Join current SOVA/KIAC artist in resident Darcy Tara McDiarmid at Macaulay House to see some of her work and to chat with her about her process. Thursday, October 28. 7:30-8:30. Macaulay House (Princess and 7th) Please wear a mask. Darcy Tara McDiarmid is a Han and Northern Tutchone artist from the crow clan. Darcy draws […]
Join current artists in residence, Sophie Jaillet and Marita Michaelis at Macaulay House for informal evening of art and chat! Wednesday, May 25, 7-9pm. (Princess and 7th) Sophie Madeleine Jaillet is an artist and rock collector from Tiohtiá:ke / Montréal. Through her drawing and sculptural practices, Jaillet explores her human finitude in a state of […]
Join current KIAC Artist-in-Residence Helena Wadsley in the KIAC Ballroom at Dënäkär Zho for an Artist Talk at 7pm on Thurs Aug 18th. Helena Wadsley is a Vancouver-based artist working with performance and video, community-based collaboration, textiles, drawing and painting. Her work involves careful studies of the materials and processes by which we develop a […]
Saturday, August 27th, 4-6pm. Macaulay House (Princess and 7th) Join current artists in residence Helena Wadsley and John Healey at Macaulay House to view some of their work in an informal setting with some light snacks and beverages ! For more info on their work click here. Macaulay House is part of Parks Canada’s Klondike National Historic Complex
John Healey was born in Toronto and grew up along the St. Lawrence River in Brockville, Ontario. Since 2015 he has devoted himself to lens-based image creation and education. John’s images have been exhibited in galleries across Ontario and his work, HEAD-ON, has been shown nationally at the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival 2017. Works from […]
Current artists in Resident Chantal Rousseau and Darcy Tara McDiarmid will be hosting an Oren Studio at KIACs Artist Residence. Chantal will be showing 2 to 3 animations in progress, projected in different locations in Macaulay House. The works are inspired by stories about birds, told to her by people she's met in Dawson City […]
Make an Animated GIF! Experience the magic of making your art come alive! This workshop will introduce the basic animation principals of movement, looping, framing, and timing as well as strategies for making animation cells. Using free online software, you will learn how to make an animated GIF from drawings or photographs – digital or […]
Drop by Macaulay House to see what current artist in resident Chrsitina Trutiak has been working on. Survival and destruction, resilience and resistance are significant themes within Trutiak’s practice. Trutiak performs grotesque yet fragile interpretations of the uncanny. She creates psycho-spatial environments consisting of slightly skewed hyper realistic images. Body parts, sounds, landscapes and objects […]
Join us at Macaulay House for a look at the work of current KIAC Artist in Residence Miriam Behman. Miriam Behman is a photographer and textile artist based in Dawson City. She holds a BFA in photography and textiles from NSCAD University (2020) and is an alumni of the Yukon School of Visual Arts (2016). […]
Join Film Fest Artist in Residence Brittney Appleby for a chat about her work. She will show clips form their works and be available for Q&As. Also screening will be some works from the Super8 workshop led by Brittney during the Film Festival. For more info on her work click here The KIAC Artist in […]
Rachel Gray is a Canadian interdisciplinary artist and creative leader based in Algonquin Territory / Ottawa. Navigating the world with Dyslexia has led her to explore art as a way to create customized language. Her work spans multiple media and tries to speak into the places language leaves blank. Her projects are connected by an […]
Joshua Schwebel’s artistic practice is anchored in Institutional Critique. His work looks at the material realities and infrastructures of art. He is interested in the unseen financial pressures that shape art in Canada, with the goal of increasing the transparency and openness of the art sector. His research in Dawson will examine intersections of mineral […]
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Artist In Residence Activities & Outreach
Artist in Residence activities include artist talks, studio tours, interactive events, and more.
Founded in 2001, in a partnership with Parks Canada, the KIAC Artist in Residence Program has welcomed over 300 talented artists, musicians and filmmakers to Dawson City from all regions of Canada and around the world. Our alumni include Sobey Art Award nominees, Western Canada Music Award winners, and prize-winning filmmakers from film festivals across the globe.
Film activities include film screenings, film selections, and more.
KIAC is proud to host an exciting roster of film screenings and film-related events throughout the year, such as the 48 Hour Film Challenge and Dawson City International Short Film Festival, numerous workshops, and other opportunities.
Exhibition activities include gallery viewing hours, exhibition openings, artist talks, calls for submissions, and more.
The ODD Gallery, located in the Dënäkär Zho / KIAC building, presents a wide array of outreach programming including artist talks, openings, lectures, screenings, youth programs and other special events. Gallery programming fosters professionalism and appreciation of regional visual arts practice, and provides the community with exposure and access to a diverse range of contemporary visual arts practices and theories in a remote, northern setting.
Kids & Youth Programs
Kids & youth activities include: music lessons, art classes, dance classes, book readings, toddler classes, after-school programs.
Kids and Youth (toddler to teen) programming ranges from music lessons (vocals, piano) to dance class (ballet, hip hop, and more), to hands-on workshops (pottery, screen-printing, animation and more) and is offered regularly throughout the year. KIAC strives to subsidize Kids & Youth programs as much as possible via grants and funding. Programming ranges from free Drop-Ins to registered weekly programs.
Youth Art Enrichment
Youth Art Enrichment 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 led by professional artists. Students choose one of three mediums to study for the duration of the program, learning new skills, techniques, and ways to creatively make artwork for the world to see. The mediums change every year: we have offered printmaking, animation, painting, carving, stained glass, illustration, improv, and much more over the last two decades.
Performing arts activities include: concerts, theatre and dance performances, open mics, radio broadcasts, special events, and more.
KIAC presents a year-round professional performing arts series in the beautiful second floor Ballroom that actively engages our community and provides inspiring performance opportunities for international, national, and regional artists in many disciplines. Our diverse programming includes jazz, classical, folk & roots, experimental, dance, theatre, and more.
Workshops include: weekly drop-ins, registered programs, weekend workshops, and more.
KIAC presents a year-round schedule of educational opportunities ranging from drop in programs (pottery, screenprinting, seniors painting, concert band), to registered workshops (dance, music, film, visual art, craft, textiles, etc), to professional development opportunities for artists (grant writing, artwork documentation, etc).