Residencies

Yukon Residencies

@YAC Performing Arts Residency Program
Location: Whitehorse, YT
Application Deadlines: May 1, November 1

For this residency program, performing arts includes (but is not limited to) music, dance, theatre, opera, musical theatre, spoken word, and hybrids of the above, which may also include media arts. The program seeks to aid in the creation, implementation and execution of new and/or existing works, festivals, events or other special performances. This program can be accessed by community and professional artists (emerging and established) as well as companies, not-for-profit arts organizations and collectives.


Arctic Circle Retreat
Location:
Eagle Plains, YT
Application Deadlines:
June 15

Thanks to sponsorship from Eagle Plains Hotel, the Arctic Circle Retreat is pleased to offer two residencies a year for all artists residing in the Yukon, as well as artists who live along the Dempster corridor in NWT. This unique permanent hotel and restaurant complex is almost exactly halfway between Dawson City and Inuvik on the Dempster Highway in the Yukon Territory. Located just 35 kilometres south of the Arctic Circle, it is a completely self-contained complex.


Berton House Writer’s Retreat
Location: Dawson City, YT
Application Deadline:
December

The Writer’s Retreat offers writers time and a remote location to pursue their professional projects.The program was inspired by author Pierre Berton and carried on by the Berton House Writers’ Retreat Society.
The program was inspired by author Pierre Berton and carried on by the Berton House Writers’ Retreat Society.


Canadian Wilderness Artist Residency
Location:
Whitehorse to Dawson City, YT
Application Deadlines:
June 15

The Canadian Wilderness Artist Residency connects artists of all mediums with the natural and cultural landscape of northern Canada through expedition, personal journey and community engagement. CWAR was inspired by The Peel Project — a documentary about the journey of six Canadian artists, paddling into the Arctic Circle for the first time. Participants canoe from Whitehorse, YT, to Dawson City in time for the Riverside Arts Fest.


Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency
Location: Yukon/Alaska(Chilkoot Trail)
Application Deadlines:
Feb 1

Together, the Yukon Arts Centre, Parks Canada and the US National Park Service are providing an opportunity for established visual artists to pursue their work amidst history and nature on the Chilkoot Trail. Artists will hike the entire trail during a two week backpacking trip, spending one to three days at each campsite.


Chu Niikwän Artist Residency
Location: Whitehorse, YT
Application Deadlines:
June 8

The Chu Niikwän Artist Residency is a unique partnership between three visual arts presenters: Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre (KDCC), the Yukon Arts Centre (YAC) and the Yukon Art Society (YAS). Centered around the shared goals of artistic innovation, collaboration and professional development, this 3-week paid residency will invite three visual artists as well as one emerging curator to gather in Whitehorse, Yukon to develop an exhibition of new work.


Jenni House Artist Residency
Location: Whitehorse, YT
Application Deadlines:
January 25

The Jenni House Artist Residency provides artists with a log and timber frame studio is located on the banks of the Yukon River, in Shipyards Park just downstream of the Kwanlin Dun Culture Centre. It is situated in the traditional territories of the Kwanlin Dun First Nation and the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council. Professional and emerging artists from the Yukon, northern neighbours (Alaska, northern BC, Northwest Territories and Nunavut) and circumpolar countries are encouraged to apply. Jenni House is an ideal space for artistic collaboration and joint residency applications are accepted.


Junction Artist in Residence Program
Location: Haines Junction, YT
Application Deadlines:
September (TBA)

The JAR Program is a three month-long artist in residence experience, where the artist will be immersed in the culture, landscape and community of the Kluane region. The artist will capture this experience by creating a piece or collection of wearable art or fashion. This residency uses fashion as the focus as a way to connect to the local and traditional fashions and textiles of the Kluane region and Yukon Territory at large. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for Canadian fashion and textile artists as it is one of the only residencies of its kind.


Shakaat Summer Artist Residency Program
Location: Whitehorse, YT
Application Deadlines:
April (see website)

The Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre is proud to host a community based artists in residence program, during the summer tourist season, that will encourage, support and showcase Indigenous art and provide an opportunity for the visiting public to engage with First Nation artists. The residency is open to traditional, contemporary, emerging and master Indigenous artists that practice visual arts, fashion, traditional crafts, dancing and/or drumming.


Ted Harrison Cabin Residency
Location: Crag Lake, YT
Application Deadlines:
TBA (see website)

The Ted Harrison Artist residency program is intended to give visual artists an opportunity to concentrate on the research, development, and production of a project or body of work in a remote and inspirational setting. The cabin is a 2 storey log home and studio. The artist retreat is part of a supportive community of local residents at Crag Lake, many of whom are visual artists. 


Tombstone Territorial Park Artist Residency
Location: Tombstone Territorial Park, YT
Application Deadlines:
TBA (see website)

Artists are invited to develop and share their artistic practice in Tombstone’s breathtaking sub-arctic landscape. The residency represents both a retreat, and an opportunity for connection – with oneself, with others, and with the natural and cultural history of this very special place. The residency is open to established or emerging artists. Yukon artists, or artists with a connection to Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Traditional Territory or Dempster Country are especially encouraged to apply.


Northern Residencies


Residency Databases

http://www.artistcommunities.org/residencies/upcoming-deadlines

http://www.resartis.org/

www.transartists.org/deadlines