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Youth Hiphop Workshop

Saturday, June 29th, 2 – 6 PM in the KIAC Ballroom.For ages 12 – 18.Free, no registration required.Snacks provided! Charles Hegsted is a Yukon-based rapper and producer with 20 years of experience in the northern hip-hop community. This youth-driven workshop will explore different styles of RnB, rap and hip-hop production including production, sampling, lyric writing and […]

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The Winter Folk: Film Screening

June 19, 7:30pm, KIAC BallroomAdmission by Donation An experimental documentary (2019, 73 minutes)by Christopher Healey and James Healey Winters in the Klondike will change you— but now the winters are also changing. Following three artists and interviewing five others during the winter of 2016-17, this intimate film explores themes of life as they emerge in […]

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Writing Workshops at the Print & Publishing Festival ft. Trish Salah, Lawrence Hill, and Eden Robinson

Registration for Dawson Daily News Print & Publishing Festival writing workshops is now open! All workshops take place at the Yukon School of Visual Arts (SOVA)Lecture Room (upstairs). Capacity is limited, so please register in advance at KIAC or over the phone – 993 5005 Sat June 1 & Sun, June 2, 11 – 12:30, FREETwo part Trans […]

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Dawson Film Lab

The Dawson Film Lab is a unique filmmaking experience taking place in Dawson City. Four established Yukon filmmakers will invite four established filmmakers from outside the Yukon to work together on short films for six days. These regional and national filmmakers will be the Film Lab Mentors. In addition, eight intermediate filmmakers (Yukon residents who […]

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Toddler Paint is Starting!

A parented program for toddlers. Come get messy and enjoy some creative fun time in the KIAC Ballroom. Dates: June 12th – July 10th, 2019Time: 12:15-12:45Location: KIAC BallroomAges: 1-4Cost: $25 for 5 weeks Please pre-register by calling KIAC at 993-5005 or by emailing admin@kiac.ca

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Open Studio at Macaulay House Artist Residency

Tuesday, May 28, 6-9pm Our artists in residence have been working up a storm since they arrived! Come out and see what Jackie Huskisson (Calgary) and Jennifer Norman (Toronto) have been up to! To read more about their work, click here.At Historic Macaulay House, Princess and 7th.

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Kids Show! Spring String Fling with Anne Glover

Thurs, May 23, 5:30pm at the KIAC BallroomPay what you can (Suggested $15 family price) at the door / free snacks! Anne Glover’s engrossing and hilarious stories feature mind-bending string figures that she weaves out of a loop of string. A turtle, a snake, a bird, a rocket… is there anything she can’t make??   You’ve […]

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Petunia Live at the KIAC Ballroom

June 13 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm Petunia grew up in rural Quebec, in exactly the sort of surroundings that a country musician would find idyllic, with old dilapidated barns, secret forts, and acres of unspoiled land.  As an adult, the wandering spirit took a firm hold on his life, so he set out on […]

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New Hermitage Live at the KIAC Ballroom

June 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Andrew MacKelvie is a practicing saxophonist, improviser, and educator from Halifax, Nova Scotia, now based in Montreal. Aside from his work with New Hermitage he has worked with artists like Jeff Reilly, Amy Brandon, and Jerry Granelli, with whom he was nominated for a Juno in 2016. […]

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National Drone Day: A Celebration of Experimental Music and Sound, May 25th

May 25 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the KIAC BallroomFree, All ages. Drone Day is a celebration of drone, experimental, and ambient music, and is celebrated annually in May around the world. Join a variety of Dawson City musicians for experimental sounds featuring piano, cello, analog synthesizer, and more Email events (at) kiac […]

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To Talk With Others, opening May 30th

Ken Anderson | Lianne Charlie | Fran Morberg-Green | Valerie Salez | Doug Smarch Jr. | Joseph Tisiga May 23 – September 13, 2019at Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre, ODD Gallery and Yukon School of Visual Arts on the traditional territory of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in In partnership with Yukon Arts Centre Opening Thursday, May 30th beginning […]

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Scrabble Tournament, Saturday June 1st

Scrabble Workshop with Charles Atlas Sheppard Sunday, May 5th, 5 – 7pm in the KIAC BallroomAdmission by donationHow to be a better player. Two and three letter words. Hooks. Rack management. Word lists. There is much to learn….!Bring a board if you can. We’ll start with a discussion and end with a game. Scrabble Tournament […]

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Blue Moon Marquee Live at the KIAC Ballroom, May 9th

Thursday May 9th, 7 PM – 11 PM Blue Moon Marquee is a Gypsy Blues band born of the wild rose country. They currently make their home in an island shack on the coast of the Salish Sea. A.W. Cardinal (vocals/guitar) and Jasmine Colette a.k.a. Badlands Jass (vocals/bass/drums) write and perform original compositions influenced by […]

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Now Hiring a Summer Programming Assistant! New Deadline – May 13th!

The Programming Assistant works closely with KIAC programming staff under the direction of the Executive Director. This position will assist with children and youth programs, the Yukon Riverside Arts Festival, special events and other community programming.  Duration: 14 weeks, May 15th to August 21st, 2019Hours: 35 hours a week (occasional evening and weekend work will […]

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In the ODD Gallery: Yukon School of Visual Arts

Yukon School of Visual Arts  |  End of Year ExhibitionApril 26 – May 9, 2019 Opening Friday, April 26th6:00- 6:30 Appetizers and slideshow (SOVA lounge)6:30- 7:30 Ceremony (SOVA 4D Room)7:30- 8:00 SOVA Gallery Opening8:00- 9:00 ODD Gallery Opening Please join us for a ceremony and double openings at the SOVA Gallery and the ODD Gallery. […]

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A Day of music workshops and a show with Brigitte & Ryan, April 27!

Brigitte & Ryan play Old Time and Country Blues. They juggle an array of instruments including fiddle, banjo, guitar, slide guitar and washboard, and also incorporate foot percussion as part of their performance. They draw from many styles such as old-time, quebecois, blues, cajun and jazz creating a soundscape that is both familiar and new. Please register […]

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Studio 20/20 Film Fest Wrap Party- April 21st

Glitter. Lurex. Excess. Disco! Sunday April 14th! In the KIAC Ballroom! Come and boogie down with us at the 2019 Dawson City International Short Film Festival’s wrap party at the KIAC Ballroom. We will pay homage to New York’s legendary discotheque Studio 54, known for its extravagant parties and notorious patrons, in a night filled […]

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2019 Film Festival Program Released

Come out and join us for our 20th Edition of the Dawson City International Short Film Festival. A full weekend of films, workshops, social events and more! Some highlights include:Opening night feature documentary by Dawson filmmakers Christopher and James Healey, The Winterfolk. (World Premiere)Yukon films screening in 4 different programs. Free Youth ScreeningA special screening […]

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Culture Quest Fund- upcoming intake deadline April 15th

Culture Quest is an arts and cultural funding program that is supported by the Yukon Government (YG) and administered by the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC). Press Release: New administrator of Culture Quest Fund announced FUNDING OBJECTIVES • First Nations expression of art in relation to cultural practices, enriching the lives of all Yukon […]

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Workshop: Make a film on your iPhone this weekend!

iPhone Video: Start to Finish Have you seen American Dream and American Dream 2 by iphone guru and Dawsonite Bobby Ronka? These 2 amazing video works were created entirely on an iPhone. Join Bobby as he will teach shooting, picture and sound editing, special effects and finishing a film using smart phones. Each participant will […]

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Dawson Daily News Print & Publishing Festival, May 30th – June 2nd

Join us May 30 – June 2 in the historic Dawson Daily News building, the KIAC Ballroom, and the Yukon School of Visual Arts for printmaking open studios, artist talks, interactive demonstrations, and a literary arts component with workshops, readings, and performances by Eden Robinson, Trish Salah, Lawrence Hill, and Kaitlin Prest. The Dawson Daily […]

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Adobe Premiere Pro Workshop

Adobe Premiere Pro Workshop : Sunday, April 7 Session 1: Introduction 10am-1pmSession 2: Intermediate 2pm-5pm Participants may take one or both sessions.$50 for one session, $90 for both (KIAC Members)$60 for one session, $100 for both (non-members) Learn the basics and more in this two part workshop covering Adobe’s Premiere Pro, a professional standard editing […]

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KIAC AGM – April 3rd, Doors at 5:30, Meeting at 6 pm

Be heard! Be informed! Be fed! Be a winner! This is your chance to have your say about how KIAC is run, what it provides and it’s future! Don’t miss out! Join us for KIAC’s 2019 Annual General Meeting! Doors at 5:30, AGM at 6:00KIAC Ballroom Agenda President’s ReportStaff Reports- Year in ReviewFinancial StatementsElections- Gallery […]

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Film Screening: April 4

April 4, 7:30 pm KIAC BallroomAdmission by Donation 2018 – CANADA – COLOUR – IN ENGLISHWRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY JAMES BLOKLAND AND ANDREA MOODIEWITH: STACEY ISEMAN, PHIL LORTIE, GWYNETH BAILLIE When Alice sets out to post one synonym for love every week for a year, she inadvertently sends a gentle ripple through her social network […]

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C.J. Boyd Live at the ODD Gallery, April 7

Bassist turned vagabond C.J. Boyd uses bass loops and voices in order to try and stop time. On perpetual tour since March 2008, movement and stasis are both at the center of his music. Weaving together improvisation with a sparse, minimalist aesthetic, Boyd creates waves of sound, worlds of provocative unlived memories through a singular […]

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Corn & Friends at the KIAC Ballroom, March 30

Join local alt-country supergroup Corn and a crew of talented Dawson City songwriters for a songwriting circle followed by 2 full-band headlining sets The show begins with a songwriter circles featuring Jesse Cooke, Jessie Smith, and Evrytt Willow, followed by two distinct Corn sets Sat, March 30Doors open – 7:30Showtime-8:00 Admission by donation with all […]

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2-Part Podcast Workshop w/ Sean Cranbury, Mar 26 & 27

The KIAC Podcasting Experience: How to Build, Distribute, and Promote Your Very Own Podcast from Scratch – a two-part class with Sean Cranbury. Date/Time: Tues March 26th and Wed March 27th. 5:30-7:30pm. Location: KIAC BallroomCost: KIAC Members: $42, Non-Members: $46 (includes both classes)Registration is required – min 6 participants Facebook event link PART ONE: Podcasting […]

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2-Part Podcast Workshop w/ Sean Cranbury, Mar 26 & 27

The KIAC Podcasting Experience: How to Build, Distribute, and Promote Your Very Own Podcast from Scratch – a two-part class with Sean Cranbury. Date/Time: Tues March 26th and Wed March 27th. 5:30-7:30pm. Location: KIAC BallroomCost: KIAC Members: $42, Non-Members: $46 (includes both classes)Registration is required – min 6 participants Facebook event link PART ONE: Podcasting […]

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Film Fest Trailer Contest

Make a 30 second trailer advertising the 20th Dawson City International Short Film Festival. You could win $$$ and get it screened at this years festival! Deadline is April 12th. For all the rules and an entry form click here.Sponsored by Lodestar Productions.

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The Elvis Project, March 23 at Diamond Tooth Gerties

A Yukon Cult ClassicDirected by Adam Green, Bill Kendrick, 45 minDiamond Tooth GertiesMarch 23. Doors at 7pm, Film at 9pmAdmission by Donation. Come dressed as Elvis, win prizes!An encounter with a U.F.O. begins one man’s journey to become accepted as Elvis Aaron Presley – the man he became. Set in Canada’s majestic Yukon Territory, we […]

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Summer Film Lab: Survey

KIAC is organizing a Summer Film Project. Help us design the program by filling out this quick survey. The idea is to bring established media artists to Dawson City to work with intermediate and established artists from the Yukon sometime this summer. This will only be up for a week or so so please fill […]

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Artist Talks, March 19

Tuesday, March 19th, 7:30pmKIAC Ballroom, FREE! Join current KIAC artists in residence Laura Millard (Ontario) and Genevieve Thibault (Québec) as they show and discuss some of their work and the projects they’ve been working while at the residence. For more info on their work click here.

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Workshop: Set Etiquette for Film & TV

March 9 – DAWSON CITY, 10am-5pm, KIAC BallroomPresented in partnership with SPYA/KIAC Prepare for the summer shooting season! Learn the basic skills needed to work on a set. Topics include:– the structure of the Canadian film industry– stages of production– industry jobs– set terminology– set etiquette– basic safety and communication skills– basics of contracts, deal […]

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In the ODD Gallery: Gabriela Jolowicz, March 7-April 17

Gabriela Jolowicz (Berlin)  |  Sentimental ValueMarch 7 – April 17, 2019Opening Thursday, March 7th at 7:30PM The ODD Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of woodblock prints by Gabriela Jolowicz. The exhibition Sentimental Value is divided into two parts: a retrospective shows various larger prints from recent years, the other part presents my current project Megabillig 2. Here I […]

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February 27, 4pm!

YUKON RIVER at PRINCESS STREET 4pm, February 27. The GARBAGE500 is a toboggan building workshop and race. It challenges participants to create sustainably designed toboggans using only waste materials that will be driven down a snowy hill. In addition to simply racing to determine who is the fastest, participants will also be judged on their […]

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Business Affairs 101 for Film, TV, and Digital Media, Feb 28

WHEN: THURS, FEB 28, 6pm – 9:30pmWHERE: Klondike Institute of Arts and Culture, Dawson CityCOST: $35 / members, $45 / non-membersPLEASE PRE-REGISTER: kiac@kiac.ca / 867-993-5005 DESCRIPTION: Get acquainted with the business side of film, TV, and digital media creation. This short introductory course will gently walk you through the dizzying array of forms, systems, and […]

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Pop Up Tiki Hut on the River!

Sunday, February 24th, 7-9pm Come by the TikiHut on located on the Yukon River at the end of Princess Street where you can have a mini-vacation from the winter. As darkness descends on Dawson, TikiHut will serve as a beacon of warmth and light shining from the tropics through the long February nights in Northern […]

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In the ODD Gallery: Gabriela Jolowicz

Gabriela Jolowicz (Berlin)  |  Sentimental ValueMarch 7 – April 17, 2019Opening Thursday, March 7th at 7:30PM The ODD Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of woodblock prints by Gabriela Jolowicz. The exhibition Sentimental Value is divided into two parts: a retrospective shows various larger prints from recent years, the other part presents my current project […]

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Workshop: Arts, Culture and Tourism with Dr. Judith Marcuse- Feb 14, 2-5pm

Join Dr. Judith Marcuse, Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University and Founder/Co-Director of the International Centre of Art for Social Change for an informative, critical, and engaging conversation. She will facilitate an invigorating discussion on how the arts & culture sector can sustainably participate and find economic opportunity within the tourism sector. […]

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Spring Craft Fair, March 16

When: March 16th, 12-4pm, Thaw-di-gras weekend Where: In the SOVA Gallery As you wander about town, catching all the unusual events of Thaw-di-graw, don’t forgot to stop by the KIAC Spring Craft Fair! Caramel popcorn; old fashioned candies; hand-crafted salts, sugars and vinegars; embroidered accessories and household items; jewelry; upcycled/hand sewn clothing; beadwork; fur accessories; […]

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DCAS named new administrator of Culture Quest Fund

Culture Quest is an arts and cultural funding program that is supported by the Yukon Government (YG) and administered by the Dawson City Arts Society (DCAS). Press Release: New administrator of Culture Quest Fund announced Application & Guidelines Coming Soon! Funding Objectives • First Nations expression of art in relation to cultural practices, enriching the […]

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Tomáš Kubínek Creative Workshop, Feb 26

Tuesday Feb 26th, 5:30 PM Admission by Donation KIAC Ballroom How to Become Invincible (…in 90 minutes or less…) Director, speaker, teacher, creator, and performer Tomáš Kubínek shares decades of experience in how to focus, engage, and inspire groups of people. Tomáš has led workshops around the world with actors, dancers, artists, teachers, musicians, burlesque […]

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Tomáš Kubínek: Miracle Man, Feb 27

Billed as a Certified Lunatic and Master of the Impossible, Tomáš Kubínek is a comic genius, virtuoso vaudevillian, and all-round charmer who gives audiences an utterly joyous experience they’ll remember for a lifetime. With appearances in over 30 countries and a professional career spanning 3 decades, he has won the hearts of thousands in theaters, […]

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Youth Hip Hop with Sam I Am Montolla

Thursday January 31st, 6 – 9 PM. Ages 12 -18, totally free! Snacks included! Join DCMF’s Songwriter in Residence, Sam I Am Montolla from Montreal, for a free Hip Hop dance class. Part One: Moving, Grooving and Taking Up Space In the first hour and a half, we will be freeing our bodies with moves […]

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Youth Hip Hop Workshop W/ Snotty Nose Rez Kids & DJ Kookum

January 29th & 30th – Ages 12 – 25, 3:30 PM.The Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre presents a free Hip Hop Workshop with the Snotty Nose Rez Kids and DJ Kookum. Snotty Nose Rez Kids are a hip-hop duo from the Haisla Nation of the Haislakala speaking people. Recreating their identities within their own contexts, they […]

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Film Screening: February 13

ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH Wednesday, February 13, 7:30pm. KIAC Ballroom. Admission by donation.2018, 87 minutes, Canada, Documentary A cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive reengineering of the planet, ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch is a four years in the making feature documentary film from the multiple-award winning team of Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky. Third in a trilogy that includes Manufactured […]

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Movie Night: Falls Around Her

Thursday, January 17, 7:30, KIAC Ballroom, Admission by Donation Director: Darlene Naponse, Canada, 2018, 18A, 98 minutes Tantoo Cardinal shines as a world-famous Anishinaabe musician who returns to the reserve to rest and recharge — only to discover that fame (and the outside world) are not easily left behind, in writer-director Darlene Naponse’s riveting portrait of resilience […]

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Dawson City International Short Film Festival! April 18-21

Coming Soon! April 18-21,. Our 20th Year! Check out our website for upcoming events!

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Macaulay House Open House January 2, 5pm

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Residency Call for Submissions OPEN, Deadline April 1st

Call for submissions for 2020 are now open. KIAC Residency Deadline April 1, 2019For details and forms click here.

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