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Workshop: Arts, Culture and Tourism w/ Dr. Judith Marcuse
February 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Join Dr. Judith Marcuse, Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University and Founder/Co-Director of the International Centre of Art for Social Change for an informative, critical, and engaging conversation. She will facilitate an invigorating discussion on how the arts & culture sector can sustainably participate and find economic opportunity within the tourism sector.
This workshop will provide an opportunity for the arts and culture sector to have a difficult conversation with itself in order to better engage with new opportunities, such as those provided by the tourism sector.
The workshop audience is made up of diverse arts and culture producers, managers and planners, from across the sector and representing diverse Yukon communities. The discussions and activities will support the arts and culture sector to move forward with a collective or more united voice, while embracing diverse intentions and objectives of those individual producers, and Yukon’s diverse arts and culture organizations and businesses.
About Judith: “I am an artist (dancer, choreographer, director, producer) whose creative projects drew me increasingly to the emerging field of art for social change. Early choreographic work often explored social issues (e.g., women and feminism, social roles, consumerism). Later projects more explicitly explored similar issues: teen suicide (ICE: beyond cool); bullying and homophobia (Fire…Where’s there’s Smoke); and environmental issues (EARTH=home). The far-reaching social dimensions – and responsibilities – of this work brought me into contact and collaboration with a range of community groups, non-governmental organizations and educational institutions in Canada and abroad. This led, in 2007, to a partnership between SFU and Judith Marcuse Projects and the establishment of the International Centre of Art for Social Change. Currently, I am the Principal Investigator of a five-year (2013-18), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council-funded national research project, The first study of its kind in Canada, this SSHRC Partnership Grant is hosted by SFU and involves 25 researchers, six universities and 15 community partners”
This event is brought to you by N3, International Polar Research Network, Vancouver Island University, Yukon Arts Centre, Yukon First Nations Culture and Tourism, Klondike Institute of Arts and Culture.
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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.
The Confluence Series at the SOVA Gallery is a community exhibition series which offers a space for KIAC members working in any medium to exhibit their artwork throughout the summer months. The SOVA Gallery is located in the Yukon School of Visual Arts at 3rd and Queen in Dawson City.
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).