20/20 Sponsorship: Corporate Supporters


John Bailey has been involved in the Dawson City music and arts scene since the 1980s after his introduction to the community through visits with the late John Tapsell. Bailey was a mainstay on the tech crew at DCMF for more than 20 years and helped out at other Dawson music and arts events and provided sound tech training prior to and during KIAC’s first twenty years. Even though he’s pretty busy with his “day job” – currently Deputy Minister for Department of Environment – Bailey has still made the time to come up to Dawson to mix sound for a couple of KIAC’s feature concerts. “I consider Dawson to be my second home with many of my dearest friends living there. I have seen first-hand the positive and lasting impact KIAC has had on the community and territory. This has been thanks to the hard work of many people over the years who have made KIAC what it is and provided a solid foundation for the institute to flourish for years to come. I don’t have as much time as I used to for helping out with KIAC events and wanted to provide my support through a donation to help it achieve its goal of long-term stability”

We would like to acknowledge many years of continued and sustained support from Yukon Brewing. They regularly donate libations to KIAC fundraisers including the Film Festival concession and our presentation series. These donations allow us to maximize our fundraising efforts and these benefits are shared by all KIAC programs. Thanks, Yukon Brewing, for being a great community partner.

Yukon Energy has been a sponsor of the Dawson City International Short Film Festival since its inaugural edition back in 2000. They have shown unwavering support of our initiatives, are enthusiastic about investing in our community and have been an integral part in the growing of the festival into an important date on the Yukon’s Cultural Calendar! Thank you Yukon Energy for empowering us!

Duncan Sinclair has supported KIAC for over a decade, but this year he’s quadrupled his annual gift in recognition of our 20th Anniversary. He’s got a lot to say about our work: “KIAC sets an exemplary Northern and Circumpolar example, contributes to new Artistic pathways, honours and presents Artists of all genres, disciplines and backgrounds without equivocation. I worked with a U.S. mineral exploration and development company that was active in the Klondike for many years. So I paid it forward by supporting KIAC.” Thank you Duncan for all the years of support.

The Downtown

Huge thanks to the Downtown Hotel for being a 2020 corporate sponsor at the Fortissimo (as loud as possible) level as well as for their ongoing sponsorship for many years. The Downtown has been providing accommodation for the artists in our Performing Arts Series; the many concerts and plays simply could not happen without this support. The Downtown has also given us rooms for students and instructors in our Youth Art Enrichment program–another great program that would not happen without their support.

A special thanks to the Downtown for finding rooms for the Sadies on Discovery Day weekend–not an easy feat on such a busy weekend!!!!

This month KIAC would like to recognize What’s Up Yukon for their many years of support. What’s Up Yukon is the Yukon’s free weekly entertainment magazine covering arts & culture, active interests, all things entertainment and all things fun. The magazine and Beeze Publishing have provided KIAC with advertising space since they began publishing. It is no mean feat to keep track of all of the goings on at KIAC, but What’s Up Yukon does a great job of helping us get the word out.

Huge thanks for Air North for their ongoing support for KIAC programs. This year the Air North contribution is going towards bringing the Sadies for Arts Festival.

Because of their contribution, these concerts will be fundraisers for KIAC’s 20/20 Campaign and for the ODD Gallery.

KIAC considers Air North our official airline and we appreciate their commitment to us and to many other community groups.

Henry Gulch Enterprises

We would like to extend our sincere thanks to the first corporate sponsor of our 20/20 Fundraising Campaign: Henry Gulch Explorations Ltd. John and Sylvia sponsored the launch and first fundraising event of the campaign, Petunia and the Vipers, Live at the Palace Grand. And a grand time it was!!!