Everyone who works at the Yukon School of Visual Art (SOVA) has an active art practice, from the administrative team to the faculty! Please join us for STAFF INFECTION on Thursday, April 11th @ 5 - 7pm in the SOVA Gallery for the opening of a pop-up exhibition of work by SOVA staff & faculty […]
Join Montreal artist Jamie Ross in a two-part Masterclass series at the Yukon School of Visual Art (SOVA) on October 16th & 23rd. Jamie, based in Montreal, is a magical practitioner, professional tarot reader, preschool teacher, community gardener and visual artist educated outside the university system. He acted as the first Pagan prison chaplain for Corrections Canada institutions in Quebec, serving inside for five years.
Following lunch & artist talk by Tania Willard and Gabrielle L'Hirondelle Hill, please join Sharon Vittrekwa to make a set of rabbit pom pom earrings. This workshop is being offered, free of charge, in conjunction with the exhibition Coney Island Baby. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25TH, 2-4PM, at SOVA 3D STUDIO (upstairs) Spaces are limited. Please contact […]
This year, the students of the Yukon School of Visual Art wanted to find a title for our mid-year exhibition, and with students coming from all across Canada; from Northwest Territories, to British Columbia and all the way to Ontario, our challenge was to find something that we all had in common. The answer was […]
Yukon School of Visual Arts | End of Year Exhibition This exhibition will be moved online. Details TBA via Yukon School of Visual Arts
When: Thursday, February, 11 at 6:30PM, Yukon Time Where: On ZOOM and streamed live in the KIAC Ballroom Yukon SOVA and KIAC invite you to a virtual public lecture by Elaine Alexie on her Gwich’in Material Culture research practice. This lecture will take place over Zoom. We will be streaming the event live in the […]
End of Year Exhibition Yukon School of Visual Arts On view April 17th-30th at the SOVA and ODD Galleries in Dawson City. Online exhibition to follow at ????????.?? ??? ??????? ????? at Dënäkär Zho / KIAC Tuesday – Friday 10am – 5pmSaturdays 1 – 4pm ???? ??????? ????? at SOVA/ Yuhke Zho *Special viewing* Saturday, […]
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 and is open on Saturdays […]
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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).