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Calls for Submission

Submission for 2014 is now closed. Thank you to all residency applicants. Applications are currently being processed.

Next deadlines:

April 1, 2015 for submission to our 2016 Residency Program

March 15th, 2015 for 2016 the Natural & the Manufactured Exhibition and Residence

Call for submissions poster available here

General Call

The Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC) is now accepting applications from visual artists, media artists, and interdisciplinary artists for its 2016 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.

General Call Residencies will run April 21 through June 30, and from August 21 through December 31, 2016. Participants are responsible for all travel and personal expenses including food and materials related to their work.

See application guidelines under the submenu to the left.

Specific Calls

2016 Film Festival Residency

The Dawson City International Short Film Festival takes place each spring on Easter Weekend. The 2013 Film Festival presented screenings of over 100 short films and videos from around the world to over 1,500 enthusiastic cinema buffs. The festival weekend includes workshops, panel discussions and special presentations by participating filmmakers and special guests.

Filmmakers working in all media may apply for residency dates to coincide with the Film Festival and have the opportunity to participate in Festival Programming. In past years, KIAC Artists in Residence have presented their films in special screenings and talks, facilitated workshops, and participated in panel discussions.

The Film Festival Residency runs March 1 through April 29, 2016.

Please mark your application “Film Festival Residency.” Please note that filmmakers may also apply under the General Call for residency dates other than those connected with the Film Festival.

Find more event information on this website under Film Festival.

See application guidelines under the submenu to the left.

2016 The Natural & The Manufactured: An ODD Gallery and KIAC Artist in Residence Thematic Project

The ODD Gallery seeks proposals from visual artists working in all media for this yearly thematic project, which consists of two exhibition-creation residencies leading to one gallery-based and one outdoor installation. New projects and site-specific ideas are encouraged.

The Natural & the Manufactured residency and exhibition project runs July 1 through August 18, 2016.

Applications to the N&M will be considered for BOTH residency and exhibition components for July and August of each year. Project activities are presented as part of KIAC’s Yukon Riverside Arts Festival in mid-August. The N&M re-examines the various cultural and economic values imposed on the environment, while exploring alternative social, economic and aesthetic strategies towards a re-interpretation of landscape and social infrastructure.

Project activities include two six-week creation/installation residency periods, two exhibition projects, opening receptions, artist talks and guest lectures.

Please follow the application guidelines for general exhibitions here. A separate application to the residency is NOT necessary. Mark your application “N&M.” Artists applying for this thematic project may also apply for exhibitions and residencies under the General Call for Submissions, but separate and unique proposals must be submitted for each call.

For more information about the N&M project visit: 


KIAC Artist in Residence Program
Tara Rudnickas, Program Director or Nicole Rayburn, Artist in Residence Coordinator

Email: or or

Phone: 1-867-993-5005 or Fax: 1-867-993-5838

Box 8000
902 - 2nd Avenue
Dawson City, Yukon
Y0B 1G0

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