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Proposal Deadline: Yukon Riverside Arts Fest / Print & Publishing Fest

April 8, 2022

Deadline for Proposals: April 8, 2022 for The Yukon Riverside Arts Festival / Print and Publishing Festival

The annual weekend of interdisciplinary art showcases local and regional artists in Dawson City, Yukon from June 9 – 12, 2022.

  • Scheduled performances and exhibitions at various locations Friday to Sunday
  • Installations and interactive projects installed throughout Dawson
  • Artist demonstration tents on the waterfront
  • Summer Artists Market
  • Kids Tent
  • Live Music Stage

…. and the long-awaited return of the Gallery Hop to kick off Thursday evening!

This year’s Dawson Daily News Print & Publishing Festival will also be taking place as part of the Yukon Riverside Arts Fest from June 9 – 12, 2022.

How You Can Take Part in the Festival! 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS OPENS MARCH 15th for the following artist opportunities (deadline April 8, 2022):


  • GALLERY HOP: Partner with a business or other location to display and sell your work.
  • ART MARKET: Rent a table to sell your artwork on Sat June 11 & Sun June 12.
  • LIVE MUSIC STAGE: Perform as a musical act during the festival from Fri June 10 – Sun June 12.


We invite artists, collectives, performers, and community partners to submit a proposal for the festival.

KIAC is seeking proposals for the creation and presentation of new work in all mediums. This call is open to Yukon and regional (NWT/Atlin) artists and collectives at any stage of their artistic practices.

The Print & Publishing Festival will also be taking place as part of YRAF, so we encourage writers, printmakers, storytellers, comic artists, etc. to apply as well!

VISIT YRAF.CA for more info on how to apply!


April 8, 2022
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Klondike Institute of Art & Culture (KIAC)
902 2nd Avenue, Dawson City
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Klondike Institute of Art & Culture (KIAC)

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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.

Check out the current Artists in Residence

Film Events

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.

ODD Gallery

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.

Check out the current exhibition

Kids & Youth Programs

Kids & youth activities include: music lessons, art classes, dance classes, book readings, toddler classes, after-school programs.

Year-Round Programming

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.

Learn more about Youth Art Enrichment

Performing Arts

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).

Learn more about registration, upcoming courses, and outreach activities.