Dates:ՏJuly 25th – August 19th, 2018
Location:ՏYukon River, Yukon Territory
Application Deadline: January 6thՏat 11:59 pm PST
Selected artists will spend 26 days in the Yukon advancing their artistic practice, connecting with local artists in Whitehorse, Dawson City & communities along the Yukon River, while havingՏthe time and space for contemplation, inspiration and creativity. Residents will work within a multi-disciplinary team of practicing artists and have the opportunity to connect with local Yukon artists through community conversations, studio tours and immersion in the Riverside Arts Festival, including public talks, workshops and the opportunity to showcase their own work within the festival.
TheՏprogram is unlike any other residency. While being artistically inspiring, it can also be both physically and mentally challenging. Residents will spend 16 days paddling by canoe from lake Laberge to Dawson City. They will be stopping at historic sites, navigating Five Finger Rapids, taking time to explore the woods and riverside, engaging in arts-focused workshops/discussion, and makingՏdecisions as a team. Residents will be introduced to tandem moving water paddling, learn best-practices within the backcountry in regards to safety and risk management, navigation using river maps and in-camp routines.
Artists will start with time spent in Whitehorse attending events, artist talks, studio tours, and preparing for trip. At the end of the journey, residents will spend four days in Dawson City where they will be arriving in time for the Riverside Arts Festival. As part of this festival, they will be responsible for running a two-hourՏcreative workshop for children and youth in the community.
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.
By offering an experience in the emotive landscapes of the country we aim to
expand the space within each artist for contemplation, inspiration and creativity,
while physically drawing closer members of the Canadian cultural & arts
- Months: 1
- Visual Art
- Performing Arts
- Textile Art