80s, Funny Boy explores the awakening of sexual identity by a young boy named Arjie. As political tensions escalate to a […]
YUKON48 Overflows with Films!! With 28 films completed in 1 weekend, the 2020 YUKON48 Video Challenge was one of the most successful on record. Congratulations to all the filmmakers who gave up their weekend and treated audiences to a diverse and enjoyable evening of Yukon made cinema. 2 live screenings (and a facebook stream) were […]
Relive our pandemic festival through some great photos! The 2021 DCSIFF is now in motion! Submit your film here. Read more about the 2020 Festival.
KIAC’s Holiday Art & Craft Fair: November 25 – 29, 2020 KIAC Ballroom at Dënäkär Zho Table Registration: Thursday, October 22, 2020 867 993 5005 KIAC’s annual Holiday Art & Craft fair will look different this year but will continue to support local artists & makers, as well as local shopping, in a safe manner. […]
This winter, the Klondike Institute of Art & Culture (KIAC) and the Dawson City Music Festival Association (DCMF) will present a series of performances by Yukon-based musicians, live in Dawson City at the Klondike Institute of Art & Culture – Dënäkär Zho. We are currently seeking applications from performers (including bands). Selected acts are expected […]
Get your new DCISFF swag! Check the new stuff and buy it online. Pick it up at KIAC or get it mailed to you! https://kiac.ca/shop
KENOJUAK ASHEVAK | LIFE AND LEGACYOctober 9 – December 10 , 2020 FRIDAY, October 9th, 7 – 10pmCome for a late night visit at the ODD Gallery and then check out COLD CUTS VIDEO FESTIVAL (outdoor screenings + bonfire!) as part of the Dawson City International Short Film Festival. DETAILS TBD:Join us in the ODD Gallery for a video […]
The Klondike Institute of Art & Culture (KIAC) team is growing! We are seeking an energetic Administrative Officer for the Culture Quest program (an artistic and cultural fund supported by the Yukon Government and administered by KIAC).
Deadline to Apply: September 10, 2020
A fully virtual festival experience is available here: www.YRAF.ca
The website serves as an exhibition platform, a virtual theatre, an archive, and a testament to the vibrant and creative artistic community of the North. We encourage all to take a peek at the wide variety of projects presented over the weekend.
Congratulations to the Spring 2020 Culture Quest recipients. ArtsNet Society, Fireweed Heroes, Town of Watson Lake, and more! We are thrilled to support a wide range of artistic and cultural projects in the territory.
The upcoming Culture Quest deadline is September 15th, 2020 (Fall intake). More information and application details and guidelines are available here.
Thursday, September 10, DOORS at 7pm, FILM at 7:30 Friday September 11 (SOLD OUT) First We Eat: Food Security North of 60 celebrates the ingenuity, resourcefulness & knowledge of Northern Canadians and our relationship to the land through the food that we hunt, fish, gather, grow and raise in the North. Whether you are concerned […]
We are thrilled to announce our schedule for the 2020 Dawson City International Film Festival. Spread over 2 weekends. (October 2-11) there are numerous indoor and outdoor events to feed your cinematic soul. Find all the films and events here! How to Buy Tickets Due to limited seats in our safe seating configuration, there will […]
It’s time! The 20th anniversary edition of the Yukon Riverside Arts Festival is upon us. We couldn’t be more excited! Full festival details and an interactive map are available at YRAF.ca. As many returning patrons will notice, the festival has taken on a new format, informed by our longstanding care for the well-being of the […]
The Yukon Riverside Artists’ Market is back for one weekend only! Local artists, artisans, and crafters will be selling wares of all kinds at the 2020 Yukon Riverside Arts Festival from 12 – 4 PM on Saturday and Sunday, Aug 15th & 16th.
MONIQUE MARTIN | CONTINUOUS
August 13 – September 27, 2020
Part of the Yukon Riverside Arts Festival
Artist Talk: Thursday, August 20th at 7PM on zoom (details tba)
The ODD Gallery is pleased to present an immersive installation of linocut prints by Saskatoon artist Monique Martin. The large-scale prints transform the gallery space into a beehive that gallery visitors can walk through.
Tune in live this saturday August 1, 2020 at 2:00 to catch HAMMONDHOFFER streaming live through the internet airwaves. Also available at 106.9 CFYT (“The Spirit of Dawson”). A ‘band’ for a year, but buds for a lifetime, HAMMONDHOFFER ia a beat-driven ambient exploration featuring mellow synthesizers and cello from outer space. Check out the […]
Kay Linley : The Work in Process
July 25 – 31
Saturday & Sunday: 6 – 8pm
Monday – Friday: 12 – 5pm
For the final instalment in our summer pop up exhibition series Kay Linley will share paintings and writing samples reflecting upon a formative kayak journey.
July 16th – 22nd, 12pm – 5pmIn the ODD Gallery Please join us in celebrating the imagination and creativity that have helped many kids make it through the last few months of isolation and distancing. The ODD Gallery hosting a pop-up exhibition of kids’ art created during the pandemic. One week only!
KIAC’s Confluence Gallery is a summer-long DIY community exhibition series in the Yukon School of Visual Arts (SOVA) gallery. Things are little different this year – more social distancing, less openings, same great artwork. Instead of four consecutive shows, one exhibition will take place from July 17 to August 8: “6 ft”.
This exhibition highlights the works of eight 2020 SOVA alumni in the intimacy of the SOVA gallery, following an unexpected creative hiatus due to COVID-19.
Another year is upon us, and we are excited to share what we’ve been up to. KIAC’s 2020 Annual General Meeting (2019 fiscal year) will be held online!
The AGM will take place Thursday, July 9 at 6:30 PM over Zoom.
All are welcome to attend the AGM but only KIAC members in good standing can vote and make/second motions, which will be done via the chat feature.
For our second installment of Community Features, we’ve reached out to Dawson resident Kelly Vittrekwa who will be performing at 7 PM tomorrow in the virtual play ‘Dominion’, with Gwaandak Theatre as part of the free 2020 Indigenous Summer Play Readings.
Kelly shares her passion for performing arts, her first forays into the wild world of Boardwalk Burlesque, and her very first job – working at the Palace Grand Theatre at sixteen years old!
As a result of COVID 19, upcoming artist residencies and gallery exhibitions have been postponed. We invite local artists to apply for use of the studio spaces for creation, presentation and professional development.
This year you can celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day 3 times!
Join us on CFYT 106.9 FM or on-line at cfyt.ca
Friday, June 19 at 12:30 pm.
Saturday, June 20 at 2:00 pm.
Sunday, June 21 at 10:00 am.
The Klondike Institute of Art & Culture is checking in with a few of the inspiring, creative, and unique individuals who make up the colourful mosaic of Dawson City’s arts community:
Stephen Gallant is a classically trained, multi-instrumentalist director and performer who has held the role of Musical Director at Diamond Tooth Gerties in Dawson City, Yukon, for 7 consecutive seasons.
Did you know that KIAC has all sorts of audio, video, and photo equipment available to rent? If you don’t see what you’re looking for, please contact us to learn more. We’d love to help you bring your creative vision to life!
While Dawson City was not able to host the 9th annual Dawson Daily News Print & Publishing Festival this past weekend, we look forward to connecting with writers, print-makers, publishers and storytellers in new and exciting ways this summer. To honour the spirit of the Print & Publishing Festival, we will be encouraging regional writers, […]
Learn how to create short documentary projects using iPhones! The workshop will be in 4 classes (Participants must take all 4 sessions)1. Introduction & documentary theory/preproduction2. Camera and Sound Production3. Editing & Post-production4. Viewing and wrap up. Workshop Option #1: Dates: June 9, 10, 11, 15Times: 2-5pm each day **FULL** Workshop Option #2: Dates: June […]
The Klondike Institute of Art & Culture is seeking proposals for the presentation of new work in all mediums at the 20th Annual Although the 20th annual Yukon Riverside Arts Festival will not be a conventional gathering, we wish to celebrate Dawson City’s creative spirit by supporting the creation and presentation of new work in manners deemed safe by public health professionals.
Yukon Riverside Arts Festival around Discovery Days weekend, Aug 13 – 16, 2020. This is an open call to Yukon / Regional artists and collectives at any stage of their artistic practices to propose projects, workshops, cultural practices, installations, performances, writings, film, new media, talks, demonstrations, collaborations, exhibitions, exchanges, questions and connections in whatever shape, duration, platform, mode of distribution you imagine them taking.
Thanks to all the filmmakers and people who checked in to view them this weekend! Congrats to Lulu Keating whose video garnered the most “likes”. Everyone wins! Watch her video here!https://vimeo.com/channels/breakup
We are beyond excited to be presenting a bi-weekly spring and summer Colouring “Contest” featuring illustrations by local artists, in partnership with the Klondike Sun Newspaper. The very first one will be published tomorrow!
During this strange and different time we have 2 artists Sharron Mirsky and Rachel Rozanski, working away at our residency at Macaulay House! As we are not able to host an artist talk or open studio we invite you view a couple of short videos about them and their work! Enjoy! For more on KIAC’s […]
The Klondike Institute of Art & Culture (KIAC) and the Dawson City Arts Society would like to give a well-deserved congratulations to the 2020 graduates of the Yukon School of Visual Arts (SOVA) Foundation Year Program.
Available Light On Demand (ALD) is the curated home of outstanding and award-winning works by Yukon filmmakers. The Yukon Film Society and Klondike Institute of Art and Culture launched this new digital streaming service and website to bring Yukon films to Canadians and the world. Short films are available to watch for free, with rental and purchase options available for longer films.
NCFD is REEL CANADA’s annual one-day celebration of Canadian film, through screenings, events, panel discussions, and conversations (both on and offline) across the country. It’s about encouraging all Canadians to celebrate the incredible achievements of our nation’s filmmakers.
It’s not very Canadian of us to admit it, but we’re proud of our nation (and our cinematic accomplishments) and we want to toot our own horns a bit. Sorry (not sorry)!
On April 22, many of our longtime NCFD screening partners across the country will be hosting online watch parties, large and small, in their local communities.