Culture Quest Funding – Apply Now


Culture Quest supports the expression of culture and art for Yukon performing, visual, and literary artists. Culture Quest also supports First Nations cultural gatherings and festivals around the Yukon in addition to the preparation of work to be showcased nationally or internationally. 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.


Yukon-based groups, organizations, businesses and residents (persons having lived in Yukon for a minimum of one full year prior to applying) may apply.


Culture Quest supports:

  • First Nations expression of art in relation to cultural practices.
  • Support the continued growth and development of creation, performance, or presenting capacity in the cultural sector, particularly in underserved communities or sectors.
  • Support opportunities for artists to create projects that explore and develop ties between contemporary art and their cultural heritage or history.
  • Support Yukon artists to prepare their work for the national or international stage.

Annual Intakes:

Application deadlines are on the 15th of January, April, and September.

Though requests for $1000 or under may be submitted for consideration at any time.

Please visit the Culture Quest Page for funding guidelines, application forms, and more detailed information.

Congratulations to the Winter 2020 Culture Quest Recipients:

Borealis Soul
Borealis Soul has been selected through a juried selection process to perform at 100lux, a four-day street dance festival in downtown Montreal in April 2020.

Clea Roberts
A multi-disciplinary arts, culture and science project inspired by Tombstone Territorial Park in the traditional territory of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in, culminating in a publication of book, online showcase and travelling exhibit.

Music Yukon
Music Yukon will bring three performers from different remote Yukon communities to Whitehorse in order to perform at the 2020 edition of Arts in the Park (AITP).

North Klondyke Highway Music Society
Two full days of music and square-dance workshops at the upcoming Moosehide Gathering in 2020.

Rock the North
Rock the North will offer a weeklong, youth lead, youth-based social justice camp in Dawson City that uses rock and roll to empower and raise the voices of girls and gender expansive youth.