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The Arts Section of the Department of Tourism & Culture administers a number of grants and funding opportunities for the Yukon’s cultural industries.

Their arts funding programs are guided by the Arts Act, the Yukon Arts Policy, and annual department and branch strategic plans. The Minister of Tourism and Culture appoints up to nine members to the Yukon Arts Advisory Council (YAAC), which adjudicates some of the funding programs. The YAAC also reviews and monitors program effectiveness.

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The Advanced Artist Award

The Advanced Artist Award (AAA) assists individual Yukon visual, literary and performing artists practicing at a senior level with innovative projects, travel, or educational pursuits that contribute to their personal artistic development and to their community.

For more information about this program, contact:

Arts Section, Cultural Services Branch, Department of Tourism and Culture
Government of Yukon
Tel: 1-867-667-8789
Toll Free: 1-800-661-0408 ext. 8789
Email: artsfund@gov.yk.ca

 

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The Touring Artist Fund fosters the development of the arts by supporting literary, visual and performing artists, ensembles and companies to present their work publicly at professionally curated national or international exhibitions, concerts, festivals, or showcases.

Touring must be outside of Yukon. At least one venue on the tour must have been the result of a professional curation or selection or adjudication process.

For more information about this program, contact:

Arts Section, Cultural Services Branch, Department of Tourism and Culture
Government of Yukon
Tel: 1-867-667-8789
Toll Free: 1-800-661-0408 ext. 8789
Email: artsfund@gov.yk.ca

 

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Cultural Industries Training Fund

Funding is intended to help the Yukon’s cultural industry address training needs that allow for economic activity (e.g. employment) or to increase productivity and service in the for profit or labour force component of the arts or cultural industries sector. A cultural industry committee makes the funding recommendations.

 

 

For more information about this program, contact:

Michele Emslie
Program Administrator
Yukon Arts Centre
Phone: 1-867-667-8476
Fax: 1-867- 393-6300

 

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Culture Quest

Funding for cultural activities that span creation, celebration, collaboration, presentation learning or touring is available through the Yukon Government’s Culture Quest program.

This program invests in projects such as events, training and development, partnerships, and commissions towards developing more cultural products for local and outside audiences to enjoy.

For more information about this program, contact:

Michele Emslie
Program Administrator
Yukon Arts Centre
Phone: 1-867-667-8476
Fax: 1-867- 393-6300