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 [...]
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 [...]
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: [...]
Great Northern Lights is a Spotify Playlist that aims to highlight Northern music from Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. Northern musicians are invited to follow the playlist and get in touch with its creator, Karen Furlong, to have their songs added. Check out the playlist here
The Yukon Arts Centre is seeking a Venue Technician (Audio) to join their team. Closing date: December 14, 2018 View job posting
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, [...]