Sovereign Soil, Documentary, 2021, 91 minutes Directed by David Curtis KIAC Ballroom, July 24, 7pm.(doors 6:30). Admission by donation. At the far-flung edge of Canada’s boreal forest, outside the tiny sub-Arctic town of Dawson City, Yukon. A handful of unlikely farmers are growing everything from snow-covered Brussels sprouts to apples. These modern-day agrarians have carved […]
You dream of creating a spectacular film in the North, but you’re unsure where to start. Access is closer than you think. Join Mike Gravitis, manager of Northwestel Community TV, on August 11th at 7 pm at KIAC to discuss all the exciting possibilities of making films in the North. Big or small – we’re […]
Voices Across the Water Fritz Mueller, Yukon, 84 minutes FREE Screening, 7pm, doors at 6:30 The Last Canoe Builders There is a moment during the construction of a canoe when its true form is revealed. A hull drops into place. The elegant arc of a bow cuts forth. A similar process sometimes occurs in life, […]
All you can eat Mac & Cheese from A-List Dawson Chefs & the movie Kitchen Party by Gary Burns (a Canadian comedy classic). $15 (cash bar). Tickets at the door. Vote for your favourite to crown the best Mac & Cheese chef of Dawson. Door prize for cheeziest costume! A Dawson Film Fest Fundraiser Kitchen Party, […]
7:30pm, April 19. FREE (door at 7) BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE: CARRY IT ON is a feature documentary about Buffy Sainte-Marie. Innovator, musician, songwriter, performer, activist, philanthropist, and educator, Buffy’s career spans over sixty years and includes countless milestones: she became famous by writing the anti-war anthem “Universal Soldier”; made one of the first electronic albums in […]
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 […]
Join the Harm Reduction Working Group for a private film screening of “Love in the Time of Fentanyl,” @ KIAC Dënäkär Zho The film is a Canadian documentary made in Vancouver that engages the stories of community members in the Downtown Eastside as they navigate responding to the opioid crisis. Film is 16 + (or with […]
A Dawson Film Fest Fundraiser Wednesday, September 27, At KIAC/DËnäKäR ZHO Dinner 6pm, films 7pm. $20. (all you can eat) cash bar. Tickets A night of food and film by Dawson’s own chefs and filmmakers. Door prizes! Who makes the best Shepherd’s Pie in Dawson? Have a slice and vote! All you can eat! (Veggie […]
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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).