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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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Youth Art Enrichment 2019 is Accepting Applications! – EXTENDED DEADLINE

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 11TH! Moving into its 18th year, YAE is an annual four-day art program for Yukon youth hosted by the Klondike Institute of Art & Culture in Dawson City. Artistically-inclined youth ages 14-18 travel from across the Yukon to take part in intensive workshops with a professional artist. Students will choose one […]

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Dawson Film Fest Deadline: December 21

Final deadline for all submissions: Free for northern filmmakers. For rules and more info, click here!

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KIAC Members’ Exhibition 2019: …Only in Dawson

KIAC MEMBERS’ EXHIBITION | …ONLY IN DAWSON Jan 25 – Feb 22, 2019 Opening Friday, January 25 at 7:00pm in the ODD Gallery Remi Dean | Jacob John Armstrong | Courtney Wallace | Mobius Collective | Aubyn O’Grady | Andy Pelletier | John Lodder | Anne Saunders | Beez Duncan | Erika Marzinotto | Erica Barta | […]

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