This class is open to anyone looking to have fun dancing to some of hip-hop's female icons throughout time. Enjoy a low impact warm-up, basic steps and sequencing, and work each week on dance choreography. No previous dance experience necessary! Mondays, 5:30 - 6:30pm Oct. 17 - Dec. 5 (8 weeks) $80+gst KIAC members / […]
Handbuilding Pottery Drop-In: Mondays, 6:30-9pm Self-guided group studio time for those who have some knowledge and experience with pottery. newcomers are welcome, though little instruction is provided. A volunteer is available to answer questions. Solo Time: Mon. & Tues. 11am - 5pm 3 hours may be booked in the classroom On Mondays & Tuesdays, 11am […]
Support KIAC for Giving Tuesday Join GivingTuesday, the world’s largest generosity movement! Help us reach our annual fundraising goals for 2022. Why participate in Giving Tuesday? 1. Arts & Culture builds strong, empowered communities. Your contribution will help KIAC continue arts and leisure programs, festivals & events, the contemporary art gallery, facility rentals, & […]
Readings from recent work by two local authors. Join Kay Deborah Linley as she reads from her recently released book Paddling Back to Us: A Journey into Wildness on Connected Waterways and Kathryn Couture reading from Indomitable 1: The Lost Wolf and Indomitable 2: The Blackstone. Kay Deborah Linley was born in England in 1984 […]
Jen Kehoe and Nianne Brophy are back for another great session of the Grade 7-9 Dance Team! To join the team, please talk to Jen at Robert Service School. Classes will focus on Contemporary Dance, Ballet, stretch & strengthening conditioning for dancers and encourage individual and group creativity through Improvisation techniques and student directed movement […]
Come warm up and enjoy an informal evening of opera! This group is utilizing the KIAC Ballroom as a studio space between Dec 4 - 11 to develop a new opera inspired by The Cremation of Sam McGee by Robert Service. Contact email@example.com if you'd like to connect with them during their stay! On the […]
Make your own woven willow ornament tray in an afternoon! Participants will learn the preparation and care of working with willow and introductory weaving techniques to create a beautiful woven piece. No experience required! All materials are provided however participants are encouraged to bring garden shears. $45 KIAC members / $50 non-members Sunday December 11, […]
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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).