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Print & Publishing: Modular Collography Drop-In

Dawson Daily News (Parks Canada)

Saturday, August 26 & Sunday, August 27 at the Dawson Daily News Modular Collography – Drop-in open studio with Val Loewen Come and explore collography in a guided open studio setting! Collography is a unique way of exploring textural images made of found objects. Participants will have the opportunity to create their own images by […]


Print & Publishing: Eco-Printing Demonstrations

Dawson Daily News (Parks Canada)

Hands-on Eco-printing demonstrations with Perry & Marie at the Dawson Daily News! With the use of local plants, found rusted objects, thrifted fabric and the dirty pot method; come experience Marie and Arcane’s eco-printing demo. We’ll show you the behind the scenes on how we are able to achieve negative and positive prints from a […]


Print & Publishing: Pop-Up Exhibition

Dawson Daily News (Parks Canada)

Sylvan Hamburger Pop-up exhibition at the Dawson Daily News! Come see the life-sized mono-prints of Dawson City structures that artist Sylvan Hamburger has been creating all week. The artist will be present to discuss the work. Part of the Print & Publishing Festival!


Print & Publishing: Microphone & Performance Workshop

Dawson Daily News (Parks Canada)

At the Dawson Daily News: Charlie Petch Microphone & Performance Workshop: Does adjusting the mic, or even using it intimidate you? Do you freeze at the thought of having to do public speaking? Charlie Petch gives you the tools you need to not only use a mic like a pro, but also how to hold […]


Print & Publishing: Print Demonstrations

Dawson Daily News (Parks Canada)

Saturday, August 19 & Sunday, August 20 at the Dawson Daily News Sylvan Hamburger: Interactive mono-print project Over the course of the festival, artist Sylvan Hamburger will publicly mono-print the worn surfaces of old boardwalks and boomtown facades throughout Dawson City and the surrounding area. The resulting prints will hang outdoors as life-sized impressions of […]


Print & Publishing: Writing Workshop

Dawson Daily News (Parks Canada)

At the Dawson Daily News: Charlie Petch Writing Workshop: Love Your Embarrassment: In this writing workshop, spoken word/slam poet Charlie Petch asks to hear your stories. Those ones that maybe had you feeling powerless, and turn them into poetry. Bring your notebooks or writing devices, your messy, honest self and be ready to shed the […]


Print & Publishing: Songwriting Workshop

Dawson Daily News (Parks Canada)

At the Dawson Daily News: Saltwater Hank Songwriting Workshop: A casual exploration of songwriting with Saltwater Hank. Bring an instrument, or not, and dig into the songwriting process and Saltwater Hank’s practice. Admission by donation. Part of the Print & Publishing Festival!


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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.