Residence Application

Note: Due to a backlog of residencies cancelled due to the pandemic, we will not be issuing a call for 2022. If you are from the Yukon, you may apply for a studio residency. Please email for details.

General Call

The residence accommodates two artists concurrently for research, development and production of ongoing or new bodies of work.

Artists may also have the opportunity to facilitate outreach programs such as talks, workshops and exhibitions, intended to promote interaction and professional development, and provide access to a diverse range of contemporary arts practices and theories within the community.

General Call Residencies will run in February, April through June, and from August 21 through December 31, 2020. Participants are responsible for all travel and personal expenses including food and materials related to their work.

See application guidelines below.

Specific Calls

2022 Film Festival Residency

The Dawson City International Short Film Festival takes place each spring on Easter Weekend. The 2018 Film Festival presented screenings of over 80 short films and videos from around the world to over 1,400 enthusiastic cinema buffs. The festival weekend includes workshops, panel discussions and special presentations by participating filmmakers and special guests.

Filmmakers working in all media may apply for residency dates to coincide with the Film Festival and have the opportunity to participate in Festival Programming. In past years, KIAC Artists in Residence have presented their films in special screenings and talks, facilitated workshops, and participated in panel discussions.

Please mark your application “Film Festival Residency.” Please note that filmmakers may also apply under the General Call for residency dates other than those connected with the Film Festival.

For more information about the film festival visit
To apply to the film festival residence see application guidelines under the submenu to the left.

Dawson City Music Festival Songwriter in Residence

The Dawson City Music Festival programs one songwriter in residence in our space each year.
For more information visit

Exhibition Calls:

The Natural & The Manufactured (Exhibition & Residency): Curatorial Proposals
ODD Gallery: General Exhibitions Proposals
More info here



KIAC accepts applications from visual artists, media artists and interdisciplinary artists, as well as curators. Consideration will be given to professional, established and emerging Canadian and international artists. All disciplines will be considered including but not limited to: Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Sculpture, Ceramics, Design, Architecture, Photography, Installation, Performance, Video and Film, Filmmaking, New Media, and Audio. KIAC encourages applications from artists of diverse cultural and regional communities of Canada.

Eligible Projects

Residencies are available for research, development and production of ongoing or new bodies of work. Artists’ proposed projects should take into account KIAC’s limited resources. Projects that do not require access to specialized equipment are most suitable to the residency program. Artists are responsible for ensuring any additional specialized equipment.

Proposals Should Include:


B. Documentation of Work

Still Images:
10 to 20 images saved as .jpg files at 72 dpi in RGB colour mode. Label each image with a number and title – start the first nine images with a zero (01title.jpg, 02title.jpg…10title.jpg) to insure they are presented in the order you wish.

Film/Video/Audio/Time-based Work:
Please make video and audio files available online (ie Vimeo, Youtube, soundcloud etc) and provide the url link(s) in one separate PDF. Total running time is not to exceed 10 minutes.

*No compressed files, ftp, drop box, WeTransfer etc.

C. Include all of the following in one PDF:

1. Residence Project Description & Artist’s Statement
Max 1 Page Combined. Excess text will not be presented to the selections committee.
a. Please state whether you are applying for general residence, or for the film festival residence.
b. A clear and concise description what you propose to do during the residency.
c. An artist’s statement relating to the proposed work.

2. A current CV
(max 3 pages)
3. Description of Documented Work

Still Images – a numbered list indicating artist, title, medium, dimensions, and date
Video/Audio/Time-based Work – a description indicating artist, title, medium, duration and date of work.

* Please include only the requested material in your proposal package. Packages that do not include all of the above will be deemed incomplete and may not be considered.

EMAIL complete applications to:

*Email subject line should read: yourlastname residence submission  OR  yourlastname filmfest residence submission
**All support materials should be attached to one email

MAIL complete applications to:
KIAC ODD Gallery
Box 8000
Dawson City, Yukon
Y0B 1G0

*Mailed submissions will not be returned

Due to the number of applications, only successful candidates will be notified. 

For more information contact:

KIAC Artist in Residence Program
Dan Sokolowski, Residence Coordinator
Email: or
Phone: 1-867-993-5005 or Fax: 1-867-993-5838