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Dawson Film Lab

September 3-8, 2019 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 […]

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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 10th – July 4th, 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 2013 at 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 & Workshop, 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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