Michel Gignac is a multi-disciplinary artist primarily interested in interactive sculptures and gallery installations. His work is often exploring concepts of consumerism, surrealist absurdity and ownership. Since graduating with Distinction from the Bachelor of Fine Arts program at the Alberta College of Art and Design, he has exhibited nationally and internationally. When he is not making his own art, he is often developing art workshops for youth and adults. His most recent installation was exhibited in Dawson City, Yukon, for (S)hiver Arts Festival. He also just finished his first collaborative mural in Whitehorse’s new co-working space, NorthLight Innovation and is [...]
Music Yukon members: cast your votes for the Western Canadian Music Awards by May 17! Check out the full list of nominees here: https://breakoutwest.ca/awards/music-awards Unsure of your membership status? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Employment Opportunity: BreakOut West Project Coordinator Duration: Contract Closing Date: March 29, 2019 BREAKOUT WEST PROJECT COORDINATOR Music Yukon is seeking a candidate for the position of BreakOut West Project Coordinator. This position will work with the BreakOut West Host Committee and the Executive Director of Music Yukon in planning the following: Mini BreakOut West Showcase; Classical BreakOut West Showcase; Welcome Reception; VIP Reception; BreakOut West Community Tour; BreakOut West Yukon Artist Readiness Program. In addition to these functions, this person will serve as a resource to the Western Canadian Music Alliance and will act as liaison between Music Yukon and the [...]
SUPPORT HOME ROUTES ON PATREON A legacy of Grant Simpson’s tenure in the Yukon, Home Routes is a house concert organization that brings top-level artists to Yukon audiences and provides our own touring artists with an excellent supplement to performance opportunities outside the territory. Yukon artists who have benefited from this program include Ryan McNally, Claire Ness, Kim Barlow, Kate Weekes, Kim Beggs, Nadine Landry, BJ Maclean, Steve Slade, Gordie Tentrees, and more. Home Routes co-founder Mitch Podolak hosts a regular podcast called the Wednesday Night Folk Show, the first episode of which features local piano tornado Annie Avery: https://www.homeroutes.ca/home-routes-radio-2/ Home Routes [...]
BreakOut West Town Hall WHEN: Wednesday, 27 March 2019 from 6pm - 8pm WHERE: Town & Mountain Hotel (401 Main St. Whitehorse, Yukon) Whitehorse… BreakOut West is headed your way! Not sure what this 4 day conference, 3 night festival is? The BreakOut West team will be in town and ready to explain it all and answer your questions. Plan to attend the Town Hall and enjoy a casual information session (pizza provided!), and learn about who’s bringing the excitement of 50+ live bands to the Yukon come October. Facebook event
BreakOut West 2019 will be held in Whitehorse, Yukon, from October 2 - 6! The 4-day event will be comprised of a 4-day music conference, a 3-night multi-genre showcase festival, the Western Canadian Music Industry Awards Brunch, the Western Canadian Music Awards Reception, and a Kick-off Concert for music lovers of all ages. All venues are in close proximity, have easy access, appropriate capacities and existing local live music audience. The application deadline for Awards and the Festival Showcase is March 20, 2019. Visit breakoutwest.ca to apply.
Arts in the Park is now accepting applications for its 23rd season! Arts in the Park puts on daily performances and visual art demonstrations that take place every weekday at the LePage Park for 11 weeks starting Tuesday, May 21st. Call for performers Musicians and bands of all genres, storytellers, dancers, children's performers, poets, theatre and circus artists and any other type of performance artists are encouraged to apply to take part in the 2019 edition of Arts in the Park! We welcome applications from both emerging and established artists. DATES Arts in the Park 2019 is happening from Tuesday, [...]
For immediate release: The Music Yukon Board of Directors is excited to announce the hiring of Scott Maynard to the position of Executive Director. Scott is a well respected member of the performing arts community and has been a musician and teacher in the Yukon for many years. His music and performing arts career has spanned more than three decades, including a decade as the musical director for Toronto's Poculi Ludique Societas. He has worked diligently for other theatre companies and arts organizations throughout his career as a performing musician, musical director, conductor, and composer. Scott has toured across Canada, [...]
SUBMISSIONS FOR 2019 INDIGENOUS MUSIC AWARDS ARE OPEN UNTIL DECEMBER 8 The Indigenous Music Awards (IMA) will take place on May 17, 2019 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, as part of the as part of the Manito Ahbee Festival. The IMA is open to genre and specialty category submissions. The eligibility period for the 2019 IMA is December 8, 2016 - December 8, 2018. Submissions for all categories must have been released for public purchase or availability between these dates. For more information, visit www.indigenousmusicawards.com.
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 [...]