Government of Yukon

March 10, 2014

Arts Fund helps community organizations grow appreciation for the arts

WHITEHORSE—Fifteen projects are sharing $221,278 through the Government of Yukon Arts Fund to further art appreciation in Yukon communities.

“The Arts Fund enables organizations across all Yukon communities to present art activities that expand cultural appreciation,” Minister of Tourism and Culture Mike Nixon said. “These projects will encourage the professional growth of artists and give audiences new ways of looking at art.”

Ynklude Art Society is receiving $21,060 to develop and present a multimedia stage production with the support of its members that includes professional and emerging artists. The theme of the production is living with a person who lives with a disability.

“We are extremely proud of our diverse membership which ranges in age from youth to seniors,” Ynklude executive director Julie Robinson said. “We enjoy bringing homegrown productions to our local community that offer insights into what inspires us while helping to educate and entertain and give audiences new ways to appreciate the arts.”

The Town of Watson Lake is receiving $15,000 to present Arts in the Park from June to September. The community will enjoy live performances by local musicians.

“We’re grateful for the opportunity to bring local talent together in one place for youth, families and visitors to enjoy,” Arts in the Park program manager Meaghen Kimmitt said. “We’re also excited to carry on programming again this year that encourages healthy hobbies and lifestyles.”

The Arts Fund supports projects that foster the development of the arts in Yukon communities. The next application deadline is March 17.

Learn more

Government of Yukon funding and awards opportunities:


See backgrounder below.


Elaine Schiman
Cabinet Communications

Heather LeDuc
Communications, Tourism and Culture


Backgrounder – Arts Fund, December 16, 2013 Recipients

Applicant Project description Amount funded
Yukon First Nations Culture and Tourism Association Adäka Cultural Festival 2014


Breakdancing Yukon Society An urban dance project with mentorship in dance, choreography, film and music


Music Yukon Arts in the Park 2014 in Whitehorse


Ynklude Art Society Develop and present a multimedia stage production with the theme of living with a person living with a disability


Yukon Summer Music Camp Society Yukon Summer Music Camp


Dawson City Community Library Board Dawson Daily News Print and Publishing Symposium 2014


Town of Watson Lake Arts in the Park in Watson Lake


Literary Society of the Klondike Develop an anthology of fictional and non-fictional stories reflecting Dawson City


Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre Northern Athapaskan beading exhibition


Yukon Queer Film Alliance OUT North Film Festival 2014


Bringing Youth Towards Equality Battle of the Bands 2014


Yukon Conservation Society Public art events exploring Miles Canyon and Canyon City


Ross River Dena Council Fiddle residencies to support Kaska Dena Fiddle Group


Justine Hobbs and Nicole Rayburn Video art exhibition to run concurrently with the Dawson City International Short Film Festival


Anvil Range Arts Society Summer arts festival in Faro including artist workshops and demos






News Release #14-057