ABOUT THE FUND
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.
Culture Quest supports:
- First Nations expression of art in relation to cultural practices.
- The continued growth and development of creation, performance, or presenting capacity in the cultural sector, particularly in underserved communities or sectors.
- Opportunities for artists to create projects that explore and develop ties between contemporary art and their cultural heritage or history.
- Yukon artists to prepare their work for the national or international stage.
Congratulations to the Spring 2020 Culture Quest recipients:
A year-round multidisciplinary Artist Residency offering one month residencies at the historic Jenni House in Shipyards Park, alongside the Yukon River in downtown Whitehorse.
An initiative to organize community members to bead fireweed flower pins to gift to frontline workers in the same community (in response to COVID-19).
Friends of the Palace Grand
To support the creation and development of five radio dramas to be broadcast on CFYT Radio during the summer months.
Dawson Dance Team will offer a safe and inclusive rehearsal process for youth to expand their inner creative spirits through movement, music and dance.
To create drawings for a ‘Homesteading Colouring Zine’.
Society of Something Shows
The Society Of Something Shows would like to host a youth focused Emerging Artist Residency Program in July.
To support a Yukon Territory Hip Hop Workshop Tour.
Town of Watson Lake
The town of Watson Lake will provide weekly live entertainment in the park.
View all recipients here.