Government of Yukon

July 25, 2016

Yukon artists demonstrate their creativity and skill

WHITEHORSE—Live performances and interactive demonstrations of Yukon art, music and theatre are among the 12 projects to share $113,000 in funding through the spring Arts Fund.

“The Yukon government is proud to support these hands-on arts events and activities for the benefit of Yukoners and visitors of all ages,” Minister of Tourism and Culture Elaine Taylor said.

Selkirk First Nation (SFN) is receiving funding to stage demonstrations of arts and crafts in Pelly Crossing this summer.

“Thank you to the Arts Fund for generously contributing towards our Live Art Project at the Big Jonathan Heritage Centre for several years,” SFN heritage manager Teri-Lee Isaac said. “The program gives local artists a chance to showcase their talents in sewing, beading, painting and carving to tourists visiting the facility. For that we would like to give a huge Mussi Cho!”

Watson Lake Arts in the Park is hosting a weekly concert series at Wye Lake Park. The Arts Fund is contributing $10,000 to the Town of Watson Lake for the summer event.

“The Arts Fund enables us to stage the Watson Lake Arts in the Park program in partnership with our local farmers’ market,” Town of Watson Lake recreation programmer Meaghen Kimmitt said. “Arts in the Park brings musicians to our community and provides free access to the arts every Saturday for locals. We are very appreciative of the support and hope to offer this program for years to come.”

The Arts Fund supports group projects that foster the creative development and public engagement in the arts in Yukon. Projects include workshops, special initiatives, performance and event production.

There are four application intakes each year in March, June, September and December. The most recent intake was June 15 and the recipients will be announced this fall.

Learn more:
Arts Fund


See list of funding recipients below.


Michael Edwards
Cabinet Communications

Catherine Wood
Communications, Tourism and Culture


Arts Fund recipients and projects, March 2016 intake

Art Under Pressure II

Second Steamroller Print Project


Community Choir of Whitehorse

Unisong Choral Festival, 2017


Conversation Collective

T'lingipino Bingo


Dawson City Community Library

Dawson Daily News Print & Publishing Symposium


Fireweed Community Market Society

Fireweed Market Artists Showcase


Friends of Dempster Country

Art Magic in Tombstone


Kluane JUMP Collective

Haines Junction Youth Fiddle Program


Kwanlin Dün Cultural Society

Shakaat Artist Series


Selkirk First Nation Heritage Department

Selkirk First Nation Artists
Live on Site


Town of Watson Lake

Watson Lake Arts in the Park


Whitehorse Photography Club

2016 Fall Photography Workshop


Yukon Arts Society

Arts Up Front, 2016





News Release #16-271