Programming Goals


  1. KIAC will develop and provide high quality arts education programming in these areas:
    1. courses for community members and visitors to Dawson.
    2. outreach educational projects throughout the Yukon.
    3. applied arts training.
    4. youth programs for a range of ages.
  2. KIAC will support artists and art creation in the following manner:
    1. provide facilities and equipment.
    2. sustain and develop the Yukon Riverside Arts Festival.
    3. support the development of the Confluence Members’ Gallery.
    4. play a role in territorial and national arts advocacy.
  3. KIAC will support and/or partner with other local and regional organizations in order to present performing arts year-round, including theatre, dance, comedy, and music.
  4. KIAC will support creation and presentation of film, video and media arts in the following manner:
    1. develop the annual Dawson City International Short Film Festival (DCISFF) and its associated programming.
    2. enable independent film and video production by offering appropriate programming and training and by making equipment available.
  5. KIAC will operate the ODD Gallery, whose programming will include exhibitions of international, national and regional artists, including curated exhibitions and outreach activities that engage public interest.
  6. KIAC will continue to attract international, national, and regional artists to the Artist in Residence program and will develop associated outreach programs for the community.
  7. KIAC will maintain a supportive relationship/partnership with the Yukon School of Visual Arts (SOVA).
  8. KIAC will develop cultural tourism programming on its own or in cooperation with private sector, non-government organizations and government organizations, including First Nations.