Employment Opportunity: Executive Director, Music Yukon

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Position: Executive Director, Music Yukon Location: Whitehorse, Yukon Wage: $30/hour, 30 hours/week Anticipated Start Date: January 20, 2019 Music Yukon, a not-for-profit society, is at the heart of Yukon’s emergence as a national leader in the creation, production, presentation, sale and distribution of music by Yukon artists. Music Yukon exists to: Help artists achieve their artistic, career and business goals including musicianship, professionalism, business success, economic self-sufficiency and cultural expression. Develop and improve the market for Yukon musicians and northern music industry. Enhance the presence of music and Yukon’s music sector in the community and the [...]

2018-11-29T12:52:15-08:000 Comments

Call for Expressions of Interest: Whitehorse Arctic Winter Games 2020 Theme Song

CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Whitehorse Arctic Winter Games 2020 Theme Song Music Yukon and Whitehorse Arctic Winter Games 2020 (the Host Society) invite expressions of interest for a theme song for AWG 2020, to be held in Whitehorse March 2020. The tagline for the 2020 Games is “Bring it, North”, and we invite Yukon musicians and composers to create a song that encapsulates the Arctic Winter Games spirit of Sport, Community and Culture. AWG 2020 will be held in Whitehorse from March 15-21, 2020, and will welcome teams from Alaska, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Northern Alberta, Nunavik, Greenland, Sami, Russia [...]

2018-11-28T12:47:05-08:000 Comments

Banff Centre | Indigenous Arts | Deadlines Approaching!

  BodyWeather Workshop: Exploring Physical Presence with Victoria Hunt (Deadline to apply: November 28, 2018): BodyWeather is a comprehensive training and performance practice that develops a conscious relation to the state of change inside and outside the body. It draws from Eastern, Western, and Pacific dance, martial arts, and experimental theatre practices. Ghost Days: Making Art of Spirit (Deadline to apply: November 28, 2018): This residency is an experiment in conjuring and medium-ship, combined with art and collaboration with the living and with spirit. Participants will create works based on their personal relationship with the concept of spirit. Indigenous Storytellers and Spoken Word Residency (Deadline to apply: [...]

2018-11-22T12:52:11-08:000 Comments

Call for Performers: Community School Touring Program

Community School Touring Program 2018-19 The Community School Touring Program is pleased to announce it is accepting tour proposals from performers for the 2018/19 school year. All performance arts are welcome, including music, theatre and dance. The touring program aims to bring performances to students in Yukon communities they may not otherwise encounter, and preference is given to applications with an educational component. Performers can apply for five different tour routes within the territory. (Tour dates are established by the performers and schools after routes have been awarded.) Applications should include a description of the performance, a list of performers, [...]

2018-10-26T10:47:56-07:000 Comments

Air North: Call for Performing Artists

In partnership with multiple Northern Tour Operators and Maritime Travel, one of Canada’s Largest Travel Agencies, Air North, Yukon’s Airline will be touring Southern BC this month, promoting a “Great Northern Experience” for travel to Yukon and Northwest Territories. We are seeking performing artists to accompany our sales team at a series of presentations this fall throughout Southern BC to showcase northern arts and culture. Performance dates and cities are as follows: • Tuesday, October 16th - West Vancouver • Wednesday, October 17th - Port Moody • Thursday, October 18th - Langley • Friday, October 19th – Victoria • Sunday, [...]

2018-10-09T10:36:44-07:000 Comments

Dawson City Music Festival: Songwriter in Residence Program

Since 2006, the Dawson City Music Festival has proudly operated an annual Songwriter in Residence program with the support of the Klondike Institute of Art & Culture. The program brings a musician to Dawson City for a month-long, mid-winter stay (MONTH OF JANUARY) where the artist receives studio and living space at the historic goldrush-era Macaulay House. Previous songwriters in residence have involved themselves deeply with the local community and have found it to be an enriching, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Whether mentoring local musicians, volunteering for the Yukon Quest International Dogsled Race, performing at the local Seniors Home, or leading workshops at the Robert Service [...]

2018-09-06T11:36:23-07:000 Comments

48-Hour Music Video Challenge

48-Hour Music Video Challenge! Join in on the first-ever 48-Hour Music Video Challenge from August 24 - 26, presented in partnership with Yukon Film Society, Music Yukon and KIAC! Filmmakers and musicians (or both!) are invited to bring their cameras, their instruments, and a bit of creative ingenuity to put together a short video that captivates audiences through narrative or experimental means - in only two days! Prizes, screening dates, and more guidelines will also be announced soon! Click here to apply! And if you have questions, please contact Takashi at tech@yukonfilmsociety.com *Video by Erin Corbett and Selene Vakharia of Jona Barr performing at Incidentals Music

2018-08-01T12:18:36-07:000 Comments

Apply Now for Yukon Girls Rock Camp Whitehorse: Campers & Staff

The 1st annual Yukon Girls Rock Camp WH is August 6-11th, 2018 in Whitehorse, Yukon. After 4 years of magical summers at YGRC in Dawson City, we are working on a new project, with local partners Something Shows, to bring you: YGRC WH! In our 6-day summer camp, participants learn an instrument, form a band, write a song and rock out on stage. In addition to music and band practices campers will talk about growing up in the North, gender issues, media literacy, and positive self-expression. They’ll also learn how to make their world an awesome place to live through community activism. Camper applications [...]

2018-06-25T12:13:37-07:000 Comments

Opportunity for Artists: Bistro on Bennett in Carcross seeks musical acts

The Bistro on Bennett in Carcross is looking for musical artists to perform on weekends during the summer.   Thursdays through Sundays are all options.   There are several options we could look at.  Either performing while we are open from say 6 to 8pm or possibly having the musician start at 8 at normal closing and we stay open with high refreshments and keep our beer and wine service open and have an after 8pm performance.  Lunch hours can be quite busy in Carcross on weekend and there is lots of foot traffic in the commons so a 1pm performance would attract a considerable audience. Feel free to contact [...]

2018-06-25T11:28:47-07:000 Comments
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