Artist in Residence

Artist in Residence Program
Macauly House


Founded in 2001, the KIAC Artist in Residence Program has welcome over 170 talented artists, musicians and filmmakers to Dawson City from all regions of Canada and around the world. Our alumni include Sobey Art Award nominees, Western Canada Music Award winners, and prize-winning filmmakers from film festivals across the globe. Former KIAC residents have work in permanent collections at the National Gallery of Canada, the Metropolitan Museum (New York), the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Yukon Arts Centre, and have presented work at some of the world’s premier venues: MoMA New York, the Georges Pompidou Centre (Paris), Documenta, Venice Biennale, Whitney Museum, and Art Gallery of Ontario, among many others.

Our Artist in Residence Program aims to present an inspirational environment and culturally relevant context for art creation and research for professional artists of all levels of experience.

The residency is in historic Macaulay House (owned by Parks Canada, who maintains Macaulay House as part of the Klondike National Historic Sites Complex). There are 2 artists at a time in the house. Each artist gets a private bedroom and private studio space. There is shared kitchen, living room and a bathroom. Hi-speed internet is provided. Artists also have access to facilities at KIAC which include video equipment, art supplies, printing facilities, darkroom and performance space.


To provide professional artists with unrestricted time and space to research, develop and produce ongoing or new body of works/projects.

To introduce visiting artists to northern peoples, cultures and landscapes.

To provide the Yukon community with exposure and access to a diverse range of contemporary Canadian and international arts practices and theories.

To provide outreach activities such as talks, workshops and exhibitions, intended to promote interaction and professional development within the community.

Submissions are now closed for 2019 residencies. Deadline for 2020 is April 1, 2019.

To view the application guidelines and download the application form, click here.

Staff: Dan Sokolowski, Residence Coordinator

Klondike National Historic Sites

Facility Photos

Downstairs Studio

Upstairs Studio

Bedroom 1

Bedroom 2

Living Room