Call for Applications for the 2024 ODD Gallery and KIAC Artist Residency Program are now open. Deadline is February 15, 2023. For more info and the application form on Gallery submissions go here. For more info on and the application form on Residency submissions go here.
KIAC Members are invited to exhibit artwork in any medium for the biennial Member’s Exhibition January 26 – February 17, 2023 Exhibition Reception + KIAC OPEN HOUSE: Thursday, January 26th, 5 – 8pm Featuring work by local artists: ERIN DIXON – CHANTAL ROUSSEAU – KIM EDGAR – RILEY BRENNAN – JOANNE VAN NOSTRAND – DEVON […]
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 […]
Come spend a fun and active hour learning movement, rhythm, songs, and yoga in the KIAC Ballroom! This is a totally free program for kids 5 and under (must be accompanied by an adult), co-presented by the Child Development Centre and KIAC. No registration required - just show up! Wednesdays 2:45 - 3:45pm January 25, […]
Not sure what to do with your old rain boots? Come and discover gumboot dance, a percussive dance that comes directly from South Africa. Guaranteed fun with plenty of rhythm games as well as learning traditional and contemporary dances. Whether you love dance or music, you won't be able to resist. Come warm up and […]
From rocking Halifax’s Marquee Club to performing for the masses at Massey Hall or touring the country with his father, Joel Plaskett has forged a reputation as one of Canada’s most engaging performers and respected singer-songwriters. Plaskett’s songs are a perennial part of the national playlist, a fixture on “best of” lists, and the soundtrack […]
Butoh is a post-modern dance form originating in Japan which explores themes such as decay, rebirth and transformation, among others. Blackbird has been studying and performing Butoh dance for over 20 years, and has completed her PhD on the form and its potential for healing trauma. Participants will be guided to engage in movement exercises […]
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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).