2020 Application – DEADLINE EXTENDED!

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If you’d like a printable application form, please click here to download a pdf version of the form below. This can be scanned or faxed to us.


Note: it is a good idea to pre-write the long answers in a Word doc then copy and paste them in to ensure they are not lost if this page is closed by accident. Once you submit this application, it will be automatically emailed to programs@kiac.ca. If you do not receive a confirmation email from KIAC staff within 2 business days, please contact us at (867) 993-5005.


Participants must be 14-18 years of age at by March 22, 2020. *If you will not be 14 by the start date of the program but are in grade 9, you CAN still apply*
This is for hotel room assignment only. Participants share a room with 1 - 2 others in the program and safety and comfort are a priority.
If you do not have an email address, please leave this section blank.


Home or Cell


To be filled out by parent or guardian
If the participant does not have any, enter "none". This section allows our cooks to prepare delicious meals that can be enjoyed by all students. If allergies or dietary restrictions (ie vegetarian, no dairy, etc) are not listed here, we cannot guarantee that each meal will have a suitable option.
Is there anything special our chaperones, instructors, and staff should know about the applicant?


Please provide a reference. This can be a teacher, community leader, mentor, etc, but cannot be a family member.
Phone number and/or email
If you would like to include a hand written or pre-typed reference letter instead of filling out this field, you can scan and email it to programs@kiac.ca


What art mediums or styles do you like? Do you have a favourite artist? What inspires you? What types of art would you like to learn in the future?
What mediums have you tried? What courses or programs have you taken part in?
There is no right or wrong answer, we're just curious!


Participants will complete ONE workshop during the week. Please select your first, second, and third choice.
Printmaking is a very old process... Ancient in fact! Meshell will introduce students to the incredible world of colourful inks and printing techniques that have been refined over the last two thousand years! This class is a gallop through the basics of printmaking: from the quick impressions of the monoprint to the intricacies of the linocut, and all the potatoes in between. Students will be encouraged to develop their image making throughout their explorations with different printmaking techniques. Be warned: this workshop will be playful, messy (not too messy…), and COLOURFUL!
Let it out! There's 101 ways to express yourself, and this workshop is all about what YOU want to say. Join Geneviève Paré for an awesome adventure into the world of performing arts - no experience necessary! Students will explore a range of techniques, exercises, and theatre games, resulting in the creation of a short solo or two-person performance by the end of the week. Get ready to create, collaborate, and perform! Participants will learn stage presence, improv, storyboarding, vocal expression, verbal and non-verbal story-telling and a whole lot more! Rumour has it that Gen even has experience in stunt wrestling and stage combat fighting!
Join Charlotte, a video journalist with Aboriginal People’s Television Network (APTN) for four days of filmmaking - script-writing, directing, interviewing, shooting, editing and more! Participants will master all it takes to bring an idea to the big screen, working collaboratively to create one group documentary on an important topic of their choice. Not only will the film be shown at the YAE Student Showcase on the Thursday evening of the program, it will also be screened at the Dawson City International Short Film Festival in April!


Financial assistance for low income families is available, please see the link at the bottom of this page for details.
An electronic signature is simply a typed version of your signature

Application Timeline

1. Following your application submission, you will receive a confirmation email within 2 business days.
2. Applications will be reviewed and processed as soon as possible.
3. Applicants will be notified of acceptance or waitlist status. Accepted applicants will be provided with additional paperwork (parental consent forms, student guidelines, and payment options) which is required to secure their spot in the program.
4. Forms and payment must be submitted by February 27th.

If you are submitting a hand written reference letter, don't forget to scan and email it to programs@kiac.ca before the submission deadline (February 21st).

Questions? Contact Devon and Catherine at (867) 993-5005 or programs@kiac.ca. We look forward to hearing from you!

Please click here for information about financial assistance.