Government of Yukon



FOR RELEASE
May 28, 2015

Touring Artist Fund supports artist’s tour to Ireland

WHITEHORSE—The Government of Yukon is awarding $9,060 to Yukon artist Joyce Majiski through the Touring Artist Fund. The funding will enable her to take her exhibition North of Myth to the Braid Museum and Arts Centre in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, later this year.

“The Touring Artist Fund supports opportunities for Yukon artists to gain national and international exposure,” Minister of Tourism and Culture Elaine Taylor said. “This enables audiences outside the territory to access Yukon’s diverse creative art forms while developing our Yukon community of artistic talent.”

Majiski’s North of Myth features Yukon, northern and circumpolar images; it was first exhibited at the Yukon Arts Centre last winter. At The Braid it will form part of a larger exhibition entitled North of Home, a collaboration with Irish painter Maurice Orr.

The exhibition opens on December 10 and runs until February 6, 2016. Majiski will attend the opening, conduct artist talks and gallery tours, and offer outreach workshops in schools and community groups.

“I am very grateful for the opportunity to show my exhibition, North of Myth, at The Braid in Northern Ireland thanks to funding through the Touring Artist Fund,” Majiski said.

The Touring Artist Fund helps the growth and development of a wide range of Yukon artists including literary, visual and performing artists and ensembles and companies. It supports the presentation of their work publicly at professionally curated national or international exhibitions, concerts, festivals or showcases.

There are four application intakes for the Touring Artist Fund each year. The next intake deadline is June 15.

Learn more: Touring Artist Fund or call 867-667-8789.

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Contact:

Elaine Schiman
Cabinet Communications
867-633-7961
elaine.schiman@gov.yk.ca

Lucie Wright
Communications, Tourism and Culture
867-667-5318
lucie.wright@gov.yk.ca 


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