About the Artist in Residence Program
Founded in 2001, the KIAC Artist in Residence Program has welcome over 170 talented artists, musicians and filmmakers to Dawson City from all regions of Canada and around the world. Our alumni include Sobey Art Award nominees, Western Canada Music Award winners, and prize-winning filmmakers from film festivals across the globe. Former KIAC residents have work in permanent collections at the National Gallery of Canada, the Metropolitan Museum (New York), the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Yukon Arts Centre, and have presented work at some of the world’s premier venues: MoMA New York, the Georges Pompidou Centre (Paris), Documenta, Venice Biennale, Whitney Museum, and Art Gallery of Ontario, among many others.
Our Artist in Residence Program aims to present an inspirational environment and culturally relevant context for art creation and research for professional artists of all levels of experience.
To provide professional artists with unrestricted time and space to research, develop and produce ongoing or new body of works/projects.
To introduce visiting artists to northern peoples, cultures and landscapes.
To provide the Yukon community with exposure and access to a diverse range of contemporary Canadian and international arts practices and theories.
To provide outreach activities such as talks, workshops and exhibitions, intended to promote interaction and professional development within the community.
Staff: Tara Rudnickas, Program Director, & Nicole Rayburn, Residence Coordinator
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