Artist Market with original art, craft, and handmade goods made by local artists! 🧺 Located at the Front Street Picnic Shelter at Princess St. 🎨 Every Sat from 11am-3pm, from May 21 - September 3 🎉 Join the celebrations for a special market organized by Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in on July 15! ✏️ To become a vendor […]
KIAC & DCMF Present COVER ME BADD To participate: Form a band (all ages and experience levels welcome) Register at https://forms.gle/cv38gAJ8ia6gAAsR7 or the KIAC Office (902 2nd Ave, 993 - 5005) Learn 2 cover songs of your choice Learn 1 mystery cover song assigned later in the summer All bands will perform at Dënäkär Zho […]
Spoken-word meets vaudeville! One-person show by Berton House writer-in-residence Charlie Petch --- Tickets: eventbrite.ca/e/mel-malarkey-the-palace-theatre-tickets-711674356157 The Palace Grand Theatre, Saturday September 16th, 7pm - one hour show. 20 Adv, 25 at the door, and if you can't afford that, just come and we'll see about getting you a seat. --- Steeped in the last days of […]
Co-presented by Jazz Yukon --- Door & Concessions open at 7:30 / Showtime is at 8:00. There will be 2 sets with a short intermission --- Tickets: https://kiacyukon.square.site/product/the-overtonic-trio/176 General Admission: $25 KIAC Members: $22 Youth/Student/Accessible Rate*: $12 Volunteer and get a free ticket to the show! Sign up here (spots limited). --- All ages licenced […]
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 […]
Free Open Studio Drop-In on Saturday from 1:00-4:00pm Enjoy KIAC's bright, air-conditioned (!) space to create and focus on your artistic practice. Even better- we've waived the drop-in fee this day. *Please bring your own supplies as these are not provided. 902 2nd Ave (at Princess St.) Please use the gallery entrance for classroom access.
Blake Nelson Shaa’koon Lepine | Obsession, Depression and Hope August 25 - October 7, 2023 Artist Talk + Opening Reception: Wednesday, August 25, 7:00PM The ODD Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new prints, paintings and installation works by Blake Nelson Shaa'koon Lepine. Exhibition statement I remember when I wasn’t depressed, when the […]
Get involved in planning the future of KIAC! Tuesday October 10th, 5:30-9pm Dënäkär Zho / KIAC Ballroom Join us for an evening of food, information sharing, and committee discussions. Feel free to come for the whole night or just drop in for the sessions that interest you. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 993-5005 so […]
Liz Charters is a visual artist working in sculpture and installation, through the combined media of light, text and video. Their work is concerned with space, place and feeling. Most often working with neon and fluorescent light, Liz is curious about the physical and psychological impacts that both artificial and natural environments have on our way of […]
PINKING INDEX HANNAH JICKLING + REED H. REED Big Rock Candy Mountain October 19 – December 1, 2023 Artist Talk + Opening Reception: Thursday, October 19, 7:30PM Big Rock Candy Mountain is an artist-run flavor incubator and taste-making think-tank initiated by Hannah Jickling and Reed H. Reed. Several local guests – alongside the Grade 5 + […]
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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).