DCAS named new administrator of Culture Quest Fund

Culture Quest is an arts and cultural funding program that is supported by the Yukon Government (YG) and administered by the Dawson City Arts Society (DCAS).

Press Release: New administrator of Culture Quest Fund announced

Application & Guidelines Coming Soon!

Funding Objectives

First Nations expression of art in relation to cultural practices, enriching the lives of all Yukon residents. Such as: projects within cultural festivals and gatherings, song revival projects, story-telling, traditional dancing and other activities which involve public appreciation or engagement.

The continued growth and development of creation, performance or presenting capacity in the cultural sector, particularly in underserved communities or sectors. Such as: developing a performance circuit or a curated presentation space.

Support opportunities for artists to execute projects that explore and develop ties between contemporary art and cultural heritage or history.

Support Yukon artists to develop or prepare their work for the national or international stage. Such as: mounting or rehearsing a production for a national tour and other preparation activities or preparing for a national cultural event such as cultural contingent for major sporting games, Northern Scene, etc.

Application Intake Deadlines

• May 15

• Sept 15

• Jan 15

Your application must be in on these dates by 4:30 p.m. PST. If the date falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline moves to the next business day.

The annual budget for Culture Quest is $157,000. The maximum allocation per application is $10,000. Typically, only one application per applicant can be funded each year.

The fund is adjudicated by the Culture Quest Selection Committee.


Culture Quest supports the expression of culture and art for Yukon performing, visual and literary artists. The program was developed to address the opportunities of art and culture representation at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics and subsequent events such as Canada Winter Games, Pan Am/Parapan Games and Northern Scene. In addition, Culture Quest funding supports the preparation and development of work to be showcased nationally or internationally. Culture Quest also supports First Nations cultural gatherings and festivals around Yukon.