Dawson City, Yukon is situated at the confluence of the Klondike and Yukon rivers, 230 km south of the Arctic Circle. It is 536 km northwest of Whitehorse – approximately 5.5 hours driving on a good road or 1 hour by scheduled airline flight. Population fluctuates seasonally from approximately 1,500 – 2,500 people.
Artists may also have the opportunity to facilitate outreach programs such as talks, workshops and exhibitions, intended to promote interaction and professional development within the community.
Participants are responsible for the cost of all travel to and from Dawson City as well as all materials related to their artwork and for personal living expenses including food.
KIAC accepts applications from visual artists, media artists and interdisciplinary artists, as well as curators. Consideration will be given to professional, established and emerging Canadian and international artists. All disciplines will be considered including but not limited to: Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Sculpture, Ceramics, Design, Architecture, Photography, Installation, Performance, Video and Film, Filmmaking, New Media, and Audio.
Next deadlines: April 1, 2015 for submission to the 2016 Residency Program. March 15th, 2015 for 2016 the Natural & the Manufactured Exhibition and Residence (Call for submissions poster available here)
The Klondike Institute of Art and Culture accepts applications from visual artists, media artists, interdisciplinary artists and filmmakers for its Artist in Residence program. The residence accommodates up to two artists concurrently for research, development and production of ongoing or new bodies of work. Artists may also have the opportunity to facilitate outreach programs such as talks, workshops and exhibitions, intended to promote interaction and professional development, and provide access to a diverse range of contemporary arts practices and theories within the community.
The building can accommodate two individual artists concurrently. Residents are provided with an individual studio space and bedroom, along with shared living room, bathroom and kitchen areas. The program is located in the Macaulay Residence. Built in 1901, the home is now owned by Parks Canada as part of the Dawson Historical Complex National Historic Site of Canada.
The studios measure 16' x 14' and 13' x 12' respectively and are provided with some natural light and additional portable studio lights and basic furnishings. There may be limited access, by special request, to additional KIAC facilities and equipment.
The Macaulay House is furnished with high-speed wireless internet, a 1.33 GHZ EMAC (MacOS 10.3.9) with CD/DVD Burner, USB and Firewire ports, Adobe Suite, Microsoft Office, and Final Cut software. There is a basic Canon flatbed scanner (no slide attachment) that runs in Classic Mode and an HP4160 Inkjet printer (there is a per page user fee for printing to cover the costs of ink cartridge replacement).