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. Each artist will be required to provide and carry all of their backpacking gear, food and art supplies for the journey (though food caches are available, provided artists arrange delivery in time for May flights). Bringing a support person, friend or family, is highly recommended. That person will help share the load and enhance safety while travelling, camping and working in bear country. Each of the artists chosen will travel during separate two-week periods. Artists will receive up to $100 USD support from Skagway Arts Council in purchasing necessary art supplies and will receive a $3000 CAD honorarium from the Yukon Arts Centre. The residency will occur over a two-week period between late June and early August.
The residency is open to established visual artists from all nationalities (Please note you may require visas for Canada and/or the United States).
The Chilkoot Trail, like all Parks Canada places, reflects the rich and varied heritage of our country and provides an opportunity for Canadians and visitors to learn more about our diversity, including the history, cultures and contributions of Indigenous Peoples.
Yukon Arts Centre (YAC) is the Yukon’s creative home. YAC was founded to be a resource for Northern artists and to reflect and support the artistic ambition and aesthetic of local and regional community organizations. YAC’s programming directions span the visual arts, performing arts, presenting, training, residencies, and community outreach. Our facilities are unique and versatile and can accommodate a rich array of exhibition, creation, and production activity. Our team prioritizes collaborations and partnerships within the Territory and across the North. We also strongly value education through outreach models that create meaningful interaction with curated and/or visiting artists and our community. Our programming continues to be responsive and aspires to have an inclusive approach that welcomes and encourages connection with First Nations, LGBTQC, Differently-Abled, and Cultural Diverse artists and audiences.
- Part of a Governmental Institution
- Part of a Gallery/Museum
- Weeks: 2
- Visual Art
- Textile Art
- Space for partners, families, pets
- Public talk