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A New Name for KIAC’s Odd Fellows Hall: Dënäkär Zho (Mixed Colours House)

The Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in elders council chose the new name, Dënäkär Zho, which means a house of mixed colours. KIAC and the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in held a ceremony Thursday night to celebrate the new name, which has been in the works for a few years.

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Gallery Hop- TONIGHT!

Yukon Riverside Arts Fest’s ever-popular Gallery Hop begins at 8pm on Thursday, August 15th, at KIAC. This self-guided art crawl will take you through the streets of town, into bars, businesses, and historic buildings that have transformed into galleries for the evening. Join in at any time over the evening by picking up a Gallery […]

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To Talk With Others: at Yukon Riverside Arts Festival

Yukon Riverside Arts Festival: August 15 – 18, 2019 (full festival schedule) TTWO Weekend Schedule of Events and Activities: THURSDAY10am – 5pm: Exhibition Open (ODD, DZCC, SOVA)7:30 – 8pm: Mini Artist Talks with Ken Anderson & Doug Smarch Jr (ODD Gallery)8 – 11pm: Gallery Hop around town (including ODD, DZCC & SOVA)8 – 11pm: Fran […]

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Yukon Riverside Arts Festival Schedule

Full Schedule Now Online: Click here The Yukon Riverside Arts Festival takes place in many venues around Dawson City on Discovery Days weekend, August 15 – 18, particularly in the open-air Riverside Park & Gazebo. The festival aims to provide an accessible environment for community members and visitors to interact directly with the arts and […]

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The Garrys, Soda Pony, and Beverly at the KIAC Ballroom

Fri Aug 23, doors open: 7:30Rock show at the KIAC Ballroom featuring The Garrys (Saskatoon garage surf pop doom-wop) and Whitehorse’s own Soda Pony and Beverly. $15 in advance / $12 KIAC Members $18 at the door 50% off for youth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBTrntXnceg A trio of sisters from Saskatoon, the Garrys play garage surf-pop doom-wop. The […]

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Open Studio with Rachel Rozanski

Thursday, August 8, Macaulay House (Princess and 7th) 5-7pm I am excited to spend the next month expanding on my previous work around subarctic environments in Dawson. I will be looking at different histories here embedded in the world’s oldest permafrost, and what they show as it thaws and becomes exposed.  Resulting from both warming-induced […]

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Short Films by Dan Sokolowski: August 4

Hailing from Dawson City, Yukon, Dan Sokolowski (Sok Cinema), has produced over 26 shorts, one feature, and is the producer of the Dawson City International Short Film Festival. A program of nine short works that uniquely blend animation and documentary. Post-screening conversation with Dan Sokolowski. 7 pm, KIAC BallroomAdmission by Donation (proceeds to the Dawson […]

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Musical Theatre for Kids

Tuesdays, August 6th – 27thKIAC Ballroom Ages 5 to 7: 3:30 – 4:30pmAges 8 to 10: 4:30 – 5:30pm Come join professional dancer and swing Diamond Tooth Gertie Holly McCourt for an exciting Musical Theatre Workshop! Each class will be filled with dancing, singing and games! Learn the skills to become a true triple threat […]

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Naming Ceremony & Community BBQ

August 15th5-7:30pmKlondike Institute of Art & Culture 5:00 Refreshments & Artist Showcase5:30 Naming Ceremony6:30 Community BBQ & Artist Showcase KIAC and Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in welcome you to join us in celebrating language, art and community! KIAC has been gifted a Hän name for our building and we want to say thank-you! Opening the Yukon Riverside Arts […]

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Film Screening, August 11

All the Time in the World, Yukon, Documentary, 87 minutesDirected by Suzanne Crocker 7pm, KIAC Ballroom, Admission by Donation A Dawson City family leaves the comforts of home to live for 9 months in the remote wilderness of the Yukon. They spend the long northern winter living in a small cabin with no road access, […]

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Youth Art Council- call for members!

What do you want to see for youth in the Dawson art community? What ideas do you have that you don’t have the resources for? If you are 16-22 and want to meet monthly to make things happen- join the Youth Art Council! Let’s have a youth art takeover in Dawson! Interested? Email Nessa at […]

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Summer Artists’ Market

HÄN GHẢ CHUKĖT TRÄÄTÄTSEY The Art Market features local crafters, artists, and artisans. It’s a great place to pick up one of a kind local gifts, souvenirs, and artwork all summer long. To register for a table, please call KIAC at 993-5005 or email admin@kiac.ca Tables are $10 for KIAC members / $20 for non-members

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Gallery Hop- Call for participants!

Applications for the ever-popular gallery hop, the opening event of Riverside Arts Fest, are open until July 15th. The gallery hop, taking place on August 15th, will be a town-wide celebration of creativity in Dawson City and beyond. Do you dream up visions of your ideal gallery opening? The tasty canapés, the schmoozy networking, the […]

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Artist Talk & Open Studio

Current Artists in Residence Risa Horowitz and Yi Xin Tong have been here a while, photographing, painting, drawing, filming and fishing! Find out a bit about them at KIAC and then visit Macaulay House to see what they’ve been up to!Friday, June 286:00 pm KIAC Ballroom7:30 pm Macaulay HouseFor info on their work click here

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Youth Banner & Sign Making Workshop for 2019 Pride Parade

Join local artist Kim Edgar, of The Foragers Club for an evening of banner and sign-making in preparation for the 2019 Dawson City Pride Parade, Sunday July 14th (the next day). All materials will be provided! Saturday, July 13th, 3:30 – 6:30 PM in the KIAC Ballroom.For ages 12 – 18.Free, no registration required.Snacks provided! […]

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Workshop on Yukon Land Claims

Part of a RESEARCH PROJECT called “Indigenous Collage & Self-Determination: Piecing Together Modern Treaty Politics in the Yukon”By Lianne Marie Leda Charlie, PhD Candidate @UHM Wednesday, June 26th from 3:30 – 5:30pmOR Thursday, June 27th from 5:30 – 7:30pm

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Artist Talk: Lianne Marie Leda Charlie

YUKON LAND CLAIMS, THE UMBRELLA FINAL AGREEMENT, INDIGENOUS RESURGENCE, AND THE MAKING OF A HOT PINK MOOSE Monday, June 24th, 20197:30 – 8:30pm in the ODD Gallery More info on TO TALK WITH OTHERS

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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, August 25-30. A 5 day short film event in which 8 filmmakers participate in a collaborative exchange of ideas and knowledge and produce short films in 5 days. The Lab will end with a screening event on August 30, to view […]

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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, May 23 – September 13

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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