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Professional and emerging artists from the Yukon, northern neighbours (Alaska, northern BC, Northwest Territories and Nunavut) and circumpolar countries are encouraged to apply. Jenni House is an ideal space for artistic collaboration and joint residency applications are accepted.

Selected artists practicing in the fields of visual art, film and media, music, literary arts, spoken word and multi-disciplinary/multi-media will be awarded a one month residency, and an honouria of $500. An allowance towards travel, accommodation and subsistence will be offered if applicable. Monthly residencies are open to all practices.

Currently accepting applications for the following months: November 2017, December 2017, January 2018, and March 2018

Eligible Projects: 
Residencies are available for research, development and production of ongoing or new bodies of work. Projects must be appropriate for the Jenni House (approximately 18’ x 18’) and are most suitable if they do not require access to specialized equipment. Some projects would be more suited to the warmer summer months, May – August. There are no opening windows in the Jenni House. The building has an alarmed security system.
Projects may be undertaken by:

  • visual artists such as painters, sculptors, carvers or illustrators creating a new work or developing ideas for new work
  • media artists using the space for research/writing/production/creation of a film or media art project
  • musicians writing, composing, arranging and/or recording new music (including improvisational)
  • poetry and prose writers using the house as a place for writing and editing their work
  • multi-disciplinary/multi-media artists.

Community Engagement Requirement: Resident artists are required to host at least two community engagement activities (e.g. an open studio, workshop, performance, artist talk, screening or other event).

Fees, Financial Assistance & Support: 
Resident artists have 24 hour access to the Jenni House building and receive an honoraria of $500/month. Allowance towards travel, accommodation and subsistence may be offered if applicable. Accommodation is not provided as part of the Jenni House Artist Residency, but economical options within walking distance are available. ArtsNet and its partners are available to help resident artists make connections with Yukon artists and the public.

Selections will be made by ArtsNet and its partners, and/or invited guest jurors including other artists and art professionals. Residency applications will be judged based on the following criteria: creativity, public interaction, overall quality, and demonstration of artistic ability.

Online application: 
 Please review the guidelines and complete the online application at
If you have any questions about the application process, please feel free to contact Jacqui Usiskin (Yukon Arts Centre) at (867) 667-8460.

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